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 Song Contest.
Late at Tate Liverpool: The Spirit of Eurovision promises to be an unforgettable experience, celebrating music, creativity, and diversity. Commissioned by Culture Liverpool, it will be an opportunity to come together, have fun, and celebrate the countdown to the Eurovision Song Contest 2023.
Auntie Climax presents… will be a playfully provocative response to Eurovision, showcasing an eclectic mix of local queer artists and creatives, hosted by drag queen & producer Auntie Climax.
Black Borough, a South Liverpool collective, will provide mellow sounds for the evening, offering a unique experimental blend of chilled jazz, rap, and 90’s hip hop. Elsewhere Venya Krutikov, a Liverpool-based multi-disciplinary artist and co-founder of The Kazimier, will create a series of lighting designs throughout the galleries that will transform their look and feel.
Young creatives from the University of Salford will be presenting a fashion showcase during the evening, featuring their designs that take inspiration from the extravagant and fabulous costumes worn by Eurovision contestants. Pop Infusions, a cut-and-stick workshop from artist Colette Whittington, will give attendees an opportunity to create their own pop trash masterpieces inspired by the Tate Collection.
As part of Tate Liverpool’s Home from Home programme, Ukrainian migrants will take the lead in discussions and interpretations of artwork from the Tate collection that has either inspired or provoked them, providing visitors with an opportunity to hear their unique perspectives.
The event will also feature a discussion on the importance of the Eurovision led by journalist and writer Elise Morton. Guests will include Dr Toni Sant, former Eurovision commentator for Malta, Dr Paul Jordan a.k.a. Dr Eurovision and Professor Lisa Shaw, who leads a Eurovision-inspired project with Liverpool city region schools.
Throughout the evening, delicious food and drinks will be served in the Tate Café including, honey & soy glazed chicken wings; spicy bean burger, siracha mayo with slaw; and tofu katsu, coriander, & lime rice.
The event is free, and admission will be first-come, first-served. Tickets for the Why the Eurovision Matters talk in the auditorium will be available at the ground floor foyer on the evening of the event from 6pm. Learn more here.