‘Liverpool Calling – And the Results Are In’ was a special one-day event on Thursday 26 October at ACC Liverpool that revisited the city’s Eurovision journey and celebrated what was achieved.

2.20pm – 3.10pm: Cultural Programming & Diplomacy (Session 3)

Liverpool was the first city to host the Eurovision Song Contest on behalf of another country and the first to deliver a cultural programme of its kind alongside the competition. During this session attendees heard how the city succeeded with just 6 months from programming to delivery and how important the cultural programme was in representing a contemporary and resilient Ukraine.


Hosted by Masha Vynogradova – Ukrainian Radio & TV Host

Robin Kemp – Host City Head of Creative, EuroFestival

David Watson – Executive Director of Audiences, National Museums Liverpool

Christine Wilson – Director Research & Insight, British Council

Robert Specterman-Green – Director for Media and Creative Industries, DCMS

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