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


Wellington helps kick off Commonwealth Ceilidh

Wellington helps kick off Commonwealth Ceilidh

More than 150 Wellington people were among the first in the world to celebrate the upcoming Glasgow Commonwealth Games at a global Scottish dance event.

The Commonwealth Ceilidh relay travelled 29,370kms in 24 hours, beginning in New Zealand before ending in Hawaii. Dances took place in 65 locations and five continents around the world.

The Wellington ceilidh was one of several held in the country but the only one directly linking sport and dance. Ignite Sport and Lower Hutt Scottish Country Dance Club partnered to hold the region’s event on Saturday 21 June, at St Oran’s College Hall.

“It was a fun evening and great to see so many young people enjoying and learning the dances,” says Ignite Sport’s Coordinator Kevin Goldsbury. “The ceilidh provided something for everyone, all ages and abilities.”

Lower Hutt Scottish Country Dance Club was keen to partner with Ignite Sport to support the organisation’s youth development work with young people.

“At Ignite Sport we use sport and recreation to engage and impact young people and communities. The ceilidh has a similar goal – to learn, dance, have fun and stay fit,” says Kevin.


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Howard Davis: Review - A Girl Named Mo

Moana Ete brought her three-piece band A Girl Named Mo to Wellington's intimate and iconic Bats Theatre last week for a five-night residency. Each show was recorded and filmed live for the release of her debut album 'Platonic/Romantic' on Loop records later this year. More>>

For The Birds: Who Will Be Crowned Bird Of The Year?

The competition involves well-known and enthusiastic New Zealanders acting as ‘campaign managers’ for their favourite birds with many going to great lengths to get New Zealanders to vote for their chosen bird... More>>


  • Greening the Red Zone - Bird of the year heats up: kōtare concedes, backs kea
  • Image Out-Link - Giselle Clarkson on Twitter
  • Gordon Campbell: On Bob Dylan's Nobel (And The Surplus)

    So Bob Dylan has just won the Nobel Prize for… Literature? Wow. I’d be just as happy if he’d won for his work on particle physics (“One Grain of Sand”, “Simple Twist of Fate”) or got the Economics prize for his work on the theory of contracting (“Don’t Think Twice Its Alright”) ... More>>


    Scoop Review Of Books: Whose Goat Was That?

    Mysterious Mysteries of Aro Valley is a sharp, satirical and sometimes downright scary romp through and around that valley in ways that made me question the realities of the places I thought I knew so well. More>>


    NZ On Air TV Funding: More Comedy Comes Out Of The Shadows

    Paranormal Event Response Unit is a series conceived by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi as a TV spin-off from their highly acclaimed feature film What We Do In The Shadows. More>>


    Mars News: Winners Announced For The 2016 Apra Silver Scroll Awards

    Wellington singer-songwriter and internationally acclaimed musician Thomas Oliver has won the 2016 APRA Silver Scroll Award with his captivating love song ‘If I Move To Mars’. More>>


    Get More From Scoop



    Search Scoop  
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news