It is with great sadness that we report the passing of one of our Vice Presidents, Kathleen Ingram. She and other members of her family had been involved with the Festival for many years, Kathleen being involved almost from the beginning, and remained a loyal supporter throughout her life. She had only recently moved into a local care home where she was very happy and comfortable but for the first year felt unable to attend any of the sessions. However, she had made arrangements for a friend to note all the results in the Music Section for her. Her funeral is at Garfield Road Methodist Church this coming Wednesday, 12th April at 12.30. Barry Allen, our Chairman, and other Festival officials will be attending to represent the Festival and to show our respect.