In Praise of the Festival Theatre
|Part of the Festival Theatre backdrop, RHS Malvern Spring Show|
Amongst the usual goodies are: show gardens worthy of Chelsea...tick; amazing plants in the floral marquee... tick; plenty of shopping... you bet; best setting for a garden show... oh yes. Other bloggers have covered these aspects and I'll round them all up as usual over at my Meet at Malvern blog.
What really blew me away this year was the Festival Theatre. The team at TCAS always invite back a successful designer to provide the theatre's stage. They've excelled themselves by choosing local designer Hannah Genders, who in turn has used the pictured bespoke sculptures by Matt Sanderson.
There's always a fantastic programme of speakers, which alone are worth making the journey for. This year is no exception, but for me my absolute star of the show is that amazing backdrop.