OurCommonwealth Social Media / Digital Project

The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games is coming to Warwickshire in July 2022!

The Crossing Borders group tried several art techniques to explore ideas about identity and migration including highlighting all the places they've lived on a map.
Image courtesy of Heritage & Culture Warwickshire

In less than a year, the Commonwealth Games will be coming to Warwickshire and we would love to hear your personal stories about the Commonwealth. What does the Commonwealth mean to you?

We want local people to tell us about their own connections to the Commonwealth. Whether it’s a short story, a personal experience or a link to a local community, we are keen to hear from you!

With the Lawn Bowls and Para Lawn Bowls taking place at Victoria Park Bowling Greens in Leamington Spa, and the historic St Nicholas Park in Warwick hosting the start and finish of the cycling Road Race event taking place in Warwick – the county will be alive next summer with world-class sport on our doorstep!

Your own connection to the Commonwealth might be sport or event-related, but it could easily be work-related, or perhaps a memorable trip or holiday you have taken, or maybe you have family or friends living in the Commonwealth who can provide you with an interesting story to tell?

A local link

We are hoping to find a local link to all 54 Commonwealth countries and would love to hear and share your personal stories, however big or small!

Please submit your #WCCOurCommonwealth stories, memories, photos or videos.

  • Your written submissions can be bullet points, stories, quotes or facts and figures – look at an upward limit of about 600 words.
  • It would be great if your videos aimed at being no more than two minutes long.

You can also share your stories on social media using the hashtag #WCCOurCommonwealth or submit them via email.

We will also be presenting a special summer cycling exhibition related to the Commonwealth Games at Market Hall Museum in Warwick from Saturday 2nd July.

Please note: submissions may be published on this website, and/or shared on our social media channels.