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.
NEXT FRIENDS EVENT:
Friday 23rd March Literary Lunch at Thorpe Prebend House, Ripon Tickets £22
Talk by Author Julia Stagg and presentation of her new novel, Date with Mystery – the third in her Dales Detective Series pub by Pan MacMillan
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: Festival Office, Holly Howe, Copt Hewick, Ripon HG4 5BY