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Welcome to the CIA Winter Congress
January 31 - February 1, 2004
London, United Kingdom
Confederation Internationale des Accordeonistes (CIA)
National Accordion Organization of the United Kingdom (NAO)

Tentitive Schedule - All
Meetings to be held at the Cumberland Hotel
Saturday, 31st January 2004
  • Day - Arrival in London
  • 1:00 PM - Executive Committee Meeting
  • 3.00 PM - General Assembly Meeting
  • 8.00 PM - Dinner
Sunday, 1st February 2004
  • 9:00 AM - Music Committee Meeting
  • 11:00 AM - General Assembly Meeting
  • 1.00 PM - Lunch
  • 2:00 PM - Sightseeing in London
  • 5.30 PM - Dinner
  • 7:30 PM - Concert at Church of St. Lawrence - Stanmore
    (George F. Handel was Organist at this Church for many years)
    • Graham Laurie (UK Champion - Under 9 years)
    • Caitlin Barnes Davies (UK Champion - Under 13 years)
    • Larysa Bodell (UK 2003 Virtuoso Champion)


    • Viatcheslav Semionov - Russia
Monday, 2nd February 2004
  • Breakfast at Hotel
  • Sightseeing and Departure
Hotel Information in London

Hotel Contact Information:
Cumberland Hotel
St John's Road
Harrow, Middlesex

Tel +44 208863 4111
Fax +44 208861 5668
Internet: www.cumberlandhotel.co.uk

Hotel Information:
A warm welcome awaits you at the Best Western Cumberland Hotel, the extensive facilities and friendly, efficient service make it Harrow's leading Three-Star Hotel.

St. Johns Steak & Seafood Restaurant offers a daily menu, an a la carte menu and is open for breakfast, lunch as well as dinner. Oscars bar is the ideal place to unwind with its wide variety of food and drink. Its conference & banqueting department can cater for weddings, banquets, meetings and seminars of many different sizes.

The Best Western Cumberland Hotel is situated in the heart of Harrow's superb pedestrian shopping and entertainment center, combined with its close proximity as well as easy underground access to central London, the West End, Wembley and Heathrow International Airport.

Travel Connections:
Discount airfares are available flying into Stansted and Luton airports with carriers Easy Jet and Ryan Air (www.easyjet.com and www.ryanair.com).

Travel into Heathrow offers convenient connections via London Underground to Harrow-on-the-Hill station for the Cumberland Hotel. Harrow on the Hill station is on the "Metropolitan" underground line, and is just a three-minute walk between the station and the hotel. Central London is just 20 minutes away.

Gatwick also serves the London area, however is a considerable distance. Connenctions are possible via the Gatwick Express train to the center of London and then connecting to the London Underground.

Attendees for the Winter Congress will be picked up if necessary. Please provide arrival time, airline and airport when registering for the Winter Congress. We ask that you please provide an e-mail contact address for travel confirmation with the Winter Congress Organizers.

Hotel Price for CIA Attendees:
£60 single rooms, & £75 twin/double. Room price includes full breakfast and all rooms have full internet connections.

CIA Vice President in London - Raymond Bodell: Ray.anna@btopenworld.com

Sight Seeing Information in London
London Attractions:
London has a wealth of tourist attractions including:
The London Eye
Covent Garden
Leicester Square
Tower Bridge
St. Paul's Cathedral
Madam Tussauds
The West End
Canary Wharf
Rock Circus
Abbey Road
The Embankment
Piccadilly Circus

London IMAX Cinema
Cleopatra's Needle
Big Ben & Parliament
HMS Belfast
Tower of London
Trafalgar Square
London Dungeon
Speaker's Corner
Shakespeare's Globe
Winston Churchill
The Monument
Thames Barrier
Buckingham Palace
Changing of the Guard
Windsor Castle
Royal Parks
Albert Memorial
St James Palace
Kensington Palace
Frogmore House
Somerset House
Royal Botanic Gardens

Confederation Internationale des Accordeonistes (CIA) - General Secretary
Dietrichgasse 51/19, A - 1030, Vienna, AUSTRIA   Phone/Fax: +43 1-712 0960   E-mail: icaccordions@netway.at

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