David Cornes 1944-2023

Posted on 15th September 2023

It is with huge sadness that we report the death our good friend and colleague. He will be sorely missed.

Many of you will have known David. He oversaw the ticketing for the Festival and was a key member of the Festival committee. He undertook every task with care, thoroughness, tact and a great sense of humour. He leaves a big hole in our team. Our hearts go out to his wife Val, and his family.

Posted by Annie on 15th September 2023

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