Manchester 2020 Exhibition - news Update

As many of our Artists friends know. We are now associated with World Art Exhibitions. Tubes will design and produce the catalogue and (will) have an exhibition stand at the show itself. Manchester 2020 was scheduled for opening April 10th - But obviously that has now changed due to the Covid 19 issue.

However, Manchester 2020 will take plavce in Seotember with a confirmation date to follow - Below is the front cover of the  forthcoming exhibition catalogue And the public notification of exhibition transfer to September from World Art Exhibitions Limited and British Art Exhibitions.

Manchester 20 Exhibition Catalogue painters TUBES magazine

Now the exhibition will be held in September - Dates to be advised. Photograph by Craig Barker used with permission. This talented photographer will be featured in the official catalogue - and on website.
All images are:©Craig Barker Fine Photography. 

This is, without doubt, one of the most difficult decisions we have had to make since our business started, just 18 months ago.
However due to increasing concerns about the spread of COVID-19 the decision has been made to postpone the
Manchester 2020 exhibition. 
This decision was not made lightly but with the World Health Organisation declaring the spread of COVID-19 a pandemic we have to consider the safety of our exhibitors, attendees, and staff. 
While the UK government is yet to ban public gatherings, the situation is changing daily, and we feel the current anxiety surrounding COVID-19 will impact the success of the event as people try and avoid infection. 
It is also important to note that several exhibitors are travelling from overseas including; Asia, The Middle East, Europe, America. 
These international artists would have to self-isolate for 14 days, an almost impossible thing to do as a visitor/traveller to the UK.
We also have major concerns that the show, like other events, would be avoided both by our guests and the general public.  
As such, and with all the facts currently available to us, we are proposing to postpone the show until September to make the exhibition a complete success. 
To this end, we have contacted our venue and hope to confirm
a new date within the next month.
This will hopefully allow our guests, charities, subcontractors, and suppliers time to confirm their availability.
Trust that we are working as hard as we can to find a date that doesn’t conflict with other events, and offers the best opportunity for success, as quickly possible.
We appreciate your understanding that this decision has been made out of an abundance of caution and everyone’s
best interests in mind.

World Art Exhibitions Ltd
more information will follow this official notice