The Special Relationship

Experiments in Live Literature

What is the Special Relationship?

The Special Relationship is the polymath of literary evenings. In 2016, The Special Relationship was selected for the British Council’s International Literary Showcase.

We’ve created shows for the Southbank Centre, National Centre for Writing, Latitude Festival, Scottish Poetry Library, Stoke Newington Literary Festival, the International Anthony Burgess Foundation and for the Croatian Ministry for Culture at the London Book Fair.

Our work has featured in the New Statesman, The Telegraph, The Independent, The Evening Standard, The Metro, Grazia, BBC Radio 4 World at One as well as local press.

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Readings shouldn’t be boring

Our Partnerships

We are always interest in partnerships with artists, organisations, publishers and venues that want to push the boundaries of literature as a live event.

We want to talk to people who seek to enthuse readers by creating a space where they can celebrate their passion for the written word. Most importantly, we want to put on a good show that the audience will enjoy and remember. We want to demonstrate that in the 21st century saturated with multimedia, multiscreen experiences that literature still has the power to enthrall.

Below are a few of the partners we have worked with in the past.

Interested in commissioning or partnering?

The Special Relationship has years of experience to match their dedication and enthusiasm for literature. Our mission is to do something innovative and different each time. We have worked with various partners and various budgets. Let us know what you are thinking. We’re looking forward to hearing from you.