The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 18.0281 Tuesday, 10 April 2007
From: Hilde Slinger <
Date: Tuesday, 10 Apr 2007 12:31:38 +0200
Subject: Final CFP: The International Spread of Shakespeare
7TH TRIENNIAL CONGRESS : The International Spread of Shakespeare
USEFUL INFORMATION FOR PRESENTERS and DELEGATES
The conference web-site: http://www.ru.ac.za/shakespeare has been
updated. Please note that the correct Bank reference reads 050917 (and
Our official Invitation should have reached you, together with an
estimate of Congress expenses (this detail has been repeated at the foot
of this notice).
Co-ordination of flight arrivals and departures at Port Elizabeth airport:
We will have transport and a representative to 'meet and greet' you at
the airport on the 24th June. To enable you to settle into your
accommodation, all flights should have arrived in PE by approximately
14.30hrs (latest) The road journey will take approximately 1.5 hrs. We
plan to register presenters and delegates at Eden Grove, Rhodes Campus,
between 14.00 and approximately17.00., by which time the bus will take
passengers to their respective residences.
Please note that the bus leaving the PE airport at approximately
14.30hrs on the 24 June and the bus leaving Grahamstown for the PE
airport on the 28 June at 11.30am is the transport referred to on the
registration form. The concession rate being R100.00 (return) for those
delegates whose time schedule coincides.
Any other transport requirements are by private arrangement. Alternative
transport facilities will be part of the information sheet in
Please let us have your flight details as soon as possible. Please let
us know if you find that your proposed flight schedule does not coincide
with our projected transport plan.
Rhodes University Residence: Budget Accommodation availability: Single
accommodation (with communal bathrooms) has been made available for our
Presenters and Delegates from the 24-27 June. (In from 17.00hr on the
afternoon of the 24th and Out after breakfast on the 28 June). Should
you be planning to stay over for the National Arts Festival or part
thereof (28 June - 7 July), it is important that you should let us have
such detail, preferably when you make your Congress booking. Rhodes
residence charge is R183.00 per person, per night.
Should you prefer alternative graded B&B accommodation, we recommend
that you visit the Guild website: www.grahamstown-accommodation.co.za.
We understand that each B&B has an availability calendar to enable
guests to check whether the B&B of their choice is full or not. B&B
establishments usually have double (or twin) rooms. Please enquire as
soon as possible as accommodation is at a premium at this time of year.
GRAHAMSTOWN: A comprehensive description of our unique city is given on
the same website: www.grahamstown-accommodation.co.za.
Weather: June/July is our mid-winter. It is usually pleasantly warm by
midday, but please prepare for cold days and nights! You are advised to
bring winter clothing and a hat for the Pumba outing.
EVENTS PLANNED WITHIN THE CONGRESS PROGRAMME:
Please plan your diary well in advance and mark the events accordingly,
when completing the Registration form.
Please send payment promptly, preferably at the same time as you submit
the completed form, with Forex added at R105.00 (if applicable). On
receipt, our Secretary will then have the information necessary to book
for the separate events.
The closing date for payment is 15 May 2007.
If you do not have an internet facility, please apply to the Convenor
for a registration form, to be faxed or posted to you.
THE NATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL: 28 June - 7 July: The full programme will be
available generally in April. However, don't wait for the programme
otherwise you are likely to struggle to find accommodation. The Festival
programme is varied, covers all branches of the Arts, with performances
during the morning, afternoon and evening. Hopper buses leave from
strategic points and those who will not have their own transport are
advised to enquire detail from the B&Bs or Festival office. The
Festival Website address is: <nafest.co.za>.
Contact Person/s for enquiries about Congress:
Convenor: (Hilde Slinger)
: Secretary: (Eddie Baart)
. Fax: 046 603 8566: Tels: 046 603 8335/8565/
046 622 6093. For contingency calls: Cell: 0825530245 (all hours)
When the important organisational details have been covered, you may be
assured that an exciting Congress experience awaits you.
GENERAL ESTIMATE OF CONGRESS EXPENSES
Congress fee (excluding forex) 995.00
(includes 4 teas & 2 lunches,
Transport from the Port Elizabeth
Airport to Grahamstown & return 100.00
Accommodation at University
(24-27 June) @ R168.00 (B&B)
not en-suite 672.00
Social entertainment extras:-
Game reserve & congress dinner 550.00
Shakespeare theatre show (approx) 50.00
From the above detail, it will be noted that your personal expenses,
apart from incidentals, will need to cover meals not included above. The
University is very close, within walking distance of the centre city, if
preferred. Although the Game Park visit with Congress Dinner are looked
upon as 'optional extras' this event is, of course, a vital part of the
Congress experience. A similar outing at our 2003 congress was a
highlight. Also, the Conference Show, "Hamlet" is planned for the
entertainment of delegates and the public.
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