Picnic in the Park Cancelled

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We have received news from the organisers of Picnic in the Park that the event has been sadly cancelled. The event had been organised to be as safe as possible, but as we know covid cases in the UK are on the rise, so as sad as it is for those of us looking forward to it – it is completely understandable. Details below, noting “Refunds will be organised immediately for all ticket holders.”

Statement from the organisers


Tom Kerridge and his Pub in the Park team have taken the very difficult decision to cancel this week’s Picnic in the Park event in Marlow, due to take place from Thursday 24th – Sunday 27th September.

Despite the event being designed for social distancing within groups of 6, the decision was taken by the organisers to protect the safety of the visitors, participants, and residents of the town. All parties including the relevant authorities were consulted.

A statement from event host Tom Kerridge read:

“In the last few days, it has become clear that the national picture is changing dramatically and there are significant new risk factors which aren’t yet clearly understood. Whilst we are really disappointed to take this decision, our priority has always been the safety of all involved and our host town of Marlow.”

A statement from the Pub in the Park team said:

“We have been proud to operate 14 successful socially distanced events this summer since the rules allowed, but at no point have we taken risks with the health of our visitors. We have delivered a large amount of joy in a safe and reassuring way.

We are sorry to disappoint everyone who was planning to attend. We will keep inventing safe ways to have fun, always working closely with the authorities and within the guidelines. We would like to thank all our amazing customers, our artists, our chefs, and our team, all of whom have supported us this summer.

We hope to be able to present this brilliant line-up of talent in Marlow at some point in the future.’’

Refunds will be organised immediately for all ticket holders.

The Pub in the Park Team

Article author: Paul Merchant

About the author: Founded MyMarlow.co.uk in its original version back in 2000 - yes the internet DID exist back then. Brought up in Marlow, went to school here, now has children at the same schools. Quite clearly loves all things Marlow - hence spending over 2 decades doing this!

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