Wimbledon BookFest Emergency Appeal

Help keep Wimbledon BookFest running for 2020 and beyond for the community and schools!

Thank you to all our supporters who have donated to our appeal. As many of you are aware the arts is really struggling as a sector. The guidance on reduced capacities on events makes it very difficult to cover our costs.
Any donation makes a huge difference. We are working towards our public appeal £25k target.
Click on a link below for one off or regular payments. And thank you for taking the time to read this.





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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.


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 for 2020.

Approximately half of our income usually comes from ticket sales. The remainder comes from the support of sponsors, grants, friends and donations.

The Festival started 14 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 with audiences of 25,000+ including 8,500 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

(Wimbledon BookFest is registered as the charity: Wimbledon Arts no:1120297)


CLICK HERE on more information on becoming a Wimbledon BookFest Friend.


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).