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Not got tickets for the Commonwealth Games? We've got you covered in Warwick town centre this summer.

There are just over two weeks to go until the opening ceremony of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. For residents that do not have a ticket and still want to be part of the action during Games time, there will be festival sites in Warwick and Royal Leamington Spa where they can experience all the action and soak up the carnival atmosphere.

From Thursday 28 July – Monday 8 August, there will be two festival sites in Warwick District, one in Pump Room Gardens in Royal Leamington Spa, operated by Warwick District Council, and another in Market Square in Warwick, operated by Warwickshire County Council; both will have big screens, open from 10am – 10pm and are free to attend, to celebrate the region’s hosting of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

For the Warwick Festival Site in Market Square, in addition to the sporting action on the big screen, there will be the following activities taking place for residents and visitors to get involved with:

Date

On the Big Screen

Events

28th July 2022 

Arts/Culture on-screen throughout day until the Opening Ceremony 

Have a go at Circus skills

29th July 2022 

Sport All Day on Screen  

Table Tennis

30th July 2022 

Market Day and Sport 

 Market Day 

31st July 2022 

Sport All Day on Screen  

 Crazy Golf  and Caving

1st Aug 2022 

Sport All Day on Screen  

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2nd Aug 2022 

Sport All Day on Screen  

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3rd Aug 2022 

Sport All Day on Screen  

Warwick Lantern Rouge Cycling Club

4th Aug 2022 

Sport All Day on Screen  

Warwick Boat Club

5th Aug 2022 

Sport All Day on Screen  

Talking Birds (Street Theatre) – Come Bowl with Me

6th Aug 2022 

Market Day and Sport 

 Market Day 

7th Aug 2022 

Road Race Day ( 0800-2200)  

8th Aug 2022 

Sport on Screen and Closing Ceremony 

Throughout the week the site will be visited by other organisations promoting services in Warwickshire like Wellbeing for Life, Child Friendly Warwickshire, Warwickshire Cycling Buddies and the IndieGo PLUS demand responsive transport.

Cllr Heather Timms, Warwickshire County Council Portfolio Holder for Environment, Climate & Culture, said: "We are very happy to be working with our partners at Warwick District Council to deliver these festival sites for the duration of the Commonwealth Games. The sites in Warwick and Leamington will bring the excitement of the Games to our residents and let them be a part of this once-in-a-generation spectacle of sport and entertainment. From the opening ceremony on Thursday 28 July to its close on Monday 8 August, we hope as many of our residents as possible come out to enjoy the carnival atmosphere at our live sites."

More information about the Commonwealth Games in Warwickshire can be found on the following link: https://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/Birmingham2022commonwealthgames

Published: 13th July 2022