Visitors to Birmingham City University’s Inspired Family Day will be given the chance to star in their own play, design their own railway or take part in a range of sporting activities this weekend.

There will also be ample opportunities for jewellery making, science experiments and craft workshops on offer as the University throws open the doors to the public once again for a unique, hands-on experience.

Free family fun will be taking place at Birmingham City University's Parkside campusBCU
Free family fun will be taking place at Birmingham City University’s Parkside campus

The University’s second Inspired Family Day will welcome families for an action-packed day of free and fun-filled events and activities for all ages between 11am and 4pm on Saturday 9 June.

Taking place at Birmingham City University’s City Centre Campus, situated in the heart of Birmingham’s Eastside, the family festival will introduce hundreds of youngsters to the range of subjects on offer at the institution and showcase potential career options.

Highlights of Inspired Family Day include drop in, make-and-take sessions for the under 10s, while young adults can have a go at making their own television programme in one of the University’s state-of-the-art broadcasting studios.

Birmingham City University’s Inspired Family Day is free to all and will showcase, arts, fun, science and moreBCU
Birmingham City University’s Inspired Family Day is free to all and will showcase, arts, fun, science and more

Elsewhere, as construction for High Speed 2 (HS2) gets underway in Birmingham, youngsters will be able to enter the Magical Academy of Invention to design the trains, stations and platforms of the future, and budding fashionistas can to try their hand at one of the festival’s jewellery and textiles workshops.

Plus, Birmingham Hippodrome will be taking part and offering groups of youngsters the opportunity to write, direct and star in their own play which will be performed at the end of Inspired Family Day. Ahead of ‘Matilda The Musical’ coming to the city over the summer, the theatre will also be inviting youngsters to learn how to draw one of Roald Dahl’s most iconic characters – with the best ones winning tickets to the play itself at Birmingham Hippodrome.

Coupled with this, there will be the opportunity to meet with world-class academics, who are training the next generation of creative professionals.

Inspired Family Day will officially open Birmingham City University’s Inspired Festival, now in its fifth yearBCU
Inspired Family Day will officially open Birmingham City University’s Inspired Festival, now in its fifth year

Inspired Family Day will officially open Birmingham City University’s Inspired Festival, now in its fifth year. It showcases the talent of the institution’s final year students in disciplines such as film, art, architecture, fashion and photography.

Visitors to Inspired Family Day will get the opportunity to see many of the student’s exhibitions in the University’s £62 million Parkside Building, which boasts cutting edge facilities – including Europe’s largest static green screen.

Visitors to Inspired Family Day will get the opportunity to see many of the student’s exhibitions in the University’s £62 million Parkside BuildingBCU
Visitors to Inspired Family Day will get the opportunity to see many of the student’s exhibitions in the University’s £62 million Parkside Building

Sara Middleton, Associate Dean at Birmingham City University, said:

“Half term may be over now, but we have got so much fun to come at our Inspired Family Festival, which is bigger and better than before.

“Inspired Festival celebrates the wealth of creative talent being nurtured and developed in the region – but we also want to introduce the next generation to all the amazing subjects they can study here and go on to forge a successful career in.

“Our institution is defined by the city it is rooted in and events like these also allow us to showcase the positive cultural and economic impact we are making locally, regionally and internationally.”

During Inspired Festival the public will be given the opportunity to take part in a series of workshops focussed on enhancing creativity, and all events and activities will be showcased using the hashtag #BCUinspired.

Inspired Family Day at Birmingham City UniversityBCU
Inspired Family Day at Birmingham City University

Further Inspired Festival events will be held at the University’s City Centre Campus in Birmingham’s Eastside as well as Birmingham School of Jewellery and Birmingham School of Art, ranging from music and literature performances to fashion shows and innovative technology demonstrations.

The BCU’s Inspired Family Day on Saturday 9 June, 11am-4pm at The Parkside Building (City Centre Campus), B4 7BD. The event is FREE and all are welcome. More information and to book: www.bcu.ac.uk/familyday

he BCU's Inspired Family Day on Saturday 9 JuneBCU
The BCU’s Inspired Family Day on Saturday 9 June
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