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

 


Experience New Zealand in Edinburgh

Experience New Zealand in Edinburgh

With an unprecedented number of Kiwi shows in Edinburgh this year, New Zealand is also preparing to wow festival-goers with delicious New Zealand refreshments and hospitality.

A themed garden bar in the heart of the Fringe will provide a focal point for the NZ at Edinburgh 2014 season, offering the best of New Zealand’s craft beer and cider, organic soft drinks, award-winning wine and delicious coffee.

The Backyard at the Roxy bar will be constructed outside the Assembly Roxy venue and Creative New Zealand’s Cath Cardiff says the aim is to recreate the ambience of a relaxed New Zealand villa garden in the middle of summer, complete with bean bags, deck chairs and designer street art, all provided by New Zealand designers

“With more than 200 New Zealand artists at the festivals, we thought it was a brilliant opportunity to showcase Kiwi hospitality and our boutique products alongside our cultural offering,” she said.

Backyard at the Roxy has been established as a joint project between Creative New Zealand and Assembly with support from Culture and Heritage Cultural Diplomacy International Programme and New Zealand Trade and Enterprise.

“We’re pleased to be working with other government agencies to profile New Zealand hospitality alongside a key cultural event.”

Creative New Zealand is working with New Zealand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and New Zealand Trade and Enterprise to connect key suppliers to the Backyard Bar, particularly those launching in the United Kingdom. Suppliers include Monteiths and Old Mout Cider (Dominion Breweries), Babich Wines, Karma Cola and Allpress Coffee.

Sam Lewis, NZTE’s Trade Commissioner in the UK, says, “We will be telling a great story about New Zealand quality and creativity by building on our showcase of performing and visual arts on display for the NZ at Edinburgh 2014 season. This unique vehicle enables us to broaden the relationship between business and art in front of a large, international audience.”

New Zealand design company, Main Reactor, has designed the concept for the bar, working with luxury bean bag makers Coast and Auckland graffiti stencil artist Flox and respected New Zealand nature photographer, Rob Suisted.

For more information check out the website www.nzatedinburgh.com , follow Facebook event NZ at Edinburgh or visit the Assembly website www.assemblyfestival.com .


ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Bodega: Venue Closing At The End Of The Year, After 25 Years Of Music

"It is with considerable sadness that, for reasons beyond our control, we regret to announce the closure of Bodega’s doors at the end of this year, after 25 years of faithful and committed service to live music in Wellington." More>>

Memorabilia: Te Papa Buys Peter Snell Singlet

Te Papa has purchased the singlet worn by Peter Snell at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics at an auction this morning at Cordy’s auction house in Auckland. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Women At The Centre

In the first chapter of her epic History of New Zealand Women, Barbara Brookes places a version of the Māori creation story alongside that of the Pākehā colonists, setting the scene for how each society saw women. The contrast is startling. More>>

In Auckland Art Gallery: A Tour Of Duty

I had already started my journey through the exhibited collections when an audio announcement about a guided tour to embark shortly from the foyer was made, I decided to join in. Why not? More>>

Art: ‘Holiday’ Wins IHC Art Awards

An intricate embroidered cushion by Wellington artist Jo-Anne Tapiki has won the 2016 IHC Art Awards and $5000. Jo-Anne started working from IHC’s Arts on High studio in Lower Hutt 18 months ago and this is the first time she has entered the competition. More>>

‘Quasi’: Christchurch Art Gallery Reveals Rooftop Sculpture

Christchurch-born and internationally renowned artist Ronnie van Hout has had a huge hand in Christchurch Art Gallery's latest outdoor installation. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news