27 - 30 July 2018
  Crawley      United Kingdom

Adults Childrens's Dances Choirs / Songs Orchestras Habits Authentic Processed Styled

Director:  Mr. Valerijus Vilcinskas

West Sussex is a county in the south of England, bordering East Sussex (with Brighton and Hove) to the east, Hampshire to the west and Surrey to the north, and to the south the English ChannelChichester in the southwest is the county town and only city in West Sussex, with the largest towns being CrawleyWorthing and Horsham.
West Sussex has a range of scenery, including wealdendownland and coastal. The highest point of the county is Blackdown, at 280 metres (919 ft). It has a number of stately homes including GoodwoodPetworth House and Uppark and also castles such as Arundel Castle and Bramber Castle. Over half the county is protected countryside, offering walking, cycling and other recreational opportunities
Crawley is a town and borough in West Sussex, England. It is 28 miles (45 km) south of Charing Cross (London), 18 miles (29 km) north of Brighton and Hove, and 32 miles (51 km) north-east of the county town of Chichester. Crawley covers an area of 17.36 square miles (44.96 km2) and had a population of 106,597 
Nearest airport is GATWICK AIRPORT - 15 minutes away from Crawley town.
Festival venue: The Hawth Theatre is an arts and entertainment complex located in 38 acres of woodland about 0.5 mi from the town centre of the English town of Crawley. It is wholly owned by Crawley Borough Council and is currently operated by Parkwood Theatres. Wikipedia
Address: Hawth Ave, Crawley RH10 6YZ
Opened: 1988


27 July (Friday)
– Arrival all participants to crawley, check in time 15:00pm/if early arrives group to the hotel by availability of hotel to check in early, Meet and Greet by representatives of festival, Rehearsal and sound check for all groups starts from 12:00 midday till 18:00.
20:00-22:00pm grand fiesta for all countries at the Hawth theatre main stage-open ceremony with audience CRAWLEY BOROGH COUNCIL MAYOR MR… each country presents their delegation for 5 min -folkloric dance, music, song, folkloric instruments on their free choice on stage 1-10 performers. All groups perform in their national costumes. International folklore party-dance with our DJ” UNITED IN DIVERSITY”. Fellowship
28 July (Saturday)
– Performance all groups at the Hawth Theatre starts from 13:00 -each country 30 min
All groups in their national costumes come in to the festival and take place in the audience with their banners, names of countries, flags. ex…
29 July (Sunday)
– Traveling from hotel 9:00am to Arundel castle>performance all groups at ARUNDEL CASTLE from 1300 each country 30 min all groups have their spot to perform and have free time to visit castle
Workshop between groups BACK TO CRAWLEY 17:00
18: 00 pm Closing ceremony and awards of diplomas at THE HAWTH THEATRE MAIN STAGE
Dj -gintas “united in diversity” fire work  
30 July (Monday)
– Departure after breakfast -say good to see you again from representatives of festival.

Conditions for participation:

  • Performance of a free program 30 minutes.
  • Groups from all over the world can take part in the festival.
  • Folk dance groups, folklore instruments, folklore sing song.
  • Age of participant 12+
  • Maximum 50 people
  • Recommended group brings small gift for exchange
  • Bring National flag and visible panel of the group name.
  • To provide brief history, photos, and material for advertising.
  • After receiving the application form and completion of advance payment, the organiser will send an official letter of invitation for participation of the festival. Final payment complete 90 days before arrival.
  • Recommended to arrive to festival by bus
  • If groups arrive by flight to nearest airport- London Gatwick – we can transfer from airport to hotel without charge.
  • All groups meet by our festival representative.
  • All groups accommodate walking distance from theater to hotel.

Participation fee:

3* Hotel – Including Bed and Breakfast
4 days/3 nights
260 Euro per person (room based on 3 people sharing)
270 Euro per person in double room
300 Euro per person in single room

Participation fee includes:

  • Organisation and implementation of the festival
  • Performance for open ceremony for 5min 1-10 people present country, performance at closing ceremony
  • Performance second the Hawth theatre main stage 30min
  • Performance at ARUNDEL CASTLE 30MIN
  • Diploma and certificate for all participants
  • Accommodation including hotel and breakfast
  • Free accommodation of the conductor OR GROUP LEADER for groups with more than 10 people (10+1 free of charge)
  • Free parking for bus
  • Professional stage with all sound and lighting equipment AT THEATRE
  • DVD of festival and photo of group on departure
  • All groups meet by representative of festival
  • Transfer from  Gatwick airport to hotel
  • Transfer to show Arundel castle and back for groups who arrives by flight
Additional offer – with additional charge
  • Tour with guide to London
  • Brighton -sea side
  • Diner for group

Participation fee doesn’t include:

  • The flight
  • insurance
  • responsibility for instruments and personal belongings
Any group willing to participate must submit an Application form.
Approved groups pay in advance a 10% guarantee fee, which is to be deducted at the final payment.

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