David Clulow at the Cliveden Literary Festival

David Clulow at the Cliveden Literary Festival

“Probably the world’s best small literary festival”

Ian McEwan

In 2017, Cliveden House’s long tradition as a political and literary salon was revived with the launch of the Cliveden Literary Festival. This autumn, the festival returns for its second year on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 September 2018, David Clulow Opticians are proud to sponsor the festival once again for the 2018 festival.

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The festival takes place at Cliveden House, which sits above the Thames in Buckinghamshire, surrounded by 376 acres of National Trust grounds. In the course of its 350 year history, Cliveden has frequently been a setting for political machinations, romantic intrigues, and intellectual debates.

The list of luminaries to have stayed there includes poets and film stars, conservatives and communists, satirists and Prime Ministers. Cliveden has hosted every monarch since Charles II, and recently the house’s longstanding connection with the royal family was the subject of international interest when the Duchess of Sussex chose to stay there on the eve of her wedding.

This is a unique setting for the literary festival where guests will have the opportunity to meet some of the greatest writers of our time in the magnificent staterooms of this Grade 1 Listed house.

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The 2018 programme features: writers and historians Tina Brown, Helen Castor, Sir Harry Evans, Misha Glenny, Dan Jones, Suzannah Lipscomb, Natalie Livingstone, Margaret MacMillan, Catherine Ostler, John Preston, Professor David Reynolds, Andrew Roberts, Simon Sebag Montefiore, Kate Williams, Naomi Wolf and Andrea Wulf; broadcaster Zeinab Badawi; psychologist Tanya Byron; former Head of the British Secret Intelligence Service Sir Richard Dearlove; architects Lord Rogers and Amanda Levete; Director of the V&A Tristram Hunt; businesswoman Dame Helena Morrissey; actress Ruth Wilson and many more.

To see the full programme from the literary festival you can visit here