The Telegraph Hill festival has been cancelled due to fears over the COVID-19 outbreak.
The local festival, which was due to be held between March 21 to April 5, has been cancelled to contain the spread of the virus.
”In light of the worsening coronavirus pandemic, the Telegraph Hill Festival Team have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Festival,” an official statement from the festival’s website read.
It will serve as a massive disappointment for many to see the cancellation of the popular festival, which has been held annually in Spring since 1933.
In regards to refunds the the statement also read: “We will refund all advance bookings minus the processing fees, over which we have no control.”
The Telegraph Hill Festival aims to bring the local community together by allowing creatives to showcase their talents in the form of the arts, whether that be music, acting, poetry or art in a celebration that takes place over two weeks.
An independent and non-profit organisation, which relies solely on the commitment of the voluntary work carried out by those involved in the festival, it has become one of London’s ‘largest independently produced’ festivals over recent years.