Sylvia Plath Literary Festival Equal Opportunities Policy
The Sylvia Plath Literary Festival team are committed to ensuring equal opportunity of involvement. Equalities, Diversity, and Inclusion are at the heart of our planning. All the staff and volunteers that make up our team regard kindness and respect to all as paramount. Together we are working towards creating a safe and welcoming space for everyone interested in the festival including people of colour, those with disabilities, people of all sexual and gender orientations including, trans, non-binary, agender, and gender variant people. We will do everything in our power to make venues as accessible as possible. As part of our commitment to enabling involvement, we are developing a programme of on-line events for those for whom in-person attendance, for whatever reason, is difficult.
Sylvia Plath Literary Festival: Environment Statement
The Sylvia Plath Literary Festival team are committed to minimising the environmental impact of the festival. We will use public transport wherever possible and kindly ask that, if your circumstances allow, you use public transport when attending events. There are direct train services to Manchester, Bradford, Huddersfield, Leeds and York, Hebden Bridge Trains and excellent local bus services, Hebden Bridge/Heptonstall Buses. We ask that you enjoy the festival with respect for the Host locations of Hebden Bridge and Heptonstall, and their residents.
Regarding the Covid-19 situation, the team at the Sylvia Plath Literary Festival are committed to providing a safe environment for all participants. Masks and hand sanitiser will be available at all venues. We will pay close attention to any developments and implement procedures that guidelines recommend.