Over the last 4 years SFL has been blessed with support from a wide ranging number of local businesses and will always be grateful for that.
This year, when so many businesses have struggled, SFL 2020 felt it could not, in all conscience, seek financial support as it had previously.
However, the Committee would like to offer heartfelt thanks to all those organisations and people who had faith that we would be able to bring the idea of a Shrewsbury Fesitival of Literature to fruition and who have continued to support us since 2016 when it all began. We simply would not be here without you.
There is a list of all the organisations that made SFL 2019 a reality below. Some have been with us from the beginning. They all deserve continued recognition.
Planning for SFL 2021 will begin early next year and - honestly - none of us know what things will be like then...
If you would like to offer support (which can be in financial or practical terms) please do not hesitate to contact us. We will do our best to promote any business or individual that wants to help us bring the Shrewsbury Festival of Literature to life each year!
Our Partners and Sponsors
Located on Fish Street in the heart of the town, Pengwern Books has been serving book lovers in Shrewsbury and beyond for 15 years. With a small but carefully curated stock, readers will find something different from the mainstream on the shelves and what isnt in the shop can be quickly ordered. More importantly Pengwern Books offers a first class browsing experience. Browsing is something that online retailers and the big chains just dont so as well, if at all. And on top of that Pengwerns small coffee shop, Cafe 14, creates a small, calm space to rest, read and chat while you enjoy great coffee and cake.
An ideas driven communications and copywriting consultancy, serving SMEs in Shropshire and beyond. Our ethos is to provide quality and creativity. Services include press releases, articles, website content, social media management, copywriting.
JS Business & Admin provides administration services for small businesses and individuals. This can be delivered at your office or remotely and can be a one off project or on a regular basis. The advantage to you is that you get experienced, friendly and committed support, and you pay (usually by the hour) just for the time that it takes.
TCA is a firm of accountants based in Shrewsbury, Shropshire. We offer comprehensive accounting, tax and business advisory services to businesses and individuals. We advise clients from a broad range of industries with a particular specialism in providing bespoke advice to healthcare professionals. It is important to us to be viewed as a member of your team. We aim to give excellent advice in a friendly and approachable way. We want our clients to always feel that they can contact us at any time.
Are you looking for vehicle hire providers that won't let you down? Do you want a pristine, new car or van backed up by friendly, quality aftercare? Then you've come to the right place! Whether you're moving home and need a long wheelbase van for a couple of days or a replacement car for a few months... we can help. Bayfield Vehicle Hire will find a vehicle hire package to best suit your needs. Our team members have won awards for their service, so you're in good hands!
The Centre for Integral Health was started in 2013 and the aim is to provide an open platform for the non-conventional complementary aspects along side some more well recognised approaches such as physiotherapy and counselling. This platform can then be connected to GPs, consultants and other medical support staff to give them a professional centre through which they can confidently refer and recommend their patients for whom the conventional medicine approach is not appropriate. In a truly integral manner, we will also recognise the valuable role that conventional medicine has in health care and communicate with and refer back to the medical staff where its considered their approach is the most valuable.
Shrewsbury Library is the largest library in Shropshire, housed in a Grade A listed historic building dating back in part to the 15th Century. Located in the heart of the county town the library has a huge range of books, DVDs, CDs and talking books for all ages and abilities. There is also a large collection of reference books, newspapers, magazines and information resources. The county music and drama collection is also housed at Shrewsbury Library. Public computers give free access to the Internet and free Wi-Fi is also available.
Write Here Pen Shop was founded in Shrewsbury, UK, in 2004 by John Hall to sell fountain pens and quality writing accessories in the UK and worldwide. The shop is located on the High Street in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK. We are one of the leading fountain pen shops in the UK, with an unmatched selection of fine and everyday pens including brands such as Visconti, Yard-o-Led, Lamy and Sailor Pens from Japan. We also stock stationery from Leuchtturm1917, Paperblanks and Crown Mill. We are building a range of art materials from suppliers like Seymour and Wallace, Derwent and Caran Dache.
Fluid Network Solutions Ltd was originally formed in 2003 and is totally committed to quality and professionalism in every aspect of its business. Fluid provides complete solutions to meet all our customers telecommunications requirements. More than 50 years experience gained by its directors in the telecoms industry, working with some of the major players such as BT, C/W, Telewest, Energis, Toshiba & NEC, means that not only have we seen the market develop, but we have been directly involved in its evolution. Because of this clients, have the reassurance that they are working with one of the most experienced partnerships in the industry. Due to our experience and business relationships, Fluid has an extensive range of communications products and services, whilst being able to provide the most cost effective solutions in the industry.
Severn Business Network is a group of individuals representing local businesses throughout Shrewsbury, Telford and Shropshire. While we're all seriously-minded about our businesses, and are members of this group primarily to generate opportunities, we're also a perfectly normal bunch who enjoy each other's company in a social environment too - often taking part in some great fund raising events or just heading out for a jolly! Having had experiences within a multitude of other styles of networking groups, SBN was originally formed a decade ago using what we considered to be the strongest elements of these groups, and leaving behind the parts which have seen so many others fail over the years. The group is run by its members, for its members and has seen literally millions of pounds of business generated over the years.
Cleartone is an independent mobile phone specialist based in Shropshire and working with businesses across the county. Our team boasts more than 30 years experience of providing the best value communications solutions to clients and we pride ourselves on being a local business, offering a local service. We have established relationships with key business partners in the mobile communication industry which allows us to offer the most competitive tariffs available from all major networks.
RAINBOW FILM FESTIVAL places LGTB lives at the heart of Shropshires entertainment programme. Our aim is to entertain, educate, challenge and change how others perceive those of differing sexualities. www.rainbowfilmfestival.org.uk XYZ YOUTH GROUP The XYZ Youth Group is for young People who describe themselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender fluid or questioning. www.sya.org.uk/xyz-club LGTB SHREWSBURY This is the site for all the Lesbian, Gay, Bi and Trans stuff happening in the Shrewsbury area. Several groups meet regularly, and extra stuff happens too. The site's eleven pages contain links to everything. http://www.lgbtshrewsbury.co.uk
LGBT SAND This organisation works to raise awareness of and address issues impacting on older LGBT people encountering health and social care. https://lgbtsand.wordpress.com BORDER WOMEN Border Women is a social networking group for lesbian and bisexual women, aged 18 years or over, with connections to the border between England and Wales. https://borderwomen.net SHREWSBURY LGTB HISTORY This organisation was founded in 2015 by invitation from the National Festival of LGBT History, one of only six locations that year. www.shrewsburylgbthistory.org.uk
Private Finance is an independent mortgage brokerage which provides bespoke mortgage advice to private clients throughout the UK. Private Finances brokers will project manage your mortgage application from the first step to the last, insulating you from all of the stress and hassle that a mortgage application would normally entail while endeavouring to find you the best mortgage the market has to offer.