The Friends are an invaluable source of support in so many ways: through their subscriptions, donations, attendance at fund-raising occasions, and spreading the word about the festival. Some Friends like to help with Front of House, provide hospitality for visiting artists or with other tasks during the festival and they enjoy making new acquaintances at the performances and exclusive Friends events.
Ripon International Festival is a registered charity and, since the cutbacks in Arts Council and other grants, receives no public funding. Ticket sales meet 50% of the costs and the balance must be found from corporate and private companies, charitable trusts and individual donations. Your Friends membership and donations are applied, in their entirety, to the world-class artistic programme.
FRIENDS EVENTS 2016:
Thursday 5th May 2016 at Sleningford Park, North Stainley Supper & Music Tickets: £25 SOLD OUT
Friday 2nd December 2016 at The Friends of Wine, Ripon - Literary Lunch with Crime Writer
Jean Harrod Tickets: £17 SOLD OUT
Friends benefits include:
- Advance notice of Festival content
- Priority booking
- Receptions at festival events
- Name listed in programme, unless otherwise indicated
- Social occasions during the year
Annual Membership £20 single £35 couple Donations towards the artistic programme are also gratefully received
If you wish to become a Friend, please use the booking form and/or send your subscription (cheques payable to Ripon International Festival) to: Linda Jude, Friends Secretary, Cypress House, Burneston, Bedale DL8 2HT Telephone: 01677 423834 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org