Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 

Fueling fires at ignite2001 festival

PRESS RELEASE

Fueling fires at
ignite2001 festival


Benjamin Zephaniah

A unique festival celebrating young people in society will be held at The Edge in Auckland from 5 - 12 June. ignite2001 promises an extraordinary opportunity to develop young people’s creative potential. The festival offers an innovative programme of activity lead by some of the best creative talent from the UK and New Zealand.

UK visitors including rastafarian performance poet Benjamin Zephaniah, Andrew Wade, Head of Voice at the Royal Shakespeare Company, dance choreographer Mark Baldwin and leading UK bio-chemist Ian Swingland will share their expertise in workshops, debates, performances and seminars. A varied programme of arts, science, conflict resolution and enterprise promises something for everyone. Most events are free ensuring easy accessibility to a wide group of young people from around the region.

ignite2001 is a collaboration between the British Council, who promote contemporary British culture, and The Edge Community Arts Programme. “ignite2001 provides a powerful environment of creativity and growth for young people. We are delighted to work in partnership with The Edge to produce a genuinely interactive festival. Come along and be inspired,’ says British Council New Zealand Director Paul Atkins.

Sally Markham, Community Arts Development Manager at The Edge shares this enthusiasm. “ignite2001 is an important initiative. It is a unique festival for young people offering new collaborative and creative approaches to a diverse range of disciplines. It is an opportunity not to be missed.’

For a comprehensive insight into ignite2001, its key players and programme, visit www.ignite2001.org.nz, email inquire@ignite2001.org.nz, or call 09 373 4393.

Notes for Editors:

The British Council is the UK’s main cultural agency overseas

The Edge - is Auckland’s centre for conventions, arts and entertainment.

To arrange interviews, source up-to-date supporting photography or for any media enquiries please e-mail james.niven@britishcouncil.org.nz or call 09 373 4478

15 May 2001


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Howard Davis: Five Hidden Los Angeles Treasures (Part I)

The immense cultural diversity of LA provides an extraordinary variety of lifestyles and architecture. Here are five 'hidden' destinations where the discerning traveller can appreciate and enjoy this unique and constantly evolving metropolis. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Parenting, Warts And All

If you’re looking for a parenting book that spouts generic pearls about parenting and classifies every part of it into sections as if raising children is a clear-cut job, this is not it. More>>

City Of 100 Lovers: Multi-Million Dollar NZ Theatre Production To Launch

Produced in New Zealand with an $8 million budget, this musical comedy has been created with both locals and tourists in mind. More>>

Howard Davis Review: The Outsider Art of Tony Fomison

Among such gifted contemporaries as Bill Hammond, Tony de la Tour, and printmaker Jason Grieg, Fomison distinguished himself as highly idiosyncratic, and could have become wealthy, had not his demons prevented him from investing his income wisely. In his near monochrome oil painting on black hessian, he staked out a territory of morbid originality. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland