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STOP PRESS: TALK BY DR. DAVID STARKEY ON 30 MAY
DR DAVID STARKEY HAS KINDLY ACCEPTED OUR INVITATION TO SPEAK AT THE CHALFONT ST GILES PARISH CHURCH, 30 MAY, AT 7.30PM, ON THE SUBJECT OF THE MAGNA CARTA. HIS BOOK ON THE MAGNA CARTA WILL BE ON SALE AT THE EVENT, AS WELL AS HIS OTHER RECENT TITLES.
SEE HERE FOR DETAILS.
(updated 13 April 2015)
DATES FOR THE 2016 FESTIVAL:
The 2016 Festival will take place from 10th-22nd May, 2016. Speakers and venues will be confirmed here nearer the time, but we are actively working to deliver another outstanding event.
PREVIOUS FESTIVALS: The 2014 Festival, which ran from 6th to 18th May, was a great success, our best festival yet from the point of view of ticket sales and revenue, and attracted much favourable comment, from those who attended and speakers alike. Here are some of our speakers' comments:
It was a perfect setting for our concert. It was a great pleasure to visit your excellent Festival once again.
It was a pleasure to speak at such a well prepared and pleasant venue and with an appreciative and knowledgeable audience. I hope the festival has been a great success.
Chris Hardy (LiTTLe MACHiNe)
We really enjoyed performing to such an appreciative audience and being so well looked after… You have got a great Festival team together and their efforts will ensure the Festival becomes more and more popular.
I really enjoyed the workshop and of course would be happy to return… another year.
It was a thoroughly agreeable, impeccably organised day.
Everyone made me feel most welcome and I enjoyed talking to your audience. I also learned a lot from the comments and questions after the lecture. I hope that the Literary Festival will prove to be a great success, as I’m sure it will be. I was delighted to play a small part in this community event.
I was pleased to be involved… and delighted with the large crowd you had hand-picked for the evening!
Just over a thousand ticket purchasers attended festival events and we are deeply grateful for your support, without which we could not continue to put on the festival, the proceeds of which go entirely to support the village. We look forward to welcoming you back in eighteen months' time!
Kathleen Martin, Festival Chairman
Previous festivals: for details of the 2014, 2012, 2010, 2008, 2007 and 2006 Festivals, including programmes and writing competition winners, click the 'Past Events' link on the left, or [here]