Detailed Conference Schedule

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Friday, November 27, 2015

Saturday, November 28, 2015

 

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

900 - 1530

Marriott Hotel

Continuous Professional Development Workshop - TSP Participants only

A specialized professional development program where participants work in a facilitated peer coaching setting to build strategic plans for their career development. This session requires pre-registration and is open to The Succession Plan (TSP) mentorship participants only.

TSP sponsored by:

SOCAN

1400 - 2000

Lower Lobby, Marriott Hotel

Registration Opens

1700 - 1800

Main lobby of the NAC by the reception desk

National Arts Centre Venue Tour

Meeting point: Main lobby of the NAC by the reception desk.

Go behind the scenes with a personal tour of the National Arts Centre, and hear about its upcoming architectural rejuvenation project.

  • David McCuaig (Director of Operations) will give an overview of the NAC’s upcoming Architectural Rejuvenation project
  • Mike D’Amato (Director of Production Operations) will give a backstage tour

1930 - 2100

4th Stage, NAC

Opening Reception, National Arts Centre Award & CAPACOA Lifetime Achievement Award

Established in 1992, the NAC award honors exceptional achievement in fostering the touring of live performance arts in Canada. The recipient is chosen from nominations solicited from within the industry and is selected by a committee composed of presenters, artists, managers and representatives from the National Arts Centre and CAPACOA.

The CAPACOA Lifetime Achievement Award honors an individual with a long history of leadership and recognizes the significant and lasting impact these contributions have had on the performing arts sector.

Join us with our host for the evening, Christopher Hall, to celebrate the beginning of this great event and congratulate the award recipients!

Sponsored by:

National Arts Centre | Centre national des arts

2100 - 2230

4th Stage, NAC

Showcases, National Arts Centre

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Thursday, November 26, 2015

800 - 2000

Lower Lobby, Marriott Hotel

Registration Opens

1000 - 1600

Cartier, Marriott Hotel

Load-In Exhibit Hall

The CAPACOA Exhibit Hall is open several times throughout the conference and includes areas for networking and meetings. It is an excellent opportunity to promote or raise awareness of your activities.

2015 Exhibit Hall

800 - 900

Laurier, Marriott Hotel

New Delegate Breakfast (first time delegates and TSP participants only)

First time and TSP delegates gather to meet CAPACOA’s Board of Directors, new colleagues and learn more about the programs, services and mission of CAPACOA.

TSP sponsored by:

SOCAN

800 - 915

Kent, Marriott Hotel

Digitizing the Performing Arts Part 2: Establishing a working group

At the CAPACOA conference in Halifax this past January, Inga Petri made a compelling case for Breaking the Fifth Wall: Digitizing the Performing Arts. Attendees were buzzing with the challenges and opportunities presented. Others who have watched the presentation online have asked how they can get involved. You can watch this thought-provoking presentation on video.

This morning session turns that buzz into tangible action: Inga and CAPACOA invite you talk about the next steps we as a sector want to take to drive this discussion forward and explore opportunities of digital distribution at scale in Canada and beyond. Can we establish a working group to spearhead conversations and build sector leadership on this central issue? Who wants to be and needs to get involved?

Inga Petri

PARM, President, Strategic Moves

 

Inga PetriInga Petri is a seasoned researcher, strategist and marketer with more than 25 years’ experience in arts and culture and diverse sectors from high tech to municipalities. She led the Value of Presenting: A Study of Performing Arts Presentation in Canada and regularly presents at conferences and gives workshops across Canada.

905

Kent Street

Bus departure from Marriott Hotel for Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health

9:30 - 1050

Queen, Marriott Hotel

The Ins and Outs of International Taxation

Engaging foreign artists can be challenging. There are the visa issues, and then there are the taxation issues. Regulation 105 and Regulation 102 Withholding have been in effect for thirty years and has worked relatively well for most of this time. However, in recent years, increases in standards for compliance have turned waiver and reporting processes into real hurdles both for Canadian engagers and non-resident artists/companies. Taxation expert Richard Dermer will give you an overview of these processes, share the latest developments with the Canada Revenue Agency and provide you with sound advices to alleviate the burden of international taxation.

Richard Dermer

Richard DermerRichard Dermer is a lawyer based in Montreal, Quebec. For the past decade his office has represented foreign artists touring in Canada, specifically with regards to their Canadian tax issues. His office, R.A.M. Management, is continually filing Regulation 105 and Regulation 102 waiver applications on behalf of these artists and is also engaged in managing their annual tax obligations, including filing annual tax returns and addressing any assessments and audits. The office is also regularly communicating with the Canada Revenue Agency regarding policy issues surrounding foreign artists touring in Canada. More info on the office’s work can be found at www.taxwaivers.ca.

1105

Kent Street

Second bus departure from Marriott Hotel for Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health

930 - 1220

Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health

(Shuttle available)

 

Indigenous Protocols In Performance

CAPACOA presents, in collaboration with the Indigenous Performing Arts Alliance (IPAA), an opportunity to hear from members of the Algonquin community and the Indigenous performing artists working in this territory. The Indigenous Protocols Session will provide tools for all of us to situate ourselves on the traditional territory of this land. The session will be two-fold. In the first half, members of the host First Nations discuss our relationship to the territory we live on or visit. In the second half, panelists will provide a framework for developing respectful engagement, building relationships, and creating collaboration within the performing arts community.

Albert Dumont

Albert DumontAlbert Dumont is a Spiritual Advisor from the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation. Since November 2013 Albert Dumont works as Elder for the Parole Boardof Canada at Elder Assisted Hearings. He was employed by CorrectionalServices Canada for three years as a spiritual advisor for the Aboriginal men incarcerated at Millhaven Institution located near Kingston, ON. He is an activist, a volunteer and a poet who has published 5 books of poetry and short stories. In recognition for his work as an activist and volunteer on his ancestral lands (Ottawa and Region) Albert was presented with a Human Rights Award by the Public Service Alliance of Canada in 2010. Albert has dedicated his life to promoting Aboriginal spirituality and healing and to protecting the rights of Aboriginal Peoples particularly those as they affect the young.

Elder Annie Smith St-Georges

Annie Smith St-Georges is a well known Algonquin Traditional Elder born and raised on the Kitigan-Zibi reservation near Maniwaki. Her teachings are based on respecting Mother Earth and all its creatures, spirituality and promoting harmony among each other. Annie was chosen by all National Aboriginal Organizations and the Government of Canada as the Algonquin Elder to do the Welcoming and Smudging  Ceremony in the Reading Room of the Parliament of Ottawa for the June 11, 2008 Apology for the Residential School Victims.

Samantha Tenasco

Samantha TenascoSamantha Tenasco, is a resident and member of Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg. She has served as a cultural advisor for Pimisi Station, the City of Ottawa's new Algonquin themed Light Rail Station and currently works independently or term contract with Kitigan Zibi Cultural Centre for organizations seeking Algonquin Anishinabe cultural inclusion. Recently, Samantha joined Memengeweshii Council, a women's advisory council for Windmill - Zibi. She is 30 years old, a former resident of Ottawa (Vanier First Nation), with education from Algonquin College and Carleton U, raises her 11 year daughter and plays hockey, bingo and broomball as past times. Migwech!

Jaime Koebel

Jaime KoebelJaime is Otipemisiwak/Nehiyaw (Métis/Cree) from Lac La Biche in northern, Alberta and Buffalo Lake Métis Settlement where some of the world’s best Métis and First Nation jiggers come from. Jaime is recognized as an international award winning dancer across the Métis homelands. In 2014, Jaime was the recipient of the Emerging Aboriginal Artist Award from the Ontario Arts Council for her work in visual arts both contemporary and traditional as well as dance.

Jaime founded a company called Indigenous Walks, which provides the public with an opportunity to learn about the social, political and cultural issues from an Indigenous perspective, including the issue of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women.

Jaime is an Honour Runner and has been running every single day for a different individual since August 25, 2014. Recently, she received traditional facial tattoos through ceremony and hopes that other Indigenous women embrace the tradition.

Jerry Longboat

Jerry LongboatJerry Longboat is Mohawk, Turtle Clan from Six Nations of the Grand River in Southern Ontario. Jerry has a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree through combined studies at the University of Michigan and the Ontario College of Art and Design. He has extensive professional training and practice in traditional and contemporary forms of visual and performing arts. His work emanates from the cultural traditions of his people and his creative process is grounded in Indigenous creative process, values, experience, practice, and legacy.

Jerry is the founder and Artistic Director of Circadia Indigena ~ Aboriginal Arts Collective in Ottawa, Ontario. Circadia Indigena brings together a diverse group of indigenous artists dedicated to developing, presenting, and disseminating outstanding visual and performance arts sourced from First Nations culture.

Melody McKiver

Melody McKiverMelody McKiver is an emerging Anishinaabe musician, media artist, and arts programmer of mixed ancestry from Obishikokaang Lac Seul First Nation and Scottish/Lithuanian origins. As a solo performer, they explore the range of the viola’s possibilities, spanning from minimalist to danceable, often incorporating laptop processing and looping. They are currently preparing a self-titled LP of works for viola, to be released in the spring of 2016, and a digital/cassette release with their experimental duo Lyubov Orlova.

Indigenous Performing Arts Alliance

1230 - 1530

Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health

(Shuttle available)

Artist Voice with Susan Aglukark and Community Feast (lunch is ticketed)

The Artist Voice is a one-on-one, in-depth, intimate interview with a celebrity artist whose body of work and career has touched the lives and work of Canadian presenters and their audiences.

CAPACOA is thrilled to present Inuk singer, songwriter Susan Aglukark, as “The Artist Voice”.

Susan Aglukark

Susan Aglukark

With eight albums to her credit, Susan is Arctic Canada’s first ever Juno Award winning Inuk singer/songwriter. Susan has won 3 Juno awards and received The Order of Canada in 2005. Susan has preformed for HRH Queen Elizabeth, Jean Chrétien, Brian Mulroney, Nelson Mandela, Billy Graham and The Countess Of Wessex.

Susan is founder of the Arctic Rose Project and is an Advisor on the Collateral Damage Project, Susan Chaired the Arctic Children and Youth Foundation (2007-2011) where she helped raise over $200,000.00, she was also on the Arctic Inspiration Prize selection committee (2012-2013) and spent three years with The University of Alberta as Distinguished Scholar in Residence (2008-2011).

Artist Voice sponsored by:

Re:Sound / Ré:Sonne

Community Feast sponsored by:

Massey HallRoy Thomson Hall

1535

Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health

Bus departure from Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health for Marriott Hotel

1600 - 1800

Cartier, Marriott Hotel

Exhibit Hall Reception

The CAPACOA Exhibit Hall is open several times throughout the conference and includes areas for networking and meetings. It is an excellent opportunity to promote or raise awareness of your activities.

2015 Exhibit Hall

Sponsored by:

Seven of Canada’s Regional Presenting Networks and their annual Showcase / Contact events

1800 - 1930

Dinner on your own

1935

Kent Street

Bus departure from Marriott Hotel for St-Alban's Chruch

2000 - 2200

St-Alban's Church

(Shuttle available)

St-Alban's Church Showcases

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2205

St-Alban's Church

Bus departure from St-Alban's Church for Marriott Hotel

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Friday, November 27, 2015

800 - 2000

Lower Lobby, Marriott Hotel

Registration Opens

800 - 900

Queen, Marriott Hotel

 

Speed Dating

This series of short, snappy, 5 minute one-on-one sessions is designed to get you acquainted fellow conference delegates. A perfect opportunity to make new contacts and discover areas of mutual interest that can be explored in more depth during the rest of the conference.

Sign-up for Speed Dating

900 - 950

Laurier, Marriot Hotel

 

Looking Past the Horizon

Join CAPACOA board and staff for a discussion about CAPACOA’s strategic orientations. Collaborations, market development, professional development, advocacy: there’s a lot in the mix and you are part of it too.

Sponsored by:

Latitude 45 Arts Promotion

1000 - 1130

Kent, Marriott Hotel

Presenter Peer Session

Unite and Delight!: Creating Opportunities for Artist Collaboration

As presenters we can make collaborations happen! In this session, we’ll share the collaborations we’ve created (or would like to) and discuss the benefits and pitfalls.

Facilitated by:

Wendy Atkinson, Chan Centre for the Performing Arts

1000 - 1130

Queen, Marriott Hotel

Agent/Manager Peer Session

 

1000 - 1130

Albert, Marriott Hotel

Presenting Networks Peer Session

1130 - 1400

Cartier, Marriott Hotel

Exhibit Hall Lunch

The CAPACOA Exhibit Hall is open several times throughout the conference and includes areas for networking and meetings. It is an excellent opportunity to promote or raise awareness of your activities.

2015 Exhibit Hall

Sponsored by:

Danielle Lefebvre Artist and concert agency

1405

Kent Street

Bus departure from Marriott Hotel for Salle Jean-Despréz

1430 - 1545

Salle Jean-Despréz

(Shuttle available)

The Art of Deaf, Disability and Mad Arts

In discussions of Deaf, Disability & Mad Arts we tend to focus more on equity than aesthetics. While there is an abundance of disability awareness and access education, there is little discussion of the art itself. CAPACOA is thus putting forward a "Creative Case" for Canadian Deaf, Disability & Mad Arts.

Our panel presenters will detail the artistic impact of delivering these unique forms of art to your audiences:

  • Michele Decottignies, Chair of the Deaf, Disability & Mad Arts Alliance of Canada, will make clear the artistic differences between Deaf, Disability & Mad-identified and inclusive arts;
  • Joanne Cripps, Executive Director of the Deaf Cultural Centre, will explain Deaf Culture, the native visual language used to express it and, consequently, the Deaf community's identity as a linguistic minority;
  • Marjorie Chan, Artistic Director of Cahoots Theatre, and director of their upcoming production of Adam Pottle's Ultrasound, will share production design conversations incorporating Deaf aesthetics as well as the artistic benefits the work has brought to their company and community.

The panel will conclude with a presentation of Propeller Dance's Spasticus, a new work choreographed by Elizabeth Winkelaar.

Michele Decottignies

Michele DecottigniesMichele Decottignies is the founder & Artistic Director of Stage Left Productions, the leading contributor to Canada's disability arts domain, and the co-producer of the Calgary Congress for Equity & Diversity in the Arts. As an under-educated, working class, lesbian feminist artist/ activist with several invisible disabilities, Michele's artistic vision is necessarily concerned with the development of artistic and cultural practices that foster rather than negate diversity. Her art work is multi- and interdisciplinary, collaborative and radical – using the arts to challenge dominant social paradigms that render difference invisible and/or undesirable in society. Her artistic practice boldly weaves together Theatre of the Oppressed, Popular Theatre, Documentary Theatre, Performance Creation, Disability Art, Queer Art and Feminist Art into experimental forms of intercultural and intersecting Political Art.

Joanne Cripps

Joanne CrippsJoanne Cripps is Executive Director of the DEAF CULTURE CENTRE, responsible for the operations of the Centre and promotes Deaf arts, heritage and literature. Joanne promoted Canadian Deaf visual performing artists to perform at the 14th World Congress of the World Federation of the Deaf, Montreal, 2003, the Deaf History International 2012, Toronto and the DEAF CULTURE CENTRE Opening Gala, 2006. A renowned Deaf leader, author, mediator and advisor, her current project is reinstating the Defty Awards program in order to celebrate achievements of young Deaf performing artists.

Marjorie Chan 

Marjorie ChanAs the artistic director of Cahoots Theatre, Marjorie Chan will be directing ULTRASOUND by Adam Pottle, in co-production with Theatre Passe Muraille in May 2016.  Alongside this production, which features 2 Deaf actors, Cahoots will be developing the DATT (Deaf Artists & Theatres Toolkit). Marjorie is the recipient of three Dora Awards, the K.M. Hunter Artist’s Award in Theatre, as well as a Harold Award. Notable nominations include the Governor General’s Award for her playwriting debut, CHINA DOLL, and the Canadian Citizen Award for her development of Crossing Gibraltar – Cahoots’ outreach program, which engages marginalized communities through artistic opportunities.

 

Generous support from Canada Council for the Arts

Canada Council for the Arts

1600 - 1800

Salle Jean-Despréz

(Shuttle available)

Showcases

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1800 - 2000

Dinner on your own, See a list of restaurants and activities here.

 

2030 - 2230

Salle Jean-Despréz

(Shuttle available)

Showcases

Learn more here

2235

Salle Jean-Despréz

Bus departure from Salle Jean-Despréz for Marriott Hotel

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Saturday, November 28, 2015

800 - 1630

Lower Lobby, Marriott Hotel

Registration Opens

900 - 1015

Queen, Marriott Hotel

Reciprocity: Co-producing and Presenting Beyond Frontiers

In matters of international relations, states rely on diplomacy. In the performing arts, relationships among creators and presenters are based primarily on the notion of reciprocity.

National and international co-productions powered by reciprocity can yield artistic experiences of unique scope and depth, but they also require considerable attention and support. In life, as in the performing arts, a residency is a place to feel safe, to grow and to thrive; it is also a place for sharing and learning together. This panel will give way to an honest discussion about the current realities of national and international collaborations, co-productions and co-presentations.

David Baile

David BaileDavid Baile is the Chief Executive Officer of the International Society for the Performing Arts (ISPA) based in New York.  Prior to joining ISPA in 2007, David enjoyed a 20 year career in the arts in Toronto including as General Manager of Opera Atelier and as Managing Director of Factory Theatre. In addition to his professional involvement in the arts, David is also very active with volunteer positions including past membership on the Mayor’s Round Table on Arts and Culture (Toronto) and positions on the Board of the Toronto Arts Council (Chair of the Large Institutions Committee), Opera.ca (Treasurer) and OPERA America.  Currently David serves on the Advisory Board for the Master of Arts Management Program at Carnegie Mellon University.  He holds an Honours B.A. in Urban Development from the University of Western Ontario.

Su Hutchinson 

Su HutchinsonMs. Hutchinson joined Canadian Stage in 2012 following a decade working within the Canadian music industry.   Since arriving at Canadian Stage, Ms. Hutchinson has managed a financial  and institutional restructuring of Canadian Stage, posting surplus budgets for the past four seasons while brokering two successful international tours of new works, numerous co-productions and presentations supporting the  artistic mandate of acutely contemporary performance. With a particular focus on change management and leadership, Su's experience as a leading senior arts administrator spans a number of noted organizations.

Cathy Levy

Cathy LevyCathy joined Canada’s National Arts Centre in 2000 as Dance Producer. Under her leadership NAC Dance now hosts 18-20 companies per year and invests in numerous Canadian and international co productions. She has initiated a number of special projects including the Associate Dance Artist Program, expanded Outreach and Education activities, and numerous thematic exhibitions and focus events. Prior to the NAC Cathy was Producer of the Canada Dance Festival, Dance Programmer for Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre, founder and first Executive Director of the Dance Umbrella of Ontario, and the Performing Arts Coordinator of the Cultural Component of Canada’s Year of Asia Pacific. Throughout her career, she has worked with numerous dance, theatre and music artists in Canada and abroad, and participated in many national and international juries and panels.

Anthony Sargent

Anthony SargentAfter studying Politics, Philosophy and Economics at Oxford University, Anthony spent 13 years in radio/TV production and presentation at the BBC, then worked as Artistic Projects Director at London’s Southbank before becoming Head of Arts for Birmingham City Council, creating the city’s first Arts Strategy and running many major arts projects. He rejoined the BBC in the management of their nationwide Millennium Music Live festival, before becoming founding General Director of Sage Gateshead (Norman Foster’s international centre for music performance and education) in 2000, before moving to Canada in 2015 to lead Toronto’s pioneering Luminato Festival.

Sponsored by:

TAXWAIVERS.CA - A service offered by R.A.M. Management, attorneys at law

900 - 1015

Albert, Marriott Hotel

Aging is Trending

Your audience is not getting older. It’s the whole population that is aging (including yogis, bikers, tweeps, and, yes, your audience too). We’ve known for a while that aging would eventually trend – it has been 60+ years since boomers were babies – but did society as whole and the arts sector in particular prepare for it? Aging presents a host of challenges, but it also comes with interesting opportunities from an arts and health perspective.

Frédéric Julien

Frédéric JulienFrédéric Julien has been active in the performing arts for twenty years as a cultural manager, a consultant, and a thought provoker. Frédéric has worked in the field of performing arts presentation at the department of Canadian Heritage, at Réseau Ontario and at the Canadian Arts Presenting Association, where he currently manages research and arts promotion activities. Frédéric has a keen interest in partnership development and cross-sector collaboration. He’s Co-Chair of the Canadian Arts Coalition’s, he represents the performing arts sector at the Canadian Coalition for Public Health in the 21st century, and he serves on the board member of the Arts Health Network Canada.

900 - 1015

Kent, Marriott Hotel

Only A Sith Believes in Absolutes: Examining The Values of Presenting in a Pluralistic Society

This workshop will provide evidence-based and practical research that explores what contemporary performance and presenting companies are doing to engage with diverse artists and communities. Based on current experiences, participants will be able to explore issues related to cultural competence and strategic approaches that can guide presenters to identifying their intent and experimenting with various approaches that seek to include such artists and the communities they come from. In this context, such issues will be discussed as how to start, what to look at, methods of community engagement, programming for change and presenter venues as part of the lives of their communities.

charles c. smith

charles c. smithcharles c. smith is a published poet, playwright and essayist who has written and edited thirteen books. he won second prize for his play Last Days for the Desperate from Black Theatre Canada, has edited three collections of poetry, has four published books of poetry and his poetry has appeared in numerous journals and magazines, including Poetry Canada Review, the Quille and Quire, Descant, Dandelion, the Amethyst Review, Bywords, Canadian Ethnic Studies and others. charles is the Cultural Liaison in the Dean’s Office at the University of Toronto Scarborough where he lectures in the English Department/Creative Writing. he is the Executive Director for Cultural Pluralism in the Arts Movement Ontario and a Research Associate with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.

Eric Coates

Eric CoatesEric Coates is the Artistic Director of the Great Canadian Theatre Company. For GCTC he has directed Generous, Best Brothers, The Boy In The Moon and This Is War and he appeared in the 2014 production of The Burden of Self Awareness by George F. Walker. He was the Artistic Director of the Blyth Festival for ten seasons, from 2003 through 2012. As an actor he has worked in theatre, television and film since 1986, including four seasons with the Stratford Festival.

1030 - 1145

Laurier, Hotel Marriott

Pitches

Pitches are open to agents, producing/ touring organizations and artists who wish to promote tour-ready work that is new/innovative and that is not part of a regular roster or work that has toured extensively before.

1145 - 1300

Summit, Hotel Marriott

Lunch following the pitches (Ticketed)

Come enjoy lunch, talk about the pitches you've just seen and enjoy the unparalleled views of downtown Ottawa and the Ottawa River from the circular shaped Summit room at the top of the Marriott Hotel.

Sponsored by:

Imperial TheatreFredericton Playhouse

1300 - 1500

Cartier, Marriott Hotel

Exhibit Hall with Coffee Break

The CAPACOA Exhibit Hall is open several times throughout the conference and includes areas for networking and meetings. It is an excellent opportunity to promote or raise awareness of your activities.

2015 Exhibit Hall

Sponsored by:

KBAM! Kevin Bruce Artist Management

1400 - 1445

York, Marriott Hotel

The Succession Plan Program Peer Discussion Session and Wrap-Up

Closed session for TSP participants and mentors only.

1455

Kent Street

Bus departure from Marriott Hotel for Salle Jean-Despréz

1530 - 1730

Salle Jean-Despréz

(Shuttle available)

Showcases

Learn more here

1735

Salle Jean-Despréz

Bus departure from Salle Jean-Despréz to The Blacksheep Inn

1830 - 2300

The Blacksheep Inn

(Shuttle available)

Dinner, showcases and Closing Party (dinner is ticketed)

Showcases, learn more here

Sponsored by:

Caline Artists International

2230 / 0000 / 0100

Bus departures from The Blacksheep Inn to Marriott Hotel

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