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Sotogrande HS

February 1 - February 3, 2018

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Theatre without words – Connect festival

Starting Point

The south of Spain has some of the most spectacular scenery in Europe with stunning coastal views, mountains and valleys. However, it is easy to forget it is the poorest Spanish and European region with a 36% unemployment rate. Additionally, it is also home to a large immigrant and refugee population. Only nine miles separate Africa from Europe via the Straits of Gibraltar and the area has seen a steady increase in the movement of people with all the problems associated with migration being dealt with by a handful of organisations, in many where there is no common language. Through visiting and connecting with one of these centres and its work, this festival will look at theatre as language for communicating across cultures and as a cathartic experience without words.

Out & About

A visit to a refugee centre.

ISTA Event Coordinator

Tom Scott


Sotogrande International School
Aveinda La Reserva
Phone: +34 956 795 902
Sotogrande International School

Important Information

This is a Connect festival.
The festival starts at 9:00am on Thursday 1st February 2018 and finishes at 5:00pm on Saturday 3rd February 2018.

Visiting schools
Registration opens 30th November 2017.
Registration closes 14th December 2017.
Please note:
We advise that you have your group confirmed and all information collected prior to 30th November 2017.
Travel information will be required as part of the registration process this year. Please have travel details confirmed by the time the registration window closes.
All schools will need to arrive before 4:00pm on Wednesday 31st January 2018. Later and traffic may be an issue getting you from the airport to the school. Schools should book return travel for the morning on Sunday 4th February 2018.

ISTA artists
ISTA artists will need to arrive on Tuesday 30th January 2018 in time for an evening meal and should arrange departure travel for the morning of Sunday 4th February 2018. Please arrange flights accordingly.
The ISTA Rep will arrive into Sotogrande by Monday evening 29th January 2018 to spend Tuesday in school with the host.
Artist travel information is required by 14th December 2017.


Registration fees

£206.00 per student – member schools.
£186.60 per student – Global Patron schools.
Please note the registration fees include the cost of an ISTA t-shirt.

£10.00 airport transfers.
£10.00 out and about.

Total per student
£226.00 members, £206.60 Global Patrons, £216.00 host.

£28.00 – visiting member schools.
£97.00 – visiting non-member schools.
£10.00 airport transfers.
£10.00 out and about.
£12.00 ISTA t-shirt (optional)
£140.00 Accommodation

Total per teacher/chaperone
£200.00 members.
£269.00 non members.

Please note:
1. A £500.00 non-refundable, non-transferrable deposit will be invoiced upon booking.
2. A £500.00 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 £150.00 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 Malaga Airport (MAL) or Gibralter Airport (GIB).
The journey from the airport to the school will take approximately 40 minutes from Gibralter Airport and 1hr 30 minutes from Malaga Airport.
Visiting schools
All schools are responsible for booking their own travel and visas for the festival.
Visiting schools will be collected by a driver from the host school and taken to the school on buses.
ISTA artists
ISTA artists are responsible for booking their own flights to the festival and this year will use our new travel agency for this. Artist teams will be activated 12 weeks prior to the festival and your EC will talk you through the new process for booking flights at the time of activation.
Artists are also responsible for ensuring they have the necessary visa to enter Spain.


All teachers/chaperones and ISTA artists will stay at the following hotel
Las Camelias Hotel
Av/ Mar del Sur
80 Puerto Deportivo de Sotogrande Torreguadiaro
11312 Spain
Phone: +34 956 615 065
Las Camelias Hotel
The hotel has free WiFi.
The cost of accommodation is £140.00 for four nights.
The journey from the hotel to the school is a short 15 minute journey by school bus.

Visiting schools
Visiting teachers/chaperones will be booked into single rooms for the nights of the 31st January, 1st, 2nd and 3rd February 2017.
Visiting students
Students will stay with host families.
There will be no charge for accommodation.
Housing will be offered for four nights from the 31st January 2018.

ISTA artists
ISTA will book and pay for single room accommodation at the hotel for the nights of the 30th, 31st January, 1st, 2nd and 3rd February 2018.
The Rep will be booked in for an additional night (29th January 2018).
Artists will be responsible for any miscellaneous costs during their stay at the boarding house.


Visiting schools
Breakfast – for visiting teachers at the boarding house, for visiting students with host families.
Lunches – provided by the host school (does not include Sunday).
Dinner – two evening meals provided; third evening meal is the social meal for visiting teachers and will be taken with host families for students.

ISTA artists
Breakfast will be taken at the boarding house; all other meals will be provided by the host school.

Please find below the relevant documentation for you to download:


Starts on Thursday 01 February at 09:00
Finishes on Saturday 03 February at 17:00


Sotogrande International School
Aveinda La Reserva
Phone: +34 956 795 902


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