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Statements on this year’s festival from the festival organisers and Blenheim Palace

Statements on this year’s festival

1. The Festival Statement

The board of the Blenheim Palace Festival of Literature Film and Music have decided with regret, not to stage the planned festival at the palace this October.

Despite a decade of great speakers and events, the present economic conditions present too many challenges and risks for the organisers.

With interested parties and the palace, we will be exploring the prospect of re-launching the festival in October 2020.

For enquiries about the 2020 festival please contact Tony Byrne, special advisor, at
tb@anthonybyrne.com

2.  The Palace Press Statement

We are very sad to hear that the Blenheim Palace Festival of Literature Film and Music will not be running this October, we know that this is something that has been very popular with our visitors during the last ten years.  We understand that this was a difficult decision for the board of the festival to make, we are very excited to work with them on the potential of a 2020 relaunch and look forward to welcoming them back to the palace next year.  Blenheim Palace continues to run a full programme of events, including sporting activities, historical events and, of course, our hugely successful Christmas at Blenheim Palace.

Blenheim Palace HSBC In partnership with HSBC Desmond and Fiona Heyward Lady Hatch Jill Dunsmore Mary and Cecil Quillen Italian Cultural Institute Owen Mumford Schools programme partner HM Government of Gibraltar Sponsor of festival green room Gibunco Group Hedges Law Lawyers to the festival Seabourn Luxury Cruises Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller European Commission Schools and colleges programme The Oxford Times Regional media partner Bear Ram Elk Digital Strategy and Web Design Eynsham Hall Floris of London Oxford Cultural Collective Macdonald Bear Hotel Festival hotel Princeton University Press Prestige publishing partner Lord’s Taverners Festival sports charity partner The Feathers Hotel The King’s Arms The Sloane Club Literary Review Liaison Financial Services OX magazine K T Bruce Photography Save the Children Bookshop Experience Oxfordshire Wake up to Woodstock

Blenheim Palace Festival of Literature Film & Music 2018 partners & sponsors

Blenheim Palace HSBC In partnership with HSBC Desmond and Fiona Heyward Lady Hatch Jill Dunsmore Mary and Cecil Quillen Italian Cultural Institute Owen Mumford Schools programme partner HM Government of Gibraltar Sponsor of festival green room Gibunco Group Hedges Law Lawyers to the festival Seabourn Luxury Cruises Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller European Commission Schools and colleges programme The Oxford Times Regional media partner Bear Ram Elk Digital Strategy and Web Design Eynsham Hall Floris of London Oxford Cultural Collective Macdonald Bear Hotel Festival hotel Princeton University Press Prestige publishing partner Lord’s Taverners Festival sports charity partner The Feathers Hotel The King’s Arms The Sloane Club Literary Review Liaison Financial Services OX magazine K T Bruce Photography Save the Children Bookshop Experience Oxfordshire Wake up to Woodstock