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 2021 Festival Friends

    Gill & John Bullimore |  Cynthia Willey |  Janis Wilson | Becky Clift |   Maria Warrilow | Lynn Baker & Family | Mary & Richard Haig | Stuart & Di Smith| Julie Nicholson |  Janette Streener   |Keith & Jennifer Fairbrother | Carol Wilkinson | Jo Weston | Pauline Hall | | Margaret Barlow | Richard Tracy | Joyce & Paul Martin | Sara Gilbert | Alison Loydall | Gemma Till | Sheila O’Neil | Ken & Denise Mounser | Lyn Woolmer | Chrissie Stevenson | Catherine Devalle | The Powell Family| Hayley Knight | Diane Sagar Yates | Rita Davison | Jacqueline Boyd | Janet Mcdermott-Brown | Diana Forster | Tom Fremantle | Jackie Buxton | Caroline Cobb | Lyn Hastings | Gill Hart | Ruth & Ann Berry | Sue Jackson & Peter Lindsay | Angela Wren | Bob Haywood | Rosemary Holland