Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, stadium


A few weeks ago, we celebrated the 100 days to go until the start of the Birmingham Commonwealth Games 2022. The four-yearly event returns to the UK, kicking off this summer from 28 July until 8 August.

CSM Live, the Official Provider of Look, Wayfinding and Signage for the Games are incredibly proud to be responsible for the scoping, production, installation, and de-rig of all elements of venue dressing at both competition and non-competition venues.

The Queens Baton Relay will be returning to the UK this summer after visiting all 71 nations and territories of the Commonwealth. The international route spans an impressive 269 days, covering approximately 90,000 miles (140,000 kilometres), with over 7,500 Batonbearers carrying the Baton in their community.

CSM Live is delighted to have been able to successfully nominate two lucky students from North Kent College the opportunity to carry the Baton in this once in a lifetime opportunity. The Queen’s Baton Relay began on 7 October 2021, and this summer will return for the Domestic Leg, where the Baton will travel throughout England before making its final journey to the Opening Ceremony.

Through the broader partnership with North Kent College, CSM Live has offered a number of students from North Kent College opportunities such as mentoring, work experience, internships, and apprenticeships, providing students with a pathway to establishing a career in the world of sport and events. Internships are the most popular, giving students the opportunity for three to six month paid contracts to support the delivery of major sporting events.

Giles Stanford, Global Events Director commented, “We are proud to be working with North Kent College on a long term basis, as part of our commitment to Diversity and Inclusion. It felt like a natural fit with our production house based in Orpington and we have seen some fantastic talent come through the College to start their career at CSM Live. It’s fantastic to have been able to successfully nominate two students at North Kent College the opportunity to carry the Baton and hope that they will be inspired by the Games and all it represents.”