27 April 2020
Although the office is closed, a few staff are still working on much reduced hours to keep the Festival alive and we have been overwhelmed by your support during this challenging time. Thank you to everyone who is so generously supporting our efforts to bring back the Festival in 2021. Your kind words and donations have lifted our spirits immensely.
The fantastic news is that have already started to plan a programme for next July. It will not be easy but with generous help from our public, our team, our Friends and donors and the Government’s staff retention scheme, we will be back with wonderful opera, books and music next year.
As another special treat, we will also be producing online content as part of our BIF Digital 2020 this July. Keep an eye out for more information in our newsletters and on social media. We're very much looking forward to spending time with you again. Stay in touch and stay safe. The BIF Team