Would you like to be our Friend and help the Festival grow?

Newark Book Festival is a not for profit festival – celebrating local, regional and international literary talent. We’re looking for Friends to help support the festival, authors and the town.

Becoming a Friend of the Festival is easy and a great way to become part of the family. Benefits include: ticket offers, an invite to a VIP launch event and gatherings throughout the year, free refreshments at our Town Hall programme, book gifts, priority booking and more.

We now offer Christmas and Birthday celebration packages – simply let us know what you would like and who for. The cost is the same but includes a printed membership letter, homemade card, book gift, Festival bag and extra gifts all wrapped up ready to go – a great way to give a memorable gift!

Friend Scheme Donation Platforms

  • Individual – £15 (Minimum)
  • Couple – £25 (Minimum)
  • Family – £30 (Minimum) – To include up to 2 adults and 3 children under 16
  • Golden Membership – £100 (Minimum)

To apply, please complete the online form below, or pick up a leaflet at a venue across town, or simply download the Friends booking form.

Online Festival Friends Form



We look forward to being friends soon!

Huge thank you to our 2020 Festival Friends so far…

Alison Loydall | Gill & John Bullimore |  Cynthia Willey | Manon De Moor | Janis Wilson | Becky Clift | Jackie Buxton | Veronica Glascott | Maria Warrilow | Lynn Baker & Family | Caroline Cobb | Mary & Richard Haig | Ron & Lyn Woolmer | Lyn Hastings | Gill Hart | Stuart & Di Smith| Julie Nicholson |Ric Millen |Sue Jackson & Peter Lindsay |Chrissie & Steve Stevenson | Catherine Devalle | Ken & Denise Mounser | Hayley Knight | Janette Streener | Jennifer Holliday | Sara Gilbert |Keith & Jennifer Fairbrother | Gemma Till | Carol Wilkinson | Richard Briggs | Jo weston | Pauline Hall | Diane Sagar Yates | Rosemary Holland & Family | Margaret Barlow | Rita Davison | Christine Parsons