Home of Metal exhibition

By on 17/06/2011 in Culture, News

Four decades since Heavy Metal was unleashed onto an unsuspecting world, Home of Metal (Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery 18th June - 25 September) celebrates the music that was born in Birmingham and the Black Country and honours a truly global musical phenomenon.

Informed by original band artefacts and materials from the Home of Metal digital archive, this exhibition brings together iconic items such as Black Sabbath's Mob Rules stage cross, Judas Priest costumes and handwritten Napalm Death lyrics and places them alongside unseen memorabilia sourced directly from the fans.

The show will also explore the ingredients that together made Heavy Metal, offering an insight into the region's industrial history, the early blues-rock sound, the changing music industry, DIY politics as well as Heavy Metal's global impact.

Home of Metal is a celebration of the music that was born in Birmingham and the Black Country, a project created and produced by Capsule, bringing people together to share their passion and exploring themes of Heavy Metal through exhibitions, film screenings, live events, a conference and family friendly activities.

Cllr Martin Mullaney, Cabinet Member for Leisure, Sport and Culture said: “This fascinating exhibition celebrates many of the contemporary figures of Birmingham’s heritage. Local heroes such as Ozzy Osbourne are internationally recognised and have a wide appeal. The material on display in this show will appeal to local people of all ages and will attract music fans from further a field.”

Tickets: Adults £6, Child (5 – 14) £4, senior citizens (60+) £4, income support/unwaged £3 and family (up to 2 adults, 2 children) £12, under 5s free.  

For booking and for further information please visit www.bmag.org.uk or call 0121 303 1966. 

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Media Contact: Jason Lewis: jason_lewis@birmingham.gov.uk tel: 0121 303 4266

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