Friday 26 February - Sunday 6 March

Sponsors + Partners

The Independent Bath Literature Festival would like to thank all of the following supporters, without whose generosity our work would not be possible. To find out more about sponsorship opportunities with Bath Festivals please contact our Development Manager  Rosie Fearon

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Principal Sponsor:

Baillie Gifford has been managing investments since 1909 and is one of the UK’s largest investment trust managers with over £109bn* in funds under management and advice.

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*as at 30 September 2014.


Creative Partner:

Bath Spa University is where creative minds meet. Offering a wide range of courses across the arts, sciences, education, social sciences and business to 7,000 students, the University employs outstanding creative professionals which support its aim to be a leading educational institution in creativity, culture and enterprise. Based in stunning countryside just a few minutes from a World Heritage City, Bath Spa University ensures its students graduate as engaged global citizens who are ready for the world of work. In fact, 93 per cent of graduates find themselves in work or further study within six months.


Festival Partners:

Clarks Village is no ordinary designer shopping outlet; just one mile from the world famous town of Glastonbury and less than 20 minutes from the M5, you’ll find traditional paved walkways, beautiful landscaped gardens, stylish restaurants and coffee shops and unrivalled selection of over 90 designer and high street stores offering up to 60% off, every day. Discover Village Life at Clarks Village, the UK’s first ever shopping outlet.

Kingswood School is delighted to once again sponsor The Independent Bath Literature Festival. At Kingswood we believe in the development of life-long readers, to encourage independent thinking and stimulate intellectual challenges. This teaching and learning style begins from an early age at our Prep School through to the completion of Sixth Form study and preparation for University and beyond. Kingswood has the highest aspirations for all and is committed to providing the very best all-round education for every pupil. To find out more visit our website

Monkton Combe School is a co-educational boarding and day school in a beautiful country setting. We pride ourselves on our excellent exam results, breadth of curriculum and our strong pastoral care. Every pupil at Monkton is encouraged to achieve, thrive and make the most of their talents.

Westonbirt Schools provide exceptional independent education for boys and girls aged 3-11 in the Prep School and, for girls aged 11-18 in the Senior School. The 2014 Good Schools Guide describes Westonbirt as “in the top five per cent of schools in the UK for value added.” There is an Open Morning on 14 March for both schools and all are welcome; please register your interest by calling Mrs Patricia Stevenson on +44 (0)1666 881301 or e-mail


Hotel and Restaurant Partner:

Abbey Hotel and Allium Brasserie

Our official Hotel Partner is located in the heart of the city, meaning this 60-bedroomed hotel is brilliantly located for the Roman Baths, Thermae Spa, Abbey, main shopping areas and our Festival venues. The much acclaimed Allium Brasserie serves a varied and seasonal menu from 12 until 9pm including light dishes and salads, and the contemporary lounge with its exhibition of modern art, is perfect for coffee, cocktails and afternoon teas. Terrace dining when the weather is warm.

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