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Blowing a whistle for Birmingham 2022

With two years - yes two years to almost the day - a team of Birmingham locals are spearheading a new interactive campaign to give the Commonwealth Games of 2022 a proper Brummie welcome.

The Big Whistle aims to encourage the people of Birmingham, the United Kingdom and across the Commonwealth to come together at 20:22 on the 28th July 2022 for a 'good old whistle'.

Inspired by the 'All the Bells' celebration to the start of the 2012 London Olympics, The Big Whistle will honour the Birmingham link to the whistle which started with Joseph Hudson, a Birmingham toolmaker in the late 19th century who became the largest manufacturer of whistles in the world.

Mark Gribben, partner at B Creative, the team behind The Big Whistle, said "The history of Birmingham and its people are entwined with the whistle, so we thought it only right that we use it to welcome the Commonwealth Games to our fantastic city.  We are really encouraging people to get behind this campaign and to he…

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