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Euro 2021 (Folkestone) cancelled

Discussion in 'Figure Shows, Workshops and Events' started by theBaron, Feb 21, 2021.

  1. theBaron A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Posted this evening to Euro Minature Expo's Facebook page:
    EURO 2021 CANCELLED
    It is with sadness that I have to announce that Euro Miniature Expo scheduled for 18th/19th September 2021 will not now go ahead.
    My decision is based upon several factors due to the ongoing Covid-19 restrictions:-
    1) Lockdown in the UK is only being gradually & slowly lifted. It is subject to review & the roadmap may be pushed back depending on what happens going forward. Whilst the vaccination programme is going well, it is clearly going to take some time to roll out fully.
    2) The Leas Cliff Hall together with Hotels, Restaurants & Pubs in Folkestone are currently still closed with no firm date as to when they may be able to re-open
    3) There is no non-essential travel allowed in the UK & there is a quarantine/self-isolation requirement on any people who can come into the UK from abroad with no date as to when it may be lifted. Various Government ministers have also said that it is not advisable to book a summer holiday at the moment.
    4) The Government has made it clear that Social Distancing & Mask wearing is with us for the foreseeable future. This makes it very difficult to hold the show as there would have to be a lot of restrictions and controls at the venue (adding substantially to the work & potentially the cost).
    5) There is a possibility that many modellers will lack the confidence to attend the show due to concerns over health issues which also makes it difficult to be certain that the show is viable in the current circumstances.
    6) To be sure of booking the venue, I would have to pay a substantial deposit to secure the dates now with no guarantee that the show can go ahead or (if it could) that it can be done in a way that makes it viable to do so.
    Taking all of this into account, I have decided to cancel the show this year. The show needs to be an enjoyable social experience where worries about the restrictions & the Pandemic are not an issue.
    It’s not a decision that I have taken lightly but there is so much uncertainty at the moment, it is impossible to plan ahead.
    Steve
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  2. Blind Pew A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    This is a sound decision. I'm sure nobody likes it but in the current circumstances we cannot be surprised.
    I've already said 2021 is a write-off.
    We will come back though, I have no doubt.
    In the words of Churchill, "Keep buggering on."
  3. Tecumsea PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    A sound decision by Steve, this year is a write off and who knows what will happen with the virus mutating meaning more vaccinations in the autumn. If we are sensible this year there is a better chance of some sort of normality in 2022.

    I will be amazed if more announcements like this don't follow.

    Keith
  4. Hawk_Uk PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Steve,
    Sad new but fully understandable in the current situation and we fully support you.
    Please keep our booking for 2022 as we will be there.
    To everyone else stay safe and happy modelling.
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  5. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Had my jab.:eek:

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  6. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Totally agree with decision

    Here's to Euro 22

    Stay safe everyone

    Nap
  7. Banjer Well-Known Member

    Country:
    England
    Any decision on Bugle Call Kev?

    Cheers
    Bill
  8. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Nothing as yet ..we will look at it provably June depends how everything goes with the road out of lockdown

    As with Euro safety will be the main concern

    Will update as and when known

    Nap
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  9. MalcC A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Very sad, but a wise decision under the circumstances.

    Roll on Euro 2022.

    Malc
  10. Frank PlanetFigure Supporter

    Thats is like it is,
    Peter and myself are coming 2022 for sure. Steve you can plan with us.
    We stay togehter in this crises.
    Take care all of you and we will enjoy the beer in the Leas cliff Bar next year
    Frank
    Frank-Miniatures
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  11. Helm A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    That's a mask mate, you've been done.
  12. DEL A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland

    :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
  13. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Wondered why it didn't hurt.:D
  14. Helm A Fixture

    Country:
    England

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