We can't do it without you

With your help Ways With Words’ festivals can keep working their magic and you can enjoy some perks too.

What does your money help us do?

This last year has been incredibly challenging for us and your support is vital. In short, your contribution means we can return to running festivals in beautiful locations around the UK and launch our new programme of online events. It also means that, once normality appears on the horizon, we will be able to offer our bursary scheme for young literary enthusiasts.

Due to covid restrictions, we are not able to provide all of the benefits we normally offer Friends. Where possible, an alternative benefit is offered and we will return to providing our full list of benefits as soon as possible.

If you want to renew you membership or become follow the links below. These will take you through to the Ways With Words online shop where you can purchase your membership.

 

Friend – £20 p.a

  • priority booking for up to two festival tickets for any event before general booking opens*
  • exclusive ‘Friends only events’ with speakers and writers throughout the year
  • invitations to festival launch parties in Dartington and Cumbria
  • electronic Friends’ newsletter with exclusive offers and news from Ways With Words
  • invitations to book-sales
  • sneaky peek of events before the programme is released to the wider public

Become a friend here

 

Good Friend – £100 p.a

  • priority booking for up to four tickets for any event before general booking opens*
  • exclusive ‘Friends only events’ with speakers and writers throughout the year
  • invitations to festival launch parties in Dartington and Cumbria
  • electronic Friends’ newsletter with exclusive offers and news from Ways With Words
  • invitations to book-sales
  • sneaky peek of events before the programme is released to the wider public
  • a credit in the programme

*Please note, we have temporarily reduced the number of tickets Good Friends can book per event from six to four. This is due to the limited capacity for events and with the intention of giving more people a chance to book tickets. Once events can be enjoyed by a full audience we will return to six tickets per event.

Become a Good Friend here

 

Close Friends enjoy:

  • priority booking for up to four festival tickets per event during priority booking*
  • six complimentary festival tickets for live streamed events (excluding workshops)
  • exclusive ‘Friends only events’ with speakers and writers throughout the year
  • invitations to festival launch parties in Dartington and Cumbria
  • electronic Friends’ newsletter with exclusive offers and news from Ways With Words
  • invitations to book-sales
  • sneaky peek of events before the programme is released to the wider public
  • a credit in the programme
  • exclusive use of a Friends’ lounge at Dartington**

*Please note, we have temporarily reduced the number of tickets Close Friends can book per event from six to four. This is due to the limited capacity for events and with the intention of giving more people a chance to book tickets. Once events can be enjoyed by a full audience we will return to six tickets per event.

**Availability of a Friends’ lounge will be subject to covid restrictions.

Become a Close Friend here

 

Best Friends enjoy:

  • priority booking for up to four festival tickets for any event before general booking opens*
  • six complimentary tickets for streamed events (excluding workshops)**
  • exclusive ‘Friends only events’ with speakers and writers throughout the year
  • invitations to festival launch parties in Dartington and Cumbria
  • electronic Friends’ newsletter with exclusive offers and news from Ways With Words
  • invitations to book-sales
  • sneaky peek of events before the programme is released to the wider public
  • a credit in the programme
  • exclusive use of a Friends’ lounge at Dartington***

Supporting an event

As a Best Friend, you have the opportunity to be named as supporting an individual event. As an event sponsor you receive:

  • ten complimentary tickets for live streaming of that event so friends and family can enjoy the event from the comfort of their home.
  • invitation for yourself and one guest to lunch or dinner in the Speakers Dining Room on the day of the nominated event
  • complimentary copy of the book dedicated by the speaker of the event chosen to be supported

*Due to restrictions on the number of people who can be in a venue, we have temporarily restricted 

** Normally, we would offer these as in-venue tickets, but as our in-person audiences are severely limited, we are offering remote tickets for streamed events instead.

***Availability of a Friends’ lounge will be subject to covid restrictions.

Become a Best Friend here