With developments at the weekend and today (Monday) regarding social distancing and trying to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus, we feel this is the responsible thing to do, even though we are well under the federal government’s 500-person mandated threshold.
We deeply regret the disappointment and disruption this decision may cause. We were very much looking forward to playing Odessa and are determined to reschedule an event there as soon as practicable.
The Creswick Harvest Festival has also cancelled its events.
We hope, once COVID-19 has been brought under control and life returns to a semblance of normality, to take Words Out Loud, as mentioned, to Creswick and also Clunes, where the cancellation of the Booktown Festival will be being felt.
At this stage, we hope to be going ahead with April’s scheduled edition on the 16th at our new Ballarat base, but will confirm closer to the date as developments unfold.
Further information about COVID-19 in Australia is available at the federal government website.
Arts practitioners who have lost work or are feeling the strain can get information at I Lost My Gig.
Please take care and be well, and we look forward to being back in action as soon as possible.
Jason and Kirstyn