Friends

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

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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