News Release: Queen’s Brian May to visit Torquay today in support of Parliamentary Candidate Adrian Sanders


Queen guitarist and Common Decency campaigner Brian May makes a second visit in the South West today in support of local Parliamentary candidates.

After his visit this afternoon, Friday April 17, to Penzance to show support for the Parliamentary candidate for the West Cornwall and Isles of Scilly constituency of St Ives, Andrew George which will take in a Q & A with students at Penwith College, May will later in the day head for Torquay to meet up with Liberal Democrat Parliamentary candidate for the Torbay Constituency, Adrian Sanders.

The meeting takes place at 5.00pm at The Pavilion Theatre, next to Torquay Marina, Vaughan Parade, Torquay, TQ2 5EQ. Brian and Adrian will meet outside for a photo call and any opportunity for media interviews.

The Pavilion is a former concert venue, akin to Paignton’s Festival Theatre where Brian played with Queen on their 1974 tour. The Pavilion is currently closed and quickly falling into a state of disrepair. It is in dire need of work so that it can be re-opened once again as a landmark on Torquay’s seafront with perhaps a possible future as a centre for concerts as it has been in the past. The Festival Theatre has since been converted into a multi-screen cinema and bears no resemblance to what it once was.

After their meeting at the Pavilion, Adrian and Brian will leave around 5.30pm and travel to the Woodend Project in Watcombe. The Project, run by dedicated volunteers, has seen the rescue of local woodland and wildlife, including two Badger setts and a family of foxes. The area is now flourishing with more wildlife as well as allotments and play areas. The land has been leased by the community to protect the local wildlife and create amenities for residents.

The Woodend Project is located on a former Council housing estate, near 60 Mincent Hill, Torquay, TQ2 8DE.