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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 […]

Animation and Beyond

March 26, 2015 @ 9:45 am - 7:00 pm

Exploring the ever-growing parameters of animation through screenings, demonstrations and panel discussions, Birmingham City University’s new art school will host a day for industry professionals and those looking to make their way into the sector. Discussions will be chaired by Gary Thomas and Abigail Addison (Animate Projects). Registration (9:45am – 10:15am) Adverts vs Short Films […]

Calf Retrospective

March 24, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Dir. Various Cert (12)* In 2010, four friends (three animators and a critic) got together and decided to set up a DVD label. When choosing a name for it, they asked each other “what part of a woman’s body do you like the most?”. One of them answered “the calf”. Thumbs up all round. The […]