It is only through sponsorship that the LitFest, a charitable organisation, is able to produce a full programme of literary events as well as plan for future festivals with a degree of stability. So we arBrewin Dolphin sponsorship photo op credit Siobhan Boyle G&H May 2016e thrilled that our headline sponsor, Brewin Dolphin, has committed to provide another three years of support to Marlborough LitFest – having been lead sponsor for the past five years, since the start of the festival in 2010.

With the recent issue of some literary festivals not paying their authors (and in the case of Philip Pullman, pulling out of the Oxford Literary Festival in protest), we at the Marlborough LitFest have always made a point of paying our authors, right from the beginning. Thanks to sponsorship from partners such as Brewin Dolphin, we are able to carefully manage our budget so we can pay our authors as well as chairs and interviewers.

Brewin Dolphin has been with us from the very start of the festival in 2010 and without them, LitFest wouldn’t have got off the ground in the first place. So a huge thanks indeed for their continuing support. Brewin Dolphin makes a point of helping, where possible, with local culture, in the same way as they are committed to providing bespoke advice to its clients. www.brewin.co.uk

Brewin Dolphin is one of the UK’s leading providers of personalised, discretionary wealth management services which includes a Financial Planning department to give a true integrated service. Our success is founded on the firm belief that because your financial needs are unique the advice you receive should be too. That means we tailor the advice we give to you, basing it on your aims and circumstances, so that you have the best opportunity of achieving your objectives. We’ve worked this way for generations and today we are putting that experience to work for many thousands of clients.


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Brewin Dolphin

Brewin Dolphin is proud to sponsor the Marlborough Literature Festival.

Brewin Dolphin is one of the UK’s leading providers of personalised discretionary wealth management services with over 30 offices nationwide. The Marlborough branch is among the Group’s larger regional offices with over 35 staff looking after the personal portfolios, pensions and financial planning needs of private individuals, Charities and Trusts, both locally and throughout the world. As major supporter of art and culture in the region, we are delighted to be lead sponsors of Marlborough LitFest.

For more information please contact Beverly McIlvar on 01672 519600, beverley.mcilvar@brewin.co.uk or visit www.brewin.co.uk/marlborough

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ALCS – Protecting writers’ rights

ALCS is an organisation run by writers for writers.
We are dedicated to protecting and promoting
authors’ rights and are both delighted and honoured
to be the founding sponsor of Marlborough LitFest,
a festival committed to literature and putting writing
first.Find out more about the work we do for writers at
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Hiscox Insurance

Hiscox wants to insure the homes and contents, including fine art, high value cars and other valuable assets and collectibles, of careful owners. We also want to insure the liability and property risks for small professional businesses and events.

For us insurance is a promise to pay, and we handle claims fast, fairly and with common sense.

To find out more visit www.hiscox.co.uk, call us on 0870 084 3777, or ask your insurance broker for details.


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Marlborough College

Founded in 1843, Marlborough College is a flourishing and fully coeducational, independent boarding school for pupils aged between thirteen and eighteen. It is a remarkable school in an evocative and unique setting.

Our mission is to become the first choice of parents who are seeking for their children an excellent, modern education in a coeducational environment. This is a community where scholarship is cherished, creativity is celebrated, diversity is evidenced, and conversation – the means by which knowledge is elevated into wisdom – is paramount.

To read more see our website www.marlboroughcollege.org, or request a prospectus.


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St Francis School

St Francis School, Pewsey is an IAPS day school providing a nurturing, all round, independent day education for boys and girls aged 2 to 13 years.

This year the school celebrates its 75th anniversary, St Francis was founded by Miss Phillis Burden in September 1941 with just four pupils.  Today over 245 pupils enjoy a broad and engaging education on the 17 acre site which includes a school farm.

St Francis prides itself on being first and foremost a friendly, family school with the aim of ensuring that all children are given the best possible start to their education as well as key skills for life. The curriculum is wonderfully diverse with an exciting range of extra-curricular activities on offer.  Pupils have the opportunity to care for the school’s resident sheep, goats, chickens and ducks and Nursery children regularly make use of the woodland to play and learn.

Why not come and experience St Francis School at one of our Open Mornings? If you wish to visit sooner please contact Admissions for an appointment and individual tour with Headmaster, David Sibson.

St Francis School, Marlborough Road, Pewsey, SN9 5NT
Email admissions@st-francis.wilts.sch.uk
Tel 01672 563228
Twitter @stfrancispewsey


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Wiltshire Life

Wiltshire Life is Wiltshire’s leading county magazine.

Established in 1946, it was relaunched in 2002 to great acclaim to a readership ranging from Swindon in the north to Salisbury in the south. The magazine has a strong sense of tradition but a modern outlook, and its winning formula of stunning photography, well written features and strong design has made it the magazine to read. It is packed with interesting and topical features on village life, walking, local history, food and drink, gardening, the arts and much more.

Each month the magazine focuses on different towns and villages throughout Wiltshire and special features include subjects such as independent schools, weddings, motoring, days out and healthy living. Above all it is a magazine for local people about local life.

Wiltshire Life is available through subscription or from newsagents and bookstands throughout the county. Subscribe online today and benefit from a 10% discount on an annual subscription.