Corona Virus : An update from The Bureau Centre for the Arts:

The Bureau has always been a responsive and community-led organisation, we care deeply about our team, our volunteers and the community we serve. The current public health situation with Coronavirus is a serious challenge to all of us and the way we do things as a society. We have decided to take a series of measures which are listed below and would ask everyone to have a read of these and pass on the message to anyone who you think might need to know.

From today (Monday 16th March), all Bureau programming for public events is cancelled until further notice. This means that all events in our calendar that are open to a public audience or participants will not be going ahead as live events. The bar area will be closed to the public from today. We will review our opening and programme w/c 20th April 2020.

We will also be looking into alternative ways of delivering these events through online media. Please check Facebook for our event updates or sign up for our newsletter 

For outside groups using the upstairs studio at The Bureau for their own private room bookings, we will continue to offer this facility for groups for the time being. We will be making some detailed changes to the way we use rooms and protocols for hygiene. These details will be made available to individual groups prior to their event and will be posted around the building. Please check Facebook to see if these groups are still running before you make a journey out.

In the meantime please stay safe and look after each other – if there is anything that you feel The Bureau could be doing or you would like to contribute to our thinking about how to act in the future, please do get in touch.

More information about the virus and how to stay safe is here on the NHS website.

Here at The Bureau there is so much going on. 

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