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


13th – 14th September 2019
Parkside Space 01

Open to all, this public symposium brings together researchers, policy makers, heritage and creative workers and musicians. Its experts situate Home of Metal in relation to wider issues and opportunities focussed on popular music in order to understand its value and impact at home and abroad. Throughout the day, presentations will cover aspects of heavy metal heritage as well as other genres and projects dedicated to exploring, preserving and exhibiting popular music history and the making of place.

To coincide with the symposium, artist Dr Tom Cardwell exhibits his series of intricately watercolour painted Battle Jackets, as part of his Fine Art Research Project Illuminating Battle Jackets.

The symposium is funded by the Faculty of Art, Design and Media, Birmingham City University. It is organized by the Birmingham Centre for Media and Cultural Research (BCMCR), in partnership with Home of Metal. It takes place in the City Centre Campus of Birmingham City University.

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