SIR - I would like to convey my congratulations to Syima Aslam and her team for their hard work and commitment to staging the latest Bradford Literature Festival that ended on July 3.

Once again literature and arts enthusiasts were spoilt for choice with such an array of events to choose from.

On the first weekend I spoke with first time visitors to Bradford travelling from Leicester, London and Manchester for the sole reason of attending events at a Festival whose reputation continues to grow. They were greatly impressed with what they saw!

The city of Bradford is firmly on the map as a result of the festival’s continuing success.

Stephen Hetherington, Thirlmere Grove, Baildon