This week the team that brings us the annual Hawke’s Bay Arts Festival delivered its report on the 2019 event, and announced that despite the Covid-19 crisis, the dates for the 2020 festival remain October 12 – 26. Excellent news!

Report Highlights:

Total audience: 31,589, including an education audience of 10,824.

51 performances over 14 nights across 12 venues.

70 active volunteers, who worked 400 shifts, which is in excess of 1000 hours.

9987 tickets issued.

You can read the full report here, and enjoy a little reminiscing about those heady days last spring when we were all huddling together in the Festival Garden and the Spiegeltent, soaking up creativity and expression and fun … and just spreading ‘normal’ germs!

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