We are excited to announce the Millennium Point Events team have grown! We caught up with the new members Sukhy & Marie-Claire to see how they’re settling in at Millennium Point so far.

With over 40 years combined event experience the Events team are always happy to help you plan your next event. Get in touch, we can’t wait to talk to you!

Marie-Claire is no stranger to conferences having worked in two different venues and has over 16 years’ experience of event and hospitality.

Meanwhile, Sukhy has over 20 years’ experience working in weddings and events, including charity dinners and large-scale events.

                                                                             Marie-Claire & Sukhy

Now you have been at Millennium Point a couple of weeks, have either of you got a favourite event space yet?

Marie-Claire – ‘The Auditorium and Platform! There is nowhere else in the Midlands that is comparable to the Auditorium. The Auditorium is so impactful and offers such a range of technical provisions for clients. Platform looks like it belongs on a spaceship, and I like the different aspects of the space and that is manages to blend itself perfectly to all event types. I have never seen a space transform so much from an exhibition to an awards ceremony so effectively.’

Sukhy – ‘Definitely, I would agree Auditorium is an impressive space and there’s nowhere else like it! For me, I would say Connect. It’s flexibility provides a degree of versatility as a meeting and events space that I find really appealing.’

Vik, the Event Sales Manager, adds ‘I couldn’t agree more with both! The giant screen creates the wow factor, and it offers clients a great alternative to a traditional cabaret layout. Similarly, Connects versatility makes it a client favourite for a breadth of smaller events. from board and team meetings right through to workshops, training and away days.’

Millennium Point has a range of versatile event spaces, suitable for any event. Take a look at our available spaces on our website.

What’s your favourite part of events?

Sukhy – ‘A great new team and love working with new people. Millennium Point is just unique, so I love how being a part of an impressive building with all these amazing spaces to sell.’

Marie-Claire – ‘I love working with new people and the fact that every day and every event is different. Events can be though-provoking and challenging but never boring.’

What’s your dream event you wish you could plan?

Marie-Claire – ‘yet to plan a large-scale exhibition and although this wouldn’t be a ‘dream’ event for me to plan it would certainly be something new and exciting for me.

Sukhy – ‘I can’t think of a dream event as such but worked on a couple of events that included Royalty. They were for charity evets where Princess Anne was attending and a separate event with Prince Phillip. I’m very proud to have been a part of that.’

Want to book with Millennium Point?

You can get in touch with Marie-Claire, Sukhy and the rest of our events team weekdays online or on the phone at 0121 202 2200.


Find more interesting content from Millennium Point over at our news section, or follow us for daily updates on FacebookTwitterInstagram and LinkedIn with @MillenniumPoint. Millennium Point is a landmark public building and multi-award-winning events venue in the Eastside of Birmingham City centre. Profits from our commercial activity are invested by the Millennium Point Charitable Trust into projects, events and initiatives which support the growth of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) and education in the West Midlands. 

Award winning conference and events venue Millennium Point has announced a brand-new events programme to celebrate the arrival of Gaia, a major art installation which will be unveiled at the venue next month.

The earth artwork will be free to visit with no booking required.

An unimaginable view amongst the stars, all from the comfort of Earth

Luke Jerram is a British artist that creates sculptures, installations, and live art projects. Having more than 600 exhibitions in 44 countries, he is now known globally for his innovative arts practice and large-scale public artworks.

Luke Jerram’s Gaia aims to create the Overview Effect, but for people standing on Earth. First coined by author Frank White it features the experience that astronauts feel in space. Feelings of awe, an understanding of the interconnection of all life, and a sense of responsibility for taking care of the environment.

Make Millennium Point your place to go

To celebrate its arrival, the venue has announced an exciting programme of film screenings, family activities and themed events, which are now available to book online.

Millennium Point’s 354-seater Auditorium will screen a number of film favourites during Gaia’s installation, giving movie-lovers the chance to combine a visit to the spectacular artwork with a trip to the big screen.

For those looking for a Valentine’s Activity with a difference, visitors can enjoy an exclusive screening of Baz Luhrmann’s epic retelling of the Shakespeare classic, Romeo + Juliet, on Saturday 12 February. Tickets are priced at £20.00 per person and each pair of tickets will include a complimentary bottle of prosecco to enjoy during the film.

There’s plenty of fun for families too, with a series of special film screenings during February half term which are perfect for children of all ages. On Friday 25 February, get ready to go ‘under the sea’ and enjoy Disney classic The Little Mermaid on the big screen. And on Saturday 26 February, youngsters can watch the adventure of a lifetime with a screening of fan favourite Moana.

Tickets for The Little Mermaid and Moana are priced at £7.50 per person, with child tickets including a bag of sweets to enjoy during the screening.

Throughout February, Millennium Point, in partnership with Thinktank Science Museum, will be running a series of interactive drop-in sessions for families and children, hosted under the giant Gaia artwork. From fun-filled experiments and activities to demonstrations and performances, the programme will highlight the fascinating world of environmental science and the actions we can all take to help protect the planet we call home.

And on Saturday 19th March, visitors can see the world in a whole new light, as they enjoy a Silent Disco underneath Gaia. Millennium Point has teamed up with silent disco experts Silent Noize, to give visitors the best night of music from rock, indie and power ballads to RnB, hip hop and old skool club classics. Tickets are priced at £10.00 per person.

What else is at Millennium Point?

Why not grab a bite when visiting? Millennium Point is the home of authentic Italian food experts Mulinos Café, based on level 2. Open from 8am – 5pm, Mulinos is owned by the Brummie favourite Laghi’s Deli, so expect to find a tantalising selection of delicious pizzas, bakery items and more.

Fancy going on a scientific journey of discovery? Plan a visit to the award-winning Thinktank Science Museum. Explore space by visiting the Planetarium, where the theatre is under a dome, specially designed to help you explore astronomy, space and the night sky. Don’t forget to head outside to the Science Garden, which is packed full of surprises and fun activities for the whole family.

Don’t miss out on the breath-taking Gaia

Gaia is free to visit, open to all ages and no booking is required. For more information and to plan your visit, go to: https://www.millenniumpoint.org.uk/gaia/ 

Getting to Millennium Point for Gaia

Millennium Point is in the Eastside of Birmingham City Centre. Just 5 minutes’ walk from Moor Street, and 15 minutes’ walk from Grand Central and the tram. There is also limited parking onsite which means we’re easy to find regardless of how you travel.


Find more interesting content from Millennium Point over at our news section, or follow us for daily updates on FacebookTwitterInstagram and LinkedIn with @MillenniumPoint. Millennium Point is a landmark public building and multi-award-winning events venue in the Eastside of Birmingham City centre. Profits from our commercial activity are invested by the Millennium Point Charitable Trust into projects, events and initiatives which support the growth of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) and education in the West Midlands. 

As we head into the festive holidays and approach the end of another year, Millennium Point has achieved some great things in 2021. Here is five key events that have happened at our award-winning venue this year.

Mass Vaccination Centre

Millennium Point made history as we were announced as a mass vaccination centre for Covid-19 in January 2021. It was one of eight centres to be opened across the UK, and the first mass vaccination site in the West Midlands region. Our venue opened it’s doors as a vaccination centre on 11th January 2021. This announcement was welcomed by the general public and top media organisations alike.

The first day saw Sky NewsBBCITVLBC and Birmingham Mail at Millennium Point to capture the first vaccinations, and mark the historic moment that the UK could start the road to recovery. Below shows a video capturing the excitement and relief that accompanied it.

Across the whole time we were a mass vaccination centre, approximately 180,000 vaccinations took place at Millennium Point during this time.

Asima Adnan wins a fully funded degree

In 2021 our Scholarship program crowned it’s 8th winner, with Asima Adnan from Dudley being named the winner of this year’s life-changing Millennium Point Charitable Trust Scholarship, earning a fully-funded degree at Birmingham City University (BCU).

Asima along with the other finalists, attended an assessment day at Millennium Point, where they each presented to a panel of five judges. Asima impressed the panel the most and was selected as the lucky winner.

The 37-year-old mum of five studied Social Science and Humanities at Dudley College, and began her Planning degree at Birmingham City University in September.

Applications open for the 2022 Scholarship on Monday 3rd January. For more information please click here.

Millennium Point hosts first ever hybrid event

As part of our Hybrid and Virtual event packaging, we hosted our first ever hybrid event in May, Talking Point: The Future of Events. The conference included many discussion points from across the events sector, as well as provide valuable insights and a platform to debate the road to recovery, current trends, sustainability, and the impact of Covid-19 on customers’ relationships to events and hospitality.

The event welcomed two panels of industry experts and was hosted by events industry veteran Neil Thompson, Founder of popular event professionals network The Delegate Wranglers. You can watch the replay of the event below:

This follows on from a transformation of our Auditorium with a £350,000 investment, installing a new 10m x 3m participant stage area beneath the 16 m x 10 m giant screen to provide greater space and flexibility for panel events, presentations, and live performances.

With the launch of our Hybrid and Virtual Events package, we also upgraded our AV equipment to support that which includes an M32R digital mixing desk, intelligent LED lighting system, mounted Panasonic PTC-280 cameras and a Kramer 8×8 Matrix switcher which allows switching of screen content seamlessly.

Fans get time of their lives at movie and drinks nights

The well received Millennium Point Presents movie and drinks nights have continued to be a big success throughout 2021. Our partnership with the movie geeks, The Wine Events Company has offered more blockbuster showings including Back to the Future, Top Gun, Dirty Dancing, Rocketman and Love Actually.

With more exciting events on the way in 2022, want to get a feeling of what to expect? Check out our screening of the eighties classic Dirty Dancing below. Guests had the time of their lives with a live band, themed cocktails and movie trivia.

Millennium Point Charitable Trust reaches a £30m landmark in STEM support

In 2021 our Charitable Trust announced that it had reached a landmark £30m in STEM support to organisations across the West Midlands over the last seven years – including £4.98m in the last financial year alone.

For those that are not aware, our commercial activity that takes place in the Millennium Point building feeds back into the Millennium Point Charitable Trust. This enables the charity to donate to, invest in, and facilitate STEM-related projects, events and initiatives in the West Midlands. This has included over £2.7m in STEM grants to schools, not-for-profits and charities in Greater Birmingham and the Wider West Midlands.

To coincide with our grant programme , the trust funds £16,650 in STEM degree scholarships annually, in partnership with Birmingham City University. To date, scholarships have totalled over £83,000.

An example of the type of STEM projects we fund is showcased below.


Find more interesting content from Millennium Point over at our news section, or follow us for daily updates on FacebookTwitterInstagram and LinkedIn with @MillenniumPoint. Millennium Point is a landmark public building and multi-award-winning events venue in the Eastside of Birmingham City centre. Profits from our commercial activity are invested by the Millennium Point Charitable Trust into projects, events and initiatives which support the growth of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) and education in the West Midlands. 

You’ve got less than a week to book your seats for the musical hit Rocketman, alongside five ‘Elton John themed’ wines.

It’s almost time to reach the sky and head to Millennium Point, to experience a modern musical hit while enjoying five tasty wines. Rocketman with Wine takes place on Saturday 13th November at 7:30pm (doors open at 6:30pm).

Continuing our successful partnership, we will once again be teaming up with movie geeks, The Wine Events Company, who will be serving up Rocketman trivia alongside five ‘Elton John themed’ wines throughout the screening. As with any musical, there will be plenty of singing opportunities, so make sure those vocal cords are warmed up!

Rocketman with Wine at Millennium Point Birmingham.

About the film

Rocketman is the epic musical story of Elton John and his breakthrough years in the 1970s. It l ooks at his fantastical transformation from shy piano prodigy to international superstar. All of this set to the toe-tapping rythms of the pop music icons greatest hits.

Featuring: Taron Egerton, Richard Madden, Jamie Bell, Bryce Dallas Howard and many more.

Certificate: 15 | Running Time: 2 hours 1 minute

What do you get with your ticket?

Tickets are priced at £31.95 per person (plus Eventbrite fees) and you’ll get more than just a film screening!

Rocketman on the big screen: Admission to the film screening in our new and improved Auditorium with entertainment throughout by the film geeks at The Wine & Events Company

Five themed Wines: So, how do you pair wines with an Elton John movie? Well, we’ve researched Elton’s favourite wines from his demanding on-tour-Ryders and Wedding Breakfast menu. From the Loire to Burgundy, the Rhone Valley to Tuscany, Elton has an expensively decadent taste in wine that we will be sharing with you on the night. Not only that but we’ll show you how to enjoy a rockstar collection on a supermarket budget!

Don’t miss our movie and drink nights

Our movie and drinks nights have been hugely successful with fans and are not to be missed. Want to get a feeling of what to expect? Check out our screening of the eighties classic Dirty Dancing below. Guests had the time of their lives with a live band, themed cocktails and movie trivia. To keep up to date with all our event offerings please click here.

Feel the love this Christmas with Love Actually with Wine

With the festive period fast approaching, feel the love this Christmas with a screening and themed wine tasting experience of the seminal 2003 festive rom com, Love Actually. We’ve once again teamed up with the Wine Events Company to bring you a safe, fun, and interactive ‘wines and movie’ event in our multi-award-winning venue with one of Birmingham’s biggest screens.

The film is showing on Sunday 5th December, the doors will open at 4pm with the event starting at 5pm. There are limited tickets available so make your you secure your ticket for this fantastic festival event.

Getting to Millennium Point

Millennium Point is in the Eastside of Birmingham City Centre just 5-minutes walk from Moor Street and 15-minutes from Grand Central and the tram. For more information please click here.


Find more interesting content from Millennium Point over at our news section, or follow us for daily updates on FacebookTwitterInstagram and LinkedIn with @MillenniumPoint. Millennium Point is a landmark public building and multi-award-winning events venue in the Eastside of Birmingham City centre. Profits from our commercial activity are invested by the Millennium Point Charitable Trust into projects, events and initiatives which support the growth of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) and education in the West Midlands. 

Feel the love this Christmas with a screening and themed wine tasting experience of the seminal 2003 festive rom com, Love Actually. Millennium Point have once again teamed up with movie geeks The Wine Events Company for a fun and unique wine tasting. This festive event will include five themed wines and a very big screen, all for the price of £31.95 (plus fees).

You can book your ticket here.

About the film – several modern love stories in one classic film

Nine intertwined stories examine the complexities of the one emotion that connects us all: love. Among the characters explored are David (Hugh Grant), the handsome newly elected British prime minister who falls for a young junior staffer (Martine McCutcheon), Sarah (Laura Linney), a graphic designer whose devotion to her mentally ill brother complicates her love life, and Harry (Alan Rickman), a married man tempted by his attractive new secretary.

Featuring: Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Alan Rickman

Certificate: 15|Running Time: 2 hours 15 minutes

‘To me, you are perfect’- You to the wine… probably

The ‘new classic’ Christmas movie will be paused to pour you a glass of festive cheer as The Wine Events Company shares with you their five perfect wines. The film and wine connoisseurs will also pause the film at appropriate moments to share some fun movie trivia. For example, did you know the word ‘actually’ is spoken 22 times throughout the movie?

The event will be a safe, fun, and interactive ‘wines and movie’ event in our multi-award-winning venue with one of Birmingham’s biggest screens.

The film is showing on the 5th December, the doors will open at 4pm with the event starting at 5pm. There are limited tickets available so make your you secure your ticket for this fantastic festival event.

Our movie + drinks nights are not to be missed

Our movie + drinks nights have been hugely successful with fans and are not to be missed. Want to get a feeling of what to expect? Check out our screening of the eighties classic Dirty Dancing below. Guests had the time of their lives with a live band, themed cocktails, and movie trivia from the film geeks at The Wine Events Company.

We pride ourselves on our outstanding hospitality, with a wide range of events there is something for everyone. You can keep up to date with all our events on our refurbished website here.

Getting to Millennium Point

Millennium Point is in the Eastside of Birmingham City Centre just 5-minutes’ walk from Moor Street and 15-minutes from Grand Central and the tram. There is also limited parking on-site which means we’re easy to find regardless of how you travel. For more information please click here.

 


Find more interesting content from Millennium Point over at our news section, or follow us for daily updates on FacebookTwitterInstagram and LinkedIn with @MillenniumPoint. Millennium Point is a landmark public building and multi-award-winning events venue in the Eastside of Birmingham City centre. Profits from our commercial activity are invested by the Millennium Point Charitable Trust into projects, events and initiatives which support the growth of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) and education in the West Midlands. 

Get your vocal cords ready and reach the sky with the musical hit Rocketman alongside five ‘Elton John themed’ wines.

In less than a month it will be time to reach the sky and head to Millennium Point, to experience a modern musical hit while enjoying five tasty wines. Rocketman with Wine takes place on Saturday 13th November at 7:30pm (doors open at 6:30pm).

Continuing our successful partnership, we will once again be teaming up with movie geeks, The Wine Events Company, who will be serving up Rocketman trivia alongside five ‘Elton John themed’ wines throughout the screening. As with any musical, there will be plenty of singing opportunities, so make sure those vocal cords are warmed up!

Rocketman with Wine at Millennium Point Birmingham.

About the film

Rocketman is the epic musical story of Elton John and his breakthrough years in the 1970s. It l ooks at his fantastical transformation from shy piano prodigy to international superstar. All of this set to the toe-tapping rythms of the pop music icons greatest hits.

Featuring: Taron Egerton, Richard Madden, Jamie Bell, Bryce Dallas Howard and many more.

Certificate: 15 | Running Time: 2 hours 1 minute

What do you get with your ticket?

Tickets are priced at £31.95 per person (plus Eventbrite fees) and you’ll get more than just a film screening!

Rocketman on the big screen: Admission to the film screening in our new and improved Auditorium with entertainment throughout by the film geeks at The Wine & Events Company

Five themed Wines: So, how do you pair wines with an Elton John movie? Well, we’ve researched Elton’s favourite wines from his demanding on-tour-Ryders and Wedding Breakfast menu. From the Loire to Burgundy, the Rhone Valley to Tuscany, Elton has an expensively decadent taste in wine that we will be sharing with you on the night. Not only that but we’ll show you how to enjoy a rockstar collection on a supermarket budget!

Don’t miss our movie and drink nights

Our movie and drinks nights have been hugely successful with fans and are not to be missed. Want to get a feeling of what to expect? Check out our screening of the eighties classic Dirty Dancing below. Guests had the time of their lives with a live band, themed cocktails and movie trivia. To keep up to date with all our event offerings please click here.

Getting to Millennium Point

Millennium Point is in the Eastside of Birmingham City Centre just 5-minutes walk from Moor Street and 15-minutes from Grand Central and the tram. For more information please click here.


Find more interesting content from Millennium Point over at our news section, or follow us for daily updates on FacebookTwitterInstagram and LinkedIn with @MillenniumPoint. Millennium Point is a landmark public building and multi-award-winning events venue in the Eastside of Birmingham City centre. Profits from our commercial activity are invested by the Millennium Point Charitable Trust into projects, events and initiatives which support the growth of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) and education in the West Midlands. 

Get your vocal cords ready and reach the sky with this modern musical hit alongside five themed wines.

Reach the sky and head to Millennium Point this November to experience a modern musical hit while enjoying five themed wines. Rocketman with Wine takes place on Saturday 13th November at 7:30pm (doors open at 6:30pm). Continuing our successful partnership, we will once again be teaming up with movie geeks, The Wine Events Company, who will be serving up Rocketman trivia alongside your themed wines throughout the screening. As with any musical there will be plenty of singing opportunities, so make sure those vocal cords are warmed up!

About the film

Young Reginald Dwight changes his name to Elton John and collaborates with singer-songwriter Bernie Taupin to become one of the most iconic figures in pop history. Set to his most beloved songs, it’s the epic musical story of Elton John, his breakthrough years in the 1970s and his fantastical transformation from shy piano prodigy to international superstar.

Rocketman with Wine at Millennium Point Birmingham.

Featuring: Taron Egerton, Richard Madden, Jamie Bell, Bryce Dallas Howard and many more.

Certificate: 15 | Running Time: 2 hours 1 minute

What do you get with your ticket?

Tickets are priced at £31.95 per person (plus Eventbrite fees) and you’ll get more than just a film screening!

Rocketman on the big screen: Admission to the film screening in our new and improved Auditorium with entertainment throughout by the film geeks at The Wine & Events Company

Five themed Wines: So, how do you pair wines with an Elton John movie? Well, we’ve researched Elton’s favourite wines from his demanding on-tour-Ryders and Wedding Breakfast menu. From the Loire to Burgundy, the Rhone Valley to Tuscany, Elton has an expensively decadent taste in wine that we will be sharing with you on the night. Not only that but we’ll show you how to enjoy a rockstar collection on a supermarket budget!

Our movie + drinks nights are not to be missed

Our movie + drinks nights have been hugely successful with fans and are not to be missed. Want to get a feeling of what to expect? Check out our screening of the eighties classic Dirty Dancing below. Guests had the time of their lives with a live band, themed cocktails and movie trivia from the film geeks at The Wine Events Company. To keep up to date with all our event offerings please click here.

Getting to Millennium Point

Millennium Point is in the Eastside of Birmingham City Centre just 5-minutes walk from Moor Street and 15-minutes from Grand Central and the tram. There is also limited parking on-site which means we’re easy to find regardless of how you travel. For more information please click here.


Find more interesting content from Millennium Point over at our news section, or follow us for daily updates on FacebookTwitterInstagram and LinkedIn with @MillenniumPoint. Millennium Point is a landmark public building and multi-award-winning events venue in the Eastside of Birmingham City centre. Profits from our commercial activity are invested by the Millennium Point Charitable Trust into projects, events and initiatives which support the growth of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) and education in the West Midlands.