Brighton Bear Weekend 2020 Deferred

Dear bears, cubs, otters, admirers, and friends!

We regret to announce that BBW 2020 scheduled to commence on 18th June 2020 will NOT now take place as a result of restrictions being put in place to mitigate the Covid-19 epidemic.

In common with many other public events, and in the light of the Prime Minister’s statement on 16th March regarding ‘social-distancing’ and ‘self-isolation’, we don’t consider it feasible or sensible to continue with the planned weekend. Some of our volunteers and many in our communities fall into the ‘vulnerable’ category for this virus, and the advice for those people is to self-isolate for 12 weeks. This takes us to just a few days before the event was due to start which sadly made this decision inevitable.

We are hugely disappointed at this outcome, especially as it was to be our 10th anniversary weekend, but we have to play our part in protecting our teams and our communities from this virus.

Obviously, the picture is changing by the day, and we will continue to review the situation to determine whether we might be able to run the weekend later in the year, or instead run various elements from the itinerary over a number of dates going forward.

Check back here or our Facebook page from time to time to stay informed of developments.

Our thoughts are with everyone who may be impacted as a result of this epidemic and urge you to stay safe. We look forward to seeing everyone happy, healthy and ready to party when we are finally able to reconvene.


The BBW Team