📸 Liverpool landmarks get blue and yellow makeover ahead of Eurovision
An array of blue and yellow flower displays, murals and makeovers have hit in the city centre.
An array of blue and yellow flower displays, murals and selfie spots have appeared in the centre of Liverpool as the city gears up to host Eurovision, as well as new ‘United by Music’ banners.
The iconic Superlambana on Tithebarn Street has been given a makeover and Liverpool ONE have revealed a beautiful floral display, in the colours of the Ukrainian flag, along with other plans for other celebrations in the build up to the Song Contest.
Liverpool will host Eurovision on behalf of 2022 winners Ukraine, who are still fighting to repel Russia’s full-scale invasion, which began in February last year.
In place until May 14, the floral displays give a special nod to Ukraine, with blue and yellow used across the installations, created in collaboration with award-winning floral design team, Poppy Belle Florals.
- A collection of mirrors has also been installed in Peter’s Square, as the perfect selfie spot to experience the full vinyl takeover of the square by local printmaker and animator, Rosa Kusabbi.
- New flowers have been planted in Liverpool ONE, and Ukrainian poetry is displayed on blue and yellow signs.
- The tourist information centre at Liverpool ONE has become the central hub for all things Eurovision, including information about the whole city region.
- A new ‘Be Bold’ sign has appeared on Bold Street.
- Eurovision welcome sign in Liverpool ONE.
- Pysanka eggs in Liverpool ONE.
- Liverpool ONE’s famous piano festival, Tickle the Ivories, will also be making a special pop-up appearance for three weeks, in a bid to champion local talent and fill the streets of Liverpool city centre with symphonies of every genre, from classical through to dance music in the run up to Eurovision. Young Ukrainian talent Alisa Bushuieva will be performing on the inaugural day of the return of Tickle the Ivories.
- From April 26, five pianos will be placed across Liverpool ONE, encouraging both amateur and professional players to showcase their skills on the keys, while Eurovision hits will be streamed from speakers across Paradise Street.
- A Eurovision merchandise store will open in Liverpool ONE on May 1.
- Eurovision themed buses and trains will enter the network from April 24.