The Commonwealth Games Of 2022

2022 marks the 150th anniversary of the opening of the Children’s Emigration Homes in Highgate, founded by John Middlemore. Between the years 1873 and 1954 they emigrated over 5000 children chiefly to Canada but also to Australia.

The Commonwealth Games & The Lost Children Project

The Commonwealth Games & The Lost Children Project

Over 100,000 children were emigrated in total by many different agencies.
However, there are also many relatives and descendants living here in the Birmingham area.

We are celebrating this extraordinary Commonwealth link with a programme of events, with Games related funding and support from Barratts the builders.

July: Launch of a Blue Plaque at St Luke’s Rd, Highgate, where the Homers were established.

June to October. A Touring Exhibition on pop up banners finishing at the Back To Backs where it will stay from July 14th until October.

◉ A new play “The Lost Children” to be performed on:
Friday evening, July 8th & Sunday afternoon July 10th at the Hexagon Theatre in the MAC, Cannon Hill.

and Friday evening, July 29th & Saturday evening, July 30th at the Blue Orange Theatre in the Jewellery Quarter as part of BirminghamFest.

View, download and distribute the promotional flyers below:

The Lost Children Play At The Blue Orange Theatre
The Lost Children Exhibition 2022
Play At The MAC