ISTA presents...

Brussels (Bonsai) HS festival

February 25 - February 28, 2021

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Artistic information


Title
Cultural baggage

At this festival we will explore…
… whether taking cultural artefacts across borders, away from their country of origin, creates or breaks barriers for understanding.

Inspiration
Africa Museum in Tervuren.

Frame
Cultural, historical, philosophical.

Important information


School address
British School of Brussels
Pater Dupierreuxlaan 1
3080 Tervuren
Belgium

School website

The festival starts at 4:00pm on Thursday 25th February 2021.
The festival finishes at 12:30pm on Sunday 28th February 2021.

Event coordinator
Helen Abbott

For participants
Registration opens 19th November 2020.
Registration closes 3rd December 2020.

Please note
All information required in the registration forms should be collected before 19th November 2020.
Travel information is required as part of the registration process. Please have travel details confirmed by the time the registration window opens.
Participants should arrive in time to be at the school for 3:00pm on Thursday 25th February 2021. This entails arriving into Brussels (airport or main railway station) by 2:00pm.
Participants should not plan to leave the school until after 12:30pm on Sunday 28th February 2021.
Please arrange travel accordingly.

For artists
Artists need to arrive in time for an evening meal on Wednesday 24th February 2021.
Artists should not plan to leave the school until after 1:00pm on Sunday 28th February 2021.
The Rep should arrive by evening on Tuesday 23rd February 2021.
Travel information is due by 17th December 2020.

Finances


Students
Registration fees
Member schools – GBP £216.
This includes the cost of an ISTA t-shirt.

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

Total cost per student
Local member schools – GBP £226.
Non-local member schools – GBP £236.

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.

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

Please note
All registration fees and surcharges will be invoiced once the registration window has closed.
A non refundable, non-transferable deposit will be sent with the booking confirmation; this amount will be deducted from your final invoice.
The deposit will be as follows:
For bookings of 1 – 10 students GBP £500.
For bookings of 11 – 15 students GBP £750.
For bookings of 16 or more students GBP £1,000.
Please refer to our event terms and conditions for details of late registration/cancellation fees.

Travel and visas


All participants will fly into Brussels.

For participants
Participants are responsible for booking their own travel and securing visas for the event.

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

Accommodation


ISTA will book a hotel for all teachers/chaperones and ISTA artists close to the school.

For teachers/chaperones
Single rooms will be booked for 3 nights from 25th February 2021.
We work on a costing of GBP £90 per person per night for adults; including breakfast.
Hotel costs will be confirmed by the end of May 2020.
Teachers/chaperones will be responsible for paying for rooms on arrival. We can make provision for schools to pay hotel bills ahead of time.

For students
Students will stay with families from the host school community; there is no additional cost for this.
Housing for students will be provided for 3 nights from 25th February 2021.

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

For artists
Single rooms will be booked for artists for 4 nights from 24th February 2021.
An additional night will be booked for the Rep on 23rd February 2021.
Artists will be responsible for any miscellaneous costs during their stay.

Meals


For participants
Breakfast will be provided at the hotel or with host families.
Lunches will be provided daily (Sunday lunch is not included).
Evening meals are provided either at the host school or with host families.
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 Thursday 25 February at 16:00
Finishes on Sunday 28 February at 12:30 .

Venue

British School of Brussels
Pater Dupierreuxlaan 1
3080 Tervuren
Brussels

Participants

• ACS Hillingdon International School
• British School of Brussels
• Dresden Internation School
• International School of Herzen University
• International School of Toulouse
• Verdala International School