Due to the Corona crisis, the Heerlen festival Cultura Nova will be moved from the end of August to the end of December 2020. In August a Cultura Nova week will be presented on TV and social media. The festival management has taken the decision in consultation with the Supervisory Board of the foundation.
The preparations for Cultura Nova were already in full swing. Management and staff took into account an alternative scenario. Because of the use of halls, in consultation with Parkstad Limburg Theaters, the choice was made for the period from Saturday 26 to Thursday 31 December. So it will be a winter edition of Cultura Nova. Most of the performances that were planned for the summer, can still be played in the winter.
Of course there will be adjustments in some of the presentations. Other elements such as the Spiegeltent with daily music programming will certainly remain on the planning. Because of the relocation of the festival to December, the organizers have already started consulting with all companies, suppliers, subsidizers and partners of Cultura Nova. The municipality of Heerlen has also been consulted in connection with the changed dates. Moreover, the festival receives cooperation and sympathy from all those involved.
Cultura Nova will seek coordination with other events taking place in December. In June the first performances of the Cultura Nova Winter edition will be presented. In August, L1 TV and social media will pay attention to the history of the festival and to theatre makers who are now preparing for the Cultura Nova Winter edition.