City Of Sport Gets Social: Birmingham 2022 Celebrates Three Years To Go With The Commonwealth Social
In celebration of three years to go milestone in the countdown, Birmingham 2022 is hosting the Commonwealth Social, a once in a lifetime event which will be a free family-friendly festival of sport, food and live performances.
The Commonwealth Social will take place on Saturday 27th July 2019 from 12:00 – 19:00 in Birmingham’s recently redeveloped Centenary Square. Keeping with Birmingham 2022’s Common Ground project, the Social will have the people of the West Midlands at its heart celebrating everything that makes this vibrant region special.
It will also be a first glimpse at the new Birmingham 2022 look and feel, which has been created by working closely with communities from across the West Midlands to create something that is truly representative of the region and its people as part of the Common Ground art project.
Popular local street food traders from Digbeth Dining Club take centre stage by providing a mouth-watering cuisine with dishes from across the Commonwealth. Each trader will also offer a special dish with £1 of its proceeds going to Foodinate, a not-for-profit organisation working to end local hunger.
Josie Stevens, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer for Birmingham 2022 said:
“Local people are at the heart of Birmingham 2022, they are what will make these Games truly special, so we’re inviting people across the region to join us and some of our athletes to celebrating this major milestone. Birmingham & the West Midlands has a rich cultural heritage so what better to way to bring people together than to unite over a shared love of sport, food and live performances!
Communal dining tables in the centre of the square will encourage visitors to come together as a community along with a host of local celebrities and sporting stars to put their stamp on the Games in the way that only Birmingham can.
The day will play host to a number of sports demonstrations as well as music performances from regional talent. Team England athletes from the region and beyond will be in attendance to join in the celebration and mingle with local people.