It is with great regret and huge sadness that MMD, MTN and Royal & Derngate are announcing that BEAM2020 has been postponed. The BEAM team has spent the last weeks contingency planning and thinking through various scenarios that could make the showcase possible; however, the pandemic situation has reached the point where it would feel irresponsible to ask anyone to travel to BEAM.
We have consulted with our main funders, Arts Council England, and our partners, and have of course followed the health advice on offer. Royal & Derngate is in touch with everyone who has booked a ticket for BEAM2020.
We hope those who feel able to will join us online on Friday 27th March to share information about and hopefully songs from the showcases, via the #BEAM2020 hashtag on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram. Please look out for content on this day, particularly between midday and 2pm.
We are grateful to our funders, our venue partner Royal & Derngate, our production staff and supporters, our members, everyone who has booked to attend BEAM, and most of all to our talented BEAM participant artists, for their understanding and generosity.