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Talking Benches

The 'talking benches' project had two parts; the first to purchase and install 5 benches along Bartley Meadows, and the second to hold an event 'talking benches'; celebrating the benches and the Commonwealth Games. 5 benches, 5 topics, 5 conversations about the Commonwealth Games. Click below to watch the videos. 

Venues of the Commonwealth Games

Check out information on venues used for the Commonwealth Games, including Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Birmingham University, and The Utilitia Arena. 

History of the Commonwealth Games

With this conversation learn about the history of the Commonwealth Games, how they came to be, and how they have transformed over the decades. 

Local Commonwealth Heroes

Brimming with pride, we talk you through some of the West Midlands athletes stepping up to represent their country in a variety of sports during the Commonwealth Games. 

History of the Commonwealth

More than just a remnant of Empire, here we explore the Commonwealth as a growing, voluntary organisation of countries, some of whom were never part of the British Empire. 

Celebrating Birmingham's Diversity

Birmingham is known for its diversity, much of which is thanks to it's links to the Commonwealth, with people from all over the Commonwealth travelling to Birmingham and setting up home here. 

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