5:00pm

Monday

5th

August

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Commonwealth Collective & Volunteer Celebration

Everyone’s invited back!

Two volunteers in orange and blue uniforms dance in Victoria Square during the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
ALL EVENTS WERE HELD AT CENTENARY SQUARE BIRMINGHAM
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The 14,000+ Commonwealth Collective and more volunteers, from performers to drivers, made the summer of ‘22 an unforgettable experience.

One year on, everyone’s invited back to share their community spirit with music and dancing for a gathering that celebrates the power of togetherness.

Iconic balti-orange and blue uniforms, performance costumes and any Games outfits are welcome!

The Commonwealth Collective & Volunteer Celebration is part of a whole day of programming at Birmingham Festival 23 that celebrates collective spirit. Come for the whole day, or at 5pm we’re encouraging any and all types of Birmingham 2022 volunteer to come down to the Festival for a mass gathering to meet up with fellow volunteers to reignite some awesome Summer of ‘22 energy.

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Line Dancing
A group of people line dance in pairs in Victoria Square at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
OTHER EVENTS ON THIS DAY
FULL SCHEDULE
ACROSS THE FESTIVAL
Programme Strands
PROGRAMME STRANDS
Sound Bath

Each Monday to Friday morning at 11 AM, our friends at Sense, the Selly Oak-based charity for people with complex disabilities, will bring an amazing sensory experience. Soak in the mesmerizing sounds of singing bowls, bells,…

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Perrys Party Picnic
Perry’s Party Picnic

He’s back! Did you meet Perry last year? Come say ‘hello’ and join in a fun party picnic, where Perry will attempt circus skills, try out Brazilian martial arts Capoeira, sing opera, and dance in outer…

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Made In Brum
Made in Brum

Our amazing city is packed with inspiring talent. Our performers, selected through a city-wide callout, will bring you some of the best local talent and arts, from music, dance, poetry, and more. Come witness brilliant community…

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Power Hour
Power Hour

Bhangra? Drum N Bounce? Boxing? Power Hour is a fun workout for everyone to loosen your body and get you moving, in any way you feel. Incredible instructors will lead you through a new exercise from…

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Twilight Takeover
Twilight Takeover

As the summer sun sets, grab a drink, grab your friends, and soak up the sounds and atmosphere of some amazing performances. Established and newly-formed incredible arts organizations across Birmingham will bring performances especially created or…

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ACROSS THE FESTIVAL