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4:40pm Wednesday 2nd October 2013 in Letters
THE Autumn Malvern Festival of October 2012 was a tremendous success, due to the variety of subjects and the enthusiasm in which they were presented.
The programme for 2013 promises to be of the same very high standard, thanks to the thought and originality of the organising body.
Audiences consist not only of local residents, but also of the many who travel long distances to enjoy this special season.
The blue plaque on the outer wall of the theatre celebrates some of the group of people who began it all – these being G B Shaw, J B Priestley, James Bridie, Lady Hardwicke, H K Ayling, Ernest Thesiger and Roy Limbert.
All seven of these good people are portrayed in a painting by Victor Hume Moody in the 1930s.
For many years this work has been hidden away and has apparently been out on loan.
About this time last year I was given to understand that discussions would take place to decide where it could be displayed after the pantomime run ended in January 2013.
Surely this is the ONE time when the painting should be on show to visitors to the theatres?
If it can be loaned out, why can it not be shown on home ground?
BETTY COLLINGS Malvern
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