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VENUE: BCU Parkside

Birmingham City University’s Parkside campus is the newest edition to the Eastside area and is connected to Millennium Point. The impressive building houses various departments, including Arts, Design and Media, and boasts state-of-the-art studios, production spaces, lecture theatres and an acting school, as well as a huge atrium exhibition space.

The campus is largely wheelchair accessible. For any specific questions about campus accessiblity you can contact the Disability Support Team at BCU: [email protected]

Did You Know… It’s only been called ‘BCU’ since 2007, but has existed as an educational institute since 1971. It can be described as a ‘plate glass’ university, which refers to the group of universities established/expanded during the mid-20th Century – just as other universities established in the late-19th Century are called ‘redbricks’.

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Some Past Events

Amusement Park

March 16, 2015 @ 9:00 am - March 28, 2015 @ 6:00 pm

Exploring the relationship between animation and interactivity, this exhibition focuses on a group of contemporary Finnish animators whose practice has come to transcend screen-based work. Showing in the UK for the first time, The Amusement Park’s attractions include: Joni Männistö and Lucas Pedersen’s Electric Soul, in which viewers are able to create their own electronic […]


March 24, 2014 @ 11:00 am - March 26, 2014 @ 7:00 pm

Ever struggled with a narrative? Want to contribute to an amazing story? Story-Spline is a creative and educational experience, bringing an immediate understanding of the power of narrative structure. The idea is simple (and much like the old game Consequences), all you need is a little imagination and a pen to fill in the gaps […]

Festival of (In)appropriation

March 27, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Dir: Various Cert: 15* Founded in 2009 in LA, the Festival of (In)appropriation is a yearly showcase of short contemporary audiovisual works that appropriate existing film, video, or other media and repurpose it in “inappropriate” and inventive ways. Here’s the latest selection from 2014, featuring work by Birmingham’s own Sellotape Cinema.