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Tickets go on sale for Black Sabbath exhibition in Birmingham

By Rebecca Stanley | Birmingham | Attractions | Published:

Tickets go on sale today for the 50 years of Black Sabbath exhibition coming to Birmingham.

Home of Metal's Chris Hopkins. Photo by: Katja Ogrin

The exhibition, curated by Home of Metal and Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, will look at the 50 year legacy of the Brummie metal icons, their global success and dedicated fans.

Iconic artefacts and personal items, such as photographs, fans’ gifts, stage costumes and jewellery, plus more, will be on loan from the band members themselves as part of the collection.

Home of Metal: Black Sabbath 50 Years Exhibition

In addition, the show will include Black Sabbath memorabilia stretching back to the 70s, ranging from gig tickets and mixtapes, to motorbikes and battle jackets provided by the group's dedicated fanbase.

The exhibition will also showcase Black Sabbath’s Birmingham roots with photographs, posters, tickets and programmes from local venues that were instrumental in the band’s early success.

A ticket from Black Sabbath's show at Birmingham Town Hall in 1972

Also, a collection of more than 3,000 commissioned portraits of Metal fans from countries as far afield as the USA, Botswana, Eygpt, Indonesia and Japan will throw light on this huge global community, one which Spotify recently identified as the most loyal across all music genres.

Home of Metal is conceived and produced by Capsule, under the leadership of its founder and artistic director, Lisa Meyer, and is presented in partnership with Birmingham Museums Trust.

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A Black Sabbath jacket. Photo by: Katja Ogrin

In collaboration with Capsule, Morag Myerscough and Luke Morgan, one of the UK’s most acclaimed designer duos, will design Home of Metal: Black Sabbath - 50 Years for the Gas Hall within the venue.

The exhibition is at the centrepiece of six shows being staged this summer by Home of Metal.

Morag Myerscough and Luke Morgan

Black Sabbath - 50 Years will run from June 26 to September 29.

For more information and to buy tickets, click here.

Rebecca Stanley

By Rebecca Stanley
@becci_star

Entertainment journalist for Express & Star and Shropshire Star. Contact me: rebecca.stanley@expressandstar.co.uk

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