Join us at the festival

The Festival lasts a week, from Saturday 8th to Saturday 15th August. You can attend for the whole week or for any part of it. There is no charge just to watch the films – check the programme on this website for times of the film screenings.

Please arrange your own accommodation and travel. Check the advice on this website.

You can buy a Congress Card (ticket) for all the other events of the week or pick just some elements. Please order your Card in advance as the festival organisers will need to confirm numbers for the meals and the excursions. If you leave it to the last minute they cannot guarantee places will be available. Order your Congress Card on the main UNICA website here. Within a few days you will receive a confirmation by email including details of where to send the payment. Only payments in GBP are accepted. Monetary exchange fees and bank processing fees are the responsibility of the applicant. You will receive another confirmation when your payment has been received. If you do not receive either of these confirmations, please check your Spam folder. Still no sign? Please email .

The bookable events are:

Opening dinner

£40 until 8th June then increases to £44

A convivial meal with opportunity to greet old friends and meet new ones.

Closing reception

£35 until 8th June then increases to £38.50

An informal chance to say farewell with wine, soft drinks and a finger buffet.

Full Day Excursion on Monday with 2 meals

£60 until 8th June then increases to £66

Visit the Black Country Living Museum for a taste of life in working-class England over 100 years ago. Later we go to the cathedral city of Lichfield.

Half Day Excursion on Wednesday with 1 meal

£25 until 8th June then increases to £27.50

Begins with a guided walk. Return to Brindleyplace, where those who prefer not to walk too far can then join us for a boat trip along some of those city canals, during which lunch will be served.

Bag, badge and programme book

£15 until 8th June then increases to £17

The complete package

£175 until 8th June then increases to £193