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Last modified: 19 Oct 2020 2:33pm

A group of women in brightly coloured traditional Chinese dress dance on the stage at CultureFest

Food, dance and games from Aotearoa to Scotland and everywhere in between will be a part of this year’s CultureFest.

Expressions of interest to be a part of the popular annual festival in Lincoln on Sunday 18 October, close this Friday 28 August—with food, games and dance already in the planning.  CultureFest is run by Selwyn District Council, Lincoln University and Christchurch Multicultural Council.

People will have an opportunity to try out traditional Māori games and learn belly dancing, while the team behind the Hororātā Highland Games says it will be ‘bringing the Scottishness’.

Highland Games Event Manager Cindy Driscoll says this will be the third year that volunteers from the games will take part in CultureFest and they’re excited to be involved.

In the past they have brought a tugging rig, taught highland dance and helped people trace their Scottish lineage, she says. The team is planning a hands-on set of activities that people can get involved in that could range from games, to dance depending on the volunteers available, she says.

“It’s a really fun festival. It’s really cool to see all the cultures showcased from across the world. Selwyn has a lot of multicultural
aspects and people and it’s good to see that all in one place.”

Any individual, club or group interested in performing on stage or being a stallholder at CultureFest, or running a workshop, during the week of 18-24 October can find a form on our Culturefest page.

Expressions of interest close on Friday 28 August at 5pm.