We are very sad to say that we feel we have no choice but to cancel the Festival this year’s Primavera Sheffield Tango Festival. We waited, hoping that this would not be necessary but now that we have all been advised not to go out socially and not to do any non-essential travel there is clearly no option.
Thank you for your confidence and hope – none of you had actually already cancelled! We will of course refund the payments you have made, but please be patient as this will take a little time. We have been in touch with the wonderful teachers and musicians who were booked to come to Sheffield and they are already telling us they will be happy to come at another time. Our own teachers, Lucas and Melanie, may not get back for a while travel restrictions from Argentina are in place, but we know that when the time is right and we can safely embrace with confidence we shall all be overjoyed to dance again together locally, nationally and internationally.
If you have booked through us to stay at the Rutland Hotel, we can cancel that reservation for you this week and there will be no charge. If you have booked privately to stay at the Halifax Hotel, you should cancel your own booking, but we have informed them that we are cancelling the event so that they are aware of the situation.
In the meantime, please look after yourselves, your families and friends – stay safe – listen to lots of lovely music and do some practica when you can. Teachers are already being creative in ways in which they can share some learning and we’re sure that this idea will spread!
We are all sending big virtual tango hugs to every one of you – we will certainly be planning future events for you to join us in our very friendly tango environment in Sheffield!
We are sorry not to be seeing you for a weekend of Tango hugs with friends old and new but we are already planning The Primavera Festival 2021!
Abrazos, stay safe and hope to see you soon, from the Sheffield Tango Festival Committee xx
Hope you are all keeping safe and well.
By now everyone who booked to attend the 2020 Festival has been sent an email describing how to obtain your refund. If you can’t find it, please check your junk/spam folder. If you still can’t find it please email email@example.com
Julie has been gradually working through your email replies and all refunds so far requested have been made.
Soon we’ll be able to start planning for 2021!
With very best wishes from the Sheffield Tango Festival committee.
At this time the Sheffield Tango Festival 1-3 May 2020 is still going ahead, although we are of course monitoring the situation as it develops.
We feel we should inform you, however, that we have received a message from Mariela and Guillermo letting us know that due to the ongoing Corona virus situation their tour in Europe over the coming months has had to be cancelled. One of the festivals they were due to teach at was our Sheffield Tango Festival. They are upset that they will not be able to teach in Sheffield this May and wish everyone good health.
We understand that those of you who have booked workshops specifically with Mariela and Guillermo may want to change or cancel their workshops. We are at this time considering other excellent teachers who may be able to teach similar workshop topics at the Festival. We will of course keep you up to date with all Sheffield Tango Festival news.
We would like to thank you for your understanding and patience at this time and wish you all well.
Dear Primavera Tango Festival goers
As event organisers we feel it is our responsibility to acknowledge the current global situation with the Coronavirus outbreak and whether this will have an impact on the festival. A big part of the charm of a festival is the union of people from many different parts of the world, sharing a close embrace with more often than not a stranger, lost in a moment of joy.
As public health guidelines stand there is no need to cancel the festival and we are going full steam ahead to ensure the festival is a memorable and enjoyable event for all attending. However, we would urge all festival goers to adhere to the advice from Public Health England (PHE) regarding hand washing and hygiene measures to reduce the spread of the virus. We would also strongly advise that those with any symptoms do not attend the festival. Any attendees with recent travel should again be keeping a close eye on the most up to date travel advice. If unsure please refer to NHS.UK/Coronavirus for up to date information and advice.
We are monitoring the advice from PHE closely and if there are any changes we will be informing all attendees as quickly as possible.
That being said, we are looking forward to hosting another splendid festival and a fantastic weekend of tango.
In answer to several Festival Accommodation queries, a reminder that there are now no discounted rooms left at the Rutland Hotel. There are, however, some rooms still available at The Halifax Hall Hotel:
8 doubles on Friday
8 doubles on Saturday
9 doubles on Sunday
1 twin for Saturday and Sunday
Single rooms are still available at The Jonas.
Check our Where to Stay page for more details.
These are only on hold for us at the special price until the end of March. Book soon!
Please note that The Sheffield Tango Festival Early Bird pricing finishes at the end of February, so please send in your booking forms as soon as possible. Note too that if you’ve sent in a form but haven’t paid you need to do so by 29 February to get the Early Bird rate.