Support Wimbledon BookFest
Wimbledon BookFest is a charity and we rely on donations and sponsorship to run. We need your help as we rebuild our audiences.
Arts festivals are in difficult times with many closing as costs continue to rise and audiences are not back to pre-pandemic numbers.
You can support great arts for the community in a number of ways:
Becoming a BookFest Friend
Joining our new VIP Benefactors Circle
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.
Become a Friend
to become a Wimbledon BookFest Friend from just £35
Join as a VIP Benefactor
CLICK HERE to find our more about the scheme or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
A range of packages are available to sponsors of the Festival. CLICK HERE for more.
A Festival for all the Community!
Support London's Leading Literary Festival
Wimbledon BookFest is not-for-profit arts and education charity and depends on its supporters. Like many other arts organisations and festivals we are 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. Approximately half of our income usually comes from ticket sales which is heavily down on 2019 figures, creating a significany gap in our income. We need sponsors, grants, friends and donations more than ever.
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.
From Booker & Nobel Prize Winners to Astronauts!
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, Abdulrazak Gurnah, Sebastian Faulks, Graham Norton, Maggie O'Farrell, Sir John Major, Julian Barnes, Simon Armitage, Salman Rushdie, Shane Warne, Trevor McDonald, Michael Morpurgo, George the Poet, Malorie Blackman, Ben Okri and the Wombles. This year the astronaut Tim Peake wowed a packed audience of school children at New Wimbledon Theatre, encouragin literacy through reading.
We want to be continue to deliver Wimbledon BookFest for the public, as well as continuing to deliver our year round education projects and writing competitions for South london schools.
Fiona Razvi & the Wimbledon BookFest Team
CAF/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).