Leading Yorkshire law firm, Berwins, has announced the continuation of its title sponsorship of Berwins Salon North, one of the key strands in Harrogate International Festivals’ portfolio of literature events.

Berwins, one of the top-ranked solicitor firms in Harrogate and Leeds, will enter the fifth year of sponsorship.

Since its launch in Harrogate in 2012, Berwins Salon North frequently sells out its series of TED-style talks, consisting of three expert speakers who take to the stage to create a night of stimulating ideas in art, science and psychology.

Dubbed ‘a revolutionary movement for the heart and mind’, Salon was voted as number six in the ‘Top 100 Things to do in the World’ by GQ magazine.

Berwins MD, Sarah Smith, said: “January is a time of resolutions, and we want to commit to Berwins Salon North as this series is not just about turning over a good leaf for the New Year, it’s designed to change your life for the better.”

Berwins and Harrogate International Festivals are long-standing organisations in the spa town. The full-service law firm’s employment, family, life, commercial, property, IP and IT teams were ranked as among the best in the North and West Yorkshire region in the industry guides Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners.

Sarah added: “We are a legal firm that understands and values the concept of ‘new starts’. The Berwins team is there for many people in our community during life’s biggest challenges, in family, work and business. Berwins Salon North explores what it means to be human and how to best navigate the challenges we face, so it’s a great fit with our work and ethos. The Salon is an inspiring way of bringing people together; we see ourselves as part of the community, for the community.”

Sharon Canavar, CEO of Harrogate International Festivals, said: “As an arts charity, only 2% of our income is from public money. The partnership with Berwins has been a resounding success. Their support ensures Harrogate audiences can experience one of the UK’s top cultural nights out.  We’re grateful to Berwins for backing such an innovative strand of the Festivals.”

Salon returns on Thursday 28 February to explore What Makes You Who You Are?, welcoming Professor Gina Rippon to delve into her new book The Gendered Brain, Dr Merve Emre to tackle the strange world of personality testing, the subject of her book What’s Your Type?, and Oren Harman to explore 15 Myths That Explain Our World.

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