Social Programme

(Included in registration fees)

Wednesday 3rd November 2010:        WELCOME RECEPTION

VENUE: Artists Alliance TIME: 5:30 pm

ARTISTS ALLIANCE

The Artists’ Alliance is a market place for ORIGINAL artworks from the masters of African Art. The objective is to provide a source to African art - “Buying art direct from the artist". Their mission is to provide Art connoisseurs with authentic African Art and services of superior value to our customers worldwide.

Managers of the facility invest a great deal of time and commitment to ensure that the artists and artwork we present are authentic, fairly priced, and created with high quality materials to ensure their longevity.

The opening cocktail of the ISoP meeting will be held here. It is five minutes drive from the La Palm Royal Beach Hotel. There will be buses available to pick patrons to the venue for the cocktail reception, amid an art exhibition, sales and spectacular view of the Atlantic Ocean. The food and drinks to be served will be a mixture of foreign and local cuisines, wines and liquor.

Website: http://www.artistsallianz.com/


Thursday 4th November 2010:            CULTURAL EVENING with lots to eat and drink!

VENUE: Efua Sutherland Studio TIME: 5:30 pm

THEATRE (EFUA SUTHERLAND DRAMA STUDIO AT THE UNIVERSITY OF GHANA)

The University of Ghana is the oldest tertiary institution in Ghana. Upon, Efua’s return to Accra, she helped to establish the literary magazine Okyeame, founded the Experimental Theatre, which became the Ghana Drama Studio, and directed the University of Ghana’s traveling theatre group. The Drama Studio produced a number of her plays in 1962, including the well-known Edufa (1967), Tears of Lucifer by Daniel Appiah-Adjei, Beauty and the Beast by Linda Wolverton, and many others.

On Thursday 4th November the students at the drama faculty of the university will treat delegates to an interesting story line featuring humor, dance and culture. Each delegate will have a calabash full of palm wine with ‘kelewele’ (fried ripe plantain with red pepper) and fried groundnuts. There will also be khebab. It’s going to be a night of pure fun. Buses will take delegates from the La Palm Hotel to the venue.


Friday 5th November 2010:     PV OUTREACH

VENUE: Car Park, AITFC TIME: 5:30 pm

This event will be held at the car park of the Accra International Trade Fair Centre, AITFC (five minutes drive from conference venue). Among the teams which will receive the football shirts will be middle division teams, 2nd division teams and other local based teams in the area. Prior to the donations, there will be a media interview on Joy FM, one of the foremost sports stations in the country.


Friday 5th November 2010: 10TH ANNIVERSARY GALA DINNER AND DANCE

VENUE: Banquet Hall of the State House TIME: 7:30 pm

GALA DINNER

The Gala Dinner will be held at the Banquet Hall of the State house, which has been the venue of many prestigious programmes, events and dinners. Among the many presidents who have passed through this hall are the current and former presidents of the United States of America, President Barak Obama, Bill Clinton, president George Bush; the Queen of England, former British prime minister Tony Blair and many other renowned presidents, world leaders and figureheads in all spheres of endeavor.

The Gala dinner will feature music from a live band and a three course meal. Delegates will have the opportunity to dance to some Ghanaian music as well as singing along to songs which have cut across barriers and are celebrated as world class hits, for example ‘What a wonderful world’ by Louis Armstrong, ‘Celebrate’ by Kool and the Gang and many others. The dinner will start at 8pm with cultural performances to welcome guests.

Saturday 6th November 2010:

The beach party will be on Saturday 6th November after the closing ceremony of ISoP 2010. Delegates can walk to the beach and join the ‘hard’ party and still be able to make it on time to catch their flight back home, i.e. if you are leaving that day. You may need a participation of minimum $20 to pay for the gate fee, drinks, horse ride and food.

OTHER SOCIAL VENUES

(Not included in programme /registration fees)

LA PALM CASINO

The La Palm Casino was opened in December of 2003. The owners Kairo International operates to very high standards, uses modern equipment and offers their clients the best service available through well trained staff. The casino is tastefully decorated to international standards with comfortable and spacious surroundings. In partnership with Ladbrokes.com, on-line sports betting facilities are provided. Additional facilities include a well stocked bar and the casino offers a comprehensive snack menu to their clients.

Also at the La Palm Casino is SAIGON, a state of the art Karaoke bar with a gaming floor and private rooms.

The whole Saigon area has been booked throughout the week and delegates can walk in to the bar anytime to have fun after 7pm every day of the conference.

 

CITIZEN KOFI

The citizen Kofi Entertainment Centre is a world class venue for wild and mild parties. It has six (6) lounges for entertainment; these are the Accra Bar, Hollywood Bar, Club Citizen, Money Highlife, Restaurant Xango and the Sky Bar. Depending on your taste of music and adventure for unfamiliar cuisines, you could explore the world in a 360 degrees spin just by touring the citizen Kofi Entertainment Centre.

The centre opens each day after 9pm and it is located on the Fashion Street of Accra, Osu Oxford Street.

Website: http://www.citizenkofi.com/



 

LA PLEASURE BEACH

La Pleasure Beach, also known as Labadi Beach, is about 8km east of central Accra and easily reached by public transport. Unfortunately, since the swimming area is so narrow it is a little claustrophobic on weekends. Gate fee is in the region of US$3.

The La Pleasure Beach is one of the busiest beaches on the Coastlines of Ghana. It is especially busy on holidays and such as Republic day, Independence Day and during Christmas periods. The beach is very well managed by the hotel staff and as such it is recommended for parties, recreations and other activities. It is located behind La Beach Hotel. There is enough space for visitors to play beach volley and beach soccer. Other activities that visitors are often interested in are horse-back riding and sand-bathing in the neat sand. There are stores where people can get their favorite drinks and food for themselves, family and friends.