Performers College Birmingham students perform in the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games

29 July, 2022

A group of students from the Birmingham campus were chosen to be a part of the Opening ceremony for the Commonwealth Games last night in Birmingham.

The ceremony opened in spectacular style with a captivating, stylish ceremony at Alexander Stadium. Masterminded by Peaky Blinders creator Steven Knight it was watched by more than a billion people worldwide,

The Games are now officially open, with events beginning today and more than 5,000 athletes representing 72 nations and territories competing in 280 medal events until 8 August.

Performers College Birmingham Principal, Adam Davenport had this to say about the students taking part in this iconic event:

“It is such an honour for Performers College students to be asked to perform as part of the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony. This is a momentous occasion for Birmingham and an opportunity to showcase the cultural brilliance of our city across the world stage, and for our students to be included in this once-in-a-lifetime performance is incredibly special. The Commonwealth casting team visited Performers College to audition for the opening ceremony and were very impressed with the standard and professionalism exhibited by our students. The students performed to a global audience of millions, alongside two of our lecturers who are featured dancers, making the event all the more special for the college.”

Watch some of the best bits of the ceremony here

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