Susan Trunchion – Friends’ Secretary
When asked to write this, Sue realised that she has now been associated with the Festival for fifty years!
Sue vividly remembers her very first appearance on the stage at the old Civic Theatre, in a poetry class,
and many other performances through the years in piano classes at the Corn Exchange, and can certainly
empathise with performers’ nervousness! After a short break when she left school, Sue returned to the
Festival, firstly as a piano teacher and then also as a parent.
Sue’s two daughters took part in countless piano, violin and speech and drama classes,
and both benefited hugely from these opportunities.
Over the past few years, Sue has been pleased to be able to help in a small way with the running of the Festival,
which continues to produce new delights and surprises each year, even for a ‘old hand’ like her,
and she very much hopes that this continues!