Sad death of British festival boss

David Blenkinsop, a Yorkshireman, turned the Perth arts festival truly original and international as its director from 1977 to 1999. Before that, he was a BBC reporter and a concerts manager at the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.

Among his landmark achievements was to import Peter Brook’s nightlong staging of the Mahabharata.

David, who was 77, had been suffering from Alzheimers.

david blenkinsop


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