HERE is a round-up of the cancellations/postponements so far received regarding events that were publicised prior to the escalation coronavirus crisis.

Organisers of the annual York Open Studios event, during which artists across the York area open up their studios to visitors, have announced their decision to cancel this April’s event due to the current situation with coronoavirus.

Chairman of the event, Beccy Ridsdel, said: “It’s been a very difficult decision to make but the safety of visitors and participating artists is our priority and with coronavirus advice currently changing daily we have sadly decided we are unable to proceed with this year’s event.”

Full details of the 144 artists, makers and designers due to take part are all on the York Open Studios website. These small creative businesses are in need of support during these volatile times, so the public is encourage to take a look at their work, websites and social media pages and contact them directly to purchase works.

York Open Studios was scheduled to take place in April – however the event will be running in 2021. For full details of all the studios, visit

DUE to the current government advice and restrictions around COVID-19, Darlington New Orleans Jazz has had to postpone the visit of Mama Shakers to St Augustine’s Parish Centre booked for March 28.

Promoters Ray Sams and Graham Forster send apologies to the club’s loyal supporters, but present circumstances have made such action necessary for the health of everyone involved.

Subsequent DNOJC gigs remain under review, and further advice about each event will be posted nearer the time. For more information, go to

IN view of the current coronavirus crisis, it has regretfully been decided that, for the protection of the audience, the Michelmas Singers' concert Crucifixus, advertised to be held in St Augustine's Church, Kirkby, on Saturday, March 21, should be postponed indefinitely. Tickets already purchased will be reimbursed.

DARLINGTON Piano Society’s recital by Steven Osborne, which was to have taken place in Central Hall at 3pm on March 29, has been cancelled. his follows recent guidance in relation to the coronavirus epidemic. Plans are being discussed to rearrange this recital in the first half of the 2020-21 season, which starts in October.

GIVEN the current health issues, regretfully, Bishop Auckland Music Society has decided to cancel the 2020 concert series, which was to have begun on Friday, April 3, in the Methodist church on Cockton Hill Road. For further information, subscribers are encouraged to call treasurer Brian Varley on 01388 606075.

RICHMOND’S Station Singers planned concert, All Around Jazz, due to take place on Saturday, March 28, has been postponed until Saturday, October 3, due to the coronavirus pandemic. Any tickets already purchased will be honoured on the new concert date, and to check the Station Singers website for any new information.