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Chalfont Village

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:

Lance Pierson

It was a perfect setting for our concert. It was a great pleasure to visit your excellent Festival once again.

Antony Marr

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.

Lisa Goldman

I really enjoyed the workshop and of course would be happy to return… another year.

David Starkey

It was a thoroughly agreeable, impeccably organised day.

David Keen

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.

Gabriel Woolf

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 are now turning our thoughts to the next festival, in May 2016, and already we can see that there is a wealth of topics to be explored.We look forward to welcoming you back in eighteen months' time!


Kathleen Martin, Festival Chairman, November 2014                                 



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]