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Birmingham’s Olympics celebrations and cultural events are in full swing!

We’re looking forward to welcoming US and Jamaican athletes to our City and anticipating many successful achievements of our national Olympics hopefuls in Team GB.

Some key dates for the 2012 Olympiad are as follows: Games time is 27th July to 12th August. This will be followed by the Paralympic Games 29th August to 9th September. The Olympic Torch Relay will make its way across the Country between 18th May and 27th July.

Birmingham is very pleased to be hosting the Torch Relay for an overnight stay on Saturday, 30th June.  This overnight stay will include a “Super Event” at Cannon Hill Park, Edgbaston, with numerous acts providing entertainment throughout the evening and all 20,000 tickets have been allocated.

There are a range of cultural events, live event screenings and of course we have lots of regular events scheduled in locations across the City throughout May to September.

Whether you live, work or visit Birmingham we think they’ll be something for everyone this summer.   With hundreds of events taking place, we’re advising businesses, residents and visitors to plan ahead, especially during the busiest periods:

The following websites / information sources may be useful for your planning, whether you are a resident, visitor or work in Birmingham.



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