Latest News: 27 March 2020
A letter to all those entering Music and Speech & Drama classes
It is with great sadness that we are required to cancel the Music and Speech & Drama sections of the Croydon Performing Arts Festival. I have spent several days and hours trying to rescue the sessions, and I cannot thank Croydon Council enough for their help in providing alternative venues, and their determination to help us to proceed at all reasonable costs.
However, the wise advice regarding the safety of us all in these unusual times has to be acknowledged.
CPAF is a charity run by a small band of highly dedicated volunteers; so the practical responding to this unprecedented situation cannot be speedy — please be patient with us.
We have paid the necessary cancellation fees to our adjudicators and accompanists, who, being self-employed are especially hindered in these dark economic times. We are also obliged to refund every entrant’s entry fees and this will be done, although taking time.
If you wish to have your entry fees refunded, please respond to email@example.com with your entry details and bank details and monies will be refunded to you. We will be retaining the administrative charge of £10 per family but, if you would care to make a donation to show your support of the festival and keep this vulnerable charity afloat please access the following link. paypal.me/cpaf2020
We have the dates planned for 2021 (30 April – 3 May) and 2022 (29 April – 2 May), and hope to see you then in, we hope, happier times.
At the time of writing, little is known about the impact on our lives for late May; so we are liaising with Fairfield Halls regarding whether they will be open for business at that time or not, including our Dance sessions.
Naturally, we are all disappointed about this as we were looking forward to hearing you perform as, in turn, you were looking forward to learning from others, but we thank you sincerely for your continual support, patience and understanding.
With best wishes,
Chair of Trustees