Sponsorship opportunities are now open for the 2019 Festival. If you are interested in being involved, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Baillie Gifford continues to be the headline sponsor of Henley Literary Festival for 2018, having supported the festival for many years. The firm is also a major sponsor of other literary events across the UK including the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction. More details of the sponsorship programme, including interviews with authors, articles and competitions, can be found at www.bailliegifford.com/sponsorship.
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2019 is a big year for Laithwaites … it’s their 50th year and Tony Laithwaite has written a book to help celebrate. No doubt an appearance at the Literary Festival will ensue!