We’ve reported with mounting despair the calamitous decline of one of the world’s most beautiful arts centres and summer schools.
There was a glimmer of hope when the accomplished oboist and conductor Nicholas Daniel was announced last August as director of the summer school .
Dartington has just appointed an overall director for the arts centre and the summer school combined, making Nick superfluous before he has been able to present his first season, his plans on the scrapheap.
The new boss is called Bill Gee. Nothing has been officially announced. The website is a shambles. Mr Gee is a bit of a mystery man.
Dartington is going down the drain.