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.

Installed in the summer of 2019. Then was gone by the autumn of 2019 for the Westside Metro extension to Hagley Road. Returned by winter 2020-21. Was an attempt to clean it in summer 2023.

As of February 2024, the sculptures have been removed for repairs or replacements, but they previously tried to clean them in summer 2023.

Photography by Daniel Sturley.

Project dates

03 Aug 2021 - On-going


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