Become a Friend or Benefactor

Stratford Literary Festival is a registered charity with a commitment to improving literacy, life skills and well-being through books, writing and reading.

What projects do we run?

  • Events and projects in schools featuring leading authors and illustrators who inspire children to love books and reading
  • A monthly reading group, Books with Friends, which particularly welcomes people who are lonely or feel socially isolated
  • Bedtime story writing workshops in prisons throughout the UK at which prisoners create stories for their children to help maintain family contact and discourage re-offending

Find out more here

Here's a short film about what we do

How you can help

We rely on support for this extensive and successful education and outreach programme. By becoming a Festival Friend or Benefactor, you will be helping us to continue to deliver this valued work.

We've made some changes!

Feedback tells us that people want priority booking of TWO tickets to events so, from now on, there is only one Friends Membership level which enables you to do just that. Due to an increase in our education and outreach running costs, our Benefactor membership has increased but still includes TWO complimentary tickets to the value of £15 each.

Friend Membership

An Annual Friends Membership costs:
£35 per person

Membership Benefits:

  • Priority booking of two tickets per event
  • News and offers from the Festival
  • Invitations to events

Benefactor Membership

A Benefactor Membership costs:

Membership Benefits:

  • Priority booking of two tickets per event
  • News and offers from the Festival
  • Invitation to our launch party and special events
  • Recognition of your support in the programme and on our website
  • Two complimentary tickets to an event at the Spring Festival up to the value of £15 per ticket (This is subject to availability. This offer does not include workshops or books included with tickets.)

To find out how to become a Friend or Benefactor, please email us here

Make a Donation

We welcome donations, however small, towards the work of the Festival, and your donation will help us to grow the very valuable work we do in promoting the value of literacy.

We are also able to claim Gift Aid on your donation. Gift Aid allows UK charities to claim back the basic rate tax already paid on donations by the donor. This means we can claim from the government 25p for every £1 donated, boosting the value of a donation by a quarter.

Thank you very much for your support.

Annie Ashworth
Festival Director

Stratford Literary Festival is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation No.: 1164662

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