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Major cultural and sporting events

Inquiry

The inquiry will examine the role of major cultural and sporting events in celebrating the UK’s national identity. Several events of international importance are due to be hosted in the UK in 2022, prompting this inquiry by MPs. 

The inquiry will consider the challenges in the road ahead to the Festival UK* 2022, the start of the FIFA World Cup 2030 bidding process and the Commonwealth Games, among others. A key focus will be how the Government is using these events as opportunities to define what the UK means to both its citizens and the rest of the world. The Committee is seeking views on what is needed for these events to bring together the people and values of all four nations of the UK and the kind of impact they should aim to achieve. 

Reports, special reports and government responses

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Oral evidence transcripts

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7 September 2021
Inquiry Major cultural and sporting events
Witnesses Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, and Festival UK* 2022, and The Platinum Jubilee Pageant
Committees Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee
Oral Evidence
6 July 2021
Inquiry Major cultural and sporting events
Witnesses Coventry City of Culture Trust, Dr Franco Bianchini (Associate Director, Centre for Cultural Value, University of Leeds), and Spirit of 2012
Committees Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee
Oral Evidence
MCS0016 - Major cultural and sporting events
Witnesses Safer Disinfectant Network
Committees Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee
Written Evidence
MCS0017 - Major cultural and sporting events
Witnesses UK Centre for Events Management, Leeds Beckett University
Committees Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee
Written Evidence
MCS0018 - Major cultural and sporting events
Witnesses Community Leisure UK
Committees Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee
Written Evidence

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