Cliveden Literary Festival

Cliveden Literary Festival

I photographed the inaugural Cliveden Literary Festival at the weekend for the fabulous ITM AV

Cliveden is the magnificent English country house (now a five star hotel) with its unique and extraordinary 350 year history of politics and intrigue, aristocracy and espionage, sex and scandal. The literary festival evoked the spirit of the great writers who have stayed there.

I photographed the house and gardens, the Clock Tower Marquee (which hosted ‘Living in the Age of Pussy¬†– Where funny meets fury: the comic novelist on his savage Trump satire’ where John Preston talked to Howard Jacobson) and in the Great Hall (which hosted ‘Behind the scenes at our museums: how the treasures of the past and present shape our future’. Chair: Simon Jenkins Panellists: Nicholas Cullinan, Yana Peel and Hannah Rothschild).