Have just received an email from the BFI explaining that the BFI Flare London LGBTIQ+ Film Festival has been cancelled.
Here is the official statement
Cancellation of BFI Flare 2020
As a BFI Member we wanted to let you know that it’s with heavy hearts we announce that due to the scale and complexity of running a large international film festival, with filmmakers due to travel from across the world, the BFI has taken the very difficult decision to cancel the 2020 edition of BFI Flare: London LGBTIQ+ Film Festival, owing to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic.
BFI Flare is a very special and long standing festival with a loyal and dedicated following and we realise that this is a very disappointing situation for audiences, our staff and Festival teams and all of the incredibly talented and passionate filmmakers involved. We know this decision affects individuals in different ways and we respectfully ask people to please bear with us over the next days as we work through the impacts of cancellation and also look at ways of sharing some elements of BFI Flare digitally. We would be grateful if you could not contact us individually, we will be in touch with everyone affected as soon possible with further information.
This announcement is regarding BFI Flare programmes and events only. BFI Southbank remains open and operational, unless advice from the Government and Public Health England changes.
BFI Membership Team
Seems the COVID-19 pandemic strikes again!
Don't we get to be happy? At some point down the line, don't we get to relax without some new tsuris to push me yet further from you!
Who dare tell the lambs in Spring what fate the later season brings?
^Let’s cut the mods some slack...the thread is Theatre Cancellations ie actually theatres going dark and therefore shows cancelling or suspended or postponing or vice versa...sorry to sound pedantic
it is pedantic- given that show threads are often ambushed by ticket enquiries, which are not the show per se, mentioning performers is surely related closely enough. The absence of a cast member can affect decisions about ticket purchase plans.
No idea if anyone was going but Queens Uncrowned, a fundraiser featuring the Queens from Six the Musical's UK Tour at the Charing Cross Theatre which was on Sunday 22nd has been postponed without a rescheduled date.