2010 Festival

Wednesday 5th
Evening welcome (Ticket/ invitation only) – 1915 (Parish Church)
LORD HURD (former Foreign Secretary in the government of Margaret Thatcher and holder of other senior ministerial posts).
Choose your Weapons: A History of the Foreign Secretary – 1930 hrs  – (Parish Church - £6 for adults, £3 for under 18s)

NB New Start Time: this talk was orginally scheduled at 2000 hrs, but will now start at 1930 hrs. The Festival Committee apologises for this change in timing, which is to accommodate Lord Hurd.

Thursday 6th
Free.

Friday 7th
ALLAN MALLINSON - (former serving cavalry officer, regimental historian and bestselling author of the Matthew Hervey novels set during and after the Napoleonic Wars).
The Making of the British Army – 2000 – (Memorial Hall -  £6 for adults, £3 for under 18s)

Saturday 8th
Forum on War Reporting. Panellists include:
MARK WEBSTER (former ITN correspondent);
TIM COATES (author of Delane’s War- reports for the Times);
JAMES HOLLAND (author of The Battle of Britain);
ERICA MYERS-DAVIS (author of Under One Flag);
PETER HEAPS (broadcast engineer).
Starts – 1430 – (Memorial Hall -  £6 for adults, £3 for under 18s)

SADIE JONES (rising young novelist and author of Small Wars). – 2000 – (Memorial Hall -  £6 for adults, £3 for under 18s)

Sunday 9th
Festival FREE – Chalfont St Giles Gardens Open

Monday 10th
BEN MACINTYRE (author of current bestseller Operation Mincemeat). – 2000 – (Parish Church -  £6 for adults, £3 for under 18s)

Tuesday 11th
DOREEN HAWKINS – Drury Lane to Dimapur: Wartime Adventures of an Actress – 1500 – (Jordans Quaker Meeting House -  £6 for adults, £3 for under 18s)

DR TONY WILLIAMS  – 2000 – (Reading Room -  £6 for adults, £3 for under 18s)

Wednesday 12th
SIR BARRY JACKSON – Medicine and Surgery in The Crimea – 1530 – (Parish Church -  £6 for adults, £3 for under 18s) *Please note change of time and venue!

Exhibition – Florence Nightingale – (Parish Church - Free)


KATHARINE MCMAHON (best-selling historical novelist and author of The Rose of Sebastopol) – 2000 – (Parish Church -  £6 for adults, £3 for under 18s).

Thursday 13th
AMANDA SLOPE (craft bookbinder) – 1430 (Gardens Association Hall* -  £6 for adults, £3 for under 18s) *Please note change of venue!

LOUIS DE BERNIERES (best-selling author of Captain Corelli’s Mandolin and other novels) – 2000 – (Parish Church  £10 for adults, £3 for under 18s).

Friday 14th
KATY CALKWELL (children’s story-teller) – morning – Infants schools.
ADRIAN TINNISWOOD (historian and author of the forthcoming Pirates of Barbary) – 2000 – (Memorial Hall -  £6 for adults, £3 for under 18s).

Saturday 15th
BRIAN SEWELL (famous art critic and media personality)  – 1400 – (Parish Church -  £12 for adults, £8 for under 18s) .

Friends’ Fundraising Quiz – evening (Memorial Hall).

Sunday 16th
CLEO SYLVESTRE – The Marvellous Adventure of Mary Seacole – 1500 – (Memorial Hall -  £6 for adults, £3 for under 18s) 

Prize giving and Festival Close – 2000 – (Parish Church).
PETER JEFFERSON, with his 35 years' experience as a BBC Radio announcer, newsreader and programme presenter, will read out the winning submissions to the Writing Competition.

The Festival is 5th – 16th May 2010. Theme this year will be “Making History”.

2010 FESTIVAL PROGRAMME: