Eurovision is coming to Liverpool – While there’s loads going on across the city and beyond there’s also an important message behind this year’s event which should be taking place in the Ukraine.
The contest should have been hosted by the Ukraine, however due to the conflict taking place in the country, the runner up ‘England’ was invited to host on their behalf and Liverpool was the successful city.
The #HelpUkraineSong project is aiming to “unite the world through music” by getting as many people as possible to sing the Beatles’ With a Little Help from My Friends at noon on Saturday 13 May (Eurovision final day).
Valerie Bounds, co-founder of Aurora creative agency in Liverpool, thought of the idea while in London last year.
She said: “I came up with this idea while I was watching someone play the piano in Euston station at Christmas time, and thought ‘Wouldn’t it be wonderful to do an incredible moment in public spaces?
We’re getting all kinds of people now taking part. Most of the choirs that we’ve talked to all across the country are community, inclusive choirs that include Ukrainians, so it’s about seeing that integration and connection”.
You don’t have to be part of a choir to join in, you don’t even have to be able to sing! Follow the hashtag on social media to see how Regenda staff are getting involved and we hope you will do too!!