The Black Sabbath Bench - A Birmingham Gem!

The Black Sabbath bench is a celebration of the pioneering success of the Birmingham Heavy Metal band on Broad Street on the now named Black Sabbath Bridge over the canal.


Public art: Black Sabbath Bench

Designer: Tarek Abdelkawi

This steel bench was forged in the city and is inscribed: “Geezer. Ozzy. Tony. Bill. Made in Birmingham 1968”. It was the brainchild of super-fan Mohammed Osam. 

Where? Broad Street at Gas Street on the Black Sabbath Bridge.

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

Project dates

03 Aug 2021 - On-going


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