Bard in the Botanics launch crowdfunding campaign as they cancel this year's season

The popular performances that take place in Glasgow’s picturesque Botanic Gardens have been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic

The Bard in the Botanics troupe have launched a crowdfunding campaign to support them as they cancel their 2020 season.

Due to take place between June 24 and August 1, Bard in the Botanics perform a variety of Shakespeare plays with the backdrop of Glasgow’s Botanical Gardens.

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The group have released a statement confirming that they have cancelled their season in response to the coronavirus outbreak for the “safety and wellbeing” of their audiences.

In this statement, Gordon Barr the artistic director said: “As a company that receives no government or public subsidy, the loss of income from the summer season is a huge financial blow but the company is doing everything possible to ensure the survival of Bard in the Botanics.

“To this end we have set up a link for donations and we would be very grateful for any contribution you can make.

“While we are incredibly disappointed that we will not be able to share our work with audiences this summer, it is so important that everyone works together to help stem the spread of this disease.

“The safety and wellbeing of our audiences and all the artists who work with us therefore has to be our priority at this time.”

They also reiterate their hope that they will return in 2021 for their 20th anniversary run.

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