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Calling local music creators – Liverpool International Music Festival (LIMF) Academy is back for 2023/2024!

Applications to be part of the award-winning programme are now open for the 2023/2024 cohort and we are on the hunt for the best artists, bands and producer-artists aged 16-25 based in Liverpool City Region, to take part. Since its inception in 2013, the LIMF Academy has seen over 5000 young music creators attend workshops and seminars...

University of Liverpool ‘United by Music’ for Eurovision

The University of Liverpool is celebrating the Eurovision Song Contest with a jam-packed programme of events and a campus make-over, including renaming the iconic Abercromby Square ‘ABBAcromby Square’ in tribute to the 1974 Eurovision winners. In the weeks leading up to the competition the University will present a range of ‘United by Music’ activities that...

EuroGrant funding helps sprinkle Eurovision glitter across Liverpool City Region

Over 60 community groups and grassroots organisations have received funding to spread the Eurovision magic across Liverpool City Region. Supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund, Culture Liverpool invited organisations to apply for grants of up to £2,000 to get into the Eurovision spirit by hosting events that celebrate the competition itself, the relationship with...

Songs For Europe shares excitement of Eurovision with care home residents

A Eurovision-themed theatre performance created by care home residents will premiere at Unity Theatre before touring care homes across Liverpool City Region. Songs for Europe, presented by Nwoko Arts, has been commissioned by Culture Liverpool as part of the host city’s EuroStreet programme. The new theatre piece has been created by and for care home...

Eurovision Village – First Details Revealed

Ukraine’s current and former Eurovision champions are to headline Liverpool’s official Eurovision Village – along with a host of major stars from the world of pop, gospel and opera – in a unique celebration. With just weeks to go until Eurovision takes over the city, the first programme details have been announced shining a light...

Liverpool included in UK and Ireland UEFA EURO 2028 bid

The City of Liverpool and Everton Stadium have been formally announced as part of the UK and Ireland’s bid to host UEFA EURO 2028. The pioneering five-association collaboration of England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales – with support of their government partners – is aiming to host the four-yearly tournament and create an amazing...

Metropolitan Cathedral launches new family trail and audio tour

The Metropolitan Cathedral has launched two brand new visitor resources, aimed at giving a fresh perspective on the iconic Liverpool landmark. First to launch is an interactive family trail, especially designed for younger visitors. Free to access from any smart-phone, Explore with Eva takes visitors on a treasure-hunt style journey around the Cathedral. The self-guided...

Tate Liverpool to host unforgettable ‘Late at Tate’ as part of EuroFestival 2023

Late at Tate returns to Tate Liverpool with The Spirit of Eurovision on Thursday 4 May from 6pm to 10pm. The free event will celebrate the power of music and creativity to unite people of different backgrounds and cultures, featuring live music, performance, workshops, talks, and fashion inspired by the joyous spirit of the Eurovision...

RAVE UKraine – Two simultaneous raves in Liverpool and Kyiv

Rave UKraine – the historic event taking place in Liverpool and Kyiv simultaneously on Sunday 7th May – has announced its first wave of acts confirmed to be performing. Hot Chip, the acclaimed band from the UK, will be performing a DJ set at the anticipated, one-off event. Ukrainian DJ Mingulitka is also confirmed to...

Eurovision volunteers trained up ready to hit the streets of Liverpool

Eurovision is starting to feel very real for Liverpool City Council’s 500 EuroVols, as the volunteers enjoy their first training session. After a welcome from Martin Green, Managing Director of Eurovision Song Contest 2023, the volunteers were given briefings about the programme of events happening in the city, Ukraine and Liverpool tourism, as well as health...

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