High Wycombe, United Kingdom (PressExposure) July 15, 2011 -- The picturesque Buckinghamshire Chilterns village holds a festival every couple of years. The festival normally has a musical, cooking demonstration, jazz evening, cabaret supper and talks. There is entertainment for all age groups and the festival will attract visitors from neighbouring towns and villages.
In 2009 the Speen Festival had more than 3000 visitors. The festival takes months of organisation with a steering committee and numerous sub committees and everyone is prepared when the festival starts on the 8th of September. It runs for eleven days until Sunday 18th September when there is a concert on the village playing fields.
Gráinne Suter of jml Training and Consultancy said "jml Training is very pleased to be one of the sponsors of this festival. It is most important for local business to participate within the community by either sponsoring or providing a service..
We wish the 2011 Speen Festival every success and I am sure visitors will really enjoy the great occasion"
A musical has become a regular tradition to start off the Speen Festival and this year The Dreaming which is based on A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare with music by Howard Goodall (of Blackadder & Vicar of Dibley fame) and book and lyrics by Charles Hart is Speen Festival's most ambitious community theatre yet.
The events the festival are putting on will be really first class however one thing you cannot guarantee will be the weather. In 2009 they were very fortunate with the weather following a not too brilliant summer. The majority of the events are under "waterproof conditions" - village marquee, pub, village hall or Baptist chapel and hopefully the weather will be good this year. Like any event when you are relying on good weather, you still have to be prepared.
Other sponsors include chartered accountants, solicitors and estate agents.
You can find out more information about Speen Festival 2011 at; http://www.speenfestival.org