What's On?


Saturday 8 June

14:00 -17:00

The Grow Your Mind Zone

A variety of fascinating and hands-on exhibits will highlight the recent research of the University such as black holes and gravitational waves, in the family-friendly Grow Your Mind zone, plus music and dance – all outdoors of course! 

18:00 - 22:30

The Green Heart Prom

Music and singing from the University of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, our talented Festival Voices, and distinguished Solo Performances. Playing some recognised pieces for rousing audience participation, with a spectacular fireworks finale, we are all set to ‘raise the roof’!

We are proud to announce that Professor of Public Engagement in Science, Alice Roberts, will be hosting the Green Heart Prom.

Event Programme (PDF)


Sunday 9th June

From 13:30
CBSO on stage 19:00 - 20:00

The University of Birmingham is delighted to welcome the CBSO Song Festival to the Green Heart Festival Launch Weekend.

Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla – Conductor
Simon Halsey – CBSO Chorus Director
CBSO Chorus

For CBSO Conductor, Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla the Baltic Song Festivals have been a formative musical experience: now, together with the CBSO and their whole family of choirs, plus guest choirs drawn from throughout the region, we are delighted that the CBSO Song Festival will form a key part of our Green Heart Festival Launch Weekend. And everyone can take part!

Find out how your choir can participate.


The Arts & Science Festival at the Green Heart festival

 Festival Programme

Saturday 8 June 2019


‘Doors open’ to Public

13:00 - 17:00

Family Fun activities throughout the day

13:00 - 14:00

Drama Performances – by Main Stage

14:00 - 17:00

Junior Sports Activities

14:00 - 14:30

UOB Brass Band – by Main Stage.

14:30 - 14:45

Zumba – by Main Stage

14:45 - 15:15

Family samba workshop – by Main Stage

15:30 - 16:00

UOB Brass Band with Alumni Guests  - in front of Cuore Restaurant

16:00  -16:15

Zumba – by Main Stage

18:00 - 18:40

UOB Samba Band


Prom with University of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra starts


Fireworks finalé!

Sunday 9 June 2019

CBSO Song Festival

11:00 - 13:00

CBSO ‘Singalong’ rehearsal – Main Stage and terraced lawn

13:30 - 16:00

Choir performances – Main Stage area

19:00 - 20:00

CBSO and Choir Concert


Concert Ends