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Festival dates: 7th-19th May 2024

A unique literary festival held in characterful venues in the picturesque Chiltern villages of Chalfont St. Giles and Jordans.

Our biennial Literary Festivals have been held in Chalfont St Giles since 2006.  We are so pleased to say that, following this routine, we had a full programme between 7th – 19th May 2024. We hope you found our selection of speakers, who covered a wide variety of subjects in both serious and humorous ways, attractive.

We had judges discussing their more interesting Criminal cases and a talk on a famous miscarriage of justice; religious leaders giving us the serious and amusing aspects of their contacts with people, life histories from a broadcaster; reflecting our ongoing concerns with climate and nature, we had talks on hedgehogs, disappearing villages, and climate change; lives in specialist work, in London in mid 20th century and Europe in war time. English talks were on Dickens’s travels, cryptic crosswords, how to write and literary cats,

Lastly, we welcomed a “bookish” couple to entertain us with poetry and music.

Whilst there was plenty here to interest a variety of tastes, we are pleased that we are continued with our written competitions for our three village schools.

The Festival would not be possible without the sponsorship, help and support from many, including: Chalfont St Giles Parish Council, Buckinghamshire Building Society, The Revitalisation Steering Group, The Village Show, as well as other local businesses and many individuals who have also give their time, energy and expertise.

We look forward to welcoming you to The Chilterns for teh next fesival. Events take place in some of our oldest and most interesting buildings. You are welcome to visit for a few days. We have a choice of top class restaurants and inns, as well as a varied selection of everyday and gift shops, right here in our picturesque village!