Ede, April 24, 2020
Dutch Championship Living Statues postponed to summer 2021
On Tuesday 21 April, the cabinet announced an extension of the measures due to Corona surrounding the events. This means that the organization of the NK Living Statues together with the municipality of Ede has chosen to move the championship to a date to be determined in 2021.
The current measures create a lot of uncertainty, as a result of which proper preparation of the NK Living Statues cannot be guaranteed. The original date for this event, which is in Ede for the first time, was July 5. Then it was looked at September 27, but in view of the corona crisis, it was decided to postpone it for a year.
Stop preparation costs
Living Statues receives 40,000 euros from the municipality of Ede. It therefore falls under the events that are asked to stop the preparation costs. This makes it difficult for organizer Robin Hagen to continue the organization: “Now that we know that the measures apply in any case until September, it is wise to take the plunge now. It is too great a risk to organize an event in September. Now we can ensure that we can create a dazzling edition next year ”.
Good hope for next year
“We hope that the situation will enable the next year to organize a large-scale event such as the NK Living Statues in the center of Ede. Edeners love living statues. We have seen this in the number of visitors to the editions of Statues by Night. It would be nice if this event could brighten up the center of Ede next year, ”said Alderman Willemien Vreugdenhil.