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

 

8 October: Miley Cyrus Bangerz Tour Coming To Auckland!

Dainty Group announced today that global superstar Miley Cyrus will bring her BANGERZ TOUR to New Zealand in October this year. This will be Miley’s first ever visit to New Zealand and there will only be one Auckland show before she takes her tour to Australia. More>>

ALSO:

Music: Lorde NZ Tour Confirmed In Four Major Cities!

In what will be her first ever New Zealand headline tour, Frontier Touring and Brent Eccles Entertainment are stoked to bring you four epic shows across the country! The all ages concerts take place late October/ early November in Christchurch, Dunedin, Wellington and Auckland. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Review Of Books: Poor Economics

A review of and excerpt from Jonathan Boston and Simon Chapple’s Child Poverty in New Zealand. More>>

Head Count: Highest Population Growth Since 2003

The country’s population grew by 67,800 people, or 1.5 percent, in the year to 30 June 2014. This came from natural increase (births minus deaths) of 29,500 and net migration (arrivals minus departures) of 38,300. New Zealand's estimated resident population was 4.51 million at 30 June 2014. More>>

Fun-Enhancement: Research To Ensure Even Game For Less Skilled Players

A University of Canterbury engineering PhD student is researching sports, such as table tennis, to ensure closer games for both better and less skilled players. More>>

Werewolf: From The Lost Continent

It’s a case of better late than never for Olivier Assayas’ marvellous After May/Apres Mai, which first screened at Venice in 2012, got a theatrical release in Australia – but not here – and only now appears on DVD, after Assayas himself has moved on. More>>

ALSO:

Werewolf: Blue Eyed & Soulful

Last year’s Muscle Shoals documentary was a reminder that on some of soul music’s most hallowed tracks, the studio band consisted of a bunch of white guys from rural Alabama... More>>

ALSO:

Final Event - Number Crunching: NZ Fifth Best Performer At Commonwealth Games

With a haul of 45 medals, New Zealand has outperformed the best predictions of the world’s number crunchers by 440% and beaten our past performance at the Commonwealth Games by 11% per cent, according to a Massey University finance lecturer. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news