'Eurovision Song Contest' 🇪🇺 14th May

Who watches the 'Eurovision Song Contest'? Anyone keep score (nil points)?

What is the best or most memorable act you can think of?

What is the best (or your favourite) song to come out of Eurovision?

Thinking of the wider European community, what is your favourite European city or country?

Which European tourist destination (or somewhere off the beaten track) would you recommend a friend visit?


We asked members to complete the following phrases ... Dutch TREAT OR COURAGE French LETTER OR CONNECTION Welsh DRAGON OR RAREBIT OR LAMB British BULLDOG Luck of the IRISH Scotch MIST OR EGG English ROSE The rain in Spain stays MAINLY ON THE PLAIN

Spanish OMELETTE Swiss ARMY KNIFE OR ROLL Turkish BATHS OR DELIGHT Russian ROULETTE Norwegian WOOD Spanish FLY German SAUSAGE Mexican WAVE (I know it's not in Europe!) Delhi BELLY (ditto) E viva ESPANA Italian STALLION Holland - AISE SAUCE OR AND BARRETT It's all GREEK to me

Double DUTCH Chinese WHISPERS OR PROVERBS (and again!) When in ROME ... Do as the Romans do Talk for ENGLAND Indian SUMMER


Round 1. People

1. Name the TV presenter?

What was his first TV role?

2. Name the TV presenter?

For how many years did he host the 'Eurovision Song Contest'?

3. Who used to announce the British vote?

4. Which Prime Minister took the UK into the European Economic Community on 22nd January 1972?

5. What is the name of the German Chancellor (and longest serving ever European premier), in post from 2006-2018?

6. What is the name of the French President, in post since 2017?

7. What is the name of this Irish politician, who served as Taoiseach from 2017-2020? (He was the first gay Taoiseach!)

8. Who is this former leader of UKIP?

9. What is the name of our current UK Prime Minister?

10. What is the name of his former Chief Advisor, who drove to Barnard Castle "to test his eyesight', during COVID-19 national lockdown?

11. SONG. 'Summer Holiday', Cliff Richard - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxuapKdqIZw

How much did the 'Brexit Bus' tell us we would get back from the EU each week for the NHS?

Round 2. Places

Name the tourist destination and country?

12. Place?


13. Place?


14. Place?


15. Place?


16. Place?


17. Place?


18. Place? (Catholic shrine)


19. Place? (Highest point in Europe)


20. Place? ('HalfPenny Bridge')


21. Place? (Wall)


22. SONG. 'Morningtown Ride', The Seekers - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-RkC6MYT2E

What year did the Channel Tunnel open to its first 'Eurostar' journey?

23. SONG. Intermission. 'Riverdance' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0v_pu6miJ8

Name the two lead dancers?

Round 3. TV & Film

24. Name the waiter from Barcelona?

And the TV show?

25. Name the TV show?

And the hairdresser?

26. Name the TV detective?

What country was he from?

27. Name the TV show?

Name the husband and wife?

28. Name the 1972 movie?

Where was it set? (The bar & city)

29. Name the James Bond actor?

Who sang the theme song?

Here it is - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwLXDv6jXr4

30. Name the actor?

Say, in his voice (one by one), "You were only supposed to blow the bloody doors off!"

31. Name the 2000 movie?

And the actor?

32. Name the 2008 movie?

Name the lead actress?

33. Name the 1965 movie?

In which country is the film set?

34. 'Ferry Cross The Mersey', Gerry & The Pacemakers - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08083BNaYcA

How many miles is the English Channel at its narrowest point?

Round 4. My Top 10 (or 11) Eurovision Songs

35. 'Love Shine A Light', Katrina And The Waves' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NnoikRec67k

(The last time the UK won 'Eurovision' was in 1997, with this song!)

What was the name of their other UK Top 10 hit?

36. 'Congratulations', Cliff Richard - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xJcE9tnY6E

(Cliff Richard came second in 1968 with this song, losing by one point to Spain!)

How old is he?

37. 'All Kinds Of Everything', Dana - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvLPw530qoE

What were the two flowers in the opening line of the song?

38. 'Puppet On A String', Sandy Shaw - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xnzPnyyWbY

Name either of her other two UK number 1 hits?

39. 'Boom Bang A Bang', Lulu - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ew43u2gS0Y

What was her first top ten UK hit single in 1964?

40. 'Making Your Mind Up', Bucks Fizz - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RO-mxo-14H4

Which two drinks do you put together to make a 'Bucks Fizz'?

41. 'Save Your Kisses For Me', Brotherhood Of Man - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhq_Q1Ut8SQ&t=5s

Name either of their other two number 1 UK hits?

42. 'Knock Knock, Who's There?', Mary Hopkin - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lb0dBVWozRo

What was her only number one UK hit in 1968?

43. 'What's Another Year?', Johnny Logan - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJ2jDdOfRwM

He had another winning song in 1989. What was it?

44. 'Rise Like A Phoenix', Conchita Wurst - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ToqNa0rqUtY

True or False. This song featured as a James Bond theme song?

45. 'Waterloo', ABBA - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sj_9CiNkkn4

They had 8 other UK hits. See if you can name any of them?

To finish, what do people think of this years UK entry?

Here it is - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=udsMTb2NIak

If anyone is a particular fan, here is a video of ALL the 'Eurovision Song Content Winners' from 1956-2021. You could perhaps play this when flags are being made (or not, some of them are truly awful)?



Or, just for fun, you could play the first few bars of each of these songs, stopping before they name the place (some have very short intros), and ask members to name the tune and artist/group.

'Vienna', Ultravox - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJeWySiuq1I

'Barcelona', Freddy Mercury & Montserrat Cabelle - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1fiOJDXA-E

'Lost In France', Bonnie Tyler - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gK-SVR86ThY

'Y Viva Espana', Sylvia - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7aPp-4z-uw

'Rotterdam', The Beautiful South - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06EbMhzwLBw

'Budapest', George Ezra - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHrLPs3_1Fs

'Day Trip To Bangor', Fiddler's Dram' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hs8EVlzd3mI

'Long Haired Lover From Liverpool', Jimmy Osmond - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_Ybe1lihNA

'Scarborough Fair', Simon & Garfunkel - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Jj4s9I-53g

'Mull Of Kintyre', Wings' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OrbuDWit1Co

'Fog On The Tyne', Lindisfarne - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVuYd_uzGYA

'Ferry Cross The Mersey', Gerry & The Pacemakers - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=os4_U3_L5nY

'Streets Of London', Ralph McTell - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DiWomXklfv8

'Waterloo Sunset' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqLoYQx8BXo

'Norwegian Wood' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_V6y1ZCg_8

'Tulips From Amsterdam' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wm31Lni60LU

'Three Coins In The Fountain' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87kbwiLSDDU

'Molly Malone' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAzhNEW7KAI

'Galway Girl' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87gWaABqGYs

'Pompeii' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F90Cw4l-8NY

'Green Green Grass Of Home' - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knkZ33vL-70

Can anyone think of any other songs with a place name? Let me know ...

Here's a more complete playlist I made earlier - https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2hrwehheGap2TAmiTLq2SC


Make some 'Eurovision' bunting.

Cut out the heart template, then have members create their own flags for the European country they wish to win or would most like to visit.

Here's a list of competing countries and their flags - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_in_the_Eurovision_Song_Contest

Make 'Bucks Fizz' with freshly squeezed oranges for refreshments x


1. Graham Norton / 'Father Ted'

2. Terry Wogan / 1961-2007 (46 years)

3. Katie Boyle

4. Ted Heath

5. Angela Merkle

6. Emmanuel Macron

7. Leo Varadkar

8. Nigel Farage

9. Boris Johnson

10. Dominic Cummings

11. £350m

12. 'St Basil's Cathedral' in Moscow / Russia

13. 'The Colosseum' in Rome / Italy

14. 'The Parthenon' in Athens / Greece

15. 'Eiffel Tower' in Paris / France

16. 'Leaning Tower Of Pisa' / Italy

17. Venice / Italy

18. Lourdes / France

19. Mont Blanc / It straddles France & Italy, so either is fine)

20. Dublin / Ireland

21. 'Brandenburg Gate', Berlin / Germany

22. 1994

23. Jean Butler & Michael Flateley

24. Manuel (from Barcelona) / 'Fawlty Towers'

25. 'Benidorm' / 'Blow & Go'

26. Hercule Poirot / Belgium

27. 'Allo Allo' / Edith & Rene

28. 'Cabaret' / 'The Kit Kate Club', Berlin

29. Sean Connery / Matt Monro

30. Michael Caine

31. 'Gladiator' / Russell Crowe

32. 'Mamma Mia' / Meryl Streep

33. 'The Sound Of Music' / Austria

34. 20 miles

35. 'Walking On Sunshine'

36. 81 (born 14th October 1940)

37. Snowdrops & Daffodils

38. 'Always Something There To Remind Me' & 'Long Live Love'