Binfield Warfield Winkfield Arts Week

After much consideration we have decided that it is impossible to run Arts Week 2020 in October/Vovember 2020 in any meaningful form due to the coronavirus pandemic.  All Arts Week 2020 events including workshops, performances, the Brownlow Hall Art Exhibition and Craft Fair and schools art are cancelled. We will now plan for Arts Week 2021

Arts Week has strong social interaction elements, it is very hands on and is run largely by volunteers.  As you know the Government regularly publishes new guidance and restrictions and these are likely to be in place in some form or other in October as well. These guidelines impact directly on the events we run and the preparation before hand.

  • Social distancing affects the maximum audience sizes, layouts, setting up and visitor flow in all our venues and there is well publicised difficulties enforcing and regulating social distancing per se
  • PPE usage, guidelines, availability and enforcement of use will always be an issue, we don’t have the resources to do this
  • Deep cleaning requirements at venues between events is a great additional responsibility we don’t have the resources to do this
  • We cannot have events with food or refreshments
  • Many workshops rely on shared equipment and resources.  Attendees are not all from family “bubbles”
  • Workshops provide close-up support and help from tutors, that is the hallmark of our workshops and would be impossible with the guidelines issued
  • There is a growing understanding of how Covid 19 is spread in aerosol droplets due to singing, shouting and wind instruments, so that adds to the difficulty of running yet more events
  • There is uncertainty about a second wave of Covid 19, and we do not want to add to the risks

Details of Arts Week 2021 plans will be published in January 2021. 

Please keep safe and well. If you have any questions contact me by phone or email

Jonathan Greenyer; The Arts Week Events Organiser

The Binfield Warfield Winkfield Arts Week

 01344 882 702 or  07768 513 436

maskpaintingtanfieldfamilyjpgThe Tanfield family at home - as they continue their epic and immensly creative "monster painting" throughout the year. Monsters created and supplied in a 2019 workshop by Jonathan Greenyer. Do you have a picture to match this one?

Binfield Warfield Winkfield Arts Week