HOME OF METAL - Open Days
Saturday 25th October : Wolverhampton Art Gallery 10am - 4.30pm
01902 552 055
For too long Birmingham and the Black Country have failed to celebrate what is rightfully theirs, to claim the city and the region as home of “heavy metal”. With 2008 being the 40th anniversary of when the phrase “Heavy Metal” was coined it seems like a crucial time to start celebrating!
WE NEED YOU!!!
Home of Metal is a brand new project aimed at creating the first digital archive of metal music, memorabilia and fans stories, to tell the story of this unique moment of Midlands’ musical heritage. Launching at Wolverhampton Art Gallery on Saturday 25 October, 10am - 4.30pm
The launch event at the city centre Art Gallery encourages fans of Judas Priest, Napalm Death, Godflesh, Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin to come along and share their experiences of their favourite band. Fans are encouraged to bring memorabilia along with their personal stories to the gallery to be recorded - all of which will go towards the new digital archive, which aims to tell the true story of the birth place of metal. - Think antiques roadshow for Metal fans!
Hosted by Kerrang! Radio DJ - the legendary Johnny Doom with special guests
film screenings/ memorabilia on show
Dig out your old ticket stubs, photos, T-shirts, fanzines etc and bring them along, its a FREE EVENT all welcome.
Next open days: Thursday 6th November at New Art Gallery Walsall 6pm - 9pm (with special performance by Einstellung) and then Saturday 7th Feb at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery.
This exciting new project is led by Capsule in collaboration with Black Country Arts Partnership, the New Art Gallery Walsall, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery and Wolverhampton Art Gallery. Supported by Hello Digital