Events and venues in Hull and the East Riding are being affected after new information was shared in yesterday’s coronavirus update by the Government. Here are some of the events and venues seeing closures on Tuesday and Wednesday.
2.30pm: Hull’s Goodwin Development Trust has cancelled all group sessions and will be supporting people over the telephone. It includes the next Create to Change two-week induction.
UPDATE Goodwin’s Training Team are following guidance of the government & suspending all face to face contact with immediate effect. Our staff are still contactable for support via telephone/email for learners. Virtual Learning Resources will also be made available 👀this space! pic.twitter.com/iFsjwOaViw
— Goodwin Dev Trust (@GoodwinDevTrust) March 18, 2020
12.55pm: The planned opening of a new running track at King George V playing fields on Sunday 22 March at 9am has also been postponed.
The planned opening of a new running track at King George V playing fields, Addy Park (Cottingham Rd) this Sunday (22 March) at 9am has been postponed. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. #Coronavirus https://t.co/inXEoyL7MW
— Hull CC News (@Hullccnews) March 18, 2020
12.46pm: Ferens Late, a special programme of events at Ferens Art Gallery, has been postponed, the gallery has announced on Twitter.
The health and safety of our staff and visitors is our number one priority.
We are closely monitoring the situation regarding Covid19 and continuing to follow Public Health advice.
As a precautionary measure we are cancelling our Ferens Late event on Thursday 19 March.
— Ferens Art Gallery (@HullFerens) March 18, 2020
12.05pm: All sauna and steam rooms at leisure centres operated by Hull Culture and Leisure will be closed until further notice.
CUSTOMER NOTICE: COVID-19 UPDATE
As a precautionary measure, all sauna and steam rooms in our leisure centres will be closed until further notice from Wednesday 18 March.
Please see the full statement below, we apologise for any inconvenience. pic.twitter.com/L7Z2UTC2wj
— Live It Hull (@LiveItHull) March 18, 2020
11.37am: The Hull parkrun in East Park has been suspended with immediate effect, alongside those in the East Riding and all parkruns in the UK.
🚨 All parkrun events in the UK have been suspended with immediate effect due to the ongoing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation
All events will be cancelled until at least the end of March
You can read more here
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— parkrun UK (@parkrunUK) March 18, 2020
11.07am: The Hull Real Ale and Cider Festival at Hull Minster has now been postponed.
A statement on the festival’s website said: “It is with great sadness that CAMRA and the Hull & East Yorkshire Branch in particular have come to the difficult decision of postponing the 2020 Hull Real Ale & Cider Festival (HRACF) due to be held at Hull Minster in May 2020.”
Read the full statement here.
10.27am: The Hull Street Race has been postponed in line with Government advice on tackling the outbreak of coronavirus. Get the full story here.
The Hull Street Race has been postponed in line with Government advice on tackling the outbreak of coronavirus.
— Invest Hull (@investhull) March 18, 2020
7.28am: Hull Food Partnership has postponed the 5-VEG Challenge cooking competition at Trinity Market.
In light of current events around COVID-19, Hull Food Partnership have decided to postpone the 5-VEG Challenge cooking competition @TrinityMarket1 on 25 March. Look out for updates at https://t.co/DK6VXVAU1U #vegcities #hullvegcity #hullthy @FlourandFeast @ShootTheBullUK pic.twitter.com/QesQidfAGo
— Hull Food Partnership (@FoodHull) March 18, 2020
4.47pm: The Tour de Yorkshire has been added to the list of events postponed due to coronavirus.
As part of the fight against the spread of Coronavirus (COVID19), Welcome to Yorkshire and Amaury Sport Organisation, co-organizers of @letouryorkshire, have decided to postpone the upcoming sixth edition of the annual cycle race.
— Tour de Yorkshire 🚴 (@letouryorkshire) March 17, 2020
4.31pm: The University of Hull’s Hull Sport Park will close temporarily from 8pm today.
The Hull Sport Park will temporarily close from 8pm today until further notice.
If you pay membership on a monthly basis we will suspend future payments at the next opportunity (from 1st April 2020).
We will be in touch over the coming days in relation to other memberships. pic.twitter.com/pbF4g9IBl3
— University of Hull (@UniOfHull) March 17, 2020
4,22pm: Absolutely Cultured has temporarily closed both the Humber Street Gallery and its volunteering programme until Friday 1 May.
Following advice from @PHE_uk, we’ve made some difficult decisions about our planned activity. This includes temporary closure of @humberstgallery and @gallerycafe_hs, and our volunteering programme until 1 May 2020.
Please read our full statement here: https://t.co/EC5g0ZO25u
— Absolutely Cultured (@AbsCultured) March 17, 2020
4pm: Paul Heaton and Jacqui Abbott have issued a statement on Twitter saying they will reschedule their forthcoming UK and Ireland tour dates, including a show at Hull’s Bonus Arena.
Due to the ongoing situation across the world, and in particular the inaction by our own government, we feel we have no choice but to reschedule the forthcoming UK & Ireland tour dates immediately. Full statement here… pic.twitter.com/v83b7hkvan
— Paul Heaton (@PaulHeatonSolo) March 17, 2020
The venue has postponed shows from Rick Astley, Paul Carrack and more. Visit the Bonus Arena’s Twitter page for more information.
The show due to take place at the Bonus Arena on 7th April 2020, has been postponed to the 20th October 2020. Tickets remain valid for the new event. If you have any further questions please contact your point of purchase 2/2 pic.twitter.com/fPlja3qSuM
— Bonus Arena, Hull (@bonusarenahull) March 17, 2020
2.41pm: All activities at the Guildhall’s Room 42 have been cancelled until further notice.
All activities and drop ins at R42 have been cancelled until further notice. If you need support contact the Leaving Care team on 01482615650 or the Pathway team on 01482 616668. https://t.co/Bmd1uJSyH3
— 💎 GHRoom42 💎 (@GhRoom42) March 17, 2020
2.38pm: Vue cinema in Princes Quay in Hull has closed until further notice.
— Princes Quay (@PrincesQuayHull) March 17, 2020
2.22pm: Hull City Council and Hull Culture and Leisure have closed Hull City Hall and Hull New Theatre and cancel all performances, with immediate effect, for the next three months. Read the full story here.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and recent government advice, Hull City Council and Hull Culture and Leisure have taken the difficult decision to close both Hull City Hall and Hull New Theatre to the public.
Please see the full statement below. pic.twitter.com/9gGplfUml8
— Hull New Theatre (@NewTheatreHull) March 17, 2020
12.56pm: Hull theatre company Middle Child has set up a coronavirus fund for Hull artists. Read more here.
Inspired by @lukeybarnesy, we’ve set up a Hull Artists Coronavirus Fund to provide 10 artists in our home city with £200 each in this time of crisis. A donation of any size will be gratefully received: https://t.co/6rf5BzGrde pic.twitter.com/CjjqEoBCYf
— Middle Child (@MiddleChildHull) March 17, 2020
12pm: Humber Mouth has postponed events on Saturday 21 March with Nisha Ramayya and Friday 3 April with Deborah Levy.
— Humber Mouth (@humbermouth) March 17, 2020
10.53am: Hull City Council has cancelled the Not Were I Live events due to take place in Hull this week.
Following yesterday’s advice from the government, we have cancelled the Not Where I Live week events in the city to ensure we are supporting the efforts to maintain public safety.
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— Hull CC News (@Hullccnews) March 17, 2020
10.32am: All Trinity Live events at Trinity Market have been cancelled for the foreseeable future, along with the Vegan Market event due to take place on Friday 27 March.
Due to current government guidelines regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, we are postponing Trinity Live at Trinity Market for the foreseeable future.We will also be postponing the Vegan Market event that was due to take place at Trinity Market on Friday 27@Hullccnews @bbcburnsy
— Trinity Market Hull (@TrinityMarket1) March 17, 2020
10.10am: Visit Hull and East Yorkshire has announced on their Twitter page that this year’s REYTA awards will not go ahead.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation the #REYTA2020 is postponed. Please see our statement below. @VisitHull @VisitBeverley @VisitYorksWolds @VisitBrid @Hullccnews@East_Riding pic.twitter.com/tof7CRDGiE
— Visit Hull & East Yorkshire (@VHEY_UK) March 17, 2020