Q: Where and when will the gathering take place?
A: The gathering will take place in London on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 June 2014.
This will be the first such gathering ever, anywhere in the world, so we aim to make it as informative, engaging and fun as possible!
Participants would need to arrive in London on Friday 20 June in time for the 9am, Sat. 21 June start with the programme concluding with a Tibetan music/song night on Sun. 22 June evening.
Q: Who is this gathering intended for?
A: The gathering is open to anybody who is 18 years of age or over, with part Tibetan parentage from any part of the world.
Requests for participation in the formal elements of the gathering from anybody who is under 18 years of age or not of part Tibetan parentage (including relatives, partners or friends of any participants) will be respectfully declined.
Spouses, partners, children and relatives of participants can join the informal elements of the gathering. More information will be available when the detailed programme for the gathering is announced.
Q: What is the purpose of the gathering?
i) create friendships and connections between Tibetans with mixed parentage
ii) create a space for the participants to share personal experiences of being a Tibetan with mixed parentage;
iii) for the participants to discuss and explore their Tibetan identity;
iv) learn about Tibetan culture and language in a creative way
v) create sense of community among Tibetans around the world
Q: What will take place at the gathering?
A: We will put together a programme, containing both both formal and informal elements, to deliver our goal of making the gathering as informative, engaging and fun as possible. Here is a brief outline programme:
– Tibetan music and dance evening;
– Workshops on Tibetan identity, language & culture;
+ lots of socialising and meeting other Tibetans with mixed parentage from around the world!
The detailed programme will be available (by the middle of May) to anyone interested in participating.
Q: What costs will the organisers cover?
A: The organisers will cover the cost of hiring the venue for the gathering as well as lunch and dinner on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 June.
Q: What costs will participants have to cover?
A: Participants will need to cover the cost of their travel to and from London, accommodation for the duration of the gathering (3 nights), and any other costs during their stay in London.
We appreciate that the travel costs will be a significant factor for people considering participation in the gathering, particularly those who have to travel to London from outside Europe.
In order to reduce some of the costs, the organisers will try to find Tibetan families in London to host, for the duration of the gathering, participants coming from outside of Europe. We will not be able to confirm the hosting arrangements until nearer the time of the gathering.
Otherwise, the organisers will be able to suggest suitable low cost accommodation in London to any participants who need to book accommodation.
Q: How can I get more information about the gathering or register an interest in participating?
A: By sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with some brief information about yourself.