The Friends of The Devonshire Park Theatre were joined by Eastbourne mayor Janet Coles and MP Stephen Lloyd for a celebratory dinner at the Chatsworth Hotel to mark the group’s 30th birthday.
Chairman Lesley Raven welcomed guests to the meal following grace said by Vice-Chairman, Tricia Sneath. The Loyal Toast – proposed by past chairman and honorary member Lois Hughes – was followed by an address by The Major and response by the Friends’ first chairman, Spencer Freeman MBE. The cabaret was introduced by Master of Ceremonies Edward Thomas, who welcomed back husband and wife team Duality. The evening’s raffle raised £245.