Events cancelled in August 2020

Published Wednesday, 24 June 2020

Borough Council organised events that were due to take place in August (including Hinckley BID and Friends of Hollycroft Park) have been cancelled.

This in response to the government’s continued advice around coronavirus and social distancing.

The events that have been cancelled are:

  • Saturday 1: Music in the Mead ‘Kerosene’ 
  • Monday 3 to Friday 7: Snap Dragon Festival  - this also includes the Snap Dragon on Tour events that were due to take place on Thursday 23, Friday 24, Thursday 30, Friday 31 July 
  • Saturday 8 to Sunday 9: Feast Hinckley 
  • Sunday 9: Funday (Hollycroft Park)
  • Wednesday 12: Hinckley BID’s Summer of Fun 
  • Saturday 15: Music in the Mead ‘4th Avenue’ 
  • Wednesday 19: Hinckley BID’s Summer of Fun 
  • Thursday 20: Hinckley BID’s Classic Vehicle Meet 
  • Saturday 29: Music in the Mead ‘The Sounds of Swing’ 
  • Sunday 30: The Misterons 60s,70s,80s (Hollycroft Park)

Simon Jones, Cultural Services Manager at the Borough Council explained: “We have to continue to follow government guidance and support all social distancing procedures and whilst the guidelines are changing it is only fair to everyone involved that we give them as much notice as possible.  We are all incredibly disappointed as a lot of hard work goes into the planning of these events. We have for the moment taken the decision to postpone Proms in the Park in the hope that later in the year we could host an event of some kind, even if it’s not in its normal format. We will however keep everyone informed. “

The Atkins Gallery at the Atkins building continues to be closed until further notice and there will be no conferences taking place for the foreseeable future. In response to the current pandemic, Atkins Gallery has created a digital gallery to continue supporting local artists at and is currently hosting North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College’s student’s graduate show ‘Fragment’ digital exhibition (

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