Media Release: Commonwealth flashmob relay launch


Get a wiggle on and join the Eden Court Commonwealth Flashmob Relay – spiffingly good sporting fun!

WITH their new promo video, Eden Court Theatre’s CREATIVE department are launching a flashmob relay this summer as part of the Games for Scotland programme running up to Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

The video, which went live on their website this week, shows a 1920’s sports-themed dance routine inspired by the 17 Commonwealth Sports.

Take a look for yourself:

Commonwealth Flasmob Relay:

Eden Court Commonwealth Flashmob Relay – Learn the Moves:

Eden Court Commonwealth Flashmob Relay – CREATIVE gives it a go:

The idea is to get as many people of all ages from around the Highlands and beyond to be part of the fun.

Learn the dance, teach your friends, share with your local groups and post their own videos of the routine online using the hashtag ‘#CREATIVEflashmob’.

There will be several live flashmob performances along the Queen’s Baton Relay route in June and people are also encouraged to come along if they can and join in.

The Commonwealth Flashmob Relay is delivered by Eden Court CREATIVE and is part of the Games for Scotland programme of events, which in 2014 celebrate the Queen’s Baton Relay and Scotland’s role as host of the XX Commonwealth Games.

This programme is delivered by Event Scotland and is a key part of Legacy 2014. #Legacy2014

Cabinet Secretary for Commonwealth Games, Shona Robison, said:

“The XX Commonwealth Games are fast approaching and, as we gear up to what will be the best Games ever, I am delighted that the Games for Scotland programme is going strong, encouraging communities across the country to feel part of the excitement that is building around the event.

“The programme, which is part of our Legacy 2014 pledge, has already inspired thousands of people in Scotland to take part in sport and cultural activities. We are showing the world that we are a nation proud of our culture and diversity – and that this legacy will continue long after the closing ceremony of the Games at Hampden Park.”

Paul Bush OBE, chief operating officer for EventScotland, said:

“We are delighted to be working with The Highland Council to deliver an inspiring and motivating event, building excitement in the run up to the Games.

“The Games for Scotland programme has been spreading the message of the Games around Scotland’s communities since 2010 and has proved to be hugely popular.

“The diverse programme of sport and dance events, which this year additionally celebrate the arrival of the Queen’s Baton Relay, extend the legacy of the Games beyond the host city to benefit communities throughout Scotland.

David Grevemberg, chief executive of Glasgow 2014, said:

‘The Queen’s Baton Relay is an opportunity for thousands of people across Scotland to join the celebrations of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

“By cheering on batonbearers and joining the events and activities in their communities, people up and down the nation will be taking part in a unique moment, one that will be remembered for years to come.”


For further information, interview requests or to arrange picture opportunities, please contact Eden Court Marketing Department / / 01463 239 841

Notes to editors:

Eden Court

  • Eden Court is the largest multi-arts venue in Scotland. It re-opened in November 2007 following an extensive redevelopment programme, which saw the addition of two purpose built cinemas, a brand new flexible second theatre space and two dance and education studios.
  • Eden Court is the only theatre in Scotland to offer Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) courses in Drama and Dance. These are extracurricular courses, which offer pupils from across Highland the opportunity to study at Eden Court for an SQA Higher Dance, Drama or Intermediate 2 exams. Aside from Eden Court, there is only one school in the Highlands where pupils can sit SQA Higher Drama exams.

Games for Scotland

  • Games for Scotland is a programme of events designed to inspire, motivate, and engage the people of Scotland in the run-up to the XX Commonwealth Games.
  • The programme, managed by EventScotland (Scotland’s national events agency), forms a key part of Legacy 2014 – the Scottish Government’s commitment to deliver a lasting legacy as a result of the Commonwealth Games coming to Scotland.
  • People across Scotland are being invited to join the excitement in the lead up to the XX Commonwealth Games by going to one of the Games for Scotland events taking place between 4 June to 23 July 2014

Legacy 2014 

  • Legacy 2014 is a Scottish Government initiative working to secure a lasting legacy for Scotland from hosting the XX Commonwealth Games. There are over 50 Legacy 2014 national programmes delivered by national partners and more than 50 projects supporting Legacy 2014 in place across Scotland, generating jobs and training opportunities, investing in new or upgraded community facilities, helping people to get more active and inspiring fun learning opportunities and new global connections.
  • Visit and Assessing Legacy for more information and to see what has already been achieved.

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