The Tristan da Cunha Association will return to the Southampton Holiday Inn for a delayed Annual Gathering on Saturday 2nd October 2021.

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Annual Gathering confirmed to go ahead on Saturday 2nd October

The Tristan da Cunha Association is hoping to return to the Southampton Holiday Inn for a delayed Annual Gathering on Saturday 2nd October 2021.

2021 Annual Gathering
Updated on 16th September

The delayed 2021 Annual Gathering will go ahead as planned at the Southampton Holiday Inn
on Saturday 2nd October 2021.

October 2021 is the 60th anniversary of the volcanic eruption which led to the evacuation of the island,
and this will be the theme of presentations and films at the event.


Day Tickets @ £30 are still available to order and include a two course buffet lunch in the hotel restaurant and all-day refreshments.

A two course buffet dinner will be held at 7 for 7.30pm and will be followed by a toast to Tristan da Cunha islanders (several of whom will be present) and an informal Tristan quiz. Tickets £25.

You can use the online Order Form to apply.

Hotel rooms are available at a special B&B rate of £94 double and £84 single room rate - see details below - but our reserved rooms will be released for general sale to the public from Friday 17th September, so get on with it!

For the first time we have arranged a special carvery buffet dinner on Friday evening at 7.30pm - price £21 including a choice of puddings with a veggy. option for the main course. Please book this when reserving your room.

Programme for the day events:

  • From 10 am: bookstall, souvenirs, raffle tickets and Association products for sale
  • 11am Annual General Meeting
  • approx. 12 noon - Start of presentaions and films spun around the theme of the 60th anniversary of the 1961 volcanic eruption (Continuing after lunch).
  • 12.30pm Buffet lunch
  • approx. 4pm Afternoon Tea
  • Followed by the raffle and auction of Tristan Artefacts in aid of the Tristan Education Trust Fund.

Pictures from the Last Gathering, 2019:

Island visitors

Chief Islander James Glass and visiting Tristanians with former CTBTO Station Manager Marc Escudier.

Aniket Sardana giving his talk

Above: Aniket Sardana speaking to a packed audience on
'Tristan da Cunha through a Vet's Eyes'.


Hotel Amenities and Special Offer

(The Annual Gathering & Dinner Dance is in the separate Hampshire Suite)

The Pool The Restaurant The Bar

The hotel offers us:

Convenient location, being less than 1 mile from Southampton Railway Station,
6 miles from Southampton International Airport,
with good local road access via M27 and M271
and 180 hotel car parking spaces, free to ticket holders - give in registration at reception on arrival

A prime location on the re-developed Southampton Town Quay and overlooking the River Test

Spacious modern accommodation in line with the company's international standard

The Spirit Health Club which has a fully equipped gym, indoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi available to residents

Easy walking distance to local amenities including the West Quay Shopping Centre,
Mayflower Theatre and other City Centre attractions within one mile.

Holiday Inn Special Offer

The Tristan Association has secured a special package price for advanced bookings
for Bed and Breakfast accommodation.

These should be made by telephone only to 02380 388142, choosing Option 4, and quoting 'Tristan da Cunha'. Prices are:

Double Rooms @ £94 per night
Single Rooms @ £84 per night
Family Rooms may be available at double room rates

Tables for breakfast must be reserved, and we suggest these are made at the time of booking.

Please note that the Holiday Inn often make special offers with payment in advance with no cancellation facility. Our rates do not require a deposit and can be cancelled up to the date of arrival. Children may receive free accommodation and breakfast when sharing with parents - see hotel's terms and conditions for details.