Watch the Royal Wedding on Birmingham's Big Screen

By on 28/04/2011 in Culture, News

On Friday April 29, an estimated global audience of 2 billion people will watch the royal wedding of HRH Prince William and Ms Kate Middleton as they tie the knot in Westminster Abbey. The streets of London will be lined with thousands of people as they celebrate this historic occasion.

Communities up and down the country will also be celebrating together at ‘street parties’ in village halls, schools and at BBC Big Screen locations in UK town and city centres.

The BBC’s network of Big Screens across the UK will play a focal point as communities come together to ‘share the moment’ at specially created events held by local authorities and their partners.

Each event will carry live BBC One coverage of the wedding with some locations providing additional entertainment and activities on the ground.

Free public events will be held at Big Screens across the UK, including Birmingham – Victoria Square.

The BBC’s Big Screen Editor,  Anita Bhalla OBE said: “The BBC Big Screen network is delighted to be bringing comprehensive coverage of the Royal Wedding to the public. The Big Screens platform allows us to provide the public with a wide variety of content with local and national significance, the screens play a vital role in bringing  people together to experience and share special moments”.

BBC One coverage of the Royal Wedding on BBC Big Screens across the country will commence at 8.00am and run throughout the day.

For more information on the Royal Wedding across the BBC Big Screen Network please contact The Big Screens Operations Centre on 0121 567 6163 or visit www.bbc.co.uk/bigscreens

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Notes to Editors

Big Screens are a partnership between the BBC, The London 2012 Organising Committee and local authorities in the UK.

There are 20 Big Screen locations within the UK showing scheduled BBC news, sport and weather information along with a broad range of local and national community content.

During 2012 the Big Screens and the areas around them will become “Live Sites”. They will be the destination for live coverage, local content, news and events related to the Olympic and Paralympic games.

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