Due to the outbreak of Coronavirus, this year's MOVE IT dance festival has been postponed — here's all you need to know...
It has just been announced that Britain's biggest and best dance event MOVE IT, scheduled to take place this weekend (Friday 13th - Sunday 16th) has been postponed due to the evolving Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. The event organiser, Upper Street Events, has released the following official statement on their website, detailing their reasoning behind the decision:
"It is with great regret that Upper Street Events has today decided that, as a result of the evolving COVID-19 situation, it is no longer possible for us to hold MOVE IT 2020 this weekend.
We have been following UK Government guidelines and working with the rolling advice from Public Health England and other organisations, but it is now with much sadness that we have taken the decision to postpone the event. The safety and wellbeing of our staff, exhibitors, visitors, partners and contractors is of the utmost importance to us, and therefore feel the protection and prevention of harm to all involved is vital to this decision.
We love MOVE IT and we love this community and we’ve been carefully listening to the feedback we’ve been receiving from visitors, exhibitors and participants. Until this morning the community has been overwhelmingly in support of the event continuing as planned. Since the announcement by the World Health Organisation on the evening of 11th March, which has labelled COVID-19 a pandemic, that sentiment has understandably changed. We have a duty to safeguard everyone who plays a part in making MOVE IT happen and, as such, we have reached this difficult decision.
We are currently working with ExCeL London to look at options to reschedule MOVE IT to a later date. Tickets will be valid for a rescheduled event. If you are unable to make the new date, a refund will be issued. We will be in touch over the next week to update you on the situation.
We are sincerely sorry that we have had to make this incredibly difficult decision and thank you for bearing with us at this uncertain time."
Further updates are said to be on the way, so stay tuned. But fear not, as in the meantime, you can still shop the full BLOCH range of footwear, dancewear and accessories — including our brand-new Spring Summer collections — in our Covent Garden store or online if you'd prefer to shop from the comfort of home. What's more, as we believe you deserve a treat more than ever right now, if you order online from our website, we're offering completely FREE delivery until Tuesday 31st March, with no minimum spend to qualify.
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