It’s that time again, the moment we’ve all been waiting for. Graham Norton is dusting off his microphone (yes, we wish it was Terry too) and Englebert is warming up his vocal chords. The Eurovision Song Contest is back peeps and it’s time to start planning how you’re going to celebrate. If you’re not having your own party and aren’t content with joining me dancing around in my pyjamas with the subtitles on (so you can follow the words, obviously), then here is our comprehensive guide to the best euro-parties London has to offer on the most important night of the international music contest calendar.
• The Greenwich picture house is having its own special screening, with the promise of dancing in the aisles.
• The Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club is going all out and joining forces with party favourites Sink The Pink for the ultimate in Eurovision kitsch chic. Dress up as your chosen country and prepare for some flag waving.
• Time Out Live’s very own alternative Eurovision is back after its success in 2010 and 2011. This year it’s at London Wonderground on the South Bank and promises to bring you the very best from the London Cabaret circuit.
• The Waterpoet are also screening the evening’s festivities live from Baku 2012, with multiple screens, an Azerbaijani barbeque (in honour of this year’s hosts) and an array of themed cocktails (fave: Gina G&T). They are taking this contest very seriously.
If none of this takes your fancy and you’re still planning on burying your head in the sand on Saturday evening then we have no more to say to you than poor show. In fact, NIL POINTS (yeah, we went there.)