In recent weeks we’ve been monitoring the fast-changing health situation regarding Coronavirus (Covid-19). Based on the most up-to-date advice from the government, we’ve decided not to go ahead with our original plans for this year’s festival.
There is some good news, however! In place of our much-loved annual programme of events, which usually connects people far and wide across the city, we’ll be creating a virtual offer instead – using the three weeks from 8-31 May to highlight Plymouth’s brilliant heritage sector and share content online about its rich and fascinating history.
Along with many of the festival’s regular event providers, we’re now looking at alternative ways to present their content. We hope to offer opportunities to learn about local landmarks before they reopen for visits and tours, when you can enjoy them in person once more. We’ll also be inviting you to get involved by sharing details of your favourite local history resources, places and memories.
This is far from ideal but we hope this change in approach for 2020 respects government guidance and prioritises everyone’s welfare, whilst still creating an opportunity to celebrate Plymouth’s history from the safety of your homes and computers.
We’ll be sharing regular social media updates on Twitter @plymhistoryfest and Facebook @plymhistoryfest, and you can also stay informed via this site.
12 March 2020