Inspired Family Day

Inspired Family Day

Inspired Festival

Date and time
09 Jun 2018 (11:00am - 4:00pm)

The Parkside Building

City Centre Campus Curzon Street B4 7XG Birmingham United Kingdom

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On Saturday 9 June, Birmingham City University will once again throw open its doors to families for an action-packed day of free and fun-filled events and activities for all ages.

From theatre to fashion, and sport to TV broadcasting, there will be lots for families to do, experience and be inspired by at our multi-million pound City Centre Campus, situated in the heart of Birmingham’s Eastside.

Part of the University’s annual Inspired Festival, this event will also showcase the talent and creativity of our Arts, Design and Media students, as well as give visitors the chance to meet with our world-class academics, who are training the next generation of leading professionals.

Activities will include* play-in-a-day and ‘Matilda’-inspired illustration workshops in association with Birmingham Hippodrome, designing rail travel of the future with HS2, make-and-take sessions, arts and craft drop-ins, exhibitions, star in your own TV show, jewellery making, textile workshops, a Commonwealth Games-inspired sports day, food and drink** and much, much more!

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*Some activities may be subject to change or offered on a first come, first served basis

**Charges apply for food and drink

Baby changing facilities and faith rooms will be available.

Activites include:

 The Gunge Tank Come and put your hands in the gunge tank and see what body parts you can find! Get ready to answer some questions about how the body works and where in the body you can expect to find the organs you fish out from our gunge-filled model.
Jewellery Making Workshop Make a pendant in silver and a precious gemstone! In only 45 minutes, you’ll help to make a piece of jewellery from scratch, clean it up and take it home. See what happens in the School of Jewellery every day!
Wheelchair Rugby and Fencing Take part in wheelchair rugby and plastic fencing activities led by our fun sports specialists. 
Get Crafty  

Take part in various craft workshops including fluffy bug making, design and decorate your own bag, make your own graduation hat, and Play-Doh models. Colouring in is also available for younger visitors. 

Reload Radio Visitors will have a chance to join ‘Reload Radio’ as guest presenters – helping to choose the music playlist and taking part in interviews with our team of student DJs.
Be a TV Presenter  Your chance to get hands-on and take up a role in a live studio show and find out what really goes on behind the scenes of some of your favourite television programmes. 
Matilda Illustration Workshop  Learn how to draw Matilda in this fascinating illustration workshop. Submit your designs for a chance to win tickets to see 'Matilda The Musical' live at Birmingham Hippodrome

Inspired Family Day