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Friday, 13 September 2019 from 09:00 to 19:30 (BST)

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Home of Metal Symposium and Workshop: Music Heritage, People and Place 


Symposium: 9.30-19.30: 13th September 2019, Parkside Building, Birmingham City University

Organised in collaboration with the Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research, Birmingham City University, this public event celebrates the Home of Metal project and music heritage and is produced alongside the Home of Metal programme and Black Sabbath 50 Years exhibition.   


An exhibition of fan's portraits from the international Home of Metal collection can also be seen at Parkside Gallery, Birmingham City University and which will be on display throughout September . 

The Friday symposium features a range of expert presentations on Heavy Metal history and popular music heritage projects, alongside listening events and participation from online rock radio station Midlands Metalheads that will capture the day’s events and insights from attendees on the Home of Metal season.  


Symposium contributions come from industry leaders, musicians, artists, heritage workers, activists and academics.  A particular theme for the day concerns the proposal for a Heavy Metal Music Museum which will be the topic for a closing panel and discussion over drinks. Attendees will also have the chance to contribute to a special one-off ‘zine’ about metal and music heritage in Birmingham (come prepared to make a creative contribution!).


This event is FREE to attend but do please use this Eventbrite registration to help us manage numbers and to enable us to notify you of updates to the schedule.

Workshop: 10.00-4.00 14th September 2019, BMAG and Parkside Building, Birmingham City University


The Saturday Workshop invites attendees to join us for a tour of the main Home of Metal exhibition at BMAG. A workshop will then take place at BCU for discussion about the valueof  the project and the wider recognition of the genre, contributing to a podcast and report about the impact of Home of Metal for Birmingham’s cultural identity.


Numbers are limited for the Workshop so to secure a place, please email:

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Parkside Building
5 Cardigan Street
B4 7RJ Birmingham
United Kingdom

Friday, 13 September 2019 from 09:00 to 19:30 (BST)

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