The aim of this international event is to explain how importance role of love, peace, friendships brotherhood amongst the Children. From this pointed it will be just great pleasure and honor, how amazing atmosphere group’s will representative theirs country, joining in this unique international event. We should always remember hold tightly feelings peace, love, friendships, brotherhood just to live happily in a better World. At the end of this festival when the groups return home gaining a lot of new friends and irreplaceable experience, just wonderful unforgettable great memories.
I - DATE: We will invite groups in Istanbul 20-24 April 2018. We will meet them in Istanbul and than directly transfer Turkish student families or hotel (depending on the desire of the group).
Group leadre will meet with School director, gift exchange,children will go to classrooms together with Turkish students 4 or 5 together (sport-music-picture or English classes should be preferred)guest students will be join art activities.Groups will have lunch at the school.Turkish students will teach to the guest student art paint and Tradional Turkish dances. groups will teach own dance all students.
II - ACCOMMODATION : For participant Children, there are 3 options:
1-) STUDENT FAMILIES : If participant CHILDREN want to stay Turkish student families, they will pay participation fee for during festival 60 euro. ( only children – age 8-12 ) Every 2 student will stay at the same Family together. Group leaders must choose in advance the students who are staying with same family. ALL ADULT people will stay in hotel (Leaders-musicians-Drivers-Parents). If groups come 30 people one group leader free of charge. 40 people or more than, 2 group leaders free of charge. If groups will come by their own bus, drivers free of charge too
2-) 3 STAR Hotel 125 EURO / person/ all Festival time (4 Nihgt , 5 Days) (Children-Youth age 8-17)Half-board in hotel. each room has 2-3 beds , hotel is Centrum in Kadikoy.Lunch will be at the school.. If groups come 30 more than people one group leader free .
3-) 4 STAR Hotel 140 EURO / person/ all Festival time (4 Night 5 Days), (Children-Youth age 8-17 )Half-board in a hotel. each room has 2-3 beds : toilets and showers in the room. hotel is Centrum in Kadikoy. Lunch will be at the school. If groups come 30 more than people one group leader free .
All payments will be in cash (travel-cheque not acceptable) at the first day of the festival.If the group wants to stay hotel, they should send deposit before festival in order to pay to hotel reservation.
III- TRANSPORTATION: Health insurance should be provided by the group itself, groups are responsible theirs own travel expenses to Istanbul and return. If groups come by plane, we will hire a bus for their transportations from/to Airport/School and it cost 1200 Euros Groups will pay it max 45 people. If groups come to the festival by their own bus, at the period of the festival they will use their own bus for all ground transportations.
IV- PERFORMANCE : All groups will performance max 15 minute indoor and outdoor 2 Time. Performances can be with live music or CD. Please inform us short brief about your group background by the way a few nice photos of your group with attachment file. If you are agree and accept the conditions please fill up Official application form and send it back to us with attachment file. If you have similar organization in your country, we are willing to take part in 2016.
What you will have of your leisure time at the period of festival? , here they are: The main goal at the international folklore festival is all the participants who return home to gain a lot of new friends and great memories .
HISTORICAL TOUR : You will also be able to notice the affect of OTTOMAN – BYZANTIUM cultures. You are going to see famous TOPKAPI PLACE that has served the residence and political headquarter for ottoman sultans for 400 years, SULTANAHMET MOSQUE, and Blue mosque and SAINT SOPHIA.
GRAND BAZAAR : You will be able to see the famous historical and touristy places and shopping at the GRAND BAZAAR, which provide an amusing opportunity of all entertainment’s of shopping mix the east and west.
PRIVATE BOAT TOUR : A traditional excursion by private boat along the waterway (BOSPHORUS) its 30 km long separating EUROPE-ASIA will be excellent and full of unforgettable breathtaking sceneries. Duration in four hours you can not imagine how amusing funs you will have, let us allow explaining you. You will listen our best pop songs, belly dance music’s. Previously of our festivals this trip was always one of the best free time activities, popular event during the festival all the groups enjoyed themselves very much. Please have everyone bring their swimming suits for sunbath.
V - ACTIVITIES DURING THE FESTIVAL : If Participation groups want to see visit one day : Panaroma 1453( panaromik museum) http://panoramikmuze.com/ – Akvarium turkazoo http://www.turkuazoo.com/tr/ – Dinazorus ( jurassicland http://www.jurassicland.com.tr/ Forum istanbul http://www.forumistanbul.com.tr/ big supermarket shopping centrum. Darica zoo http://www.farukyalcinzoo.com/
If you have CHILDREN FESTIVAL in your country and if you interest our children festival let me know.
Finally we say the ISTANBUL CILDREN festival will stay with you unforgettable wonderful sweet memories the rest of your life forever. If you are interest to participate festival please ask THE APPLICATION from firstname.lastname@example.org
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