Bernie Grant Arts Centre Coronavirus Update

An update from the BGAC team about our building and reopening events  

It is with great excitement that we announce the re-opening of our doors at the Bernie Grant Arts Centre and gradually reintroducing an exciting programme of arts and cultural events. 

Following the latest advice from the Government in response to the Coronavirus (Covid-19), it is our priority to safeguard our visitors, staff and local community. We will be following public health guidance to ensure all events remain Covid safe as we gradually ease out of restrictions.  

Over the coming weeks and months, we will be working hard to continue our mission: serving the community of Tottenham and creating vital space for Black artists and Black led storytelling. We are looking forward to welcoming back audiences starting with the launch of our  Windrush Festival from Monday 21 June to Sunday 27 June 2021 

Visitor Info 

We’re following the official government guidance on working safely during coronavirus to make sure we’re Covid-secure. As we welcome you back, we’ve introduced a number of measures to keep you safe, as we result some things may look or feel a little different. 

The government anticipates that on June 21st the UK will enter Stage 4 of the roadmap out of lockdown, meaning the government hopes to be in a position to remove all legal limits on social contact.   

However, in line with current Stage 3 government guidance and in the interest of public safety we will be implementing the following covid safety measures on site throughout the festival: 

  • The majority of our Windrush Festival take place outdoors in our fabulous square, to make it easier for you to socially distance while you enjoy the stunning programme we’ve put together.  
  • We will reduce the numbers of tickets on sale, allowing us to carefully manage the number of visitors on site to ensure that social distancing is possible where necessary 
  • We will provide facilities for hand hygiene, such as sanitizing stations and access to bathrooms for hand washing 
  • We will ensure the regular hygienic cleaning of contact surfaces 
  • We will require face coverings to be worn any time guests are indoors in the presence of others 

Should the roadmap not move to Stage 4 on June 21st we will continue to operate under Stage 3 guidance. The health and wellbeing of attendees and staff is our utmost priority, and as the situation evolves so will our approach to keeping you safe. We thank you for your patience and flexibility as we manage this and ask that you check back here for updates. 

Please, stay at home if you have symptoms of illness such as a cough, sore throat or fever or have been in contact in the past 14 days with someone who has coronavirus. You can email us up to 24 hours before the event to refund or exchange your ticket. 

Please keep an eye on our what’s on page for our upcoming events.  

Thank you to everyone who supports the Bernie Grant Arts Centre and our work. We are a charity and we do not receive regular public funding. We rely on ticket sales and venue hires as our main source of income and we have been hit badly by the closure of our venue. As we reopen, we are looking for ways to secure our future in these uncertain times.  

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