Well, it’s been a while and I just wanted to touch base. What is actually happening in the Arts? Who knows! We are in limbo at the moment. We don’t know when and how we will open but I wanted to reassure you that we will open.
I will be getting in touch with all our acts for the Autumn/Winter season to see what their thoughts are. We already have some penciled dates for rescheduling some of the shows.
I feel that our venue does suit the possibility of social distancing however, it is down to whether or not it is fianancially viable for both the venue and the act to put on the show. If the act lives far away, then it really might not be viable for them to pay the costs of travel and accommodation on top of all the marketing and other overheads for a limited audience.
I do feel that we do have a wonderful array of Cumbrian and Northern based artists who might be able to play for us and I will definitely be looking at the options.
If you are an artist looking for a venue to play, please do get in touch firstname.lastname@example.org We want to hear from you.
Audience, we need you to come along and support as much as you can, whatever we host or present here in Millom. In order for us to survive, the Arts to survive, we need you.
Hopefully more info will come soon and we’ll be able to confirm what is happening. Until then.. Stay safe, keep looking after each other.
Lots of love to you all.
Team Beggars xx