Thornbury Arts Festival cancelled due to coronavirus restrictions
THORNBURY Arts Festival has been cancelled.
The festival, which had been due to take place between April 24 and May 2 at Armstrong Hall and Cossham Hall, is one of the thousands of events across the country which will not now go ahead due to government restrictions imposed in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
Organisers issued a statement on the festival website, which said: “In view of the Government announcement of March 16th, regrettably we consider that it is appropriate with immediate effect to cancel Thornbury Arts Festival for this year.
“As per our ticket policy we will refund monies for tickets. Please be aware that this may take significant time to organise (maybe a few weeks), but please be assured that you will receive that refund. We should have your contact details.
“Inevitably, we will have incurred costs that we will not be able to recover and would welcome any donation that you might be willing to make to defray those costs and secure the livelihood of future Thornbury Arts Festivals.
“We thank you for your support of Thornbury Arts Festival in these unique and difficult times and we would ask for your patience over the coming weeks.”
The festival committee said they would be in contact with artistes and agents as soon as possible to discuss implications.
Comedian and writer Alistair McGowan’s The Piano Show was the headline event at the festival, along with 80s pop star Paul Young’s Tex-Mex band Los Pacaminos and cop-turned-comedian Alfie Moore.
The festival is a registered charity, run entirely by volunteers.