What’s On

Summer 2016 – times and dates are subject to change. Please check with individual venues before making a special journey to avoid disappointment.

160719 words + images The_Lost_Thing_gallery

Date: 16/07/2016

Time: 10:00

Booking Information: No need to book, just turn up

Ticket Type: Free Entry

16 July - 13 September Short films on the theme of literature, books, and the joy of reading. Programme curated by Flatpack Projects, commissioned by Millennium Point as part of The Big Read. T....
inspire 16

Date: 09/07/2016

Booking Information: No need to book, just turn up

Ticket Type: Free Entry

9 July - 17 September 2016, open daily 10.00 - 17.00 except Fridays 10.30 - 17.00 This year’s summer showcase will uncover exciting new artists, projects and initiatives that have helped make 2016 ....
cbbc awesome authors

Date: 16/07/2016

Time: 10:00

Booking Information: No need to book, just turn up

Ticket Type: Free Entry

16 - 17 July Awesome Authors as well as some of CBBC’s biggest stars will be in Birmingham for two action-packed days of events and live broadcasts. At the Library of Birmingham, writers including....
Dave Gray and Juliet Clare Bell

Date: 16/07/2016

Time: 11:00 - 16:00

Booking Information: No need to book, just turn up

Ticket Type: Free Entry

16 - 17 July, 11:00 - 16:00 The talented duo behind The Unstoppable Maggie McGee book, author Juliet Clare Bell and illustrator Dave Gray, will be holding special workshops for children in a numbe....
the tempest

Date: 19/07/2016

Time: 19:00

Booking Information: Booking Recommended

Ticket Type: Multiple Price

Gather round Heartbreak Productions’ stone circle to meet druids, bards and revellers who will perform a mystical rendition of Shakespeare’s final play, The Tempest. Using masks, dance and song t....
bbc birmingham

Date: 22/07/2016

Time: 10:00

Booking Information: No need to book, just turn up

Ticket Type: Free Entry

22 July - 4 September, Daily 10:00 - 17:00 Come and join us in the BBC Birmingham Public Space and see our BookBenches come alive with the help of the BBC Blue Room’s digital technology. Make your....
doug the pug

Date: 25/07/2016

Time: 10:00

Booking Information: No need to book, just turn up

Ticket Type: Free Entry

Drop-in sessions 10:00 - 12:00, 12:30 - 14:30, 15:00 - 16:00 Doug the Pug Therapy Dog is a wonderfully sweet-natured little dog. He enjoys each and every one of his working days, generously sharing w....
ward end library

Date: 25/07/2016

Time: 14:30

Booking Information: Booking Recommended

Ticket Type: Free Entry

Monday 25 July to Thursday 28 July Day 1- interactive storytelling-version of The Twits followed by mask making. Day 2 - Fantastic Fox Stories - interactive storytelling, touching on fox stories fro....
coventry library

Date: 25/07/2016

Time: 14:15

Booking Information: No need to book, just turn up

Ticket Type: Free Entry

25 July - 29 August, Tuesdays & Thursdays Celebrate reading in Coventry this summer with Big Friendly Read Storytimes. Listen to stories being read aloud and join in the crafts to bring alive th....
coventry library

Date: 26/07/2016

Time: 11:00

Booking Information: No need to book, just turn up

Ticket Type: Free Entry

26 July - 6 September, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays Sing-a-long session for under 5s and their grownups. Songs, actions and fun for everyone. Venue: Central Library, Coventry....
Dave Gray and Juliet Clare Bell

Date: 26/07/2016

Time: 14:30

Booking Information: No need to book, just turn up

Ticket Type: Free Entry

The talented duo behind The Unstoppable Maggie McGee book, author Juliet Clare Bell and illustrator Dave Gray, will be holding special workshops for children in a number of Big Read venues througho....
kurly poems

Date: 27/07/2016

Time: 14:00

Booking Information: Booking Recommended

Ticket Type: Free Entry

A poetry slam workshop for 7 - 11 year olds. Birmingham Poet Laureate finalist Alan (Kurly) McGeachie will guide budding poets through creating and performing poetry with a Roald Dahl theme, including....
thinktank logo

Date: 27/07/2016

Time: 10:00

Booking Information: No need to book, just turn up

Ticket Type: Free Entry

27 July - 31 August, Wednesdays Come and explore the beautiful world of books! From an illustration workshop to quill-pen writing, we have some fabulous literacy-themed activities for you and the fa....
Walsall Central Library

Date: 28/07/2016

Time: 14:15

Booking Information: Booking Recommended

Ticket Type: Free Entry

Stories, crafts, colouring, puzzles and activity sheets based on the Pirates and Princesses theme. Booking can be made by telephoning 01922 653120 or by visiting the children’s library in person. V....
be history

Date: 28/07/2016

Time: 19:00

Booking Information: Booking Recommended

Ticket Type: Free Entry

Join us for an evening of music and performance poetry, courtesy of Beatfreeks. The event will combine history, literacy and performance - providing a journey through the generations. Experience four ....
birmingham museums logo

Date: 29/07/2016

Time: 11:00

Booking Information: No need to book, just turn up

Ticket Type: Free Entry

29 July - 2 September, Fridays Set in our Inspire 16 youth art exhibition in the Gas Hall this summer. Design your own storybook front cover and enter our special competition! For the under 7s, make....
160719 words + images The_Lost_Thing_gallery

Date: 16/07/2016

Time: 10:00

Booking Information: No need to book, just turn up

Ticket Type: Free Entry

16 July - 13 September Short films on the theme of literature, books, and the joy of reading. Programme curated by Flatpack Projects, commissioned by Millennium Point as part of The Big Read. T....
inspire 16

Date: 09/07/2016

Booking Information: No need to book, just turn up

Ticket Type: Free Entry

9 July - 17 September 2016, open daily 10.00 - 17.00 except Fridays 10.30 - 17.00 This year’s summer showcase will uncover exciting new artists, projects and initiatives that have helped make 2016 ....
bbc birmingham

Date: 22/07/2016

Time: 10:00

Booking Information: No need to book, just turn up

Ticket Type: Free Entry

22 July - 4 September, Daily 10:00 - 17:00 Come and join us in the BBC Birmingham Public Space and see our BookBenches come alive with the help of the BBC Blue Room’s digital technology. Make your....
coventry library

Date: 25/07/2016

Time: 14:15

Booking Information: No need to book, just turn up

Ticket Type: Free Entry

25 July - 29 August, Tuesdays & Thursdays Celebrate reading in Coventry this summer with Big Friendly Read Storytimes. Listen to stories being read aloud and join in the crafts to bring alive th....
thinktank logo

Date: 27/07/2016

Time: 10:00

Booking Information: No need to book, just turn up

Ticket Type: Free Entry

27 July - 31 August, Wednesdays Come and explore the beautiful world of books! From an illustration workshop to quill-pen writing, we have some fabulous literacy-themed activities for you and the fa....
birmingham museums logo

Date: 29/07/2016

Time: 11:00

Booking Information: No need to book, just turn up

Ticket Type: Free Entry

29 July - 2 September, Fridays Set in our Inspire 16 youth art exhibition in the Gas Hall this summer. Design your own storybook front cover and enter our special competition! For the under 7s, make....
yardley wood library

Date: 02/08/2016

Time: 09:45

Booking Information: No need to book, just turn up

Ticket Type: Free Entry

2 - 30 August, Tuesdays We have a programme of stories and activities for children on Tuesday mornings. Venue: Yardley Wood Library....
northfield library

Date: 02/08/2016

Time: 10:00

Booking Information: No need to book, just turn up

Ticket Type: Free Entry

Explore explosions at an exciting event by Mad Science. Children can enjoy and borrow the science books on display, as well as fictional books about magic and crazy spells. Venue: Northfield Library....
puppet making

Date: 03/08/2016

Time: 11:00

Booking Information: No need to book, just turn up

Ticket Type: Single Price

In this family craft activity, turn your hand to puppet-making and create colourful characters to ignite your imagination and create stories. £1.00 per child or free if you’ve paid to visit the Ha....
Sarehole_Mill_01

Date: 04/08/2016

Time: 13:00

Booking Information: No need to book, just turn up

Ticket Type: Free Entry

Join us for arts and crafts in our beautiful watermill! Make your own Fairy Tale finger puppets or your very own Hobbit Hole! Venue: Sarehole Mill....
Handsworth Library

Date: 06/08/2016

Time: 14:15

Booking Information: Pre-booking is essential

Ticket Type: Free Entry

Come and join us to make a fun collage of mini beasts with junk materials. Venue: Handsworth Library....
Dave Gray and Juliet Clare Bell

Date: 08/08/2016

Time: 14:00

Booking Information: No need to book, just turn up

Ticket Type: Free Entry

The talented duo behind The Unstoppable Maggie McGee book, author Juliet Clare Bell and illustrator Dave Gray, will be holding special workshops for children in a number of Big Read venues througho....
gavin young

Date: 06/08/2016

Time: 12:30

Booking Information: No need to book, just turn up

Ticket Type: Free Entry

Discover the secret treasures of Soho House with lively storyteller, Gavin Young, as he tells lost tales from far-off lands, introduces you to a most precious collection of stones, fossils and crystal....
bbc birmingham

Date: 26/08/2016

Time: 12:00

Booking Information: Booking Recommended

Ticket Type: Free Entry

Try writing drama for radio. Enjoy a taster session in BBC Birmingham’s famous drama studio with BBC Birmingham writer in residence, Caroline Horton, and Radio 4 drama Home Front Editor, Jessica Dro....
treasure island

Date: 04/08/2016

Time: 14:30

Booking Information: Booking Recommended

Ticket Type: Single Price

A family musical show with audience participation presented by Katch 22 Productions. From the Admiral Benbow to the high seas of the Caribbean, Katch 22 sets sail with Robert Louis Stevenson’s clas....
Viviane Schwarz I am Henry Finch

Date: 06/08/2016

Time: 15:00

Booking Information: Pre-booking is essential

Ticket Type: Multiple Price

Draw animals, crocodiles and creatures on a GIANT scale with talented writer, illustrator and performer, Viviane Schwarz. Bestselling author and illustrator of There Are Cats in this Book, Viviane ....
Dave Gray and Juliet Clare Bell

Date: 08/08/2016

Time: 11:00

Booking Information: No need to book, just turn up

Ticket Type: Free Entry

The talented duo behind The Unstoppable Maggie McGee book, author Juliet Clare Bell and illustrator Dave Gray, will be holding special workshops for children in a number of Big Read venues througho....
awesome comics phoenix comic foyles

Date: 08/08/2016

Time: 14:00

Booking Information: Pre-booking is essential

Ticket Type: Multiple Price

Make your own awesome comics with this hands-on workshop. Artist and illustrator Neill Cameron, from The Phoenix Comic will guide you through the art of designing comics. The session will kick-s....
john lewis

Date: 09/08/2016

Time: 15:00

Booking Information: No need to book, just turn up

Ticket Type: Free Entry

We will be hosting Storytelling sessions on the third floor in John Lewis Birmingham. Venue: John Lewis Birmingham....
Dave Gray and Juliet Clare Bell

Date: 12/08/2016

Time: 11:00

Booking Information: No need to book, just turn up

Ticket Type: Free Entry

The talented duo behind The Unstoppable Maggie McGee book, author Juliet Clare Bell and illustrator Dave Gray, will be holding special workshops for children in a number of Big Read venues througho....
bb taylor

Date: 13/08/2016

Time: 12:30

Booking Information: No need to book, just turn up

Ticket Type: Free Entry

Hear tales about BB Taylor's favourite animals and meet them in real life! Suitable for ages 2 - 7 year olds. Please note, there will be live animals at this event.    BB Taylor is a children's aut....
dog's life rob biddulph

Date: 13/08/2016

Time: 15:00

Booking Information: Pre-booking is essential

Ticket Type: Multiple Price

Stories and drawing with Rob Biddulph. It’s a dog’s life in the big city… come join one busy dog on her journey to find her place in the world! Rob Biddulph, author and illustrator of Blow....
reading books sharing stories

Date: 16/08/2016

Time: 15:00

Booking Information: No need to book, just turn up

Ticket Type: Free Entry

  The Open University project 'Reading Communities' will be hosting a series of free events on the 16th August. Join us! 12:30pm Welcome & refreshments at The Impact Hub (58 Oxford S....
museum of jewellery quarter

Date: 18/08/2016

Time: 13:00

Booking Information: Pre-booking is essential

Ticket Type: Single Price

Join designer maker Louise Mary to design and create your own metal bookmark to use with your favourite book. Single ticket price: £4.00 Venue: Soho House....
Dave Gray and Juliet Clare Bell

Date: 20/08/2016

Time: 15:00

Booking Information: No need to book, just turn up

Ticket Type: Free Entry

The talented duo behind The Unstoppable Maggie McGee book, author Juliet Clare Bell and illustrator Dave Gray, will be holding special workshops for children in a number of Big Read venues througho....
Sparkhill library

Date: 20/08/2016

Time: 10:00

Booking Information: Pre-booking is essential

Ticket Type: Free Entry

Have a barrel of fun creating and crafting chocolates, sweets and other chewy goodies in paper and card form. Suitable for children 7 years old and over. Venue: Sparkhill Library....
Dave Gray and Juliet Clare Bell

Date: 20/08/2016

Time: 10:00

Booking Information: No need to book, just turn up

Ticket Type: Free Entry

The talented duo behind The Unstoppable Maggie McGee book, author Juliet Clare Bell and illustrator Dave Gray, will be holding special workshops for children in a number of Big Read venues througho....
Kings Heath Library

Date: 20/08/2016

Time: 14:00

Booking Information: Pre-booking is essential

Ticket Type: Free Entry

An amazing mouth-watering craft session for children 7 years old and over. Come along and create make-believe magical sweets in paper and card form. Venue: Kings Heath Library....
Dave Gray and Juliet Clare Bell

Date: 22/08/2016

Time: 11:00

Booking Information: No need to book, just turn up

Ticket Type: Free Entry

The talented duo behind The Unstoppable Maggie McGee book, author Juliet Clare Bell and illustrator Dave Gray, will be holding special workshops for children in a number of Big Read venues througho....
beatfreeks

Date: 20/08/2016

Time: 12:30

Booking Information: No need to book, just turn up

Ticket Type: Free Entry

Beatfreeks will deliver a one-hour creative writing session working with young people to forget structure and form as they focus only on expression, emotion and creating a mindset of writing for fun! ....
Dave Gray and Juliet Clare Bell

Date: 23/08/2016

Time: 14:30

Booking Information: No need to book, just turn up

Ticket Type: Free Entry

The talented duo behind The Unstoppable Maggie McGee book, author Juliet Clare Bell and illustrator Dave Gray, will be holding special workshops for children in a number of Big Read venues througho....
Dave Gray and Juliet Clare Bell

Date: 23/08/2016

Time: 11:00

Booking Information: No need to book, just turn up

Ticket Type: Free Entry

The talented duo behind The Unstoppable Maggie McGee book, author Juliet Clare Bell and illustrator Dave Gray, will be holding special workshops for children in a number of Big Read venues througho....
museum of jewellery quarter

Date: 25/08/2016

Time: 13:00

Booking Information: Pre-booking is essential

Ticket Type: Single Price

Join artist Faith Pearson and find out about the art of book illustration. Get inspired and find out how illustrations can bring a story to life. Create your own fabulous illustrations from a range of....
Dave Gray and Juliet Clare Bell

Date: 25/08/2016

Time: 14:00

Booking Information: No need to book, just turn up

Ticket Type: Free Entry

The talented duo behind The Unstoppable Maggie McGee book, author Juliet Clare Bell and illustrator Dave Gray, will be holding special workshops for children in a number of Big Read venues througho....
Dave Gray and Juliet Clare Bell

Date: 26/08/2016

Time: 11:00

Booking Information: No need to book, just turn up

Ticket Type: Free Entry

*** Change to previously advertised programme - please note the change of venue and time for this session *** The talented duo behind The Unstoppable Maggie McGee book, author Juliet Clare Bel....
Dave Gray and Juliet Clare Bell

Date: 27/08/2016

Time: 13:30

Booking Information: No need to book, just turn up

Ticket Type: Free Entry

*** Change to previously advertised programme - please note the change of date and time for this session *** The talented duo behind The Unstoppable Maggie McGee book, author Juliet Clare Bel....
john lewis

Date: 29/08/2016

Time: 15:00

Booking Information: No need to book, just turn up

Ticket Type: Free Entry

We will be hosting Storytelling sessions on the third floor in John Lewis Birmingham. Venue: John Lewis....
Dave Gray and Juliet Clare Bell

Date: 30/08/2016

Time: 09:00

Booking Information: No need to book, just turn up

Ticket Type: Free Entry

The talented duo behind The Unstoppable Maggie McGee book, author Juliet Clare Bell and illustrator Dave Gray, will be holding special workshops for children in a number of Big Read venues througho....
Dave Gray and Juliet Clare Bell

Date: 30/08/2016

Time: 14:00

Booking Information: No need to book, just turn up

Ticket Type: Free Entry

The talented duo behind The Unstoppable Maggie McGee book, author Juliet Clare Bell and illustrator Dave Gray, will be holding special workshops for children in a number of Big Read venues througho....
Dave Gray and Juliet Clare Bell

Date: 11/08/2016

Time: 10:00

Booking Information: No need to book, just turn up

Ticket Type: Free Entry

The talented duo behind The Unstoppable Maggie McGee book, author Juliet Clare Bell and illustrator Dave Gray, will be holding special workshops for children in a number of Big Read venues througho....
160719 words + images The_Lost_Thing_gallery

Date: 16/07/2016

Time: 10:00

Booking Information: No need to book, just turn up

Ticket Type: Free Entry

16 July - 13 September Short films on the theme of literature, books, and the joy of reading. Programme curated by Flatpack Projects, commissioned by Millennium Point as part of The Big Read. T....
inspire 16

Date: 09/07/2016

Booking Information: No need to book, just turn up

Ticket Type: Free Entry

9 July - 17 September 2016, open daily 10.00 - 17.00 except Fridays 10.30 - 17.00 This year’s summer showcase will uncover exciting new artists, projects and initiatives that have helped make 2016 ....
bbc birmingham

Date: 22/07/2016

Time: 10:00

Booking Information: No need to book, just turn up

Ticket Type: Free Entry

22 July - 4 September, Daily 10:00 - 17:00 Come and join us in the BBC Birmingham Public Space and see our BookBenches come alive with the help of the BBC Blue Room’s digital technology. Make your....
birmingham museums logo

Date: 29/07/2016

Time: 11:00

Booking Information: No need to book, just turn up

Ticket Type: Free Entry

29 July - 2 September, Fridays Set in our Inspire 16 youth art exhibition in the Gas Hall this summer. Design your own storybook front cover and enter our special competition! For the under 7s, make....
middle earth festival

Date: 03/09/2016

Time: 10:00

Booking Information: No need to book, just turn up

Ticket Type: Free Entry

3 - 4 September A weekend not to be missed by Tolkien fans! Middle-Earth Festival is an annual event celebrating all things Tolkien. From dressing up to re-enactments there is something for all of th....
geek out

Date: 03/09/2016

Time: 10:00

Booking Information: No need to book, just turn up

Ticket Type: Free Entry

GEEK OUT! at Millennium Point as we celebrate the pop-cultural phenomenon that is all things geek. Join us on our ground floor for a fantastic day of drop-in activities, including live street art dem....