Penrith’s Winter Droving festival could go ahead this year with a new format, say organisers Eden Arts.
The event, which usually draws thousands of people into Penrith town centre, may look different, because of the restrictions around coronavirus, but, a spokesman said: “It will still have some of the spirit of our great and unique festival.
“We are looking at spreading out activity over the October half-term week, making it less of one big bang, so that we can ensure that it is safe.”
Eden Arts is also taking part in an Outdoor Arts UK survey, aimed at gathering the views of audiences on a return to attending events.
“Like everybody in arts, entertainment and culture, the outdoor arts performance sector has been hugely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic,” said the spokesman.
“Outdoor Arts UK is conducting a survey to find out what you think about returning to outdoor arts events and festivals.
“The results of the survey will be shared with performers, festivals, producers and programmers of outdoor arts work, as well as local authorities and funders to help us get a clearer picture of the sector and audiences’ views about returning.”
The survey, at www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/BLNT3VJ, closes on 26th July.