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Metrolink – The Festival’s transport partner, Metrolink, is supporting the Family Reading Day on Sunday 20th October. The event, which takes place at the Town Hall, will be easily accessible from the St. Peter’s Square tram stop in the City Zone. Metrolink offers a range of tickets ideal for getting to and from the Literature Festival, including an Adult Weekend Travelcard priced £5.50, a Family Weekend Travelcard (up to 2 adults and 3 children) priced just £7.50 and a Group Day Travelcard (for groups of up to four adults after 9.30am). All Metrolink tickets can be purchased on tram stops at ticket machines prior to travel. The Literature Festival is advising visitors to ‘Make More of Manchester with Metrolink’ in a series of partnership posters displayed at tram stops across the region.

Gaeia – Responsible Financial Advice for a world of difference. Established in Manchester for over 20 years, Gaeia advise individuals, charities and businesses throughout the UK on investing wisely, whilst helping your investments move in a more socially and environmentally responsible direction. Unique in our ownership structure, with shares held by a charitable foundation, employees and clients are offered shares too! Visit or call 0161 233 4550 for more information about our comprehensive financial planning service.

red24 is a crisis management assistance company delivering a range of products and services to businesses, organisations and individuals around the world. We have an unparalleled reputation for assisting clients in minimising risks to their personnel, operations and profitability and we have our own in-house customer service, analyst and crisis support departments that are available to assist clients around the clock. Our services range from country-based security and travel risk information to fraud and identity theft prevention advice. For more information visit

Squire Sanders, which has a city centre office, is a leading global legal practice with a strong local focus. The Manchester office services some of the best organisations and brands from within the region and beyond. It boasts an enviable client list of leading businesses from the private sector, banks, as well as many notable financial institutions and intermediaries. Its public sector client list features universities and other educational establishments and local authorities. Squire Sanders employs over 1300 people working out of 38 offices in 19 countries. For more information visit

Weightmans is a Top 50 law firm with seven offices. We are growing rapidly because of our focus on two key aspects of our business: our clients and our people. Structured along three business lines; insurance, commercial and public sector, our people are determined to achieve the best result for our clients. We measure and monitor results to ensure our clients come back time and time again and that we are the preferred choice of legal service providers. We also recognise the importance of our people enjoying what they do in a friendly and inspiring working environment. For more information visit: