Eurovision at 60: How to learn more about the contest

by Robin Scott 178 views

Do you live in the general London area in the United Kingdom? Are you interested in delving deeper into the subject of the Eurovision Song Contest and its place in society?

Well there is such an opportunity on 15, 22, 29 March 2015!

Citylit is an institution that covers a wide spectrum of courses from Art and Design through Languages to Health and Lifestyle. This March, it is holding a series of three sessions dedicated to our beloved musical event. It’s called Eurovision at 60: Celebration and Controversy.

In the description we are told that it traces the history of the Eurovision Song Contest in its wider cultural context, and that it covers Gender and sexual identity, Politics, Social change, Broadcasting history, National identity and Culture.

Once you have completed the three Sunday afternoon sessions you are advised that, amongst other things, you will be able to: Understand how wider changes in Europe have been reflected through Eurovision, how participating countries have used Eurovision to represent specific cultural and political narratives, critically examine and discern key messages from performances within Eurovision.

You probably never knew that there was so much to the world’s biggest music show!

Clicking on this link will take you to the complete details.

It’s being given by someone who is well qualified on the subject. Paul Jordan AKA Dr Eurovision. Paul has a PhD on Europe’s favourite song contest and has appeared on numerous television and radio programmes.  You can also follow him on Twitter by clicking here.

Stay tuned to for more information on following the Eurovision Song Contest