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Liverpool's nightlife during Eurovision - some of the amazing events taking place during the 2 weeks of magic in May

DATING nights, quiz shows, bingo, raves… there's plenty happening which all form the City's kaleidoscopic and vibrant nightlife. With Eurovision getting ever closer, the City is in the final stages of preparation before 2 incredible weeks begin in Liverpool, taking the world all the way to the grand final on:- Saturday, 13 May 2023. Liverpool is famous for its wonderfully diverse and vibrant nightlife, with much of the City's economy built upon its hospitality scene. This includes world class festivals, club nights and live music, through to a kaleidoscopic range of events which all form the City's rich tapestry from dusk till dawn. Going out, celebrating and partying is woven into the DNA. And for Eurovision this is blooming into life in an even more spectacular way, with special parties, events and get togethers taking place from:- 1 May 2023, onwards, from:- dating nights and quiz shows to bingo and raves. Liverpool is all set for its 2 biggest weeks of fun ever.

Here's a guide for some lovely highlights coming up:-

  • Bored Of Dating Apps - Eurovision Special takes place on:- Friday, 5 May 2023, from:- 7.30pm, at:- LEAF, 65 to 67 Bold Street, Liverpool, L14EZ.

    Bored of Dating Apps - or BODA as it's affectionately known by regulars; is all about traditional face to face dating set in a relaxed social get together, recently reaching its 1st birthday. At Jess Evans' night there's no pressure to mingle and chat, but that's exactly what everyone does; some guests come in groups of singles but many come on their own, drawn to something new happening in Liverpool and rejecting the culture of dating apps. And now with Eurovision coming to Liverpool, the team figured it's only right to welcome every person (who's single, obviously!) coming from all around Europe to join together for the biggest singles party Europe has ever seen.

    For tickets and more information please visit:- ThisIsLeaf.Co.UK.

  • Xpresia Festival takes place from:- Sunday, 7 May, to Tuesday, 9 May 2023, at various times and locations...

    Xpresia Festival is a unique and free to attend festival concept that brings together different forms of both electronic and performing arts within a carefully curated 3 day programme, celebrating:- culture, unity, and creative freedom of expression. Across 3 days:- Sunday, 7 May, Monday, 8 May, and Tuesday, 9 May 2023, over 30 Ukrainian and UK artists will showcase their work to the City and world beyond. Artists and collaborators include:- Stas Koroliov, Zetetics, UKRAINE PRIDE, Zbaraski and Krapka;Koma. Taking place in the thriving development area of the 10 Streets, Xpresia will happen across some of Liverpool's best independent arts and music venues; The Invisible Wind Factory (Hall, Substation and Garden), Meraki, and Quarry.

    Locations are:-

    • Invisible Wind Factory and Substation, 3 Regent Rd, Liverpool, L37DS.

    • Meraki, 3 Dickson St, Liverpool, L37EB.

    • Quarry, 17 Love Ln, Liverpool, L37DD.

    To get tickets and for more infomation go to:- XpresiaFestival.Com.

  • Bongo's Bingo Eurovision Special will be held on:- Friday, 12 May 2023, from:- 6pm onwards, at:- Cains Brewery Village, Stanhope Street, Liverpool, L85XJ.

    The bingo rave phenomenon Bongo's Bingo proudly started in Liverpool, back in 2015, and is now all over the UK. 2 previous UK Eurovision winners are performing live at CONTENT, a day before the big final itself. Jonny Bongo and the team will be welcoming an exclusive Liverpool weekend performance from The Fizz; previously known as:- Buck's Fizz; with:- Katrina formerly of Katrina and The Waves starring too, in an all out Bongo's Bingo inspired party of maximum confetti, colour and chaos as the world's eyes fall upon the City. There are 2 further Bongo's Bingo shows during the Eurovision build up, on:- Friday, 5 and Saturday, 6 May 2023.

    For ticket information and more, please visit:- BongosBingo.Co.UK.

  • Rave Ukraine will he held on:- Sunday, 7 May 2023, from:- 2pm onwards, at:- Cains Brewery Village, Stanhope Street, Liverpool, L85XJ,

    Rave Ukraine is a historic event taking place in Liverpool and Kyiv simultaneously on:- Sunday, 7 May 2023. The event is a 1st of its kind; a party taking place in 2 cities, at the exact same time, thousands of miles apart; both broadcast via livestream to make 1 singular, unifying rave. Content Liverpool will host the UK rave, while Kyiv's HVLV Bar feat. Hangout will be the venue for the Ukrainian side. Liverpool's Guests include:- Hotchip (DJ set), DJ Paulette, DJ Mingulitka, James Lavelle, Human Margareeta, Jodie Harsh and Sarah Story.

    For tickets and more information, please visit:- ContentLiverpool.Co.UK.

  • Tempest On Tithebarn's Eurovision Quiz Nights, will be held on:- Monday, 1 May and Monday, 8 May 2023, from:- 6pm, on Tempest on Tithebarn, 12 Tithebarn St, Liverpool, L22DT.

    Tempest's weekly quiz night has been drawing in players from across the City to test their mental mettle for some time now. And for Eurovision, they have got 2 themed specials coming up. This is the chance to get familiar with all things musical, glittery and fun with special rounds dedicated to all things Eurovision. £2 to enter with £100 up for grabs as the main prize.

    To get ticket and to find out more information:- TempestOnTithebarn.Co.UK.

  • The Hightown Pub, on Lower Alt Rd, Hightown, Liverpool, L380BA, will also be hosting an amazing day long family event, followed by an evening long Eurovision Event, along with Ukraine families. For more information and to get tickets, visit:- TheHighTown.Co.UK.

Northern picks up award for collaboration with rail users to co-create practical solutions to improve customer experience

NORTHERN has been recognised by a leading customer experience award scheme for using the lived experience of its passengers to co-create practical solutions to make travel more accessible to all.

The train operator picked up the Inclusively title, at:- 'The Forum Awards,' held in Nottingham, on:- Tuesday, 25 April 2023.

The Forum Awards recognise organisations that are leading the way in raising standards for customer operations. They shine a spotlight on a variety of activity, including digital channels, face to face, back office operations and contact centres.

In their category, Northern was up against 1stsource, FIS/Worldpay, Legal and General, Ocado, RSA Insurance, the Student Loans Company and Water Plus.

Mark Powles, commercial and customer director at Northern, said:- "It's always nice to be recognised for your work and we accepted this award not only on behalf of Northern; but our customers too. This is a joint victory and was only possible thanks to the contribution of so many people - not least of all our Northern Accessibility User Group; whose members regularly give up their time and share their experiences to help improve the travel experience of millions of our customers."

This is the latest award Northern has received for its work improving accessibility on their network.

In February, they won the Customer Service Excellence category at the Rail Business Awards for their:- 'Accessible Travel Simulation,' a game developed to support people with anxiety and other access needs to have the confidence to travel by train.

Earlier this month, they also announced the roll-out of 8 more Passenger Assist Points which are designed to make travel easier for people with accessibility needs and launched British Sign Language versions of some of their key customer policy documents.

On Sunday, 21 May 2023, Northern's new summer timetable comes into effect and all customers, especially those who have made regular journeys on the same train times, are advised to check before they travel. For more information, visit:- NorthernRailway.Co.UK.

Northern is the 2nd largest train operator in the UK, with 2,500 services a day to more than 500 stations across the North of England.

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