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 2019 Festival Friends

Christine Chapman | Ruth Berry | Alison Loydall | Mr & Mrs Bullimore | Keith & Jennifer Fairbrother | Susie & Katie Chambers | Anne & David Swarbrick | Bridie Munton | Julie Nicholson | Margaret Smith | Mr & Mrs Woolmer | Sara Gilbert | Manon De Moor | Gill Hart | Ann Berry | Gemma Till | Mr & Mrs Haig & Family | Clair Robshaw | Chrissie & Steve Stevenson | Janette Streener | Sharon & Keith Morley | Hayley Knight | Rosemary Holland & Family | Anne Howkins | David & Liz Barker | Ric Millen | Catherine Devalle | Tim Rideout | Gwyn Watkins | Janis Wilson |Jackie Buxton |Susan Jackson & Peter Lindsay |Heather & Andy Holliman |Caroline Cobb