Home of Metal Open Day – Walsall

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Thursday 6th November : New Art Gallery Walsall 6pm – 9pm

www.artatwalsall.org.uk

The New Art Gallery

Gallery Sq, Walsall, WS2 8LG

01922 654400

For further info and to check out the archive – www.homeofmetal.com

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.

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!

We have a specially commissioned performance by Einstellung who will pay tribute to Black Sabbath – Einstellung are proud to have the opportunity to pay homage to Sabbath and thank them for allowing four like minds to meet. For this special evening Einstellung will be performing a Sabbath inspired piece. If you listen carefully within the simplistic motorik beats and slabs of Sabbath inspired riffage you may well be raising those metal fists in the air to some monstrously well know Sabbath gems.

www.myspace.com/einstellung

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Making Do feat. Pram + July Skies + The Winter League

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7inch Cinema and Capsule present: MAKING DO

A free late night event on Thursday 7 May, 6pm – 9pm

The New Art Gallery Walsall in partnership with 7inch Cinema and Capsule want to take you on a magical journey back to the 1950s with an evening event of listening, viewing, drinking and doing on Thursday 7 May, 6pm – 9pm. Inspired by Britain’s make-and-mend post-war spirit, the event brings together screenings of short films, live music performances courtesy of Pram (Domino Records), July Skies and The Winter League, workshops and activities and a nostalgic and street party atmosphere throughout our award winning building!

Not so long ago housewives had a number of very good reasons to be desperate. Not only did they have to look after their families in an age of depression, war and austerity, but they did so without the consumer durables that we now consider essential. Housewife Choice is a series of short public information films packed with handy hints for housewives, produced between the 1920s and 50s but just as useful in today’s wintry economic climate.

The film programme includes documentaries, cine-magazines, propaganda films and adverts, especially selected from the BFI archive. The screenings will also include a selection of colourful, handmade music videos by new talent from the recent Flatpack Festival in Birmingham, featuring flipbooks, animated sock-fish, cut-out cardboard dogs and puppetry.

Trevor Woolery will be running an animation workshop at the art library and people’s animated stories and characters will be instantly projected onto the wall and become part of an animation story.

Sara Fowles from Stitches and Hos, an organisation that is outing knitting from the private domain to the public realm, will be showcasing the art of knitting and will be inviting people to join her and create anything from socks to scarves.

Alongside the free food and refreshments that we will be offering that night, our visitors will also have the opportunity to decorate their own cake, with patterns, shapes and colours of their choice.

The same night, Sima Gonsai, the gallery’s current artist in residence, will keep her studio door open and present an audio visual installation of Cycle Dialogues Walsall, a journey navigated by people’s stories and recommendations whilst travelling on her bicycle.

Finally, Jo Digger, the gallery’s Collections Curator, will be taking groups of people on behind the scenes tours around the building and give them the opportunity to experience and have a look at areas of the gallery that our everyday visitors can not access and explain how exhibitions are put together.

For more information contact the gallery on 01922 654400 or visit www.thenewartgallerywalsall.org.uk

7 Inch Cinema have been producing unusual film events in all kinds of places since 2003, including Birmingham’s annual Flatpack Festival.
www.7inch.org.uk

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‘METAL’

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Capsule & BCAP bring you:

METAL – A symposium to celebrate and explore the West Midlands musical heritage.

Key Speakers:

Jim Simpson –  Black Sabbaths manager for their first 3 albums

Edwin Pouncey aka Savage Pencil – renowned music journalist and cartoonist

Mark Titchner –  Turner Prize nominee 2006

Nicholas Bullen – Originator of Napalm Death/Scorn

Chair – Tony Sylvester

Friday 13th July
registration 4.459m
start 5.00pm – 9.00pm
@ New Art Gallery  Walsall . Gallery Square . Walsall . WS2 8LG
http://www.artatwalsall.org.uk/

Booking Info: £5 www.ticketweb.co.uk or Limited places available free to Supersonic weekend ticket holders but must be booked via email by 6th July: [email protected]

This event is supported by Black Country Arts Partnership
*PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT IS IN A DIFFERENT VENUE TO THE MAIN FESTIVAL SEE BELOW FOR DIRECTIONS

FREE COACH SERVICE TO WALSALL AND THEN BACK TO BIRMINGHAM
DEPARTS 4pm – CUSTARD FACTORY . BIRMINGHAM
DEPARTS 9PM – NEW ART GALLERY  WALSALL

you must book your place on the coach in advance (LIMITED PLACES)
[email protected]

Extended panel of Special guests:
Karl Willets  – Bolt Thrower
Dave Cochrane – Head Of David, Ice, Courtesy Group
John Pickering – Doom (Kerrang radio presenter)
Barney Greenway – Napalm Death

 

From left to right symposium panel: Mark Titchner, Karl Willets, Dave Cochrane, John Pickering, Barney Greenway, Edwin Pouncey, Nicholas Bullen, Tony Sylvester.

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