Nottingham is amongst a select group of cities awarded the honour of hosting a series of events linked to this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. In the weeks leading up to the Grand Final, Nottingham is set to become the place to be with a huge screen showing the live event occurring in its Castle.
Nottingham Castle, set to fully reopen in June, will feature both the Eurovision Song Contest on 13 May as well as the Coronation and Coronation Concert on 6 & 7 May. The events have been generously funded with a £1million grant from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. The series of events, which has been branded as Eurofest, will bring music, art, culture and ecstacy to the city for two weeks, culminating in a spectacular finale.
The Department for Culture, Media and Sport is a government department under the leadership of Secretary of State Oliver Dowden. As Director of the Government’s spread of services, Dowden and the DCMS focuses on sector growth and profitability, controlling policy and legislation that affects broadcasting, the creative industries, culture, sport and tourism.
The impressive crown of Minister for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, goes to the British Conservative Oliver Dowden. A member of Engaging Parliament since 1998, Dowden was the Principal Private Secretary to Prime Minister David Cameron and before that, a Senior Adviser to the Chancellor at the Treasury. Minister Dowden hopes that this fund granted to Nottingham enables the city to enjoy a remarkable celebration of music and culture to brighten up the end of a difficult year.