05 September 2019

Interview – Nigel Sanders (Metal Symposium 13th Sept 2019)

Progmeister UK talks with Nigel Sanders, discussing his work and the upcoming Metal Symposium in Birmingham on Sept 13th.

Open to all, this public symposium brings together researchers, policy makers, heritage and creative workers and musicians.

Its experts situate HoM in relation to wider issues and opportunities focused on popular music in order to understand its value and impact at home and abroad.

The day will open with a keynote presentation on Rockheim, Norway’s National Museum of Popular Music and close with a panel discussion of plans for a dedicated heavy metal collection and museum in Birmingham.

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.

MMH – The Home Of Rock Radio will be on site to capture and share discussion, ideas and to provide the day’s soundtrack.

The symposium is funded by the Faculty of Art, Design and Media, Birmingham City University. It is organised 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.

An exhibition specially curated by Home of Metal takes place in the BCU Parkside Building throughout September.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER SYNNØVE ENGEVIK (Rockheim): Q: What is a rock museum? A: Rockheim, The National Museum of Popular Music.

Sign up for your ticket and we’ll email you a full outline of the day later in July. The day will commence with welcome coffee and tea from 9am (Keynote at 10am) and the final panel and drinks reception from 5.30-7.00pm

For queries about the day and the schedule contact: paul.long@bcu.ac.uk