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.

Ends


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

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>>

ALSO:

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>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Salt River Songs by Sam Hunt

Colin Hogg, a longtime comrade of Sam, writes in his Introduction that, ‘There is a lot of death in this collection of new poems by my friend Sam Hunt. It’s easier to count the poems here that don’t deal with the great destroyer than it is to point to the ones that do.’ More>>

Electronica: Restoring The World’s First Recorded Computer Music

University of Canterbury Distinguished Professor Jack Copeland and UC alumni and composer Jason Long have restored the earliest known recording of computer-generated music, created more than 65 years ago using programming techniques devised by Alan Turing. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Almost Getting Away With Murder

The Black Widow by Lee-Anne Cartier: Lee-Anne Cartier is the sister of the Christchurch man found to have been murdered by his wife, Helen Milner, after an initial assumption by police that his death, in 2009, was suicide. More>>

Howard Davis: Triple Echo - The Malevich/Reinhardt/Hotere Nexus

Howard Davis: The current juxtaposition of works by Ralph Hotere and Ad Reinhardt at Te Papa perfectly exemplifies Jean Michel Massing's preoccupation with the transmigration of imagery in a remarkable triple echo effect... More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news