The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 18.0281  Tuesday, 10 April 2007

From: 		Hilde Slinger <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
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


The conference web-site: http://www.ru.ac.za/shakespeare has been 
updated.  Please note that the correct Bank reference reads 050917 (and 
not 150917).

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 
Presenters'/Delegates' packs.

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.


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) This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.:  Secretary: (Eddie Baart) 
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..    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.

Hilde Slinger


Congress fee (excluding forex)		995.00
(includes 4 teas & 2 lunches,
Cocktail Party)
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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