Interactive workshops

Percussion workshop CYF

Explore your inner rhythm: Learn to play Samba

Come and immerse yourself in the music of Brazil. Learn to perform authentic Samba rhythms using traditional instruments and be part of the carnival.

17 Oct 2017 (11:00-11:30am)

21 Nov 2017 (11:00-11:30am)
Applied performance workshop CYF

Creating theatre that inspires change

Take part in our practical drama workshop involving games and exercises to create imaginative theatre (Applied Performance) that changes lives.

18 Oct 2017 (9:00am-5:30pm)

22 Nov 2017 (11:00-11:30am)

Sketchbook Drawing Workshop

Learn a series of Illustration drawing exercises, to experiment with materials and modes of expression – taking away your brand new sketchbook. This workshop is an introduction to our BA (Hons) Illustration course, which challenges you to find your individual visual voice.

17 Oct 2017 (2:15-2.45pm)
Jewellery CYF

Exploring Contemporary Jewellery

Let us introduce you to an exciting range of contemporary jewellery for you to interact with and customise in this hands-on workshop.

18 Oct 2017 (2.15-2.45pm)
Live blogging CYF

Live-blogging and the Media-Finding stories and mobile reporting as news happens

Try your hand at live-blogging, social media optimisation and learn how to make the news come to you.

21 Nov 2017 (12.40-1.10pm)
Textiles CYF

Hands-on Textiles Taster Workshop

In this modern macramé workshop, explore different skills and materials to make a personal piece of textile jewellery for you to take away.

22 Nov 2017 (12.40-1.10pm)


Percussion workshop CYF

Birmingham Conservatoire Percussion Department

At Birmingham Conservatoire, we pride ourselves on training musicians who are ready for wide-ranging careers, both in music and beyond.

Our students study with world-class musicians and experience fantastic performance opportunities in the UK and further afield. As part of Birmingham City University we offer unrivalled opportunities to access high-quality recording, filming and other media in our state-of-the-art facilities, including our brand new £57 million music building, which opened in September 2017.

This performance by students from our Percussion Department showcases the versatile training we offer at Birmingham Conservatoire. Our musicians will be performing in a variety of musical styles including western classical music, contemporary music and folk music from around the world.

17 Oct 2017 (12:00-12:20pm)

21 Nov 2017 (12.05-12:25pm)
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Do You See What I see?

‘Do You See What I see?’ – an extract of a new devised piece of ‘Applied Performance’ by students at Birmingham Conservatoire.

Created by first year students from their research with young people in Birmingham, and with original music, the play explores issues of body image in a wonderfully funny, hard-hitting way. Originally created for family audiences in Birmingham, the piece was performed at the ‘mac’ arts centre in June 2017.

Our BA (Hons) Applied Performance [Community and Education] focuses on the ways in which theatre can be used to make a difference – theatre-in-education, community theatre, theatre in hospitals, prisons or on the streets. Our students learn through working with practitioners and creating their own work and our graduates are at the cutting edge of contemporary practice.

18 Oct 2017 (12:00-12:20pm)

22 Nov 2017 (12:05-12:25pm)