The Beer Festival Planning Committee are pleased to be able to report that the budget for this year’s festival has been approved and it will be from the 21st to 24th of October back at Kelham Island Museum. Planning has already commenced and various posts filled, however any additional help and input is always welcome (dates of meetings can be found in the Diary section at the back of Beer Matters). One area we are looking for is Bar Managers and Deputy Bar Managers so anyone potentially interested in this should contact us to find out more. Finding people now gives plenty of time to train them in the role. We will also soon be starting to approach people about sponsorship so again if you want to help in this, or know anyone who might want to be a sponsor please get in touch. E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org, come to a meeting and follow us on twitter (@scbf41) to keep up to date.