The Festival of Literature returns to Shrewsbury
19 Nov 2018
This year sees the third Shrewsbury Festival of Literature. Taking place over the weekend of 23rd to 25th November, Bayfield Vehicle Hire are proud sponsors! Here at Bayfield’s Shrewsbury depot, we have always been delighted to be a sponsor of local events. Over the years we’ve provided discounted vehicle hire to the Shrewsbury Folk Festival. We have also raised money for various charities like Midlands Air Ambulance and supported the Shrewsbury Folk Festival. We are certainly no strangers to supporting local causes!

Why Shrewsbury Festival of Literature?

SFL developed from literature lovers wanting to establish something book-oriented for the town to enjoy and celebrate. After two successful festivals, the event is returning to Shrewsbury this November with a range of events taking place within the loop of the River Severn – talk about local! Jason King, Director of the Bayfield Vehicle Hire Shrewsbury depot, said: “We are absolutely delighted to be sponsoring this three-day event for another year running. The Shrewsbury Festival of Literature is a much-loved weekend of fun and learning. It makes literature and storytelling accessible to everyone. It’s important that local businesses and organisations support events like this, in order to bring culture to Shrewsbury, as well as tourism and trade.”

What’s on?

The range of events at this year’s festival is certainly widespread. From poetry slams, to writing workshops and a human library; there is more than enough to keep the whole family entertained over the weekend. Each year the event is growing and attracting more and more figures from the literary world to the town. This year expect to find poets like Jean Atkin and Matthew Francis as well as acclaimed writers like Elisabeth Luard and Manda Scott. There’s also a fair share of unique events taking place. Have you ever fancied exploring the depths of the 15th Century Shrewsbury Library? Then why not head on down for a tour and explore whilst drawing on the building’s inspiration for your own work. In a town like Shrewsbury, it’s important to try and keep our culture and history alive. Events like this are essential to maintaining the great sense of community we have within the town. If you’re interested in joining in the festivities, you can buy tickets to the literature festival at the “Bricks and Mortar” box office at Pengwern Books on Fish Street, Shrewsbury. Alternatively, you can purchase tickets through the festival website: If you are running a local event or would like to find out more about how we support our community, please get in touch on 01743 770035 to learn more about how we could help.