A school in Southport is celebrating the Eurovision Song Contest coming to Liverpool by singing one of its most iconic songs – in seven different languages!
Holy Trinity Primary School worked with Southport BID to record a very special video of young pupils singing Abba’s hit song Waterloo, which saw the band win Eurovision in 1974.
Children have sung Waterloo in seven of the 23 different languages they speak in the multi-cultural school including: Polish, Romanian, Spanish, Portuguese, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malayalam.
It is among many ways in which Southport will be marking the Eurovision Song Contest this week, with lots going on.
Southport BID CEO Rachel Fitzgerald said:
“We hope people enjoy the beautiful video we have put together with the children from Holy Trinity Primary School.
“The Eurovision Song Contest is a fabulous way of bringing people, communities and countries together.
“We thought this video would be a fitting way of celebrating everything that brings us together.
“The eyes of the world will be on the Liverpool City Region when Eurovision takes place this week, and we have lots going on in Southport for people to enjoy.”
Holy Trinity Primary, on Manchester Road in the heart of Southport town centre, is a popular school which serves a diverse and vibrant local community
Children from Holy Trinity Primary will also be taking part in the Southport Calling Eurovision event this Saturday (13th May).
They will be putting on a street dance performance to Sam Ryder’s Spaceman, while the school and church choir will be singing Ave Maria.
The fun-filled Southport Calling festival this Saturday, organised by Southport BID, is a celebration of music to mark the Eurovision Song Contest.
It will take place on and around the Lord Street Bandstand between 12pm and 8pm.
Visitors will be able to enjoy dance groups, live bands, talented vocalists and many more exciting acts.
People will be able to see:
Family Fun 12pm – 2pm
Birkdale Orpheus Society Musical Theatre Company will perform a take on their upcoming show, Joseph and the Technicolour Dreamcoat.
Song and dance from Holy Trinity Primary School and Choir
Dance routines from Express Performing Arts, DBA School of Dance, and Magic Movers.
The Atkinson Wellbeing Choir will sing a repertoire of Eurovision hits and classics.
Sing For Southport 2pm – 4pm
The Sing For Southport finals will showcase some of the best local, vocal talent. Each singer will perform their chosen song before the audience and judges will vote to decide the overall winner.
Students from Central Dance Studios will also perform dance numbers throughout.
Live Music 4pm – 8pm
Unique arrangements of British and European folk music from Southport Strings Ensemble.
Coopers House Jazz Band will kick-start an evening of live music, before ConeHeads, The Kowloons, and The Frank Flight Band rock the Bandstand until late.
Hosts for the day will be Sandgrounder Radio.
Southport BID is delighted to welcome Compassion Acts as official charity partners of Southport Calling.
There will be opportunities to donate and show your support for the fantastic work they do in supporting Ukrainian refugees.
You can also take part in a fun Eurovision Family Trail, also organised by Southport BID.
Eurovision events are taking place at venues including The Atkinson, Southport Market, The Bold Hotel, The Windmill and others, with lots of places where people can watch the Eurovision Final.
More information on Southport Calling, The Eurovision Family Trail, and lots of Eurovision-themed events happening in Southport.
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