Eurovision Euphoria! University and Hive Experts to Examine the Magic of the World’s Largest Live Music Event.

A special talk at The Hive will explore all things Eurovision in the run up to the world’s largest live music event next week.

Tom Mandall, the Arts and Humanities Academic Liaison Librarian from The Hive and Lou Aimes-Hill, an Associate Lecturer in Media and Culture from the University of Worcester, will be asking what your favourite entries have been while revealing their own personal top 10.

Lou Aimes-Hill said: “I’ve only missed one Eurovision since I was 11. It’s a glorious celebration of everything, it’s beautiful, it’s inclusive and this talk is going to be an exploration of what Eurovision really is, why we enjoy it today, the history of it and the queerness of it as well.”

She continued: “It’ll be interactive too; we’ll be talking about different songs over the years because Eurovision is a different experience for everyone who watches it.”

Tom Mandall said: “Eurovision is a gift of 40 or so tracks at the start of summer and it means different things to different people, for me it’s a week where it’s all about the music.”

He continued: “Eurovision is a really broad church, so this talk is for anyone with any level of interest in the competition, not just the Eurovision superfans.”

The talk, on Tuesday, May 7, is part of the Out Loud series of events which are being held at The Hive over the summer and is free to attend.

It starts at 6pm and will finish at 7pm, so fans can be home in time to watch the Eurovision Semifinal at 8pm.

Those wishing to attend need to book a place by visiting The Hive’s website

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