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Cliveden Literary Festival is proud to support the London Academy of Excellence Tottenham, Book Aid International, LAMDA and FRIDA.

Education Partner – The London Academy of Excellence Tottenham

We are proud to support the London Academy of Excellence Tottenham through our education initiative. Each year, we will welcome students from the Academy to the festival, where they are able to attend the sessions, enjoy the festival and all it has to offer, and meet selected speakers.

“I cannot overstate the impact that the Cliveden Literary Festival has on the LAE Tottenham students who are lucky enough to attend. Whilst their studies can provide them the opportunity to develop academic skills in the classroom, Cliveden truly broadens their horizons. The inspirational speakers combined with the awe- inspiring venue inspire genuine passion which will have a lifelong impact on our young people.”

“History and education go hand- in-hand and nothing is more important than involving the next generation of historians and writers in the literary festival.
We are therefore delighted to collaborate with the London Academy of Excellence Tottenham and look forward to continuing the collaboration in the years to come.’

Jan Balon
Head Teacher

Natalie Livingstone
Festival Chairman

“The opportunity to experience Cliveden was so culturally enriching. The grounds were absolutely breathtaking. One of the most amazing experiences was being able to speak to a Historian (David Reynolds) just two days after having studied his work in the classroom. Opportunities such as this make learning real for me”.

Muna Hussein, Year 13

“The talks were genuinely fascinating – discussing the influence of the Kremlin made me think long and hard about Britain’s place in the world, opening up perspectives to me which I had never previously considered. A huge thank you for having us.

Omer Unal, Year 13

“The panels and the variety of talks were wonderfully diverse, discussing relevant topics and issues that even a 16 year old student could confidently relate to and be entertained by. The festival gave me a broader appreciation of literature and authors which I hadn’t previously been exposed to.”

Dorea Nengese, Year 13

“Going to the festival was a fantastic experience. I got to listen to talks from various authors and public figures about their works, and we got a totally unique insight into why they write and their experiences”

Lauren Scotland, Year 13

For more information about the London Academy of Excellence Tottenham, please visit the school website

Charity Partnership

This year we are supporting Book Aid International – a charity which shares the power of books with people around the world.

Every year Book Aid International provides over one million brand new books to thousands of communities where people have very few opportunities to read, and works with its partners to support and establish libraries.

Each book the charity sends is carefully selected in response to partner requests, and all of the books provided from the UK are donated by publishers. Book Aid International also funds the purchase of thousands of locally published books every year. 

Fabiola, Tembetembe, Dedza District, Malawi, 2021 © Book Aid International | Solar Aid | Chris Gagnon

The charity recently announced their new Patron, Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cornwall, who is well known for her personal love of reading, for championing the importance of books and for supporting causes promoting reading and literacy for all.

Meet the Book Aid International team in the festival tent or find out more at You can also follow the charity on TwitterFacebook and Instagram.

LAMDA is a world-class drama school and educational charity. With over 150 years’ experience delivering exceptional vocational training to actors, stage managers, technicians and directors, shaping the future of the dramatic arts in the UK and beyond.

Just a few of LAMDA alumni gracing the stages and screens of the world include Brian Cox (Succession, RSC) , Benedict Cumberbatch (Dr Strange, The Power of the Dog) , Ruth Wilson (The Affair, His Dark Materials), Dame Harriet Walter (Succession, The Crown), Leah Harvey (Foundation, Small Island), Rosalind Eleazar (The Personal History of David Copperfield, Uncle Vanya), Joseph Quinn (Stranger Things, Catherine the Great), David Oyelowo (Selma, Les Miserables).

LAMDA is committed to widening access and participation in the arts, delivering targeted workshops and activities across London and the UK through our Pathways Programme and by offering audition fee waivers, travel bursaries for those from underrepresented and low socio-economic backgrounds, an extensive scholarship programme, and a dedicated Hardship Fund.

Brian Cox, starring at the festival and a LAMDA alumnus said:

As a former student of LAMDA almost a ‘thousand years ago’
I owe LAMDA so much.
As an actor and a man.
It taught me to…..think,
For which I’m eternally grateful.

FRIDA is the Ukranian-Israeli association of medical volunteers – fearless fighters for lives and health of wounded and suffering Ukranian people.

The volunteers work around the clock providing free medical consultations, medications, rescuing heavily injured people from bombarded cities and taking them for further treatments outside the country.