Circus Tales Performance by our BA (Hons) Applied Performance students & graduates

Birmingham City University has partnered with Birmingham City Council to develop a programme of events and exhibitions to commemorate the 250th anniversary of circus. This will take a creative look at the history of circus and its origins in the 18th century.
The programme is part of the city’s ‘Year of Movement,’ a year long series of events, exhibitions and performances taking place across Birmingham.

This coming Saturday 30th June 2018 from 2-4pm there will be a fantastic opportunity to see some of our students in action.
Our BA (Hons) Applied Performance students will be holding some short pieces of 10 minute long circus themed performances across various parts of the Library during the afternoon.

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Mainly taking place in the Children’s Library – all the performances will showcase our students work and also engage with the community.


The interior of the new Library of Birmingham, England.

The interior of the new Library of Birmingham, England.


*Image by Christian Richters


*Image of the Children’s Library 

If you’re free and around the Birmingham city centre area, please feel free to bring your children along!



BCU Swipeside Festival 2015

Flatpack Film Festival is now in full swing and for the second year, the festival has worked alongside a team of visual communication, media and art students from Birmingham City University  to curate and deliver a new strand: Swipeside.


Swipeside runs for one week from 23-30 March in the brand new Parkside Building and has a number of exciting events, talks, screenings and workshops all taking place.

There will also be a host of national and international guests attending the official launch in the Parkside Gallery on the 24 March, including Nobuaki Doi and Mirai Mizue, Priit PärnCyriak, BAFTA-winners Will Anderson & Ainslie HendersonChris Randall, and Eimhin McNamara. Continue reading