As the gateway to Liverpool, St George’s Quarter will be the first place to explore when you arrive at Liverpool Lime Street Station for the Eurovision Song Contest celebrations.
With an abundance of theatres, museums and galleries, it’s easy to see why this area is known locally as the cultural quarter.
St George’s Hall, Liverpool’s iconic Grade I listed landmark, currently decked out in Eurovision branding, is one of the first sights to greet you as you leave the train station. Having hosted the official Eurovision Handover Ceremony and Draw live on BBC 2 back in January, St George’s Hall will be home to National Lottery’s Big Eurovision Welcome on 7 May – a spectacular outside live show hosted by AJ Odudu. Expect musical performances, dancers, aerial performers and never seen before, state of the art digital mapping onto the 14,000 sq foot frontage of St. George’s Hall as well as many other surprises on the night.
The grandeur of the Grade I listed building is also looking forward to the St George’s Hall Eurovision Extravaganza. Highlights include From ‘World Capital of Pop’ to Eurovision: A Guided Tour from 10 – 13 May, an Organ Recital of Eurovision Classics on 10 May and an ABBA Tribute Night on 12 May.
If you weren’t lucky enough to get tickets to see the song contest live in the arena on 13 May, the next best thing is a screening party in the city. While the Royal Court and St George’s Hall screening parties have sold out, you can still get your hands on tickets for the screening at World Museum.
Packed with all of your favourite Eurovision hit songs, A Thong for Europe at the Royal Court until 27 May follows the story of Lulu (Lindzi Germain) from Waterloo who is the biggest Eurovision nut that you will ever meet. £1 from every ticket sold will be donated to the British Red Cross Ukraine Crisis Appeal.
World Museum and Walker Art Gallery are among National Museum Liverpool’s venues which will be hosting pop-up performances by singers, musicians, dancers and acrobats as part of Museum Sessions Live, inspired by NMLs hugely popular YouTube series Museum Sessions.
Liverpool Central Library and Archives present ‘Liverpool 1963 – How Did We Do It?’ in Hornby Library from 3 May – 3 August. Curated by Spencer Leigh, the exhibition celebrates the 60th anniversary of Merseybeat and the extraordinary achievements and transformation of Liverpool in 1963, which changed world culture forever.
If Eurovision isn’t your thing but you still want to get out and about, Return of the Gods at World Museum from 28 April is a family-friendly exhibition that dives into ancient Greek and Roman mythology to expose the original ancient characters of the heroes and heroines of our time.
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at Liverpool Empire from 11 – 13 May is a fun-filled musical adventure about a fantastical flying car based on the classic 1968 film version of Ian Fleming’s children’s book.
With 24-hour parking from only £5 a day, essential shopping with over 100 well known brands and the city’s largest food court with all your favourite eateries in one place, St Johns Shopping has all of your needs covered.
For more information on what there is to see and do and where to stay in St George’s Quarter, visit www.stgeorgesquarter.org