SJD Events sponsors Major Sir Michael Parker at Henley Literary Festival.

Sarah Ducker of SJD Events returns to sponsor another author at Henley Literary Festival 2013, after enjoying the event for the past six years, since it was launched.

Sarah Ducker has sponsored various artists over the years such as the acclaimed Ben Foggle, Sir John Major, Wilbur Smith and many others.  Always, looking to choose someone with a connection to her business interests.

For 2013, we see her sponsor Major Sir Michael Parker who is the Royal Event Organiser so, it was fitting to choose him as SJD Events are Party and Wedding Planners.


For nearly 50 years Sir Michael organised Britain’s big Royal events, be they weddings, the Queen Mother’s 100th Birthday, G7 conferences, victory commemorations, ship launches, charity events and the world’s largest military tattoos.

The title of his book recalls when things didn’t go to plan at the lighting of the Silver Jubilee beacons when a deafening firework mortar went off instead of a flare. “The best decision I made in my life was to be honest. ‘Your Majesty’, I said, ‘I’m afraid it’s all going terribly wrong.’ Her face lit up. ‘Oh good,’ she said. ‘What fun!’   With anecdotes like that it has to be an event to remember.

It’s All Going Terribly Wrong – Bene Factum  Layout 1

Well, I certainly can’t wait to hear Sir Michael at the Red Lion Hotel on Monday 30th September at 4.30pm, I may learn a few tips.

If only I could say that planning an event is always plain sailing.   So, much goes on behind the scenes and most of the saga’s / issues are unknown to the client, and that is the way it remains, as it is always a ‘team’ effort but the buck does stop with the main organiser.

So, if you want to hear all about Major Sir Michael Parker’s stories then put the date in the diary and visit the website and book tickets which are £7.00. 

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Owner of SJP Consultancy, specialising in offering, flexible services for all types of events, including fundraising projects in the charity sector.
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