The Independent Bath Literature Festival  would like to thank all of the following supporters, without whose generosity none of this would be possible. To find out more about sponsorship opportunities with Bath Festivals contact Development Manager  Clare Diacono



Principal Sponsor

Baillie Gifford has been managing investments since 1909 and is one of the UK’s largest investment trust managers with over £105bn* in funds under management and advice.  For more information visit www.bailliegifford.com.

*as at 31 December 2013.

Major Sponsors

A love of literature is a love of life. The Royal High School Bath is always proud to work in partnership with The Independent Bath Literature Festival to celebrate the beauty of words “My task, which I am trying to achieve is, by the power of the written word, to make you hear, to make you feel – it is, before all, to make you see.” Joseph Conrad.

Opening in summer 2014, the Gainsborough Bath Spa will be a luxury five star hotel and thermal spa, situated in the heart of Bath within historic listed buildings. The interiors have been designed by internationally renowned designers, Champalimaud, to provide a contemporary feel within classical surroundings.  With 99 bedrooms, intimate public spaces, a first class restaurant and bar, the hotel will offer outstanding service in an excellent location.  the Gainsborough Bath Spa Hotel will be the only hotel in the UK to house a spa village using natural hot thermal water.

YTL Hotels is part of YTL Corporation: one of the strongest Malaysian multi-national companies with assets around the world, including Wessex Water in the UK. YTL Hotels owns and manages a prestigious collection of award winning resorts, hotels and spas – a collection that will be complemented by the opening of the Gainsborough Bath Spa Hotel in summer 2014.

Festival Partners

Lovereading.co.uk helping you choose your next book. The UK’s leading book recommendation website for all book-lovers – a one-stop site for unique, honest and trusted content including expert reviews and reader recommendations, highlighting the best books in your favourite genres, all with thousands of opening extracts so you can try before you buy. For guidance on children’s books visit Lovereading’s sister site, Lovereading4kids.co.uk

Local Media Partners

Bath News and Media. Providing the heartbeat for everything that’s happening in this wonderful city – from news to sport to what’s on. Passionate about sharing the stories and spreading the word to our loyal and growing audience, in print, online and mobile. @bathchron.

Associate Sponsors

Milsom Place is a truly different dining and shopping destination in the heart of Bath.  Our Place is Your Place – between Milsom Street and Broad Street and with 2 beautiful courtyards, it is home to a fantastic mix of famous names and breakthrough brands with hot spots to eat in and fashionable stores to enjoy.

Festival Supporters

Bruton School for Girls is passionate about, and experts in, girls’ education.  Established in 1900 and set in beautiful English countryside in Somerset, Bruton School for Girls is a day and boarding school for girls aged 7 – 18 and a day school for girls and boys aged 2 – 7.  We offer excellence in education and outstanding pastoral care with core values.
Tel: 01749 814400 admissions@brutonschool.co.uk

RCS Bath is an educational charity working in Bath and the surrounding area to promote international understanding through the vehicle of the modern Commonwealth.  We do this by promoting awareness of the Commonwealth, sponsoring educational travel and projects and organising Commonwealth related events.  You can find out more about RCS Bath on our website.


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