The award-winning, biennial Beverley Puppet Festival returns this year for its 9th edition, but not as you know it. Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, the usual format of indoor and outdoor performances across the town will not be possible. To avoid cancellation, pay artists and make sure that audiences still get their dose of high-quality puppet theatre for 2020, the Festival will now take place solely online between May and July.
Activities will be free to access but the Festival will be setting up a Crowdfunder campaign so that any audience members can choose to donate if they are able and wish to do so. Donations will be split between the running costs of the Festival and event stakeholders who have lost out on income due to the change in the way the Festival is being delivered this time. This event is only possible due to the unwavering support of Arts Council England, East Riding of Yorkshire Council and others.
More details about the line-up will be unveiled in due course.