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

A love of literature is at the heart of Cliveden’s past and present, and this year we are supporting the UK’s leading international book donation and library support charity, Book Aid International.

Book Aid International works for a world where no one is without books, and every year they provide around one million brand new, carefully selected books to thousands of schools, libraries, refugee camps, hospitals and prisons around the world. In an average year, over 24 million people have access to those books.  

The books the charity provides are often life-changing – particularly for those facing hardships like war, displacement and discrimination. One refugee, Yvonne, used books provided by the charity to turn her life around:

“From my childhood I have seen people succeeding through education – and you get education through books. So, for me, my dream is to go out of the camp and become someone who has an identity in a country – so I can no longer be called a refugee. I am going to achieve this through books. I applied for a scholarship and I got it! I would like to become an engineer because I am in love with the sciences. Also I am considering medicine. If I did not have books, I do not think that I would be as I am today.”

You can help Book Aid International send the next book. Visit them in the festival tent to speak to them about getting involved or visit You can also follow the charity onTwitterFacebook and Instagram.

Established in 2011, the London Music Fund is an independent charity (no. 1141216) with the Mayor of London as Patron. Winner of ‘Outstanding Musical Initiative’ at the 2021 Music & Drama Education Awards, the London Music Fund’s mission is to transform under-served communities by enabling children to access high-quality music education. Our vision is that every child who demonstrates significant musical ability, enthusiasm and commitment to learning an instrument is given the opportunity to develop their potential.

We are pleased to work in partnership with London’s 32 Music Education Hubs, and with other education and music providers across the capital. Our reach is extensive, and we are able to significantly enhance musical opportunities and experiences for thousands of children and young people.

Since 2011 we have invested more than £3 million to music education in the capital; we have awarded 542 four-year Scholarships across all 32 London boroughs, 63% of which have been given to children from Black, Asian and ethnically diverse backgrounds; we have funded more than 50 inspirational projects with professional arts organisations, ensembles and venues; our work has directly involved more than 10,000 young musicians, and almost 40,000 others have benefitted by attending concerts, workshops and taster sessions.