EMERGING … later

BEAF – the Bournemouth Emerging Arts Festival – has rescheduled its original May dates, moving to Saturday 24th October to Sunday 1st November.

In the light of Coronavirus, festival organisers announ­ced on Tuesday that Bourne­mouth’s largest independent arts festival will return in the autumn.

“As we all know, these are unprecedented times for us all regarding the COVID-19 crisis. Our primary concern is the safety of our team, our artists and of course, our beloved Bournemouth community! So, with a heavy heart but knowing it’s the right thing to do for everyone involved, we have decided to move our planned dates for BEAF this year to the October half term instead.

“That said, we aren’t going anywhere, quite literally! Artists will continue to develop their own work, we are still working on some exciting developments in the background and our local community is adapting and supporting each other during these uncertain times.

“So expect plenty of BEAF news, behind-the-scenes updates and ways you can support our local community, all coming to a smartphone near you over the next few months!

“And quite aptly when we return, this year’s festival theme will explore the mind, body and soul. 2B Human will be a packed programme of fun, inspiring and thought-provoking arts events that delve into what it really means to be human.

“BEAF will be BACK. Just a bit later.”