Cliveden partners Tottenham academy

News - Festivals Friday, 31 August 2018

Ten students from the the London Academy of Excellence Tottenham will visit the festival next month

The Cliveden Literary Festival has announced an educational partnership with the London Academy of Excellence Tottenham.

Students from the free sixth form school, which opened as part of the redevelopment of White Hart Lane in September 2017, are invited to submit papers on why they would like to attend the festival. From the submissions, the head teacher will select 10 students to attend the festival, which takes place on 29 and 30 September. As well as meeting speakers, they will each receive a copy of The Mistresses of Cliveden by festival chair Natalie Livingstone, as well as a choice of book from John Sandoe Books, the festival bookshop.

Livingstone said: "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 work with the London Academy of Excellence Tottenham and look forward to welcoming their students to the festival in September and to continuing the collaboration in the years to come."

Jan Balon, headteacher, said: "Our students at London Academy of Excellence Tottenham are academically motivated and ambitious and the opportunity to visit the Cliveden Literary Festival will expose them to a rich world of culture to which they have not previously had access. It will broaden their academic horizons significantly and the exposure provided to such a wide range of incredible speakers in an historic location will help them to develop their intellectual curiosity beyond measure."

Stars at the festival include Naomi Wolf, Armando Iannucci, Simon Sebag Montefiore, Antony Beevor, Alan Mallinson, Tina Brown, and Tristram Hunt. Programme here.

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