Battens sponsors three literary festivals

Battens Solicitors and Battens Solicitors Charitable Trust are the proud sponsor of three literary festival this year – Sherborne, Dorchester and Yeovil.

“Our Trust was established to support local causes and charities, and it is only right that this extends to the arts,” explains Ceri Stephens of Battens Solicitors. “Words are incredibly powerful – they can teach, inspire, lift a person’s spirits. It is important we celebrate the works of our literary greats and welcome the new, modern day storytellers because whether they write of fact or of fiction, their work enriches people’s lives every day.”

Battens Charitable Trust has been a regular sponsor of the literary festivals in Sherborne and Dorchester, both of which took place earlier this month, but this year the Trust is headline sponsor for the Yeovil Literary Festival, too.

Don’t miss the Yeovil Festival 26-29th October

Yeovil Literary Festival (left) takes place this week. Headlining at the event are Martina Cole, the award-winning crime and adult fiction novelist who has enjoyed more no.1 bestsellers than any other adult fiction author, Christopher Biggins, the much-loved actor of stage and screen, Sarah Millican, the celebrated comedian, and television presenter, Monty Don.

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Yeovil’s festival director, Emma Mercer, said: “We are delighted that Battens Solicitors are the Headline Sponsor for our fifth Annual Yeovil Literary Festival.  To have such a well-respected local firm of solicitors on board shows how the festival has grown over the years.  The calibre of our Headline Sponsor and the excellent programme for 2017 will ensure this is our finest festival to date, where patrons can discover enlightening, inspiring and entertaining events.”