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Birmingham going the distance

This Sunday in a Commonwealth Games first the handover between the Gold Coast and Birmingham will take place live across two continents.

The title of Birmingham’s handover is Go The Distance, taken from the song by Lady Sanity that she will sing live in the Carrara Stadium in the Gold Coast, Australia. The title sums up this moment as the start of the journey by the city and region towards staging the Games in four years’ time. It also speaks to the mix between sporting and culture activity that will be showcased over this period.

The handover will also feature a film from Daniel Alexander titled 'We're From Birmingham', Birmingham Poet Amerah Saleh performing a short spoken word piece 'Tourist in My City' and a live performance from young people and the Birmingham Royal Ballet to ELO's Mr Blue Sky ending with an aerial shot of Birmingham welcoming the w…

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