Martin Roscoe 2020 Launch Concert CANCELLED

Thursday, 7th May 2020 7.30pm.

Croston Theatre, Westholme School, Meins Rd, Blackburn, BB2 6QU

CANCELLATION of RVIPW launch concert, Martin Roscoe Solo Piano Recital on 7th May 2020
We have watched closely as the current Covid-19 crisis has unfolded with increasing dismay as concerts have been cancelled in rising numbers over the last week. The Government advice we are now faced with has led us to the inevitable conclusion that, with enormous regret, we must take the
unprecedented step to cancel our RVIPW launch concert – Martin Roscoe’s solo recital on May 7th 2020.
This has been an extremely difficult decision – but the RVIPW committee of volunteers who all care deeply and passionately about this festival were, in the end, unanimous.
Whilst this is incredibly disappointing we will be monitoring the situation as it unfolds over the coming months and we very much hope to be able to go ahead with the summer festival from 15 th to 18 th July. We are also working towards providing some on-line resources – news of this will appear on our website and RVIPW Facebook and Twitter accounts.
Anyone who has bought tickets for the launch concert already is fully entitled to a refund. Anyone wishing to claim their money back please email
Although this is a difficult time for us at RVIPW, it is far more difficult for all the musicians who have watched their diaries empty at a terrifying rate, leaving them with no income whatsoever. We are hopeful that when concert halls open their doors again the current enforced concert embargo might make us appreciate all the more just how vitally important live music is for our culture and society.