ISTA presents...

Beijing MS festival

November 22 - November 24, 2019

Artistic information


Title
The animal years

At this festival we will explore…
… the characteristics associated with each sign of the Chinese zodiac signs and the extent to which these determine, influence or reflect our identity.

Exploration
TBC

Frame
Cultural, personal, philosophical.

Important Information

Festival dates
22nd – 24th November 2019

Festival address
Western Academy of Beijing
10 LaiGuangYing DongLu
Chaoyang District
Beijing 100102
People’s Republic of China

School website

The festival starts at:
9:00am on Friday 22nd November 2019.

The festival finishes at:
5:00pm on Sunday 24th November 2019.

Event coordinator
Helen Abbott

helen@ista.co.uk

For schools
Registration opens on 20th September 2019.
Registration closes on 4th October 2019.

Please note:
We advise that you have your group confirmed and all information collected by 20th September 2019.
Travel information is required as part of the registration process. Please have travel details confirmed by the time the registration window opens.
You should arrive into Beijing the evening before the festival begins on Thursday 21st November 2019.
You should not plan to leave the festival venue until after 5:00pm on Sunday 24th November 2019.
Please arrange travel accordingly.
Local schools will attend from Friday morning onwards.

For artists
You need to arrive in time for an evening meal on Wednesday 20th November 2019.
You should not plan to leave the festival venue until after 5:30pm on Sunday 24th November 2019.
The Rep should arrive by evening on Tuesday 19th November 2019.
Please arrange travel accordingly.
Travel information is due by 13th September 2019.

Finances

Students

Registration fees
Students from member schools – GBP £216.
Students from host school – GBP £165 for the first 25, thereafter GBP £216.
This includes the cost of an ISTA t-shirt.

Surcharges
Airport transfers – GBP £10.
Excursion – GBP £10.

Please note that there will be an additional surcharge for all students, to be confirmed by May, to cover the cost of transport from the hotel to the school daily.

Accommodation costs
GBP £33 per student per night based on 2 or 3 students sharing; GBP £99 for three nights.

Total cost per student
Local member schools – GBP £226.
Non-local member schools – GBP £236 plus accommodation.
Host school – GBP £175 for the first 25, thereafter GBP £226.

Teachers/chaperones

Registration fees
Member schools – GBP £50.
Non-member schools – GBP £102.

Surcharges
ISTA t-shirt (optional) – GBP £12.
Airport transfers – GBP £10.
Excursion – GBP £10.

Accommodation costs
GBP £64 per teacher per night based on single room accommodation; GBP £192 for three nights.

Total cost per teacher/chaperone
Local member schools – GBP £72.
Non-local member schools – GBP £82 plus accommodation.
Local non-member schools – GBP £124.
Non-local non-member schools – GBP £134 plus accommodation.
Host school – GBP £72.

Please note:
1. A GBP £500 non refundable, non transferable deposit will be invoiced upon booking.
2. A GBP £500 cancellation fee will be invoiced to any school cancelling within 12 weeks from the start of the festival, in addition to the deposit withheld.
3. A GBP £150 late registration fee per school booking will be invoiced to schools if the registrations are received after the registration window has closed.
4. All invoices are payable within 28 days of receipt. If not, places cannot be guaranteed at the festival.


Travel & Visas

All participants will fly into Beijing Capital International Airport or arrive into Beijing Nan (South) train station.

The journey from the airport to the school will take approximately 25 minutes; from the train station approximately 2 hours.

For schools
You are responsible for booking your own travel and securing visas for the festival.
Please allow up to 6 weeks when applying for visas.
Hotel booking and flight details will be required when booking.
The host school advises that tourist visas are highly recommended.
If you require a visa invitation letter please contact your EC.

All schools will be met by a representative from the host school at the airport or train station and taken to the school by bus.

For artists
You are responsible for booking your own flights and will work with your EC to provide all information in a timely manner.
Artist teams are launched 12 weeks prior to the festival and all flights must be booked 10 weeks prior to the festival.
You are also responsible for ensuring you have the correct visa.


Accommodation

All visiting schools and ISTA artists will stay at the following hotel

Metropark Lido Hotel Beijing
No.6 Jiang Tai Road
Chaoyang District
Beijing 100004
People’s Republic of China

Tel: + 86 1064 3766 88
Hotel website

The hotel has free WiFi.
A single room is RMB 550 per person per night, including breakfast
The journey from the hotel to the school is approximately 30 minutes by school bus.

For schools

For teachers/chaperones
Visiting teachers/chaperones will be booked into the hotel for the nights of the 21st, 22nd and 23rd November 2019.

For students
Students will stay in shared rooms at the designated hotel.
Shared rooms will be be booked for 3 nights from 21st November 2019.
Where possible students will be placed in rooms with peers from the same school.
Schools will be invoiced at the time of registration for all accommodation costs.

For local participants
No accommodation will be booked for local schools.
You are responsible for organising your own daily travel.
Breakfasts will not be provided.

For artists
Single rooms will be booked for you for 4 nights from 20th November 2019.
An additional night will be booked for the Rep who will arrive on the 19th November 2019.
You will be responsible for any miscellaneous costs during your stay.


Meals

For schools
Breakfast will be provided at the hotel.
Lunches will be provided daily.
Evening meals will be provided at the host school.
One evening meal for teachers/chaperones will be the social meal. This is costed at approximately GBP £30 per person.

For artists
All meals are provided by the host school.


Download & Forms

Please find below the relevant documentation for you to download:

Dates

Starts on Friday 22 November at 09:00
Finishes on Sunday 24 November at 17:00 .

Venue

Western Academy of Beijing
10 LaiGuangYing DongLu
Chaoyang District
Beijing 100102
People’s Republic of China

School website

Participants

• Beijing City International School
• Keystone Academy
• Near West Group Ltd.
• Qingdao Amerasia International School
• St Johnsbury Academy – Jeju
• Western Academy of Beijing