#HelpUkraineSong – a global movement aiming to unite the world on the Eurovision Song Contest 2023 finals day in solidarity with Ukraine whilst raising money for children affected by the war. The event will take place on May 13, 2023 at 12:00 pm BST or at 2:00 pm Kyiv time.
#HelpUkraineSong will be the world’s largest physical and digital flash mob. It will take place across the UK during the build-up to Eurovision 2023 and on the final day of the contest. People will come together to perform ‘With A Little Help From My Friends’ by The Beatles’ at 12.00 pm BST and donate to War Child, the only specialized charity for children affected by war.
Anyone can get involved in either the large-scale events taking place around the country or smaller scale community sing-a-longs, or from the comfort of your own sofa. In the run up to, and on the day of the contest, people are invited to upload their version of the song to any social media channel with the hashtag #HelpUkraineSong – or simply sing, dance or mime along to it.
The solidarity campaign will be organized by the creative company Aurora with the support of the National Museums Liverpool, War Child, the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine and Hoshva PR & DGTL.
This movement will demonstrate solidarity with those affected by the war in Ukraine and encourage participants to raise funds for War Child, so this charity can continue developing and deploying its life-saving work to protect, educate, and provide for the millions of children impacted by the ongoing war.
Ukrainian Eurovision artists past and present, as well as the Ukrainian public, will be taking part either on the day or online. This movement will also be supported by leading musicians and ambassadors around the world.
Partner organizations such as museums, art galleries, businesses, brands, retailers, theaters, sports organizations and community groups are all getting on board, bringing in musicians, artists, dancers. They are planning physical flash mob moments which members of the public can get involved with at midday on Saturday 13 May 2023 .
Partner organizations include: Science Museum Group, Science & Industry Museum, National Science & Medium Museum, Royal Albert Memorial Museum, RAF Museum, National Portrait Gallery, Hull and Brighton City Councils.
Valerie Bounds, Aurora Co-Founder and Chief Strategy & Creative Officer who conceived the idea said: “The eyes of the world will be on Liverpool and the UK as we Eurovision for Ukraine. This is an unprecedented opportunity which everyone can join in with to show our solidarity for Ukraine.”
Oleksandr Tkachenko, Minister of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine said: “The upholding of our culture is of existential and fundamental importance to all of the people in Ukraine. We welcome and support unreservedly powerful creative initiatives such as #HelpUkraineSong which brings people together in solidarity for our brave country that fights for freedom values in unprovoked war and demonstrates the unerring international support which is so crucial to our success together.”
David Watson, Executive Director of Audiences and Media for National Museums Liverpool said: “National Museums Liverpool are proud to be the flagship location for the Help Ukraine Song movement and create a meaningful moment in solidarity with Ukraine”
More information and content can be found on the #HelpUkraineSong website and social channels:
TikTok | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook | YouTube | LinkedIn
To donate to War Child visit https://www.warchild.org.uk/
For further information please contact [email protected]
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