Sir, – I am delighted that Spectator enjoyed the Darlington Piano Recital earlier this month (“When the lighting computer says No”, (D&S Oct 22).

But I take issue with him on one point. He writes that after “what seemed like an age” the lighting came back on and the concert could resume.

This does scant justice to the highly professional staff at the Darlington Arts Centre, who dealt promptly and efficiently with an equipment malfunction, of the kind that afflicts even the Wigmore Hall.

Ours is not the only organisation that would be homeless if this excellent facility were lost to the town.

ELIZABETH SWIFT Chairman, Darlington Piano Society Witton-le-Wear, Bishop Auckland.