Cheltenham Literature Festival
Spright offer a quality executive taxi and chauffeur service for transfers to and from the Cheltenham Literature Festival
Our car service to Cheltenham Festival is available for authors, publishers and general public.
Quality Mercedes cars available with professional drivers.
Travel to Cheltenham Literature Festival
Luxury executive car service for airport and long distance travel from round the UK to the Cheltenham Literature Festival.
Because we only provide cars for airport transfers, long distance travel and daily hire, you can be sure of a service which is a 'cut above' normal taxi services. Our cars are cleaned and prepared for each journey and, as our drivers are not racing to get from one job to another, you have a relaxed journey.
We have 30 years experience in the car service business and pride ourselves on being the best service for miles around.
You can book a car and driver for journeys of any distance from Cheltenham Literature Festival (short journeys are only available as part of our daily hire service).
We specialise in airport cars from Heathrow, Gatwick, Birmingham, Cardiff, Bristol and all other U.K. airports to Cheltenham and district.
Please request a no obligation quote for your chauffeur Cheltenham taxi service.
Cheltenham Literature Festival
Formed in 1949, The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival is the longest-running festival of its kind in the world. The Festival was started by the Spa Manager George Wilkinson, in conjunction with the Tewkesbury-based author John Moore, who served as its first director. Actor Ralph Richardson, who was born in Cheltenham, launched the festival, and poet Cecil Day-Lewis, who taught at Cheltenham College, read a selection of contemporary verse. The Festival currently has the national newspaper 'The Times' and Sunday Times as its 'title' sponsor: therefore making the full name of the festival "The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival". The Festival's current Artistic Director is Sarah Smyth and its Festival Director is Jane Furze.
The 2014 festival takes place from Friday till Sunday, October 3- 12 and is led by Guest Directors Shami Chakrabarti, Omid Djalili, Amit Chaudhuri, Sophie Hannah and Michael Rosen. In its varied programme of over 500 events, the Festival touches upon subjects as diverse as history, politics, sport, food and fashion. The full programme is available to view online at www.cheltenhamfestivals.com
The theme of the 2014 Festival is Brave New Worlds, which asks big questions such as: Is democracy at risk? Is technology changing our brains? What future for words? What does the next century hold?
The Festival prides itself in showcasing the biggest names from contemporary culture with award- winning authors, up-and-coming writing talent and controversial debate. The 2013 Literature Festival issued around 135,000 tickets. The Festival remains one of the most prestigious literary events in the world.
The festival also sees the presentation each year of the Nick Clarke Award for best broadcast interview, as well welcoming literary prize winners to discuss their most recent work.