Salford students to put on Eurovision fashion show at Tate Liverpool

Categories: School of Arts, Media and Creative Technology

UNIVERSITY of Salford students are coming together to celebrate the world of Eurovision at a special fashion event at Tate Liverpool before next month’s much-anticipated song contest.

Students from Fashion Design, Animation and Fashion Image Making & Styling (FIMS) courses are collaborating on a one-off event called Late at Tate: The Spirit of Eurovision on Thursday 4 May at the Royal Albert Dock that will look at the impact of Eurovision upon the world and the fashion scene.

The Animation students will be creating a moving backdrop as FIMS alumni and current undergraduates host a series of interventions and performances around the topics of ‘high camp, alt political and big ballad glamour.’

Each of these performances will involve a short ‘salon-style’ fashion presentation, previewing upcoming collections from final year Fashion Design students. The evening will culminate in a ‘world party’ encouraging guests to join in and celebrate the spirit of the song contest.

Paul Vivian, Director of Art and Design at the University of Salford said: “We are delighted to collaborate with Tate Liverpool on a spectacular night of entertainment that embodies the Eurovision Song Contest’s unique spirit of music, style and diversity.

“This year’s contest in Liverpool provides a unique opportunity for our students to make their own mark on the city’s festivities whilst getting a timeless chance to showcase their talent at one of the North West’s leading arts venues.”

Gracie Blackstone, a FIMS alumni and founder of the collective Art is Coming, is also working with students to create content for the event by doing workshops on the University’s Peel Park campus.

Alongside the student performances, there will also be music from South Liverpool collective Black Borough, workshops and discussions around the significance of Eurovision with guests able to pull together their own themed outfits and further performances and art installations.

The free event will begin from 6pm with no tickets required.

Late at Tate Liverpool

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