18 août 2015

So French! A new video about the Bressuire Games

Pipers, dancers, the Top 12 of professionnal throwers (photo by Marie-Claire GIRAUD) and 10.000 enthusiastic spectators in Bressuire, France.Here we are in the castle for the 2015 IHGF Highland Games World Championships. Enjoy this special atmosphere thanks to Bernard Cornet's film edited by the French blogger! Have fun! Bressuire Highland Games  
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14 juillet 2015

Bressuire the Scot: An Auld Alliance at the Château

Just look at that! Scottish pipers are listening to the Bressuire Mayor with a painting of the old castle in the background... Definitely, we are in Bressuire-the-Scot You want more? Just have a look at the painting offered to Jean-Michel BERNIER by Francis BREBNER, the IHGF president: the French flag, the Scottisk flag, a caber-tosser and the castle in the background; Here we are in Bressuire-the-Scot again... For the IHGF Worlds, it was the same all over the place in Bressuire: pipers and Highland Games, just like in... [Lire la suite]
15 février 2015

The 12 Champions : 2- Sebastian WENTA, the Strongman

All the spectators of the Bressuire Highland Games in 2013 do remember Sebastian WENTA.And all of them are really delighted to see him again at the château for the IHGF Worlds in June. A Strongman and a ThrowerEverybody was impressed by his performances on June 8, 9 2013,  both as a Highland Games thrower and as a strongman.Just click on his WENTA tag to remember his exceptionnal Games two years ago (articles in English and in French).At that time he had impressed everybody. Specially during the truck-pulling event where it... [Lire la suite]
01 décembre 2014

IHGF Worlds in Bressuire, France: here comes the trailer...

Want to have a preview of the IHGF Highland Games next June in Bressuire, France?Just a click to imagine what it will be like... A video by Gavin ANDERSON for Highland Games France and for the blog  
26 juillet 2014

Francis Brebner's ode (part 3): A pilgrimage to Bressuire

Francis BREBNER, the president of the IHGF, the International Highland Games Federation, is definitely the first supporter of the Bressuire Highland Games where the World Championship will be held in 2015.In a long message sent by mail to the blogger, he gives the reasons why he loves Bressuire and its Highland Games. After "Part 1: The castle, a recipe for success", after "Part 2: A painting for Bressuire", it's time to post the last episode Part 3: A pilgrimage to Bressuire Wherever I travel internationally, I am always asked... [Lire la suite]
23 juillet 2014

Une peintre américain immortalise les Highland Games

Plus jamais on ne pourra dire que les Américains ne peuvent pas encadrer Bressuire.Plus jamais on ne pourra dire qu'ils ne peuvent pas voir notre ville en peinture. Et le blog ne se contente pas de l'affirmer. Il le prouve... Du tronc au pinceauC'est ce tableau ci-contre que la Fédération internationale de Highland Games va offrir à la mairie de Bressuire en guise de remerciement pour l'organisation du championnat du monde les 13 et 14 juin prochains. Il est signé Andrew HOBSON. Ce peintre indien de la tribu des Navajos a une... [Lire la suite]

18 juillet 2014

Francis Brebner's ode (part 2): A painting to celebrate Bressuire

Francis BREBNER, the president of the IHGF, the International Highland Games Federation, is definitely the first supporter of the Bressuire Highland Games where the World Championship will be held in 2015.In a long message sent by mail to the blogger, he gives the reasons why he loves Bressuire and its Highland Games. After "Part 1: The castle, a recipe for success", it's time to post the next episode   Part 2: A painting for a pilgrimage Today the Bressuire game draw attendances of 12,000 spectators to their games and still... [Lire la suite]
26 juin 2014

Francis Brebner's ode to the Bressuire Games, Part 1

Francis BREBNER, the president of the IHGF, the International Highland Games federation, is definitely the first supporter of the Bressuire Highland Games where the World Championship will be held in 2015.In a long message sent by mail to the blogger, he gives the reasons why he loves Bressuire and its Highland Games.Part 1: The castle, a recipe for success "I can remember when Bressuire Highland games in France was first established over a decade ago with the introduction of a few Highland games demonstrations, I can still recall... [Lire la suite]
17 août 2012

Vidéo (5): Poids en longueur, Heavy weight for distance

The European Championship in video: episode n°5.   In French: Le poids lourd en longueur En anglais: Heavy Weight for distance An IHGF film on www.highlandgames.canalblog.com   Thanks to the International Highland Games Federation and to Highland Games France
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08 août 2012

Les Highland Games en vidéo(3): la pierre lourde, the Braemar stone

Episode 3: The Braemar stone.A video by the International Highland Games Federation for www.highlandgames.canalblog.com.Le pierre lourde aux championnats d'Europe de Bressuire. Avec la permission de l'IHGF et de Highland Games France. Bonus: The Irish and Scottish dancers, les danceuses écossaises et irlandaises de Scoïl Rine Mhobi (Leixlip, Ireland) and Gordon school of Dancing (Montrose, Scotland). That's kind of "Beauty and the Beasts" on video. On se croirait chez Disney avec "Les Belles et les Bêtes". A bientôt! See you... [Lire la suite]