Ukrainians design Birmingham’s Eurovision bid logo

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A group of Ukrainians in Birmingham has started to design the logo for the city’s bid to host Eurovision 2023, after Ukraine announced it could not host the event for safety reasons.

It was announced last month that the UK would be hosting Eurovision 2023 on behalf of Ukraine next year, and Birmingham has recently become one of the shortlisted locations. A group of Ukrainians living in the city has started to put together ideas for a logo that reflects the country’s culture and heritage.

The workshop to design the logo was held at Birmingham’s Council House, with support from the UK’s only community-based organisation that promotes the arts and culture in Central and Eastern Europe.

The fact that Birmingham is affiliated with Ukraine and supports the country will also form part of the bid for the city to host the contest. In a statement, Head of the Managing Board at Ukraine’s public broadcaster has said the country is grateful to the BBC:

“I am confident that together we will be able to add Ukrainian spirit to this event and once again unite the whole of Europe around our common values of peace, support, celebrating diversity and talent.”

The BBC has been the host of the Eurovision song contest on behalf of countries four times previously and has staged the event more than any other broadcaster.

The event will certainly bring publicity to the UK’s second city if the bid is won, due to the competition’s popularity and status as being the world’s largest live music event, with one of the most coveted glass awards – the glass microphone.

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