Eurovision Conference – More than Music

The influence of the Eurovision is being examined next week in London by academics, media professionals and fans at a conference to mark the Contest’s 60th anniversary.

The unique event at BAFTA 195 Piccadilly on Friday, the 24th of April will explore the social, political and cultural influences of the world’s biggest entertainment show.

Some of the topics being discussed include how the song contest has provided a platform for the creation of national and European identities, how the event has embraced and celebrated diversity by showcasing minority communities and how it has been used as nation branding tool by countries such as Estonia and Ukraine. The conference will also explore the role the contest has had in advancing development in satellite and TV technology.

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