ISTA presents...

Dubai PS festival

February 5 - February 8, 2020

Artistic information


Title
A time traveller’s tale

At this festival we will explore…
… what we can learn from the past and how this might help us in the present and the future.

Adventure
Al Fahidi historical neighbourhood. Students will explore this neighbourhood with its traditional style buildings, visit a traditional home, see arts and crafts such as kilim weaving and coffee paintings, and then walk on to the textile souk. We will also take an abra (a traditional wooden boat) across the creek.

Frame
Cultural, community, personal.

Important Information

Festival dates
5th – 8th February 2020

Festival address
Hartland International School
Sobha Hartland
Nad Al Sheba
Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City
Dubai
United Arab Emirates

School website
www.hartlandinternational.com

The festival starts at:
5:00pm on Wednesday 5th February 2020.

The festival finishes at:
12:30pm on Saturday 8th February 2020.

Event coordinator
Keriann O’Rourke
keriann@ista.co.uk

For schools
Registration opens on 4th December 2019.
Registration closes on 18th December 2019.

Please note:
This festival is also open to non member schools. If you are not a member of ISTA and would like to attend please feel free to email Jo on jo@ista.co.uk.
We advise that you have your group confirmed and all information collected by 4th December 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 in time to be at the festival venue for the 5:00pm start on Wednesday 5th February 2020.
You should not plan to leave the festival venue until after 12:30pm on Saturday 8th February 2020.
Please arrange travel accordingly.

For artists
You need to arrive in time for an evening meal on Tuesday 4th February 2020.
You should not plan to leave the festival venue until after 1:00pm on Saturday 8th February 2020.
The Rep should arrive by evening on Monday 3rd February 2020.
Please arrange travel accordingly.
Travel information is due by 27th November 2020.


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 £TBC per student per night based on shared accommodation; GBP £TBC 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 £TBC per teacher per night based on single room accommodation; GBP £TBC 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 Dubai.

For schools
You are responsible for booking your own travel and securing visas for the festival.

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

ISTA will book a hotel for all participants and ISTA artists close to the school.

For schools

For teachers/chaperones
Single rooms will be be booked for 3 nights from 5th February 2020.
We work on a costing of GBP £90.00 per person per night for adults; including breakfast.
Hotel costs will be confirmed by the end of May 2019.

For students
Students will stay in shared rooms at the designated hotel.
Shared rooms will be be booked for 3 nights from 5th February 2020.
Where possible students will be placed in rooms with peers from the same school.
Hotel costs will be confirmed by the end of May 2019.
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 4th February 2020.
An additional night will be booked for the Rep who will arrive on the 3rd February 2020.
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 (lunch on Saturday not included).
Evening meals are provided at the host school.

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 Wednesday 05 February at 17:00
Finishes on Saturday 08 February at 12:30 .

Venue

Sobha Hartland, Nad Al Sheba, Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Participants

• Cranleigh Abu Dhabi
• Hartland International School