The Cliveden Literary Festival

Glyndebourne for book lovers.

Cliveden has always attracted the great, the good and the glamorous. Since the beautiful, scandalous Countess of Shrewsbury first lived there in the 1660s, it has been a magnet for the well-heeled and well-connected, attracting a glittering coterie of thinkers, writers, politicians, actors and aristocrats, from Alexander Pope and Jonathan Swift, Alfred, Lord Tennyson and Rudyard Kipling, Winston Churchill and Nancy Astor, Profumo and Christine Keeler – not to mention Meghan Markle, who spent her last night there before becoming the new Duchess of Sussex.

Small wonder that the combination of Cliveden’s legacy as a home for the smart set and the convening power of historian, author and Cliveden owner, Natalie Livingstone, gave birth to Britain’s smartest literary festival last autumn. Attracting an audience of a thousand visitors across a weekend of talks and events from Tina Brown, Simon Schama, Simon Sebag Montefiore, Robert Harris, Sebastian Faulks and Ian McEwan, amongst others, with Fortnum & Mason hampers and Taittinger champagne, not to mention a very starry VIP party, the Cliveden Literary Festival immediately established itself as a significant moment in the luxury calendar.

2018’s Cliveden Literary Festival promises to raise the already high bar even further. Literature is one of the few cultural domains not already crowded with competing luxury brands, and Cliveden’s combination of context, content and audience offers a powerful opportunity for brands to connect with an intelligent, sophisticated, highly-engaged audience and create meaningful, long-term relationships with affluent luxury customers who live within easy reach of Bond Street and London’s other key shopping districts.

Sponsors of this year’s Festival include Citi Private Bank, Iconic Luxury Hotels, the Arts Club and David Clulow. The Festival is presented in association with Tatler and the National Trust.

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