It is with great sadness that the Festival learns of the death of the much loved and respected drama teacher, examiner and adjudicator, BRIAN HINDLE. Brian had been a long standing supporter of our Festival, adjudicating at both the Speech and Drama Festival and the more recent Festival of One Act Plays. His career spanned decades and he trained many famous faces of the stage and screen in his position as Head of Drama at Blackpool and Fylde College of Further Education. He will be greatly missed especially by all involved with the Festival. RIP dear Brian.