The Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay

On Sunday 17 July Knowsley will welcome The Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay during its final journey through England this summer. Continuing the community spirit seen across Knowsley to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee witness this iconic moment when the Queen’s Baton travels through Knowsley.

The Baton will begin its journey in Knowsley at the Knowsley Leisure and Culture Park before embarking on a route that takes in Knowsley Safari Park, Prescot town centre and the newly opened Shakespeare North Playhouse. Each location will host celebratory events and activities culminating in a special ‘End of Day’ ceremony at Prospero Place in Prescot.

Having undertaken an epic journey across all 72 countries in the Commonwealth, The Queen’s Baton Relay is set to travel the length and breadth of England before culminating at the Opening Ceremony for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games on 28 July 2022.

The Queen’s Baton - which contains a message from The Queen to the Commonwealth - will be carried by a team of Batonbearers, each with inspiring backgrounds and stories including those nominated in recognition of their contributions to their local community, whether that be in sport, education, the arts, culture or charity.

About the Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay

Birmingham 2022 is hosting the 16th official Queen’s Baton Relay – a journey which brings together and celebrates communities in every corner of the Commonwealth ahead of Birmingham 2022.

The Baton has already begun its epic journey across the Commonwealth, where it will have visited Europe, Africa, Asia, Oceania, the Caribbean, and the Americas, it will return to England in July 2022 for the final countdown to the Commonwealth Games.

The Queen’s Baton will travel around England for 25 days, before the Relay officially ends at the Opening Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games on 28 July 2022. The Queen’s Baton Relay is a Games tradition that celebrates, connects and excites communities from across Commonwealth during the build up to the Games.

This collective journey will ignite hope, solidarity and collaboration for the next generation, with these stories leaving us all inspired to take on the challenges that matter most to us.

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