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Metal Militia

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Metal Militia


Berwick Visual Arts presents... Metal Militia. A commission by S Mark Gubb featuring Nicholas Barker and Berwick RBL & Eyemouth RBLS Pipe Bands, taking as its starting point the events that led to the birth of the Kings Own Scottish Borderers, on March 19th 1689, when in two hours a militia was raised for the defence of Edinburgh.

Metal Militia - the performance at The Maltings Theatre & Cinema, Friday 6 June (7pm)

A unique musical collaboration between Berwick RBL Pipe Band & Eyemouth RBLS Pipe Band and internationally renowned extreme metal drummer Nicholas Barker (currently of Lock Up/Brujeria, formerly of Dimmu Borgir, Exodus, Testament and Cradle of Filth). This one-off live performance will be filmed and screened in the Gymnasium Gallery during the Metal Militia exhibition.

Tickets to the performance are free but must be booked in advance via the Maltings Theatre Cinema Box Office, Tel:

01289 330999  

Metal Militia - the exhibition at The Gymnasium Gallery, 31 May - 13 July (Wed-Sun 11am-5pm)

A sound and light installation will explore the wider historical discourse around the power of music by bringing together multiple drum samples from heavy metal music to create a powerful and immersive visual experience that is part-gig, part-fairground and part-horror film.  

Metal Militia has been made possible with the support of Arts Council England, Arts Council Wales and The Welsh Assembly Government.

Ticketing information

Type Entry for Guide price
(Free Tickets)
day ticket
Tickets to the performance are free but must be booked in advance, Box office: 01289 330999. Free entry to The Gymnasium Gallery during the exhibition.

Dates & times for Metal Militia, Berwick-upon-Tweed

From To
Friday 6th June (7pm) is the performance at the Maltings - tickets required. Exhibition runs from 31st May-13th July 2014 (Wed-Sun 11am-5pm).

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