This email has been received from Tom Bromley from the Salisbury Literary Festival. Current Chamber members supporting this community festival are:
If you would like to get your business involved in this, please contact Tom directly (details below), and call the Chamber office so that we can update the website with supporters.
I am writing to ask whether you would be interested in supporting the Salisbury Literary Festival, a new cultural event to celebrate our city’s rich literary talent and heritage. The festival will be held during the second weekend of the autumn half term, 27 to 29 October 2017 and if successful, will be an annual event in the city.
Salisbury is a city with a literary heritage worth celebrating, from Anthony Trollope to Thomas Hardy, William Golding to Terry Pratchett. It is also a city with a thriving local writing scene, as shown by the popularity of the Salisbury Writing Circle. The festival aims to bring this writing past and present together – to both raise awareness of our literary past and inspire the next generation of readers and writers.
The festival will offer a diverse programme for all ages, and include interactive events such as a short story competition, literary walks and writing workshops. We want to make the festival as accessible as possible, with many of the events free and the tickets for the rest cheaper than the price of a paperback.
We would love for you to consider joining our growing group of supporters with a cultural vision for our city, which already includes our local MP John Glen, the new Minister for Arts, Heritage and Tourism (see enclosed letter), Salisbury City Council, the Salisbury Business Improvement District (BID), who have christened Salisbury as the City of Stories, the Salisbury Area Board and Tesco, among others.
This is a community festival, and as such we are looking for 20 local businesses to sponsor one of the events for £200: the details of this are on the attached letter and I hope that this this is something you would be interested in considering.
Many thanks for your time and do let us know if would like to discuss further: we would be more than happy to chat on the phone or pop in for a meeting if that would be useful.
Telephone: 01722 410025/ 07986 184982
Address: 44 Queensberry Road, Salisbury, SP1 3PJ