Done+Dusted & GBA Talk Birmingham Ceremonies 2022 & Setting a New Standard of Production
Birmingham Ceremonies Ltd, a new joint venture between GBA (Gary Beestone Associates) and Done+Dusted, is set to deliver the opening and closing ceremonies of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games next July. D+D CEO, Simon Pizey, and GBA's Gary Beestone sit down with Access to share details about this incredible honor and setting a new standard of production for future ceremonies.
The opportunity to produce a show like the Commonwealth Games is rare, and it is also carries a responsibility to apply our expertise to push boundaries on the capabilities of not just this one show, but the entire event genre. Every party involved is working in harmony to ensure The Commonwealth Games 2022 has a unified creative vision that involves a cast, supply chain and creative team of 1,200 local people and engages the local community authentically. The show will also set the bar for sustainability from the onset of production by delivering the first ever carbon-neutral Commonwealth Games, with plans to create 72 new urban forests in the West Midlands and 2,022 additional acres of woodland.
The Commonwealth Games will take place on July 28, 2022 in front of 30,000 live spectators and 1.5 billion estimated television viewers. You can learn more about the plans for the ceremony and the continued evolution of the event genre by reading the full article in Access here.