Regrettably, we have to inform you that the PAVE Committee has decided to call off the PAVE Festival at this time. As individual organisers (and collectively) we are facing overwhelming & compounding difficulties, which are sure to continue compromising our capacity to finalise our plans amid such impending uncertainty. Combined with this, we have been trying to balance maintaining health and hygiene standards and additional logistical requirements to deliver the festival safely.
By Postponing, not cancelling the smaller PAVE events, we are making an effort to remove immediate safety risks while giving ourselves the opportunity to redirect some creative energy toward a restructure. We are exploring the potential for new activities that generate simple
pleasures for the community to safely and confidently enjoy.
NOTE: THE EMERALD FUNFEST, (THIS IS THE HUGE STREET FESTIVAL ON THE FIRST DAY OF PAVE) HAS BEEN CANCELLED IN ITS ENTIRETY. WE WILL BEGIN PLANS TO BRING IT BACK NEXT YEAR.
In addition, to keep people connected and interested, we are looking for creative, fun things to do without close contact, during the week of PAVE (29th March to 5th April). We'd love a way to promote people within the arts industry, like yourselves that will be so hard hit. We won't have any money because, like you, we'll have costs but no income during this time. But we think there will be some creative ideas:
* Do you have some great videos we could share on our social media pages?
* Some arts games or quizzes people could play online?
* We want to set up some speakers in the streets and play beautiful music.
* Perhaps projection onto buildings.
* How about a letter writing event. Not emails but paper letters you get in the mail!
* Maybe stories or poetry people could read.
* A virtual tour of an art gallery.
* Broadcasts, podcasts and simulcasts.
* Random acts of kindness.
* What else?
How could you help and participate?
We would value your thoughts and ideas.
Thank you for being part of the PAVE family. We wish you health and prosperity as we ride this wave out together.
Let's try to build resilience and hope during this disruptive time in our history.