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London’s Wembley Stadium hosted 8,000 fans to watch Manchester City beat Tottenham Hotspur in the English Football League Carabao Cup Final as part of a UK pilot project to test how live events can help fans to come back safely.

The Nordic club won the cup at home with a 1-0 loss to their London rivals. The match follows last weekend’s Football Associations Cup semi-final, where 4,000 people watched from their seats in the 90,000-seat stadium in London.

Meanwhile, an open-air cinema screening, which is expected to draw around 1,000 people and scheduled for the weekend in Liverpool, has reportedly not taken place. No details were given by organizers or city council but the Liverpool Echo newspaper said “due to circumstances beyond control” screenings will take place over the weekend of May 14-16.

The government program, which includes the Wembley Games, aims to attract more participants and test how to organize sporting competitions, theater performances and concerts safely and without social distancing or masks. Local authorities and organizers are working with health officials to encourage crowds to return safely this summer.

Elsewhere, Hollywood will host the 93rd Academy Awards on Sunday, where, for the first time in the history of the ceremony, two women are in the running for an Oscar for Best Director.

A worker cleans a cutout of an Oscar statue at Union Station in Los Angeles © Reuters

Part of the ceremony was scheduled to take place at Union Station in Los Angeles, while another will continue at its usual venue, the Dolby Theater.

Meanwhile, WarnerMedia’s Mortal combat, which gets a simultaneous HBO Max release and an anime hit Demon Slayer the Movie: Mugen Train fought at the US box office this weekend. With around 58% of cinemas open in North America, Mortal combat cashed in $ 22 million over the weekend, according to Comscore, while Demon slayer grossed $ 19.5 million.

This week in England, a professional event in Liverpool will open its doors to 1,000 attendees indoors while next weekend around 3,000 ticket holders will be able to make their way to Circus nightclub for an indoor club night.

The Brit Awards on Thursday put up a ballot as organizers plan to welcome up to 4,000 fans next month for the first live music show at London’s O2 Arena, as restrictions brought about by the coronavirus took participants away more than a year ago.

The UK program, which will test specific parameters, started last weekend with up to 1,000 people a day watching the World Snooker Championship indoors at the Crucible Theater in Sheffield and 300 at a comedy club in Liverpool . Mask lovers were also at the Crucible for the snooker championship this weekend.

Participants will be tested for Covid-19 before and after the events.

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