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Birmingham - Home of Metal

Birmingham - Home of Metal

Informative and amusing exhibition takes heavy music back to its roots

Birmingham: The Home of Metal exhibitionKatja Ogrin

This site has never acknowledged a distinction between high and popular culture. Nor, it seems, does the city of Birmingham. Currently bidding for UK City of Culture 2013, it is also promoting itself as the "Home of (Heavy) Metal". This summer, at various locations across the Black Country, a four-month festival looks at the likes of Ozzy Osbourne and celebrates the people who inspired him to “bark at the moon”. Surrounded by guitars, leather and fans' metalobilia in the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, theartsdesk caught up with Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi to find out what it’s all about.

If you bring the kids along, they can sit in the metal crèche, colour in Ozzy and help him find his bat

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