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UNNC Charity Ceilidh Party

13 April 2013 (19:00-22:00)

UNNC Charity Cèilidh Party - In Support of the UNNC Education Foundation

A first ever international cèilidh is to be held at The University of Nottingham Ningbo campus. If you’ve never been to a cèilidh before it’s a lively and fun night of Gaelic music and dance that brings friends together to enjoy themselves.

HK-CeilidhClick to view the pdf brochure for more details.

A cèilidh is a traditional Gaelic social gathering, which usually involves playing Gaelic folk music and dancing. It originated in Ireland and Scotland but is commonly found throughout the UK. Before the days of clubs and discos céilidhs were held in villages, towns and cities. They are very popular in rural communities where people gather to enjoy themselves at special occasions dancing jigs and reels and listening to traditional music played on the banjo, pipes, fiddles, drums and guitar.

In Ireland and Scotland céilidhs were often places where young people met prospective husbands and wives too! The dances are easy to learn as you go along and are a great way to meet new friends.

The UNNC cèilidh on 13th April will feature a live cèilidh band, the Hong Kong Ceilidh Band (Watch a video to get an idea of the dances), and a raffle with great prizes. You will also meet the University’s senior managers from all three campuses in the UK, China and Malaysia, alumni, friends and business partners of the University’s in the region, as well as current students and staff.

The event is being held to raise money for the UNNC Education Foundation, which is keen to provide scholarships and bursaries for students whose educational opportunities have been cut short by unexpected financial hardship. The Foundation also supports our best researchers to address pressing national and international issues with the aim of changing lives, tackling global issues and shaping the future. All monies raised from the event will go to the UNNC Education Foundation.


Venue: Robin Hood

Ticket: 200RMB

Features: Live Ceilidh band and raffle prizes

Dress Code: Comfortable clothes and dancing shoes

18:30-19:00 Admittance and mingle

19:00-19:05 Opening by Provost and Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Professor Nick Miles

19:05-19:10 Host introduces band and dancers

19:10 Dance demo and engagement of audience

20:20 Raffle prizes

20:40 Dance continues

22:00 Closing by Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Professor Chris Rudd


1. Tickets include snacks, soft drinks and a complimentary drink (beer or red/white wine). Beer and wine will then be available for extra charge, beer at RMB15 and wine at 40RMB per glass.

2. Free of charge for children of age 10 and under.

3. Raffle tickets sell at RMB10, and buy 2 get 1 free.

Apart from participating in this charitable event, you can support us by:

  • Sponsoring one or more dances for this event
  • Sponsoring one or more raffle prizes for this event
  • Making a donation to our UNNC Education Foundation


Bank Address : 939 QIANHU North Road Ningbo  China

Swift   code    : CMBCCNBS286

Bank Account Name: Education foundation of University of Nottingham Ningbo China

Bank Account Number: 574904640510302

To purchase a ticket or to discuss making a donation, pleasecontact Ms Emily Zhang at, Tel: +86 (0)574 88180105.

For more information about the Foundation:;

For more information about the Impact Campaign please go to: