As the spectacular Birmingham International Tattoo returns for its 31st year to the city the organisers are looking for nominations of local community “heroes” to join them in the audience as over 1,200 performers line up for a spectacular three-hour show featuring massed marching bands and spectacular displays.
Producer Norman Rogerson MBE said “Through the Birmingham International Tattoo each year we commemorate those heroes who serve or the veterans who have served in the Armed Forces. As part of this year’s special Tattoo we will commemorate the heroes of the D-Day landings 75 years ago but we also want to recognise those people in the local area who are making a difference on a daily basis – our ‘E-day (Every-Day) Heroes’.”
Norman added: “Maybe you know someone who goes above and beyond to make a contribution to their local community or deserves recognition for supporting a charity or local project, or someone who is a full-time carer who deserves a night off. The choice is up to you why you think someone has gone the extra mile, but we want to know your nominations.”
Norman and the Tattoo team wants people to nominate their local heroes by sending a short email message to firstname.lastname@example.org explaining briefly why their chosen person should be recognised.
The Tattoo organisers will choose up to 75 ‘Every-Day Heroes’ from the information received and the person nominating the hero will be sent 2 tickets for themselves and 2 tickets for their nominated ‘hero’ to the Saturday 23 November performance of the Tattoo where they can experience the pomp and pageantry of Britain’s biggest indoor Tattoo (a type of military show). They will be able to watch performances by marching bands from Poland, France, Holland, led by our own Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines and enjoy field gun racing, dog racing and the spectacular Grand Finale. More information can be found at www.birminghamtattoo.co.uk.