Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

Being Human festival update

Being Human festival 2020 is going forward as planned, from 12-22 November. Like everyone, we are continuing to monitor the situation closely and have encouraged all festival organisers to incorporate contingency plans for their festival events and activities. At this year’s festival you can expect to see a range of both online events and socially-distanced face to face activities.

Being Human in a ‘new world’

Who knew that our ‘New Worlds’ theme for this year’s festival would end up being so topical? We are all living in, and planning for, a world that seems quite different from the one that we were in at the start of the year. It’s a world that has become much more difficult for many.

At the same time, it’s a world that is prompting huge outpourings of human innovation, creativity and solidarity. We are hoping that Being Human 2020 will be a forum for and testament to some of that spirit. Now more than ever we need the wisdom, creativity, solace, and understanding that the humanities bring to an uncertain world.