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Four Eurovision parties dazzling the capital this weekend

Posted at 10:00 am, May 9, 2014 in Fun London, Music & Nightlife
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Euromania will be sweeping the nation once again this weekend, and we’ve complied the best places to sing/dance/cheer/boo along to the Eurovision Song Contest. Check out the London parties happening below and plan where you want to watch British entry Molly Smitten-Downes make her bid for camp-tacular glory. Stephanie Hartman

Eurovision at Peckham Pelican
Drag queen Portia N’Frize will be hosting this live screening in south London on Saturday, which comes complete with score sheets and questionable prizes for guests. Organised by the team who brought you the ‘Mean Girls’ anniversary screening, the evening will bring a photo booth, badge makers, and a sensationally camp halftime show to the Peckham Pelican. Dress as your favourite country and be prepared for crowd participation.
Peckham Pelican, 92 Peckham Road. May 10, 7pm. £4 donation. 

€uro Disco at Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club
Euro fever will take over two floors of the BGWMC with live acts, games and eurotrash DJ sets accompanying their live screening. Free buck’s fizz will be given out to the first lucky 100 through the doors – a nice little incentive if you’re still makin’ your mind up.
Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club. May 10, 7pm- 2am. Early bird tickets have sold out but £7 tickets are available here

Eurovision Live! at Phoenix Artist Club
If you’re after some straight-up Euro cheese, head to Eurovision Live! for big screens, quizzes, Eurovision-themed food and complimentary bubbly. The West End mega club will be decked out in style, and the dress code is glamourous attire.
Phoenix Artist Club. May 10, 7pm. Reserve your place by emailing reservations@phoenixartistclub.com. phoenixartistclub.com.

The Marksman’s Annual Party
If you require somewhere a little more low-key to watch contestants struggling to hit the high-notes, get down to The Marksman pub on Hackney Road for this annual event hosted by local enthusiast Nigel Palmer-Williams. It’s the perfect place to drown your sorrows and work away on some seriously good pub grub as you watch the UK lose, yet again.
May 10. For table and dinner reservations, phone 0207 739 7393 or email bookings@marksmanpub.com.

Check out these five things you need to know about The Eurovision Song Contest.

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