Statement from Mind the Gap about Covid-19 - 17/03/20 - Mind the Gap

Statement from Mind the Gap about Covid-19 – 17/03/20

Tuesday 17 March 2020

As the spread of the Covid-19 virus grows we wanted to let you know that Mind the Gap and its Academy are following official guidance provided by the Government. Our number one priority over the coming weeks is the health and wellbeing of our staff, students and artists, our wider network of freelancers and arts practitioners and our audiences.

We are aware that the current situation is a major concern for many individuals, companies and businesses. We want to reassure you that Mind the Gap is a resilient company. We are remaining positive that we will find creative ways to continue our touring work and the training we provide through the Academy. However, It has forced to make some difficult but necessary decisions – please read on.

Mind the Gap Studios and the Academy
Mind the Gap has taken the step of closing our Studios building today for all public activities including our Academy. We’ve done this with very heavy hearts – but we know we have to act to help protect public health for all, especially those most at risk.

We are looking at lots of ways to keep in touch and help support our friends, colleagues and the wider community. We will let everyone know what these are as soon as we can. In the meantime, we urge everyone to follow the official advice to help keep people safe and healthy.

a little space at Exeter Northcott on 18 March: Cancelled
Tomorrow’s performances of a little space at Exeter Northcott have been cancelled due to the venue entering a period of shutdown. The venue will be in touch if you have booked tickets to see the show.

ANNA at University of Huddersfield on 20 March: Cancelled
The scheduled ANNA event as part of World Social Work Day 2020 at University of Huddersfield has been cancelled.

The Vultures’ Song at  MTG Studios on 27 & 28 March: Cancelled
Mind the Gap has cancelled performances of The Vultures’ Song, which were scheduled to take place on 27 & 28 March. Ticket refunds will be issued automatically over the next couple of days.

In order to support artists and companies at this difficult time, we will still be paying Theatre Company Blah Blah Blah the agreed fee for the performances and hope to work with the company again in the not so distant future.

PAIGE Book Launch Events on 23 March and 1 & 2 April: Postponed
Launch events of our PAIGE book in London, Huddersfield and Newcastle have been postponed. We are currently exploring creative ways through which we will launch and celebrate the book.

The celebration events will be rearranged for when the risk returns to low – keep an eye out for new invitations over the coming months.

Stay safe and healthy everyone!