The Big Culture Project is hugely disappointed to announce that it will be postponing its month-long festival of arts in Brighton until 2021. Please read the full press release here:
The Big Culture Project: Postponed Until 2021
The Big Culture Project: The Curtain Will Rise Again
For immediate release:
The Big Culture Project is hugely disappointed to announce that it will be postponing its month-long festival of arts in Brighton until 2021.
Originally scheduled to take place at Black Rock later this month, in close consultation with the council as well as festival sponsors, partners and promoters, the organisers have taken the difficult decision to reschedule the celebration until spring next year.
[Co-founder] of The Big Culture Project, John Castrillon said:
“Due to the rapidly changing situation across the country and abroad with regard to COVID-19, there are restrictions being implemented over night. This is making scheduling for August extremely difficult with such a fast changing landscape. It has become clear to the team, sponsors, companies and performers that the best way we can support the arts and events industries, as well as being sure we can adhere to government ever changing guidance, is to come back even bigger and better next year.
The Big Culture Project is so grateful for the support it has received and remains committed to supporting the individuals and arts organisations that make this region great. Keep an eye on our social media for further announcements.”
Councillor Marianna Ebel, joint chair of the Tourism, Equalities, Communities & Culture Committee, said:
“We have been very pleased to work with the Big Culture project in the last few weeks to try to ensure an open-air event can take place in the city to support the arts and culture industry locally.
“Sadly, it has not been possible for this event to move forward in August 2020. However, we will continue to work with the team to explore how the event can take place in coming weeks and months.
“We do need to make sure we deliver the Black Rock project urgently, so that events can take place there once the works are complete. We will also have a wider conversation in the city and amongst councillors to help shape the long-term future for this important seafront site.”
Promoters, Komedia said:
“Komedia is in full support of The Big Culture Project and its mission to provide a platform and funding to the local arts scene and independent venues like ourselves, who due to the corona crisis find their existence in grave jeopardy.”
Anyone who has supported the initiative’s Crowdfunder campaign will automatically be offered a refund. For those who are still keen to support the vision, donations will be used to put on the rescheduled event next year.
For more information please contact John Castrillon – 07749 310992
The event is now scheduled for Spring 2021 – to find our more about The Big Culture Project please read on.