I’ve just checked the weather report for this Sunday and supposedly it’s going to be partly cloudy with a high of 18°C (64.4°F) which makes it (hopefully) the perfect day to enjoy Community Day happening at the University of Birmingham from 11 to 4. Last year, I spent a Saturday there filling balloons making sure there weren’t too many kids on our bouncy castle with the Student Parents & Carers Association. This year I’m still going to be filling some helium balloons, but I’m also going to make sure we have a plan ahead of time so that we get to see and do all the things we’d really enjoy.
From the Community Day programme the Boy’s already starred more than a dozen things he wants to do. We seem to have moved on from the face painting, arts & crafts and bouncy castle that we spent a lot of time at in the Guild of Students last year. This year he’s looking forward to seeing the robot demos in the Arts Building, speed sketching at the Barber Institute, and pretty much all of the dinosaur related activities at the Lapworth Museum of Gelology.
I’m hoping for a leisurely stroll around the Barber Institute, the Summer Festival Wind and Brass Bands, checking out plans for the new library, and touring the new Bramall Music Building. I hope the rain holds off, but even if it doesn’t, we will be there umbrella in hand enjoying all the indoor activities and lectures and possibly a cheeky pint in Bratby Bar. If you live in the midlands, you should come and join us for a brilliant day, rain or shine! See you there!