The Doll Show host Cathy Read has taken to social media to share this update about some of the upcoming UK Doll Shows.
Please see below our current situation regarding the Covid-19 outbreak.
In light of the current situation, we have made the decision that the May and June shows will not go ahead.
We believe that the safety of our visitors and vendors is of the utmost importance, and this is the most responsible way forward.
The shows which will be affected are:
• Newcastle Doll Show, May 3rd 2020. POSTPONED until October 4th 2020.
• Southampton Doll Show, May 17th 2020. CANCELLED. Rebooked for 16th May 2021.
• Peterborough Doll Show, 13th – 14th June 2020 AND Peterborough Doll Show, 11th October 2020. MERGED.
New 2 day show date 17th – 18th October 2020.
How will this affect vendors in terms of cancellation, refunds and re bookings?
*Full details for vendors will be posted on our vendor facebook group, and vendors will be emailed individually with their options.
How will this affect VIP tickets already purchased?
*All VIP tickets will be automatically transferred to the next relevant show, so Southampton tickets to 2021, and Newcastle tickets to October 4th.
June VIP ticket holders will be transferred to the October show, and October ticket holders will be contacted directly about their options.
If you are unable to make the show that you have been transferred to, please contact us and refunds will be available in due course.
What can I do about pre booked accommodation?
*For Newcastle and Southampton shows, please contact the hotels directly and they will give you a full refund or transfer your booking.
The Village hotel in Newcastle will not guarantee your rate, so it may be slightly different in October, it may even be less, so double check that when you call.
The Holiday Inn Southampton will give a direct transfer with no rate change or penalty, or a full refund.
The Holiday Inn in Peterborough (June and October) will AUTOMATICALLY transfer all bookings made on the DISCOVER DOLLS group booking to their equivalent dates in October.
However if you wish to double check this please contact the hotel for your own peace of mind.
If you have booked the Holiday Inn Peterborough on any other rate please call them and they will honour a transfer or a refund.
If you have booked on the DISCOVER DOLLS rate and are not able to go to the Peterborough show, please call the hotel and cancel your bookings.
If you have booked your accommodation through any third parties or other hotels, including the Holiday Inn Express, please contact them directly and check their current terms and conditions regarding cancellation.
If you have any questions, please feel free to send me a message, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible.
Please note that our website will be updated to reflect these changes by the end of the day.
I would like to thank you all for your patience and understanding in these difficult times.
This doll show will be worth it when it comes around.
Do you have your tickets?