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Keep up to date on all the latest news, info, events, charity work and how you can get involved with Millennium Point, Birmingham, and the Millennium Point Charitable Trust.

Celebrate Pie Week with these 3 Brummie Businesses

Who doesn’t enjoy a good pie? To celebrate British Pie Week 2021, we’ve selected some great places in Birmingham where you can get the perfect pastry treat delivered straight to your door. Pieminister Peiminister is an Award-winning pie company located on Waterloo street in Birmingham, it opened it’s doors in 2017 and has since been […]

Our Grant Breathes Life into Meadows Primary School’s Outdoor Area

Every year, the Millennium Point Charitable Trust gives out grants of up to £20,000 to support science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) education projects in the West Midlands. Applications are now open for 2021. Meadows Primary School and Resource Base received a grant in 2020 to transform dilapidated school grounds into an engaging outdoor science […]

Chance to win your BCU tuition fees ends this weekend!

The deadline to apply for our life-changing scholarship at Birmingham City University ends on Sunday. We’ve partnered with Birmingham City University’s Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment, to fully fund tuition fees in one of 20 different courses across computing, digital technology, engineering and the built environment. Now in its seventh year, the […]

Shirley Golf Club Buggy Helps Out at Millennium Point

We’re delighted to share that Shirley Golf Club has donated a golf buggy to assist patients attending the mass vaccination centre at Millennium Point. Our landmark venue opened its doors on Monday 11th January as the first NHS mass vaccination site in Birmingham. The centre is run by the NHS in Birmingham and Solihull as part of the […]

We’re funding Aston Villa Foundation’s “STEM STARS” teaching children about coding through football

Every year, the Millennium Point Charitable Trust Small Grants programme gives out grants of up to £20,000 to support science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) education projects in the West Midlands. Here is the story of Aston Villa Foundation who received funding from Millennium Point in 2020. Who’s running the project? The Aston Villa Foundation […]

4 Family Activities You Can do in Lockdown this Half Term Holiday

February half term is upon us. Current lockdown restrictions still prohibit a lot of the usual half-term activities like day trips and visits which leaves families in Birmingham at a loose end for keeping children entertained over the half-term holiday. With that in mind, the Millennium Point team is back with four activities you can […]

How Millennium Point became a Covid-19 mass vaccination centre

Our landmark venue now enters it’s second month as an NHS mass vaccination centre in Birmingham. We are extremely proud of the work we’ve done to support the NHS in delivering the vaccination rollout across the midlands. Our chief executive officer Abbie Vlahakis and Chamber chief executive Paul Faulkner discussed how our venue became the […]

Scholarship Spotlight: Shilpa Joy, Prototype Build Engineer at Jaguar Land Rover

At Millennium Point, we are offering a fully paid undergraduate degree for one student to join Birmingham City University’s Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment as we look to boost STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) learning across the West Midlands. The deadline for applications for our fully funded degree ends at midnight […]

Deadline extended to apply for our fully funded undergraduate degree

The deadline for our life-changing fully funded undergraduate scholarship at Birmingham City University has been extended to 28th February 2021 Each year, the Millennium Point Charitable Trust fully fund an undergraduate degree at Birmingham City University’s Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment, which covers over 20 different courses across computing, digital technology, engineering […]

Breaking: Millennium Point joins laptop campaign to fight ‘digital poverty’

The Millennium Point Charitable Trust has joined the Connect_In campaign to help the hundreds of families who have fallen victim to ‘digital poverty’, by not only donating refurbished laptops but acting as a drop-off and collection point for donations. What is the Campaign? Launched by The Child Poverty Action Forum and supported by Wowdot CIC, […]

Scholarship Spotlight: Computer Science and the Co-founder of Slack

Here, we look at the story of Cal Henderson, Chief Technology Officer at Slack, who graduated from Birmingham City University with a degree in software engineering in 2002.

CEO shares life-changing scholarship on BBC West Midlands

Our Chief Executive talked about the importance of our fully-funded university scholarship in an interview with Nikki Tapper on her evening show on BBC Radio WM last Sunday. The Millennium Point Scholarship offers a fully funded undergraduate degree to one young person each year in the West Midlands at Birmingham City University’s Faculty of Computing, […]

The chance to win a fully funded undergraduate is ending soon

The deadline for our life-changing fully funded undergraduate scholarship at Birmingham City University is midnight on 31st January 2021. Each year, the Millennium Point Charitable Trust fully fund an undergraduate degree at Birmingham City University’s Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment, which covers over 20 different courses across computing, digital technology, engineering and […]

Millennium Point Charitable Trust Contribute £25m to STEM in the West Midlands

We are delighted to report that the Millennium Point Charitable Trust has contributed more than £25m over the past six years to science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) across the West Midlands. Despite a year rocked by covid-19, the Millennium Point Charitable Trust amassed multi-millions in contributions and donations in 2020 as part of its […]

Spotlight: First Mass Vaccination Centre at Millennium Point

Our landmark venue opened its doors on Monday 11th January as the first NHS mass vaccination site in Birmingham. The centre is run by the NHS in Birmingham and Solihull as part of the regions Covid-19 vaccination programme and will vaccinate up to 2,500 people a day and play a vital role in protecting lives, […]

BREAKING: Birmingham’s first Vaccination Centre

For information about vaccinations at Millennium Point please see www.millenniumpoint.org.uk/nhs  Our landmark venue, Millennium Point, will become the first Covid-19 mass vaccination centre to operate in the Midlands. The centre will be run by the NHS in Birmingham and Solihull as part of the region’s Covid-19 vaccination programme. It will be run on a strictly […]

3 Ideas for Christmas Treats That Support Local Brummies

The saying goes “Eat, Drink and be Merry”, so despite the new restrictions we plan on doing just that! Christmas is well underway and the team at Millennium Point is back with another list of awesome ideas to make your Christmas that little bit more Brummie! As always, businesses listed are in no particular order […]

6 Films You Need To Watch This Christmas

As the festive period fast approaches, somewhat in unusual circumstances, things wouldn’t be the same without watching a Christmas classic. We’ve put together six Christmas films that you need to watch this Christmas. So what are you waiting for, sit back, open the chocolates and enjoy some cinematic festivity. 6. THE POLAR EXPRESSAt six we […]

What has STEM ever done for us?

About the Author This article was written by Chloe, an alumnus of the Millennium Point Scholarship in 2020. Chloe is an aspiring young engineer who is currently undertaking a degree in Civil and Infrastructure Engineering at the University of Warwick as part of an apprenticeship with design & engineering consultancy, Atkins. Her lifelong passion is […]

Millennium Point hosts an audience with Mayor of the West Midlands Andy Street and Liam Byrne MP

On Wednesday 9th December our award-winning venue Millennium Point hosted an exclusive audience with two of the candidates for Mayor of the West Midlands. Our Level 4 Auditorium space welcomed Mayor Andy Street and Liam Byrne MP, where they were interviewed by Simon Topman (Chairman of Millennium Point). How The Event Was Presented The event […]

Throwback : Birmingham Big Wheel & Ice Rink

Today we take a fond look back to 2017 when the annual Big Wheel and Ice Rink came to Eastside Green opposite Millennium Point. For those of you who you unaware, each year the city welcomes a few festive staples of the Birmingham festive calendar including the Frankfurt Christmas Market and the Big Wheel and […]

4 Christmas Gift Ideas Which Also Support local Brummies

It’s just over one week now until Christmas Day, and so we’re back with some last-minute Christmas ideas which also support local Brummies. Before we begin, this isn’t an exhaustive list, there are hundreds of great gift ideas from independents right on your doorstep, this is more of a peek behind the curtain. Handmade Jewellery […]

What latest industry data tells us about UK Music recovery

Dr Matt Grimes is the music industries course leader at Birmingham City University and member of UK Music’s Music Academic Partnership (MAP) initiative. Dr Grimes warns that ‘the UK’s music industries are facing the biggest existentialist crisis in history due to the continuing Covid-19 pandemic, but that the year on year growth recorded in the Music By Numbers report available to read here, is likely to be significantly damaged – potentially irreparably – by both the pandemic and new legislation following the UK’s exit from the EU.

Parents Break the Barriers to STEM with Millennium Point funding

An inner-city school in Birmingham with a high proportion of BAME (Black, Asian and Ethnic Minorities) pupils, its ambition is to ‘break barriers’ and increase STEM engagement across the entire pupil population, whatever their gender or ethnicity, through a series of onsite activities, workshops, clubs, as well as STEM-related off-site trips.

Don’t miss an audience with Mayor of the West Midlands Andy Street and Liam Byrne MP

Our award-winning venue Millennium Point is set to host an exclusive audience with two of the candidates for Mayor of the West Midlands. Andy Street, the current West Midlands Mayor, will join mayoral candidate Liam Byrne MP in conversation on Wednesday 9 December 2020. The virtual event will be live-streamed from Millennium Point and hosted […]

4 Highlights of Christmas at Millennium Point Last Year

We love Christmas at Millennium Point, so much so that in 2019 we made it our mission to spread a bit of festive joy. While we can’t be with you and bring you together in the ways that we would like, that doesn’t stop us from helping you get into the season and (hopefully) lift […]

Our fully funded undergraduate scholarship is back

Applications are now open for our life-changing scholarship at Birmingham City University. Each year, the Millennium Point Charitable Trust fully fund an undergraduate degree at Birmingham City University’s Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment, which covers over 20 different courses across computing, digital technology, engineering and the built environment. Now in its seventh […]

Only one week left to apply for up to £20,000 STEM grant

Organisations within the West Midlands Combined Authority have just one week left to apply for a grant from the Millennium Point Charitable Trust to support their science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) education projects. Not-for-profits, schools and charities can apply for funding from £1,000 up to £20,000 from the Millennium Point Charitable Trust to fund […]

4 Eastside Eateries You Can Support During Lockdown

Lockdown series 2 promises to be shorter than its predecessor, and while we are over half-way through, we are still watching and waiting to see how the next few weeks will unfold to determine what comes next for our city and for the nation. Nevertheless, you can be certain that it is another trying time […]

How a grant from Millennium Point Trust changed a primary school

Each year Millennium Point Charitable Trust give hundreds-of-thousands in grants to schools, charities and not-for-profits in Birmingham and the wider region. These grants fund projects, resources and activities which enhance education of science, technology engineering and maths (STEM) education. While applications for 2021 are open now, we look at how a grant from the Millennium […]

Pupils discover science of rollercoasters with our STEM Grant

Every year, the Millennium Point Charitable Trust Small Grants programme gives out grants of up to £20,000 to support science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) education projects in the West Midlands. Applications are now open for 2021. Here is one of the many projects that the programme has funded in 2020: ‘THE SCIENCE OF ROLLERCOASTERS’ […]

6 Spooky experiments to do with the kids this Halloween

With Halloween just around the corner and things being a little different this year, a lot more of our children are spending time indoors. So, the team at Millennium Point have scoured the web to bring you 6 spooky science experiments you can do in your home with the kids to get them in the […]

Ghostbusters & Cocktails Halloween Screening at Millennium Point

Join ‘ghostbusters for the night’ Tony and Ryan at Millennium Point for a truly immersive cinematic experience this Halloween. Taking place on Friday 30th October from 7:30 pm, our award-winning venue will be hosting a truly unique and interactive screening of the eighties comedy classic, “Ghostbusters”, alongside four themed cocktails and a very big screen […]

Last chance to treat the kids to Disney’s Coco at Millennium Point

Watch Disney’s Coco this Halloween safe and socially distanced on the giant screen at Millennium Point in Birmingham city centre for £6 per person at 11:30 am on Thursday 29th October. Our popular safe and socially distanced screenings are back at Millennium Point with Disney Pixar’s Coco (2017).  Let the kids enjoy the vibrant colours […]

Applications for STEM grants funding from Millennium Point Trust now open

Organisations within the West Midlands Combined Authority can now apply for a grant from the Millennium Point Charitable Trust to support their science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) education projects. Not-for-profits, schools and colleges can apply for funding from £1,000 up to £20,000 from the Millennium Point Charitable Trust to fund their STEM projects starting […]

Five family activities you can do in Birmingham this Half-term

October half-term is upon us. Under the new regulations, parents across Birmingham are once more left wondering what activities are available for the family to do. Once again, the Millennium Point team have done some digging for you. Here are five family activities you can do this October half term which is fun, affordable, safe […]

Young people can enrol in a free environmental leadership programme open now, here’s how

Young people aged 18-25 in the West Midlands can benefit from a six-month environmental leadership programme which is completely free. The programme is being offered by UpRising, an outstanding youth support organisation that offers a range of leadership, mentoring and employability programmes that help young people become leaders and better reflect and represent the communities […]

Millennium Point Events makes CHS Shortlist

The shortlist for the CHS Awards 2020 has been announced with Millennium Point included alongside more than 30 shortlisted entries across 10 award categories. Now celebrating its sixth year, the CHS Awards provide UK hotels and venues with a fantastic opportunity to showcase their facilities. We’re delighted to announce that Millennium Point has been shortlisted […]

Millennium Point Presents… SpeedQuizzing with Stoo Pittaway

Gather your team and join us as we bring speed quizzing to our spacious Platform bar at Millennium Point.  On Wednesday 4th November from 6:30 pm, join our team at Millennium Point for a safe and socially distanced speedquiz. A speedquiz is a popular spin on the traditional pub quiz. To play you will need […]

Immersive cinematic screenings coming to Millennium Point

Two new unique and immersive film screenings are coming to our incredible big screen this autumn at Millennium Point. Our Auditorium (formerly the IMAX cinema), in our Birmingham city centre-based venue, Millennium Point, will show two iconic movies, offering film buffs the perfect night out, with fan-favourites Ghostbusters and Back to the Future coming to […]

The impact of COVID-19 on Events #WeMakeEvents

Our multi-award-winning venue, Millennium Point, will be turning red at 8 pm on Wednesday 30th September to join events professionals from thousands of cities in more than 20 countries in solidarity for #WeMakeEvents. What is it? COVID-19 impacts all of us, and while we fully support the need to implement measures which protect people; we […]

Here’s 18 years of Millennium Point – how much do you remember?

Well, like many 18-year olds, this isn’t really how we planned to spend our big birthday. Nevertheless, we’re not going to let that stop us! Millennium Point is known today for three things: a multi-award-winning conference and events venue and a landmark public building home to Birmingham City University’s Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the […]

Latest Recipients of STEM Grants Announced

We’re delighted to announce the latest recipients of the Millennium Point Charitable Trust grants initiative. Building on the continued success of the programme, The Millennium Point Charitable Trust received 170 eligible applications from not-for-profit organisations, schools and colleges from across the West Midlands region – a 55% increase from the last round of funding in […]

Event Spotlight: Hosting Lectures at Millennium Point

Millennium Point is a multi-award-winning events and conference venue with a range of meeting and conference spaces ideal for hosting your next Lecture. Larger Lectures & Talks The Auditorium at Millennium Point is a spacious 354-tiered seated (115 with social distancing) theatre. Our giant screen measures 24m x 12m in size, with a 6.2m x […]

Indie Double Bill Coming to Millennium Point’s Giant Screen Auditorium

Millennium Point’s Giant Screen Auditorium will play host to two acclaimed indie films this month brought to Birmingham for the first time in a safe and socially distanced double feature by Birmingham Indian Film Festival. On Sunday 20th September from 5 pm, Birmingham Indian Film Festival will be screening an indie double-bill of Natkhat (The […]

Event Spotlight: Outdoor Networking

Millennium Point’s multi-award-winning venue has two outdoor spaces ideal for hosting a safe and socially distant outdoor networking event from as little as £260+VAT. Here are the reasons why you should choose Millennium Point for your outdoor networking event. It has benefits in 2020 which indoor networking doesn’t. The networking landscape is changing with more […]

A Cinematic Classic Film is Coming to Millennium Point this Week

Tickets are on sale for a socially distanced screening of an all-time cinematic classic film in Millennium Point’s giant screen auditorium in the eastside of Birmingham city centre. Our multi-award-winning conference and events venue announced early this month a socially distanced screening of The Shawshank Redemption (1994) which will take place this Thursday 27th August […]

Millennium Point’s Giant Screen Auditorium is available to hire

Millennium Point is a multi-award-winning event and conference venue in the Eastside of Birmingham City centre.  Home to 17 spacious and flexible event spaces, we’re home to a large variety of exciting and vibrant events – none more so than in our giant screen auditorium. Here’s everything you need to know about hiring one of […]

4 Free Family Things You Can Do in Birmingham

Summer holidays are well underway and due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, many families have been looking locally for things to do in lieu of holidays abroad or cross country excursions. Luckily, Birmingham has an abundance of green spaces and free activities that make the perfect excuse for you and the family to get out […]

Esports Tournaments at Millennium Point

Esports tournaments have been gaining lots of momentum in the UK over the past decade. More big-name brands invest in the industry year on year as it’s global audience skyrockets and we’ve previously covered the impact it’s having in STEM during the coronavirus pandemic. Now it’s time to look at why Millennium Point is the […]

Socially distanced cinema returns to Millennium Point with these three classic films

Back by popular demand, MP Presents is offering film fans the chance to get up close to the big screen whilst remaining safely distanced from each other, with three screenings of classic films. Perfect for families, cult film fans and those looking for a fun evening out with friends, we’ve chosen three more films which […]

Five COVID-19 considerations when returning to work

Lockdown sanctions are easing and employers are now looking at how to reopen their businesses, as the UK looks towards establishing a “new normal”. Using our experience through the pandemic as a landmark public building, award-winning venue and charitable trust, we have created a list of five COVID-19 considerations when returning to work for both […]

Learn code and get employed with a free bootcamp

The next round of applications for School of Code’s free remote Bootcamp is closing on 3rd August. What is it? Founded by Dr Chris Meah in 2015, the School of Code aims to teach people programming skills in a free, immersive short course designed to address the UK’s growing science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) […]

Millennium Point Supports Woodland House Appeal

Millennium Point has featured in the latest video for Birmingham Women’s Hospital Charity to voice its support for the Woodlands House Appeal. The Woodland House Appeal is a £3.5million project to create a brand-new, purpose-built, bereavement centre separate from the main hospital, where families experiencing pregnancy and baby loss can spend time. Abigail Vlahakis, Millennium […]

Trolls: World Tour (2020) Socially Distant Family Screening

Treat the family to a (safe and socially distant) screening of Dreamworks’ Trolls: World Tour (2020) in our giant screen auditorium (formerly the IMAX cinema), this summer. There is only five days left to book your family ticket. Released to universal success online, this is your chance to see this year’s hit family film, Trolls […]

Finalist bid a fond farewell to Millennium Point Scholarship 2020

Finalists of the latest round of the Millennium Point Scholarship reunited over Zoom one last time this month to bid a fond farewell to the competition. Millennium Point’s annual competition awards a fully funded degree to one young person in the West Midlands. This year’s competition took place in March and followed five young hopefuls […]

4 Socially Distant Family Days Out Right Now in Birmingham

Summer holidays are here and lockdown is easing, which means you can now treat the kids to a fun and safe day out in Birmingham. While the pandemic is not over, attractions and venues across the country, like us, have implemented social distancing and hygiene measures to minimise risks without impacting on your fun. With […]

Millennium Point broadcast gig on Facebook Live

Following the immense success of our first gig, Millennium Point once again partnered with a popular local acoustic duo for a feel-good Friday concert broadcast to hundreds of viewers on Facebook Live. On Friday 17th July, we invited popular local musicians, Jade & JP Acoustic Duo, back once again to perform in our multi-award-winning venue’s […]

Students Unveil First Digital TEDxAston Event

Students from Aston University’s TEDx Society have announced their first-ever virtual TEDxAston event. What’s the event? TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. First announced on their website, the event will be held on 1st August 2020 and centred around the theme of ‘Journeys’. This […]

Event spotlight: Training Providers

Training providers looking for venues in Birmingham and the midlands should consider Millennium Point. Easy to get to. Millennium Point offers a unique and flexible setting in Birmingham City Centre for training providers. Located next to Hotel Clayton, Millennium Point has an on-site 900 space multi-story car park and is just 15-minutes-walk from Birmingham New […]

Something for everyone as we launch our socially distanced cinema

We’re offering film fans the chance to get up close to the big screen whilst remaining safely distanced from each other, with a series of popular movie events later this month. Perfect for families, cult film fans and those looking for a fun afternoon out with friends, the venue’s giant Auditorium (formerly the IMAX cinema) […]

Millennium Point presents… an acoustic session with Jade & JP

After an exceptional first performance, Millennium Point is delighted to welcome back Jade & JP Acoustic Duo for another acoustic session broadcast live from our award-winning venue. Taking place on Friday 17th July at 7:30 pm, bring your household together for 90 minutes of feel-good hits and timeless classics broadcast live from our award-winning venue […]

Pulp Fiction (1994) Screening + Drinks

Gather your friends and join Millennium Point on Friday 31st July for a (safe and socially distant) screening of American cult classic Pulp Fiction (1994) in our giant screen auditorium (formerly the IMAX cinema). Each ticket includes two drinks (bottled beer, two glasses of wine or soft drinks) as well as entry to the screening. […]

Trolls: World Tour (2020) Family Screening at Millennium Point

Treat the family to a (safe and socially distant) screening of Dreamworks’ Trolls: World Tour (2020) in our giant screen auditorium (formerly the IMAX cinema), this summer. There are two dates to choose from, Monday 27th July at 2:30 pm or Saturday 1st August at 11 am. Screenings will take place at Millennium Point in […]

Millennium Point 18th Birthday Countdown – Stories from 2018/19

With our 18th birthday on the horizon, we decided to take a look back at some notable events and highlights over the years so far. This week we are focusing on two key openings that help make Millennium Point the attraction it is today. 2018 – Platform launches after refurbishment In 2018, we launched Platform, […]

Millennium Point 18th Birthday Countdown – Stories from 2016/17

With our 18th birthday on the horizon, we decided to take a look back at some notable events and highlights over the years so far. This week we are reminiscing on when we hosted young creatives for Gallery 37 and the following year when we hosted the largest ball pit in the country! 2016 – […]

Venue Booking Agents Now Receive Upfront Commission

We are proud to announce our Upfront Commission Pledge which gives venue booking agents 50% of their commission up front.  At Millennium Point we believe that now, more than ever, we need to support our agents as much as they support us. Moving forward we will be giving booking agents 50% of their commission up […]

Millennium Point is Reopening for Events

We’re delighted to announce that we are planning to open our doors on Monday 6th July. Here at Millennium Point, we value the wellbeing of our team and all of those who work and visit our multi-award-winning venue above all else. Our highly accredited team have been working tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure that […]

Celebrating International Women in Engineering Day

Today is International Women in Engineering Day and we’re here to give you a quick lowdown on what it is and why it is important. WHAT IS INTERNATION WOMEN IN ENGINEERING DAY? International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) is an annual day of celebration which highlights the achievements of women in Engineering today and in […]

Event spotlight: Small Meetings at Millennium Point

As the lockdown eases across the UK, businesses are gearing up for a full return to work and with it, many event bookers are now turning their attention in earnest towards event planning. The Millennium Point team have been working tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure our landmark public building and multi-award-winning venue is safe, […]

Millennium Point Birthday Countdown : Stories from 2014/2015

With our 18th birthday on the horizon, we are taking a look back at some notable events and highlights over the years so far. Millennium Point was conceived in 1999 as the catalyst for the regeneration of the Eastside of Birmingham city centre. It was opened officially on 2nd July 2002 by HRH Queen Elizabeth […]

5 free online courses to help you make the most of lockdown

As we approach the three-month mark since lockdown began. While measures are easing and shops and businesses are slowing starting to open up; many of us may feel we have a little too much spare time on our hands, now that we’ve watched every movie on our list and baked every possible variation of banana […]

Millennium Point announces contact free venue tours to event bookers

We are delighted to announce contact-free tours of our venue available now for event bookers. WHAT IS IT? Our contact-free tours offer event clients more flexibility to start planning their events safely and in a way suitable to their needs. This forms part of what we’re doing as an events venue to ensure we minimise […]

Millennium Point 18th Birthday Countdown – Stories from 2012/2013

With our 18th birthday on the horizon, we decided to take a look back at some notable events and highlights over the years so far. This week, we are looking at our car park getting recognition as one of the ‘coolest’ in the world (you read that right) and our role in one of the […]

How Your PC Can Help Fight Coronavirus

Thousands of computers around the world are already using the Folding@home software to fight the novel coronavirus and save lives across the globe. Are you looking to make an impact in the fight against coronavirus but not sure how? Why not join a world-wide network of computers running calculations to help scientists understand and fight […]

Event spotlight: Hosting an Outdoor Party

In the current climate, outdoor events are becoming an increasingly attractive idea for event organisers. The fresh air and natural daylight will keep your audience happy and engaged. Most importantly, it’s a simple twist which makes it easy to implement social distancing measures to protect your delegates without compromising the scope of your event. Millennium […]

Millennium Point bring the music in first Facebook live concert

Millennium Point partnered with a popular local acoustic duo for a feel-good Friday concert broadcast to hundreds of viewers on Facebook Live. On Friday 5th June Millennium Point invited popular local musicians, Jade & JP Acoustic Duo, to perform in the multi-award-winning venue’s Platform event space for the enjoyment of people online. The performance included […]

Three Ways Technology can Assist Businesses in a ‘Return to Normalcy’

Let’s be honest, nobody expected 2020 to go the way it has (and we’re only halfway through). However, despite the various challenges the world is currently facing, there have also been some unexpected but welcome changes in how we are adapting through the support of technology. Companies across all sectors have relied heavily on the […]

Event spotlight: Outdoor Screening

In the current climate, outdoor events are becoming an increasingly attractive idea for event organisers. The fresh air and natural daylight will keep your audience happy and engaged. Most importantly, it’s a simple twist which makes it easy to implement social distancing measures to protect your delegates without compromising the scope of your event. Millennium […]

Five STEM Careers You Should Know About

At Millennium Point, we are committed to boosting science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) learning across the region – it is our belief that the jobs of the future fall into this category and we want to put the Midlands at the front of the queue when these jobs are created. But what sort of […]

Millennium Point 18th Birthday Countdown – Stories from 2010/2011

With our 18th birthday on the horizon, we thought it might be nice to take a look back on some of our key events and highlights over the years so far. This week has an entertainment focus, as we look back at the refurbishment of our IMAX and unique art installation. 2010 – Gunther Von […]

Millennium Point Events Announce Covid-19 Client Protection Plan

Millennium Point Events has unveiled a new five-point plan outlining our strategy for delivering events once the building reopens and lockdown measures are lifted. What’s it for? The Millennium Point Events Client Protection Plan (CPP) outlines how we as a venue are creating a safe and controlled environment for our clients and their delegates in […]

Millennium Point presents… an acoustic session with Jade & JP

Bring your household together for an evening of feel-good hits and timeless classics from our award-winning venue straight to your smart devices. Millennium Point has teamed up with popular local acoustic duo Jade Duncombe and JP Haslam, known collectives as “Jade & JP”, to present an evening of live music streamed straight to your living […]

Millennium Point 18th Birthday Countdown – Stories from 2008/2009

With our 18th birthday on the horizon, we thought it might be nice to take a look back on some of our key events and highlights over the years so far. This week we look back at hosting a charitable institution broadcast to the nation and a major coup for cinema fans in the city. […]

Four Emerging Events in the West Midlands

While it is an unprecedented and challenging time, we believe it’s never been a more important time to recognise how Birmingham and the wider region is attracting a diverse number of emerging event types. Millennium Point is a city-centre event and conference venue. We’ve seen lots of different events take place within our building, from […]

Investment in construction could kick start UK’s economic recovery

Experts at Birmingham City University believe an £11.27bn investment in construction and a series of strategic decisions around the new home building can kick start the UK’s economic recovery and deliver a £33bn return for the Government. Experienced regional economist Dr Steve McCabe and construction expert Mike Leonard have produced the Build Back Better: Covid-19 […]

Five things you (probably) didn’t know about Millennium Point

Millennium Point has been around since the turn of the century. Yet when asked “what is Millennium Point?” you will get a number of different answers depending on who you ask.  That’s because since our building opened 18 years ago (19 technically but we won’t tell if you don’t!), not only were we the catalyst […]

Your event can reach more people with live streaming from Millennium Point

Maximise the reach and impact of your event at Millennium Point by adding our live video streaming bolt-on to your events package. We’re always looking for more opportunities to maximise the success of our client’s events here at our award-winning venue. Our latest bolt-on of live video streaming is designed to help you elevate your […]

Millennium Point 18th Birthday Countdown – Stories from 2004/2005

With the countdown to our 18th Birthday officially on, we take a look back on some of our key events and highlights over the years so far. This week we are looking back at a festive celebration in 2004 and the opening of a unique attraction in 2005. Hosting the Birmingham Christmas Lights Switch-On in […]

Take our Survey to help shape Millennium Point

Fill in our quick survey below and you will be helping us to shape how we continue to operate while keeping our friends, visitors and clients safe. We don’t have to tell you that the spread of COVID-19 has changed the way all of us think and feel about social interaction, none more so than […]

Why Birmingham’s Eastside is the place to hold your event

While we hope you are all staying home and staying safe, it’s never too early to start planning for the future. Speaking as one of the area’s landmark venues here are five “no-brainers” as to why you should consider holding your next event here. The city of Birmingham has been on an upward trajectory for […]

Five Ways You Can Use Millennium Point’s Event Spaces (as shown by Star Wars Characters)

Disclaimer: The content of these photos in this blog were taken in May 2019, for further information on our response to Covid-19 please see here. Whether you’re a scruffy-looking nerf herder from Tatooine or emperor of a fascist galactic government, it’s important to know how to organise a (Star)killer of an event. To celebrate Star […]

Start planning your Christmas Party at Millennium Point

Give your colleagues something to look forward with a Christmas party at Millennium Point. We have three packages available for up to 354 guests*, from exquisite fine dining to the private cinematic experience, there’s so much our award-winning venue can offer this festive season from as little as £35 per person! Your party will come […]

Millennium Point 18th Birthday Countdown – 2002/2003

With the countdown to our 18th Birthday officially on, we take a look back on some of our key events and highlights over the years so far. This week we are looking back at our official opening ceremony and a visit from the only female speaker to ever serve in the House of Commons. We […]

STEM Heroes: Local Students Hack Coronavirus

Students from the University of Birmingham spearheaded a fully online, people-focused hackathon, Hack Quarantine, which brought people together virtually from across the globe to use their skills to help combat the issues the world is facing with the COVID-19 pandemic. Wait, what’s a hackathon? It’s not about hacking into a system. A hackathon is an […]

STEM in focus: The impact of eSports during the Coronavirus

We don’t have to tell you that sport is one of several industries that has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, from the pausing of the football Premier League and F1’s Grand Prix to the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games to 2021. However, as mainstream sports are being put on pause, athletes […]

How STEM is helping businesses in exceptional circumstances

Organisations worldwide have been able to carry on with business (almost) as usual, thanks to advances in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) that may have seemed a pipe-dream not so long ago. Digital and tech are helping to keep the wheels of business turning through super convenient video conferencing, highly effective remote working and […]

7 Tips To Stay Productive While Working From Home

With a lot of businesses and employees in the West Midlands now working from home, we get that staying motivated and productive while working from home is easy for some, but near impossible for others. That’s why we’ve asked our team at Millennium Point to share 7 of their top tips to help you do […]

Engineering comes to life with the Play House

Over the last 12 months, we have visited numerous recipients of our Millennium Point Charitable Trust Small Grant programme to see how they are progressing with their respective projects. Our visit to Montgomery Primary Academy school in Sparkbrook, Birmingham, proved particularly insightful and interesting. The school welcomed grant recipients The Play House, a leading theatre-in-education […]

7 Ways to Keep the Kids Entertained During Lockdown

We’ve asked our mums and dads in the Millennium Point team to share some easy ways to keep the kids entertained while in lockdown, and hopefully help reserve a bit more time for parents to wind down during all this chaos. Now that the Easter holidays are over, the kids would usually be back at […]