WHC postponed to Summer 2021

Dear World Harp Congress Supporter

 

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 Coronavirus pandemic, it is with great regret that we have today taken the decision to postpone the 14th World Harp Congress due to take place in Cardiff this July. All performance venues have been closed until further notice following UK and Welsh Government advice.

 

As we are uncertain as to when the situation will change, we have decided to make an early announcement that will allow you, our delegates, performers, volunteers, exhibitors, and sponsors, as much time as possible to change travel and accommodation plans.


There will be a considerable amount of work involved in rescheduling the Congress and we ask for your patience and cooperation through this process. We have provisionally secured alternative dates with our venues in the Summer of 2021 that will enable a straightforward postponement whilst maintaining this year’s performance schedule as closely as possible. More details will be posted in the coming days on all our platforms and we hope to release the new dates in the next few weeks.


Consequently, we will be making all tickets and delegate passes already purchased for the 2020 event, eligible for transfer to the new dates in 2021, and the Early Bird Ticket Discount Deadline will be extended until 1st April 2021.


The welfare of our community of artists, volunteers and audiences is our priority throughout this time of uncertainty, and the decision has not been made easily. We are aware that many of you will have already incurred travel costs, and we hope that by making this decision in good time, you will be able to re-arrange flights and hotels for 2021 without any financial implications.

Due to the current workload and local isolation restrictions in the UK, we would be grateful if you do not try and contact us until the new dates are advertised.


We thank you for your support and patience while we work through the finer details, and on behalf of The 14th World Harp Congress Organising Committee, we wish you all well, and look forward to welcoming you to Wales in 2021.

Caryl Thomas

Chair

Catrin Finch

Artistic Director

Stephen Burkitt-Harrington

Event Director

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