2006 AMERIKA WOLF TRAFF WASHINGTON  CHILDREN FEST  
 2006 INGILTERE LLANGOLLEN COMPETITION
2008 CYPRUS CHILDREN FEST
2009 HOLLAND CHILDREN FEST

XII. ISTANBUL INTERNATIONAL 

CHILDREN & YOUTH CULTURE FESTIVAL COMPETITION

20-24  APRIL 2019

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.

HARMAN FOLKLORE YOUHT CLUB ISTANBUL / TURKIYE  ( Culture, Festival ORG.) was found in 1987 from ISTANBUL in TURKEY and has performed at numerous folk festivals in Europe, The United States and The Middle East. HARMANFOLK CULTURE & FESTIVAL ORG. arranges six different INT. CULTURE FESTIVAL between  April – September  every year in  TURKEY. folk music, brass band, Chorus, Modern dance, theatre groups from all ages take place in ISTANBUL. please visit our website : www.harmanfolk.com/festivals.htm

FESTIVAL- COMPETITION GENERAL CONDITIONS : Most programs are held in the evening however, some day time programs are also scheduled. Performances  are approximately 10-12  minutes. Competition min 6 min –max 8 minute. CHILDREN under 16 age -ADULT  more than 16 age .

21 APRIL COMPETITION- FESTIVAL AND  CATEGORIES : FOLK DANCE FOLK MUSIC – FOLK INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC, CHORUS GROUPS  Children  Female Male Mixed, SOLO COMPETITION  Folk music - folk instrumental, music solo duet. Competition ENTRY FEE FOR PER GROUP : 60 euro

23 APRIL 2019  SCHOOL EDUCATION PROGRAME : AGE  ( 9-17 )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.

A = ACCOMMODATION SCHOOL FAMILIES   : age ( 7-15) . If children want to stay families per childen will pay 55 euro for 4 night. adults ( directors, teachers or others) will stay in B or C categories hotels.

B = ACCOMMODATION *** 3 STARS HOTEL :

90 € / per person/ all Festival time  3 NIGHTS  4 DAYS

115 € / per person/ all Festival time 4 NIGHTS 5 DAYS

We will provide to you Two meals per day (Breakfast+Dinner) and each room has 2-3  beds.If group come more than 25 people one leader free of charge.

C = ACCOMMODATION **** 4 STARS  HOTEL  

105 € / per person/ all Festival time 3 NIGHTS 4 DAYS

130 € / per person/ all Festival time 4 NIGHTS 5 DAYS

We will provide to you Two  meals per day open buffet  (Breakfast+Dinner) and accommodation at the 4* hotel centrum in Kadikoy, each room has 2-3 beds.  free internet wifi. If group come more than 25 people one leader free www.adenotel.com if groups want to lunch pocket we can arrange it.

P.S: All payments have to be pay in cash (travel-cheque not acceptable) at the first day of the festival., if you want to stay at single room we can arrange it with extra fee. FOR EXTRA DAYS; it is possible to organize, such as; for dormitory 20 euro, 3* hotel 30 euro, 4* hotel 35 euro-per person for one day. Deposit is non-refundable.

P.S: All payments have to be pay in cash (travel-cheque not acceptable) at the first day of the festival. If the group wants to stay at hotel, they should send their deposit (800 Euro) until end of 01 APRIL  2019. 

TRANSPORTATION; If group is going to by PLANE, we are going to hire the bus for their all ground transportations.  Groups will pay this bus cost. Bus, serves throughout the festival dates (Airport transfers, excursions program transfers (group will visit historical area in Europe side only once), and transfers to the field performance). At the first day of the festival transportation fee should be paid to the festival committee. This is the cost of BUS for max. 44 person, totally 900 €. If group number of participant  less than 20 person bus cost is 800 €

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 Forum istanbul http://www.forumistanbul.com.tr/ big supermarket shopping centrum. Darica zoo http://www.farukyalcinzoo.com/ 

ISTANBUL INFO      PRIVATE BOAT TOUR  FREE ACTIVITIES

 If you have CHILDREN or ADULTS 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 harman@harmanfolk.com              

HARMAN CULTUR & FESTIVAL ORGANISATION
Rasimpasa Mahallesi Macit Erbudak Sokak 34/1 Kadikoy - Istanbul - TURKEY
Tel : + 90 216 346 13 54    -   Fax : + 90 216 346 13 08
www.harmanfolk.com  -  harman@harmanfolk.com