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2021 European Convention

Host Block-Heads Tent, Oasis #258, Prato, Italy

 

www.ifiglideldeserto.it

Friday 9 July

Morning Registration at the hotel WallArt - goody bags, T-shirt - Laurel & Hardy exhibitions.

Lunch at your own
16.00 Going to the Centre with private busses or by walk [1]
16.30-19.00 Guided walking tour of Prato 

19.00-21.00 Cocktails and buffet dinner at an historical location in the Centre of the town
21.00 Sons of the Desert Parade
21.15 Night show at an historical theatre in the Centre of the town: Laurel & Hardy movies and live Sons entertain [2]
23.15-30 Private busses to come back at the hotel.

Saturday 10 July 

7.00-8.15 Breakfast at the hotel
8.30 Leaving the hotel by busses to Florence
9.30-13.00 Guided tourist tour of Florence (with private busses and by walk)
Lunch at your own
15.00-18.00 Guided or free tourist tour of Florence (by walk) [3] and final guided tourist tour of the town (by private busses)
18.00 Start to come back to the hotel in Prato
20.30 Dinner at the hotel. Come dressed like in your Hal Roach Studio favorite movies!
21.45-23.30 Night show at the hotel: Laurel & Hardy movies and live Sons entertain [2]

 

Sunday 11 July 

Breakfast at the hotel
9.00-13.00 Entertainment at the hotel: Dealer’s room [4] - Author’s panel [5] - Quiz - Blotto Tent #306’s games (pee-wee etc.) etc.
13.00 Lunch at the hotel
16.00 Going to the Centre with private busses or by walk [6]
17.00 Pie fight in a central football field of the town [7]
20.00 Cocktails and dinner at an historical location in the Centre of the town
21.30 Night show at the Central Emperor’s Castle: Laurel & Hardy’s BIG movie surprise and more than a Century movie soundtracks with live music by Orchestra Concerto Cittadino E. Chiti
23.15-30 Private busses to come back at the hotel 

Monday 12 July

Breakfast at the hotel
Morning free - Dealer’s room in hotel
12.30 Farewell lunch at the hotel [8] - Prizes for the competitions winners - Convention photos showing - Passing of the pineapple - Farewell 

Always at the hotel 

Laurel & Hardy’s movies, photos, art, lobby card and memorabilia exhibitions 

The distance between the convention hotel WallArt and the Centre of Prato is 2.3km (25 minutes by slowly walking). 

In the registration form: 

[1] specify if you want to arrive from the hotel to the Centre by private bus or by walk 

[2] let us know if you want to perform and what you would like to do
[3] specify if you want the guided tourist tour of Florence in the afternoon or to be free 

[4] specify if you want to participate as a dealer 

[5] specify if you want to participate as a Laurel & Hardy author
[6] specify if you want to arrive from the hotel to the Centre by private bus or by walk 

[7] specify if you want to participate as a pie-fighter or not
[8] specify if you want to participate at the farewell lunch 

 

CONVENTION REGISTRATION 

Full Access Pass is the only way to register for the convention in full or in part. Passes are limited to about 200. For any question contact the Grand Sheik Alessandro Santi at testedure258@libero.it 

Convention registration payment is €320,00 for each person and includes all the program activities and four meals; it does not include the hotel fee, nor the above mentioned additional busses, nor additional guided tour nor the farewell lunch (see the program). It will raise to € 350,00 from February, 1st, 2021. 

All Registration fees must be paid in Euros via Wire Transfer or PayPal (if using PayPal add 5%). Make the PayPal payment to Alessandro Santi to: testedure258@libero.it


Make the payment via Wire Transfer to:
ALESSANDRO SANTI 

VIA PAPA GIOVANNI XXIII, 17
59100 Prato (PO) ITALY
IBAN IT40 N030 3221 5000 1000 0006 291 

 

Convention registration fee DOES NOT INCLUDE hotel rooms and breakfasts

You must secure your own lodging at the official convention hotel, paying to Cap Viaggi via Wire Transfer or credit card.
Made the payment via Wire Transfer to:
MONTE DEI PASCHI DI SIENA 

IBAN IT 97 Z 01030 21500 000063255347
Name holder CAP VIAGGI
Promotional code: “Sons of the Desert-Laurel and Hardy Convention 2021”. 

 

The four stars official convention hotel: Hotel WallArt, viale della Repubblica, 4/6/8, 59100 Prato (PO) ITALY. http://wallarthotel.com/
-Hotel rate (4 days, 3 nights plus 3 breakfasts) is € 196,00 for double/triple room + € 20,00 for each night for single rooms. Limited number of rooms available at this rate. It will raise to € 216,00 for double room + € 40,00 for single rooms from February, 1st, 2021. 

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