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 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