Announcement - 28th August 2020

14th World Harp Congress postponed until Summer 2022. Exclusive online event to take place in 2021.

It is with regret that we today announce that the 14th World Harp Congress will be postponed until the summer of 2022.

 

With uncertainty regarding Covid-19 and its effects on health, work and international travel, we have decided to make an early announcement to enable delegates to plan for 2022.

 

We appreciate that the majority of artists will need the summer of 2021 to catch up on significant work lost during this difficult period and we are aware that the extra cost of attending a conference next year might be financially difficult for many.

 

It is not an easy decision to make, especially as the Congress has already been postponed one year, but these are unprecedented times, and the wellbeing of our delegates must be the deciding factor. The Board of Directors of the World Harp Congress agree that postponing the Congress is the only feasible option and look forward to an even bigger and better Congress in 2022.

We can confirm the new dates will be July 22nd to 28th 2022, and it is hoped that the schedule will stay as close as possible to the original 2020 programme. We realise that some artists might wish to change their programme for 2022, and of course we will be mindful of this. There will also be an opportunity for new ideas to be put forward and new proposals to be considered.

 

We will keep in touch with you throughout this period via the website and social media and hope to connect with you all virtually in some way next summer. In the meantime, please stay safe and take care of yourselves.

The WHC2022 Team.

Caryl Thomas

Chair

Catrin Finch

Artistic Director

Stephen Burkitt-Harrington

Event Director

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