About

Bournville Hub is a home for community, for businesses and for learning.

It’s a work-place, story-time corner, games night venue, cake-stop, artists’ studio, meeting-place, after-school treat, somewhere to check emails, and home to Birmingham’s only independent bookshop – The Bookshop on the Green.

During the week, Bournville Hub is a-buzz with classes, clubs and pop ups for all ages. On Saturdays, it’s a place where book-lovers congregate to enjoy proper browsing, good conversation and cake, and to find out about our latest author events.

From January 2020, Bournville Hub will also be the home of Bournville Box Office too.

“The Hub has everything you need in one place - plenty of high chairs, changing facilities, free parking, and it's a really stress-free environment.

After our class, everyone chats at a big table and it's so lovely to meet other parents in a friendly space.”
Becky Morris and Matilda

A bit of history

In 2014, the Bournville based not-for-profit social enterprise Busy Parents Network was asked by Bournville Village Trust to take care of the management of the Hub for a year; to gather support, open the doors to new organisations, host new activities and make things happen both inside the building and within the community.

It was so successful, we’ve continued to run it for the community and the Hub has gone from strength to strength. It is now regularly used by over 50 community groups. Office space on the third floor is used by social enterprises and self-employed workers.

Bournville Hub is also the HQ for Bournville BookFest. Also founded by Busy Parents Network and now an independent charity, Bournville BookFest has grown in just 6 years to be one of the UK’s biggest children’s book festivals and is beloved by children, parents, grandparents and authors and illustrators alike.

Meet your favourite authors. Discover astonishing books. Interactive storytelling fun at Birmingham's only dedicated children's book festival for 0-12s.

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