All the events taking place in Solihull during the Commonwealth Games

Solihull is ready for a flurry of activity during the commonwealth games. Traveling fans will use the airport, sporting events will take place at the NEC, hotels will be used for the Athletes’ Village, and the Queen’s Baton Relay will pass through the borough.

The Queen’s Baton Relay will take place on July 26, two days before the official start of the Games. There will be up to seven events taking place along the route during the day.

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However, Council of Solihull announced that many other events are planned in the borough in preparation for and during the Games. Take a look at the full list below:

June 6 – July 4: Commonwealth Children’s Crafts Walk-in

A chance for children to create Commonwealth flags, pom poms and decorative batons in preparation for the Queen’s Baton Relay on July 26.

Location: Dickens Heath Library, Old Dickens Heath Road, B90 1SD

Time: Mon 2pm-5pm, Tuesday 2pm-5pm, Thursday 11am-1pm & 2pm-5pm, Saturday 10am-2pm

June 18: Tappin’ In – The Live Show

Tappin’ In is a free mass participation tap event as part of the Birmingham 2022 festival which aims to bring people together through the form of dance. type in came to Chelmsley Wood in May, but there is another chance to attend the event in Birmingham this month.

Stephanie Ridings, Artistic Director of Tappin’ In, said, “It was wonderful spending time with each of the bands and watching them begin their tap-dancing journey. We look forward to our last moment when everyone can join us for a mass tap lesson and a shim sham – the biggest the town has ever seen!

“And you don’t need experience – although you can watch and learn from our online tutorials, with options for all abilities, including seated and body drumming options, hope we see you the low.”

Location: Brindleyplace, Birmingham, B1 2JQ

Time: Doors open at 2 p.m., show starts at 3 p.m., tap class at 3:45 p.m.



Stephanie Ridings – Tappin’ In, Birmingham Rehearsal
2 July – 13 August: Solihull and friendlies

A free exhibition which celebrates the sporting heroes of Solihull linked to the Commonwealth Games. Recommended for all ages but more suitable for adults and older children.

Location: 1st Floor Heritage Gallery, The Core Library, Homer Road, B91 3RG

Time: Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday 9am-5pm; Wednesday 10am-5pm; Thursday 9am-8pm

July 7: Commonwealth Theme Schools Transition Event

An event for 11-year-old Tudor Grange students transitioning to local high schools. Closed to schoolchildren only.

Location: Tudor Grange School, Dingle Lane, B91 3PD

Time: Normal school hours

July 21 – July 24: Anthem Anthem Revolution

In the Anthem Anthem Revolution installation, participants compete against a table tennis robot to hear a new national song written by Tasmanian children, an anthem that reflects their hopes and dreams for the country and which has been recorded by the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. The only way to hear this anthem is to defeat the increasingly difficult robot in a game of ping pong.

This event is organized in conjunction with Birmingham 2022 and will move to the Smithfield Market Festival site in Birmingham on July 29.

Location: Mell Square, Solihull, B91 3AZ

Time: Around 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

July 26: On Yer Bike – A Community Musical

A community musical piece played by the people of Solihull which celebrates the sport of cycling. Before Land Rover made cars, The Rover Company started making bicycles in the 19th century. on your bike traces the journey of Tommy Godwin, Solihull’s ‘father of cycling’, and the borough’s role in cycling history.

Location: Solihull Jubilee Gardens

Time: 6:30 p.m. (performances at the Core Theater on July 29 and 30 at 7 p.m.)

July 26: Walk-in activity for children

A free walk-in event for kids to make their own Queen’s Baton on Relay Day. There will also be a sports-themed scavenger hunt and refreshments served between 2:15 and 4 p.m.

Location: Balsall Common Library, Kenilworth Road, CV7 7EL

Time: 10.30am-4pm

July 26: Dickens Heath Parish Council Community Event

Local event with arts and crafts activities such as creating a Commonwealth flag and waving pom poms on July 26 for the Queen’s Baton.

Location: Dickens Heath Village Green, Hensborough Road

Time: 2-5 p.m.

July 26: One-day activities at the Knowle Library

Many family activities such as a treasure hunt, a Commonwealth flag-making session and quizzes for adults and children. Tea, coffee and cakes will be available throughout the day.

Location: Knowle Library, High Street, B93 0LL

Time: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2 p.m.-5 p.m.

July 26: Craft Workshop at Marston Green Library

A morning of crafts and refreshments for the kids after the Queen’s Baton has passed through the area.

Location: Marston Green Library

Time: 10am-1pm

July 26: Meriden Parish Council Community Event

Another local community event set up by the parish council. Arts and crafts, especially stick making, will take place at the Meriden Pavilion on Relay Day.

Location: Meriden Pavilion, CV7 7RU

Time: from 1 p.m.

July 28: Commonwealth Games and Entertainment

An event featuring Commonwealth Games fun for up to 15 children at Hobbs Moat Library. Tickets are required for this one and will be available 2 weeks before the event.

Location: Hobbs Moat Library, Ulleries Road, B92 8EB

Time: 11h00-12h30

28 July – 8 August: Live performance of the Commonwealth Games in Place Mell

A large screen is being installed in Mell Square and Theater Square to broadcast live BBC coverage of the Games. The council said local sports and cultural activities will also take place in these public spaces during the Games.

Location: Place du Mell and Place du Théâtre

Time: 9am-6pm

Alison McGrory, deputy director of communities and partnerships at Solihull Council, said one of the most important aspects of the Games in Solihull involves the local community.

She said: “We have the live sites in Solihull town center and a period of activity around the communities. It is essential that people feel that the Games are on their doorstep.

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