When Millennium Point heard about LoveBrum’s volunteering opportunities, they were eager to get involved. Earlier this month a few members of the Millennium Point team joined Moor Pool Heritage Trust to help tend to the green spaces. Once overgrown, the space’s pathways are visible once more for all to enjoy.

Who are LoveBrum?

LoveBrum is a registered charity that supports hidden gem projects across Birmingham that are often volunteer led and that deliver real change, with outcomes that can be seen, measured, enjoyed, and loved.

They support the ‘hard-to-reach’ projects, those causes that do not receive the platform or funding that they probably deserve. LoveBrum aim to support over 30 projects per year, and to reach out to all corners of the city to remind people how great Birmingham is. Every penny raised from individual memberships and fundraising stays in Birmingham and goes straight to the chosen causes.

LoveBrum have funded almost 200 local, hard to reach causes, ran 11 successful fundraising events raising over £200,000 to fund Birmingham projects. Since beginning LoveBrum now have over 1,000 members who are passionate about Birmingham.

Who are Moor Pool Heritage Trust?

The Moor Pool Heritage Trust is a charity born out of the Moor Pool Residents Association in 2011, formed specifically to acquire the community facilities for the benefit of the local and wider community. Following this success, the Trust now strives to protect and preserve Moor Pool for the benefit of future generations, but also to ensure it raises awareness of its importance to the wider public.

We caught up with one volunteer, Vanessa, Head of PLD at Millennium Point to find out how the day went

As a charity we are keen to help and support other local charities and we were quick to respond when LoveBrum asked if anyone would like to volunteer to help Moor Pool Heritage Trust, based in Harborne who were looking for a team to help tend to their green spaces as they had become rather overgrown! This was a fantastic opportunity to give something back to our local community and do something to help Moor Pool residents and schools.

Volunteer

The day was amazing from start to finish – the team at Moor Pool looked after us like we were family, the sun was shining and after a quick tour around we were soon chopping down a massively overgrown orchard area used by local schools, weeding outside the community hall, and clearing pathways. The results were amazing and rewarding as the outcome of our work was quickly visible. We may have picked up a few stings from the very tall stinging nettles and scratches from brambles, but the team worked seamlessly together to get the work done. It was quickly apparent how easy the work seemed to be as we were truly working as a team.  The day is one that we would like to repeat, and I think each one of us took away a secret wish to move one day to Moor Pool estate to live. It is only a short distance from the city centre but is has a rich history and is a real hidden gem to visit’.

Volunteer

Why did Millennium Point volunteer?

Millennium Point recently became a patron for LoveBrum who offered us the opportunity to volunteer. As a community driven organisation, we are eager to support activities that can benefit the city and the region. By teaming up, we can make a better future for all.

This isn’t the only way we try to help; we are a strong supporter of STEM education and provide funds for grants, projects, and scholarships. You can keep up to date with all our latest news on the Trust 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. 

With Summer just around the corner, there is no better time to start planning your works Christmas party. We know this probably isn’t something you want to hear, but as experts in the field trust us when we say it comes around quicker than you think.

Make Millennium Point your place to go this Christmas in our award-winning Birmingham city centre venue. Expect to receive first-class hospitality, hassle-free planning, and a high-quality service when you book with us. Confirm your Christmas party at Millennium Point by 29th July 2022 and we will upgrade your package to include complimentary prosecco for every table.

So, get your Santa hat on and read more below our early bird incentive and festive packages below.

Make Millennium Point your place to go this Christmas for your exclusive private party

Give your guests a VIP experience with our Exclusive Christmas Party package. This package comes with the sumptuous two course Christmas banqueting menu.

Guests will be treated to a drink on arrival under our dazzling 39ft Christmas tree before sitting down to a sumptuous two-course Christmas banqueting menu. Got room for more? You can upgrade to a three-course meal for just an extra £5 per head.

Tables will be dressed in stylish centre pieces with a luxury cracker and associated novelties for each guest to enjoy. Later, guests can party on the dancefloor with our resident DJ and take full advantage of the private fully licenced bar.

The Dinner Dance Party is suitable for party sizes of 70-200. Enquire now

Want something more on brand?

We want to make every Christmas party special, so if you have something more bespoke in mind for your private party, our events team are happy to help! Get in contact to discuss more.

Smaller teams – Millennium Point has you covered with our shared Christmas Party

Taking place at our award-winning Birmingham city centre venue on Saturday 10th December, this package includes a three-course dinner and a fully licenced bar. Throughout the night enjoy a DJ playing all the festive classics while you dance on the dancefloor.

Tickets just cost £40 + VAT, this is a great event to attend without having to break the bank. Tickets are sold by the table (minimum of 8 tickets). Enquire now.

Whichever you choose, you can be assured that you and your guests will receive outstanding hospitality, which is big on quality without maxing the company card. Find out more about our Christmas packages here.

Early bird gets the prosecco

Confirm your Christmas party at Millennium Point by 29th July 2022 and we will upgrade your package to include complimentary prosecco for every table. Meaning you can truly bring in the Christmas cheer with your team.

In addition, the person who books the event will be entered into a prize draw to win a £100 Amazon voucher.

Terms and conditions can be found here.

Our Christmas Tree makes the perfect selfie backdrop

Our 39ft Christmas tree is put together by Christmas experts The Christmas Decorators. It takes a team of 5 installers and a team of 7 decorators, to prepare the branches and baubles. The Christmas tree takes around 10 hours to complete. With good reason too as there are over 21,000 lights and 1,500 baubles to set up!

We boast one of the largest indoor Christmas trees in Birmingham at 12 metres tall. It’s also accompanied by two nutcrackers giving visitors lots of opportunities to snap a festive selfie.

Make your event sparkle when booking with Millennium Point

Choose Millennium Point to book your event with our beautiful 39ft tree on display to give your event the wow factor at no additional cost. Our multi-award-winning venue has 11 versatile spaces to choose from ensuring the perfect space is offered for your event.

If you have something in mind our friendly events team have over 40 years in events experience and are happy to help. Get in contact for any questions you may have with our team.

We’ve launched our new and improved venue and catering brochures, brimming with all the right information you need to make your event first class. We review our collateral on a regular basis to ensure our multie-award winning event service remains current and competative. Read on for what’s new below, and get in touch with our team to see why you should make your next event a Millennium Point event.

All your event needs in one place!

Our new and improved venue brochure has all your event needs in one place. Learn about all 11 of our flexible event spaces, suitable for almost any event, from purpose built meeting suites to a newly upgraded giant screen Auditorium perfect for conferences right through to esports tournaments. The brochure gives you an overview of each space, their capabilities and special features. The brochure also includes new eye catching photography, giving you a real sense of what our award-winning venue is all about.

Want to get a first look? Click below to download your copy.

Check out our new sustainable catering menu

We are excited to launch our new catering menu, which is full of tasty choices perfect for your next event. Our mission is to make our catering options as sustainable as possible. Our newest menu is our most sustainable yet, with a higher range of veggie options and where possible we use locally sourced ingredients.

Click below to read our full catering menu.

Help support STEM in the region by booking with us

Help support STEM in the region and widen your CSR just by booking an event at Millennium Point. Commercial profits from our multi-award-winning events business and landmark public building go towards our charitable trust. The Millennium Point Charitable Trust reached a landmark £30m in STEM support to organisations across the West Midlands over the last seven years.

Millennium Point always has something going on!

Keep up to date with the latest Millennium Point news and events. We can’t wait to welcome you to our landmark building!


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. 

Deadline for the Scholarship is drawing near, with just 48 hours to go now is the time to submit your application.

In partnership with Birmingham City University, each year Millennium Point Trust fund an undergraduate degree at BCU. There are over 20 courses to choose from in industries for Built Environment, Computing, Digital Technology and Engineering. The deadline is in just under 28 hours at 5pm Friday 11th March 2022, and can be done via your computer, laptop, tablet and mobile.

You can apply all online on our website here.

Applying is quick, easy and all online

You can easily apply for a Scholarship on our website, through your phone, tablet, or computer. The competition is open to applicants aged 17 and over within the West Midlands Combined Authority, who are looking to start a qualifying degree in September 2022.

Read the application from carefully and start to answer each question. Think about why you want to study your chosen degree and what you want to do in the future. Also discuss any personal attributes and skills that could help you be the next winner of the Scholarship.

It’s a two-stage application, with the final stage being an assessment day. If you make it to the final, you will be invited to participate in developmental workshops that will focus on supporting our personal development and professionalism in both interview and presentation skills.

Last year’s winner Asima

The 37-year-old mum of five was studying Social Science and Humanities at Dudley College, before she secured the scholarship in aims to study planning.

All the finalists attended an assessment day at Millennium Point, where they each presented to a panel of five judges, Asima impressed the panel and was selected as the lucky winner of the Scholarship, which has already helped launch the careers of six outstanding STEM students.

Asima said ‘The Scholarship application was very simple, easy, and quick. The judges were a delight to present in front of, they made me feel so comfortable and relaxed and there is so much you can learn from them. I enjoyed the training and all the help provided prior to the presentation, it was very valuable and enjoyable experience. I also loved the interaction I got from the judges.’

Need any help finishing your application?

We want everyone to have the best chance of success when applying for our Scholarship scheme, and sometimes bigging yourself up can be a little daunting. That’s why we have created a helpful guide to aid you through your application. Keep an eye out on our social media for any new blogs, videos or resources that can help further.

You can always contact our friendly Trust team for any other enquiries you may have.

Deadline is fast approaching, apply today and see what you can achieve

The Millennium Point Trust Scholarship has kickstarted the career for 7 outstanding students already. By applying you could be in a chance to win a fully funded degree. So you won’t have to worry about paying back any fees.

The application deadline is fast approaching, closing on Friday 11th March, apply on our website today.

Why do we do this?

At Millennium Point we believe that STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) is important for the future of the region. Now, more than ever young people need our support and encouragement for them to unlock their potential. The scholarship is just one of the ways we can provide support to help them achieve their goals.

Applications are now open for the life changing scholarship with courses in Engineering. In partnership with Birmingham City University, each year Millennium Point Trust fund an undergraduate degree at BCU.

There are over 20 courses to choose from in industries for Built Environment, Computing, Digital Technology and Engineering. Applications are now open, and the deadline is 5pm Friday 11th March 2022, this is a two-stage application process where successful applications will be invited to an assessment day on Tuesday 10th May 2022.

Apply on our website today!

Courses in Engineering

There are several courses to choose from, have a look through and see everything you can achieve!

What can you do with a engineering degree?

Birmingham City University wrote why by doing an engineering degree you will be joining an ever evolving and diverse industry. A career in engineering is not only exciting but will provide you with opportunities to be innovative and shape the world we live in.

Applying is easy and simple

The competition is open to applicants aged 17 and over within the West Midlands Combined Authority, who are looking to start a qualifying degree in September 2022.

Read the application from carefully and start to answer each question. Think about why you want to study your chosen degree and what you want to do in the future. Also discuss any personal attributes and skills that could help you be the next winner of the Scholarship.

It’s a two-stage application, with the final stage being an assessment day. If you make it to the final, you will be invited to participate in developmental workshops that will focus on supporting our personal development and professionalism in both interview and presentation skills.

Need help with anything?

We want everyone to have the best chance of success when applying for our Scholarship scheme, and sometimes bigging yourself up can be a little daunting. That’s why we have created a helpful guide to aid you through your application. Keep an eye out on our social media for any new blogs, videos, or resources that can help further.

You can always contact our friendly Trust team for any other enquiries you may have.

Why do we do this?

At Millennium Point we believe that STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) is important for the future of the region. Now, more than ever young people need our support and encouragement for them to unlock their potential. The scholarship is just one of the ways we can provide support to help them achieve their goals.

Want to start your career in Engineering, apply for our Scholarship today!

Applications are now open with the deadline on Friday 11th March 2022, apply now and see what you can achieve!

 


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.

Don’t miss out on our life-changing Scholarship. Applications close on Friday 11th March 2022. 

What is the Millennium Point Scholarship?

Now in it’s 8th year, the Millennium Point Scholarship is an annual competition, aimed at anyone aged 17 or over that is looking to go to university. One lucky winner in the West Midlands will get their undergraduate degree fully funded by Millennium Point in partnership with Birmingham City University. The initial application takes less than 30 minutes and can be done online on a laptop or any mobile device. The top applicants will then be invited to an interview before a winner is announced.

What courses can I study?

There are over 20 courses to choose from in industries for Built Environment, Computing, Digital Technology and Engineering. For more information on what courses are available click here.

A look back on the 2021 winner

2021 saw 37-year-old mum of five, Asima Adnan crownded the Scholarship winner. After impressing the panel of judges, Asima began her fully funded Planning degree in September. Find out more about Asima’s journey to victory by watching the video below.

You’ve got two weeks to kickstart your career

With just two weeks to go don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity, kickstart your new career today by clicking below.

Please note that this scholarship is only applicable to Birmingham City University’s Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment. You must also be based in the West Midlands to apply.

We are here to help

Bigging yourself up can be quite daunting — we get that! But it’s an awesome skill to have which is why we’ve made a handy little guide to help you with your application process. For more information and useful tips 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.

Applications are now open for the life changing scholarship. In partnership with Birmingham City University, each year Millennium Point Trust fund an undergraduate degree at BCU.

There are over 20 courses to choose from in industries for Built Environment, Computing, Digital Technology and Engineering. Applications are now open, and the deadline is 5pm Friday 11th March 2022, this is a two-stage application process where successful applications will be invited to an assessment day on Tuesday 10th May 2022.

Apply on our website today!

Courses in Digital Technology

There are several courses to choose from within Digital Technology, have a look through and see everything you can achieve!

What can you do with a Digital Technology degree?  

Birmingham City University wrote why by doing a Digital Technology is an exciting industry to be in, with a bigger demand than ever for jobs. Digital Technology is a huge part of everyday life and with new inventions and chances for innovation, embarking on a career in digital technology has never been so exciting.

Applying is easy and simple

The competition is open to applicants aged 17 and over within the West Midlands Combined Authority, who are looking to start a qualifying degree in September 2022.

Read the application from carefully and start to answer each question. Think about why you want to study your chosen degree and what you want to do in the future. Also discuss any personal attributes and skills that could help you be the next winner of the Scholarship.

It’s a two-stage application, with the final stage being an assessment day. If you make it to the final, you will be invited to participate in developmental workshops that will focus on supporting our personal development and professionalism in both interview and presentation skills.

Need help with anything?

We want everyone to have the best chance of success when applying for our Scholarship scheme, and sometimes bigging yourself up can be a little daunting. That’s why we have created a helpful guide to aid you through your application. Keep an eye out on our social media for any new blogs, videos, or resources that can help further.

You can always contact our friendly Trust team for any other enquiries you may have.

Why do we do this?

At Millennium Point we believe that STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) is important for the future of the region. Now, more than ever young people need our support and encouragement for them to unlock their potential. The scholarship is just one of the ways we can provide support to help them achieve their goals.

Want to start your career in Digital Technology, apply for our Scholarship today!

Applications are now open with the deadline on Friday 11th March 2022, apply now and see what you can achieve!

 


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.

Two of the Midlands best-loved charities are coming together to test your limits in the ultimate battle of the elements. Acorns Children’s Hospice and LoveBrum have teamed up to bring a Fire and Ice Walk extravaganza to Birmingham next month.

The event on Friday 11 March, which is taking place at our landmark venue, Millennium Point, will see fearless fundraisers walk over hot coals or broken glass in aid of these two incredible causes.

Two great charities both helping the community

Zoe Baggott, Senior Manager for Area and Events, at Acorns, said: “We’re thrilled to join forces with LoveBrum to bring you the big Brummie bash you’ve all been waiting for. This your chance to do something amazing and help two local charities continue our work in the community.

“Acorns relies on money raised through events like this to fund our lifeline care and support for life limited and life threatened children. By joining #TeamFire or #TeamIce you’ll be helping us be there for every child and family that needs us.”

Once the Fire and Ice walks are complete, the evening will continue with celebrations, fun, food, and incredible entertainment – all in aid of Acorns and LoveBrum.

Rebecca Simkiss-Walker, Chair of LoveBrum, said: “The last 18 months have been extremely difficult for so many, and the charitable sector has been deeply affected by the pandemic. Yet, during this time of struggle at LoveBrum we have heard so many inspirational stories of those who have gone above and beyond during the pandemic to do what they can to help others in need.

“Now, with in-person events starting to make a comeback, and as we look to the future, we are thrilled to be working alongside the amazing team at Acorns Children’s Hospice to host the 2022 Fire and Ice Walk on the 11 March at the iconic Millennium Point.

“We look forward to welcoming our guests to the event, and with so much on offer, from great food vendors to family fun, there will be something for all the family to enjoy, all whilst raising vital funds for two local Charities who do so much for our region, ensuring we can carry on building a better Brum!

“The evening is set to be an amazing celebration of both our city and the power of collaboration, and a fun-filled experience for both spectators and participants alike – we can’t wait!”

About Acorn’s Children’s Hospice

Acorns Children’s Hospice provides specialist palliative care for life limited and life threatened children and support for their families from its three hospices, based in Birmingham, Walsall and Worcester, and in the community.

In the past year the charity has cared for more than 700 children and almost 1,000 families, including those who are bereaved.

It cost Acorns £27,000 per day to provides its lifeline care and support, the bulk of which comes from fundraising and donations.

About LoveBrum

LoveBrum is a registered charity that supports hidden gem projects across Birmingham that are often volunteer led and that deliver real change. The charity aims to support over 36 projects per year, and to reach out to all corners of the second city.

As an Award-Winning Charity, Millennium Point are thrilled to be involved

The Millennium Point team are excited to tackle the elements, this year choosing to be #TeamIce and brave the broken glass walk.

If you want to support the team, Millennium Point have set up a Just Giving page where you can donate to help continue the important work Acorn’s and LoveBrum do. Want to watch on the sidelines? The public can also buy tickets to cheer the team along, the night will include entertainment rom DJ TONi, magic, face painting and balloon modelling from Magic Party, as well as an amazing circus workshop from CircusMash.

Don’t forget, if you get a bit cold outside, join us inside and gaze at Luke Jerram’s breathtaking Gaia.

Join Team Ice or Team Fire and make a difference

Registration for each of the Fire and Ice walks is £40, with a minimum sponsorship requirement of £150. Included in the price is the daring walk of your choice, an exclusive event t-shirt, a fundraising pack and wristband for entry into the event village.

Spectator tickets, available on a first-come first-served basis, are £10. General entry is £5 for adults, children (under 16) are free.

To join #TeamIce or #TeamFire and for more information, please visit www.acorns.org.uk/fireandice2022

 


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.

Applications are now open for the life changing scholarship. In partnership with Birmingham City University, each year Millennium Point Trust fund an undergraduate degree at BCU.

There are over 20 courses to choose from in industries for Built Environment, Computing, Digital Technology and Engineering. Applications are now open, and the deadline is 5pm Friday 11th March 2022, this is a two-stage application process where successful applications will be invited to an assessment day on Tuesday 10th May 2022.

Apply on our website today!

Courses in Computing   

There are several courses to choose from within Computing, have a look through and see everything you can achieve!

The future with a computing degree

Birmingham City University wrote why a computing degree is important and the value that it brings to multiple industries. ‘In the future all industries will acquire some element of tech. Technological advancements have not only changed the way we live but are becoming more vital to a range of industries. In fact, the computer and information technology field is expected to grow by 13% from 2016-2026, which is faster than the average growth rate of all occupations (National University)’.

Applying is easy and simple

The competition is open to applicants aged 17 and over within the West Midlands Combined Authority, who are looking to start a qualifying degree in September 2022.

Read the application from carefully and start to answer each question. Think about why you want to study your chosen degree and what you want to do in the future. Also discuss any personal attributes and skills that could help you be the next winner of the Scholarship.

It’s a two-stage application, with the final stage being an assessment day. If you make it to the final, you will be invited to participate in developmental workshops that will focus on supporting our personal development and professionalism in both interview and presentation skills.

Need help with anything?

We want everyone to have the best chance of success when applying for our Scholarship scheme, and sometimes bigging yourself up can be a little daunting. That’s why we have created a helpful guide to aid you through your application. Keep an eye out on our social media for any new blogs, videos, or resources that can help further.

You can always contact our friendly Trust team for any other enquiries you may have.

Want to start your career in Computing, apply for our Scholarship today!

Applications are now open with the deadline on Friday 11th March 2022, apply now and see what you can achieve!


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.

The awe-inspiring Gaia artwork, created by artist Luke Jerram, has been unveiled in Birmingham for the first time today, at award-winning events and conference venue, Millennium Point.

The major art installation is free-of-charge to see and will be on display at Millennium Point from 1st February until Monday 28th March, giving visitors the unique opportunity to view the Earth as it appears from space.

A magnificent view of Earth in the heart of Birmingham

Created from detailed NASA imagery of the Earth’s surface and measuring seven metres in diameter, Gaia invites guests to appreciate the beauty and majesty of our planet on an awe-inspiring scale. The spectacular artwork is 1.8 million times smaller than the Earth, with each centimetre of the sculpture depicting 18km of the Earth’s surface.

The installation is on display in Millennium Point’s impressive atrium, suspended from above and slowly revolving, giving visitors the chance to view the Earth from every angle as never before. The artwork is also accompanied by a specially created surround sound composition by BAFTA award-winning composer Dan Jones.

Millennium Point’s exciting event schedule unveiled

What’s more, to celebrate Gaia’s arrival, Millennium Point has announced an exciting programme of film screenings, family activities and themed events throughout February and March, which are now available to book online via the venue’s website. Events include a special screening of Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet over Valentines weekend; film screenings of family-favourites The Little Mermaid and Moana during February half term.

On the 7th and 28th February, take a break and enjoy free yoga with Maria Widdows under the breath-taking Gaia. Join her as she leads a grounding, balancing yoga practice, no experience needed. Have an open mind, take a breath, and connect back to Mother Earth. Spaces can be booked through her website.

Grab your dancing shoes on 19th March and prepare to watch 3 DJs battle it out under Gaia at our Silent Disco ran by Silent Noize. The ‘out of this world’ event will be a night to remember, grab your friends and hit the dancefloor.

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.

What it means to showcase Gaia

Abbie Vlahakis, CEO at Millennium Point, said: “We’re delighted to see this profound artwork on display, which encourages us to appreciate the beauty of our planet like never before.

“Gaia has been displayed across the globe – from Rome to Shanghai – so we’re thrilled to bring it to the very heart of Birmingham for the first time, so that people across the region can enjoy this incredible artwork up close. We can’t wait to welcome visitors for an experience that’s out of this world!”

Express and Star
© Photo: Express & Star

Luke Jerram, artist and creator of Gaia, commented: “I’m excited that Gaia is now on display in Birmingham, and I hope that people from across the city and beyond will have the chance to experience a new perspective of our place on the planet.

“I hope visitors to Gaia at Millennium Point get to see the Earth as if from space; an incredibly beautiful and precious place. It is an ecosystem we urgently need to look after and our only home.”

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

 


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.