19 MAY 1961, Page 15

SIR,-1 draw the attention of your readers to the all-star

variety show which will take place at 11.45 p.m. at the Victoria Palace, on June 2, in aid of the Africa Bureau.

Among those taking part will be Larry Adler, Dame Peggy Ashcroft, Svetlana Beriosova, Georgia Brown, Pamela Brown, Geraint Evans, Jack Hawkins, David Kossoff, Cleo LaMe, Margaret Leighton, Anna Massey, Dan Massey, Cliff Michelmore, Spike Milligan, Robert Morley, John Neville, Manoug Parikian, Cliff Richard and the cast of the new revue Beyond the Fringe; the compere will be Leonard Sachs. Oliver Messel is designing the programme.

Patrons for this show include: The High Commis- sioner for Ghana, Lord Altrincham, The Hon. Michael Astor, Lady Violet Bonham Carter, Christopher Chataway, Hugh Gaitskell, Ian Gilmour, Jo Grimond, Sir Alec Guinness, Alistair Hethering- ton, the Earl of Listowel, the Earl and Countess of Longford, Lord Lytton and many others.

The Africa Bureau, under the chairmanship of Lord Hemingford, is a non-party organisation which encourages African advancement in all spheres and builds on the foundations of friendship between the people of Africa and Britain which have existed for so long. Now that so many colonial territories are achieving independence its task, though changing in character, is becoming larger rather than smaller, and has been magnified by the situation in the Union of South Africa.

Tickets for this all-star show cost: 5, 4, 3 and 2 gns., £1 Is. and 10s., standing 5s. and 3s., available from Mrs. Jan Green at the address below (tele- phone: TATe Gallery 0701), or from ticket agents.

—Yours faithfully, LAURA GRIMOND Chairman, Organising Committee ?he Africa Bureau, 296 Vauxhall Bridge Road, SWI