Wimbledon BookFest Donation & Friends Appeal

Many of you will be aware the arts is really struggling as a sector following the pandemic with reduced ticket sales.

Please help keep Wimbledon BookFest bringing the best cultural events and speakers for the community and schools by becoming a Friend, donating, or joining our new VIP Benefactors Circle.

Any donation makes a huge difference. Click on a link below to make a one off or regular monthly payments.






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NB: Payments are through PayPal to Wimbledon Arts (our charity name) and you do not need an paypal account to donate.
Once you select the amount you would like to donate there is an option to pay through your preferred credit/debit card.

BookFest Friends
CLICK HERE to become a Wimbledon BookFest Friend.

VIP Benefactors
Payments can be made through PayPal by clicking on a payment option above or by contacting mandy.mallen@wimbledonbookfest.org.

CLICK HERE to find our more about the scheme.


A Festival for all the Community!

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Support London's Leading Literary Festival - Please help us by DONATING today!!

Wimbledon BookFest is not-for-profit arts and education charity and depends on its supporters. Like many other arts organisations and festivals we are now deeply concerned about our future. Our costs, including our small team of dedicated staff, office and festival site set-up are upfront and throughout the year to produce the festival. We have scaled back our costs drastically but still need to raise funds to cover our overheads and running costs.

Approximately half of our income usually comes from ticket sales. We now heavily rely on sponsors, grants, friends and donations.

The Festival started 15 years ago with events across Wimbledon partnering with other community organisations. With your support we have gone on to be recognised as one of the UK's leading literary festivals hosting more than 100 events each year with audiences of 20,000+, as well as 10,000 South London schoolchildren, every year.

So many of the leading names from the world of literature, arts, politics, sport & entertainment have wowed audiences over the years including Ian McEwan, AS Byatt, Emily Maitlis, Sebastian Faulks, Graham Norton, Maggie O'Farrell, Sir John Major, Simon Armitage, Salman Rushdie, Shane Warne, Trevor McDonald, Michael Morpurgo, George the Poet, Malorie Blackman, Ben Okri and the Wombles.

We want to be continue deliver Wimbledon BookFest for the public, as well as continuing to deliver our year round education projects and writing competitions.

If you would like to help support the Wimbledon BookFest please donate today. No amount is too small in our endeavour to keep Wimbledon BookFest going for its community this year and beyond! We are very grateful.

With thanks

Fiona Razvi & the Wimbledon BookFest Team


Cheques can be sent to: Wimbledon BookFest, 35 Wimbledon Hill Rd, London SW19 7NB.
Wimbledon BookFest is run by the charity Wimbledon Arts (registered charity no: 1120297).