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 55% 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 Friend event:
Wednesday 17 July 2019, 7 pm at Sawley Supper and Talk by Andrew Gurr, Former Governor of St. Helena and The Falklands
Details to follow…
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 £25 single £40 couple Donations towards the artistic programme are also gratefully received
If you wish to become a Friend, please send your name, address and e-mail or telephone, with your subscription (cheques payable to Ripon International Festival) to:
Festival Office, Holly Howe, Copt Hewick, Ripon HG4 5BY