Commemorative plaque for Chichester Festival Theatre founder
The man who founded Chichester Festival Theatre is to be honoured with a commemorative plaque.
A blue plaque from Chichester City Council is to be installed at 23 West Street, where Leslie Evershed-Martin lived in Chichester.
Made a CBE for his work, Mr Evershed-Martin founded the now renowned festival theatre in 1962 and also served twice as city mayor.
The Chichester Society’s executive committee supported the honour for Mr Evershed-Martin, who had ‘made such a cultural contribution to the city’.