Reg Varney Exhibition
The centenary of comedy actor Reg Varney will be celebrated with an exhibition at the Fairlynch Museum and Arts Centre, 27 Fore Street, Budleigh Salterton, Devon, EX9 6NP. Our Little Clown – A Tribute To Reg Varney opens on 25th March, accompanied by the publication of a biography of the same title. There’s talk of a vintage bus tour of the town, a celebration of his life in words and music and even a bus created on Budleigh’s famous beach by the local pebble artist.
Why Budleigh Salterton? Well, Reg fell in love with the resort and decided to retire there. He died in 2008 at the age of 92. His daughter Jeanne, who also lives in the town, will officially open the exhibition.
Our Little Clown runs until 30th September 2016. Fairlynch Museum (Tel. 01395 442666) is open daily except Mondays, 2.00-4.30 pm. Admission is free. Proceeds from the sale of the booklet, Our Little Clown, are being divided between Fairlynch Museum and the British Heart Foundation.