ISTA presents...

Coventry (Connect) HS festival

April 21 - April 23, 2021

Artistic information


Title
The widening borders of community and culture

At this festival we will explore…
… how borders can change, dissolve and expand as a result of innovation and development, connecting us to each other and to the world.

Inspiration
Groups will go out on 4-5 different trips, so they can together get a picture of the city across time from the 13th century with the legend of Lady Godiva to the present day.

Frame
Cultural, historical, environmental.

This festival has been programmed to coincide with Coventry’s 2021 UK City of Culture celebrations.

Important information


Venue address
The Albany Theatre
Albany Rd
Coventry CV56JQ
United Kingdom

Venue website

The festival starts at 9:00am on Wednesday 21st April 2021.
The festival finishes at 5:00pm on Friday 23rd April 2021.

Event coordinator
Helen Abbott

For participants
Registration opens on 13th January 2021.
Registration closes on 27th January 2021.

Please note
All information required in the registration forms should be collected before 13th January 2020; ideally collected prior to the Christmas holidays depending on the January return to school date.
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 into Coventry by evening on Tuesday 20th April 2021.
Participants should not plan to leave Coventry until morning on Saturday 24th April 2021.
Please arrange travel accordingly.

For artists
Artists need to arrive in time for an evening meal on Monday 19th April 2021.
Artists should not plan to leave the venue until after 5:30pm on Friday 23rd April 2021.
Please arrange travel accordingly.
Travel information is due by 3rd April 2021.

Finances


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

Surcharges
Airport transfers – not provided.
Excursion – GBP £10.

Total cost per student
Member schools – GBP £226.

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

Surcharges
ISTA t-shirt (optional) – GBP £12.
Airport transfers – not provided.
Excursion – GBP £10.

Total cost per teacher/chaperone
Member schools – GBP £72.
Non-member schools – GBP £124.

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 Coventry. Alternatively participants may fly into Birmingham or London airports and take the short journey to Coventry by train.

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 be recommending a range of hotels/hostels in the city centre of Coventry.

For participants

For teachers/chaperones
Options for accommodation will be confirmed by the end of May 2020.
Schools will be able to book single rooms for teachers/chaperones and shared rooms for students.
Schools will need to book accommodation for 4 nights from 20th April 2021.

For artists
Single rooms will be booked for artists at a designated hotel for 5 nights from 19th April 2021.
Artists will be responsible for any miscellaneous costs during their stay.

Meals


For participants
All meals for the duration of the festival will be provided, except the evening meal on the 20th April.

For artists
All meals are provided by the host.

Download & Forms

Please find below the relevant documentation for you to download:

Dates

Starts on Wednesday 21 April at 09:00
Finishes on Friday 23 April at 17:00 .

Venue

The Albany Theatre
Albany Rd
Coventry CV56JQ
United Kingdom

Participants

• Connect Scholars
• Lower Canada College