World Fair Trade Day Gathering: Concert and Ceilidh | Saturday May 11th | 5pm - 11pm |
*Non-seated event, suitable for 8+ | Adults £11, U16's £5.50 (conditions apply)
World Fair Trade Day, celebrated on the second Saturday of May, is a global platform that promotes and engages consumers with the wider Fair Trade Movement, particularly the arts and crafts made by over 400 members in 70 countries.
Every year there are numerous events happening around the globe in celebration of the above special day, and here in Scotland we will be gathering at Usher Hall for a 6 hour world music concert and ceilidh to celebrate World Fair Trade Day and Scotland as a Fair Trade Nation, showcasing a mix of local talent and international music as well as almighty ceilidh; stalls selling Fair Trade crafts, artisan goods and snacks; and messages on screen from World Fair Trade Organisations (WFTOs) from around the globe representing WTFO members, etc.
The World Fair Trade Gathering is being compered by celebrity presenter and journalist, as well long standing committed Fair Trade Ambassador Gail Porter and recently announced co-presenter Eunice Olumide MBE – Scottish supermodel, broadcaster and curator.
The line-up for the concert and ceilidh will include local, up and coming Leith samba band Pulse of the Place; lively Glasgow based Colonel Mustard & The Dijon 5 with alternative dance music; inspiring Scottish folk musician Rachel Sermanni; The Reel Time Ceilidh Band, a rapturous and foot stomping ceilidh band with a contemporary twist; rock & roll masters hot off the press from New York Miracle Glass Company; Indie band Zuba, an outstanding multi-cultural band with a great dance beat; rousing and rhythmical Get Soul Choir; award winning Irish dance performance specialists SiamSoir and piping magic from World Fair Trade piper Lou Marshall and her exhilarating Celtic fusion band Cantara.
Join us for a superb celebration of Fair Trade on World Fair Trade Day @The Usher Hall, tickets on sale now http://www.usherhall.co.uk/whats-on/world-fair-trade-day-gathering