Address: ST JULIAN'S SCHOOL, 2776-601 Carcavelos, Portugal
(00 351 21)458 5300
festival director's home number (00 351 21)4567945
mobile number (in emergencies): 917836429
Hotel Number and address: see below
St Julians Theatre Ensemble in conjunction with the International Schools Theatre Association (ISTA) is delighted to welcome and host Ardingly College, England; Southbank International School, London; American School of Paris; International School of Geneva; American International School of Vienna and the International School of Madrid to share our passion for theatre on the 19-22 October.
School Code of Conduct
Some information on accommodation. All ISTA staff and school directors are booked into
Hotel Praia-MarTel. 21 458 5100 (our contact Ana Cristina). This is two minutes walk from the school by the Praca do Junqueiro.
Fax: 21 457 3130
Price: Single room Esc. 9.500 (about 30 GBP)
Double/Twin room Esc. 11.000 (about 36 GBP)
Hotel Praia Mar
For those wishing to stay on or who want to stay with their students there is a youth hotel (not a hostel)close by with excellent accommodation at the
Pousadas da Juventude
Address: Estrada Marginal (next to Inatel) 2780 Oeiras
Tel: 21 4430638
There are 3 types of accommodation:
Apartments (four people) Esc. 11.000 (36 GBP) per night per room
"Camaratas" Female and Male 4 to 6 beds per room Esc. 1.700 per bed (5.50 GBP)
Double Bedrooms with bathroom Esc. 4.300 per bedroom (14 GBP)
If there are any schools wishing to consider this alternative they need to get in touch with me as soon as possible because they are immensely popular. Ther are oy three or four rooms left and I have not heard from anyone(October 2). Please keep in touch if you need to extend your stay or want to arrive early. See the link to their site
Show me the youth accommodation!
Basically transport costs
from airport to school will be in the region of 600 escudos at the most(i.e. cheap). There is a minibus every twenty minutes to Lisbon (Cais do Sodre) and a train from the station (again Cais do Sodre) to Carcavelos at least every twenty minutes. Both journeys take about 15-20 minutes. With the minibus ticket you can travel on trams and or buses for a day. If you let me know your arrival times I can probably arrange for someone to come and meet you. From the train to a school, visible from the station on the sea side it's no more than a couple of minutes. St Julian's is particularly fortunate in its setting: the school is housed in an 18th century ducal palace, extensively renovated and adapted, with surrounding buildings,playing fields and extensions. The school site is at Carcavelos, some 400 metres from the sea, and 20km from Lisbon. Carcavelos train station, on the Lisbon - Cascais line, is within walking distance.
Museums are cheap (many are free). Most
people want to see Belem which is between Lisbon and Carcavelos on the "linha" so it's easy to get to. There is the Jeronimos monastery, the massive Discoverers monument, fabulous botanical gardens and a superb arts/concert centre called the Centro Cultural de Belem which has cheap restaurants and is housed in a fort like building. That is enough for a day let alone a morning. There is, alternatively, the superb Expo site on the other side of Lisbon which houses the biggest aquarium in Europe among other attractions.
If you want museums there is the Fundacao Calouste Gulbenkian with a superb collection of thousand of artefacts ranging from Ancient Egypt to contemporary Portuguese ceramics. There is also a superb modern arts section, again with excellent restaurants. Follow the links:
Centro cultural de Belem
Saturday evening in Cascais
Saturday evening in Cascais
Saturday evening will be spent in the charming and picturesque fishing port of Cascais at the end of the 'linha' (Lisbon - Cascais train line). Students will be taken by local transport to the town centre to enjoy a 'free' evening in a safe and largely inexpensive locale.
Students will have teacher chaperones centrally located and moblie numbers to contact in emergencies. You willhave to bring enough money for a meal (cost can be anywhere between 8 and 20 US Dollars). There are a large number of inexpensive restaurants and bars catering for all cuisines and tastes. A map will be provided and recommended restaruants marked, all within walking distance of the train station and the main square. After a meal you might wander over to the marina and enjoy the lively atmosphere. The place is a local haunt for St Julian's students and tourists. You will be 'tactfully' supervised and arrangements will be made for host familes to pick you up or for them to arange your safe return to the host's home. We do ask that you observe all house rules and that you observe the curfew set by host families. We would remind you that you have a lot of work to do on Sunday and that you will need a good night's sleep. That said you should be able to combine a busy schedule with some time to relax in a safe and pleasant spot.