Crimefest secures Specsavers sponsorship

News - Festivals Friday, 22 March 2019

Three-year deal with Specsavers for Bristol crime festival, now in its second decade

Dame Mary’s Perkins, Specsavers’ founder, said: "As a personal fan of a blood-curdling read and my own personal connection to Bristol, we’re thrilled to be supporting CrimeFest for the next three years. We’re very proud to be involved in this annual showcase of world class crime fiction and look forward to building on the profile CrimeFest has already created, while also growing the community activity to help make reading accessible to everyone."

CrimeFest host and co-founder Adrian Muller said: "A decade after CrimeFest’s launch we are delighted to welcome Specsavers’ support. Through their involvement we hope CrimeFest will continue to expand and grow to new levels, develop our outreach to Bristol’s community, and to continue to create thrilling events for our loyal attendees."

Leading the 2019 CrimeFest line-up are John Harvey, Ashley Jensen and the Agatha Raisin creative team. The festival, featuring bestselling crime fiction authors, draws hundreds of publishers, agents and lovers of crime fiction from around the world. Celebrating his 80th birthday, British crime fiction trailblazer John Harvey is the featured guest at this year’s convention and will be in conversation with Alison Joseph.

Crimefest runs at the Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel 9-12 May.

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