Bewdley Festival - 2020 | 9th October to 18th October     

How You Can Support Bewdley Festival

Bewdley Festival is a volunteer run charity that has run an arts festival in Bewdley every year since 1988.

The ongoing success of the Festival is contingent upon the continued support of festival goers through tickets sales, the annual membership fees from the Friends of Bewdley Festival, donations from private donors, Sponsor Partners, Patrons together with support from local businesses and organisations and from the efforts of our volunteers.

Please see below for more information and how to get involved:

Become Involved:

Friends of Bewdley Festival


Become a Festival Friend and help create the future development of Bewdley Festival.

Bewdley Festival, a registered charity, works year-round to support the main October Festival. We are in the early stages of further growth with a series of eclectic events presented throughout the year.

Download an Application Form here.

Thanks to the support and encouragement of the members of the Society, who aim to encourage the festival spirit throughout the year, the Festival has developed and expanded over the years to become an eagerly awaited part of the Bewdley calendar.

Friends pay a small annual fee, currently Individual: £20 per year, Couples: £30 per year, Students and young people aged 18 and under: £5 per year. All renewable annually at the beginning of the year.

Our Friends are crucial to the on-going development of the Festival. Their support enables Festival to maintain the high standards of performance achieved over the years.

The encouragement and support our Friends give the Festival will help us to grow both nationally and internationally; allowing the Festival to nurture the artists and performers who want to flock to Bewdley.

If you would like to join the Friends of Bewdley Festival please download the application form and post it to the Festival Office with your payment. If you pay by Standing Order you will help us save on administration costs.

The benefits of becoming a Festival Friend

We are continually working to extend the benefits of being a Friend of Festival, and the benefits shown below apply to all members.

  • Tickets for the main festival programme will be available to buy for ONE WEEK EXCLUSIVELY to Friends BEFORE General Public Release
  • Exclusive Early Bird discount for Friends on tickets purchased by a stated date.
  • Season Tickets which offer a 20% discount EXCLUSIVELY for Friends:

        Daytime Season Ticket (approx. 8 Performances)

Evening Season Ticket (approx. 9 Performances)

  • FOUR Newsletters per year, sent by Email, providing details of year round events and featuring Special Friends Offers each quarter.
  • At least ONE FREE Event per year, providing Festival Level quality entertainment.
  • A COMPLIMENTARY Souvenir Programme prior to Festival.
  • 10% Discount off STANDARD Membership Fees at the Mercure Heath Sports Centre
  • Restaurant Meals and Bar Drinks at Mercure Bewdley Heath Hotel – 10% Discount

The Committee is continuing to speak with third parties to create additional benefits that we hope will be announced on an on-going basis.

Download an Application Form here.

Opportunities For Business

Despite current pressures on arts funding, at Bewdley Festival we know from long experience that good business and good art working together can create a richer society and that arts sponsorship is very worthwhile for business.

In addition, in our case, we use it to the direct benefit of the local community.

Business opportunities include:

Using the Festival for corporate hospitality events – allowing your clients and customers to meet with you in a social setting. They have and enjoyable experience and go away with a great feeling after having been to a performance.

Getting your name and brand included in our Festival Social Media campiagns, our Brochure circulated throughout Worcestershire, in our popular Souvenir Programme and through the website.

In Addition:

Supporting Bewdley Festival can be an ideal way of achieving “corporate social responsibility goals”, and you will gain satisfaction and increased profile from helping stimulate community pride and the local economy, making people feel good about where they live, or where they’re visiting.

You and your guests can meet in our Hospitality Suite and be photographed with some of the famous performers who come to Bewdley Festival.

Your brand and company image will receive a boost from exposure to our sell-out audiences and in the local press.

You will access new business networks – meeting other like minded business people in a different and creative environment.

For further details of Sponsorship benefits and costs please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Become a Patron of Bewdley Festival and play a vital part in our future survival and growth.

The Festival has achieved it’s great success building on the hard work of the many volunteers who spend the best part of every year planning the programme and running the October event.

The support of our ticket buyers and the local business community confirms the festival holds an important place in the Bewdley calendar. Each year sees many community events and artistic projects involving Bewdley’s school children.

We aim to continuously improve the Festival but to fulfil this ambition we need your support! As an individual or company with a strong commitment to the Arts and local community, we hope you will become involved in our development plans and play a vital role in the long-term provision of artistic and cultural excellence that epitomises Bewdley Festival.

Festival offers two opportunities to become a Patron.

CREATIVE PATRON – from £250 (no limit)

Ideal for Private Individuals and Local Business and designed to help Programme Team bring specific artists to Festival each year

For details please contact the Festival office.

SUSTAINING PATRON – from £1,000 (no limit)

Ideal for Private Individuals and Companies and designed to ensure Festival is sustainable on a long-term basis

For details please contact the Festival office.

Volunteer with Bewdley Festival

To ensure the continual improvement of the Festival we rely on the support and encouragement of the Friends of Bewdley Festival to help with year-round planning and fund-raising.

We particularly need help with the following: -

Stewarding at events and art exhibitions

Distribution of Festival literature

Front of house at Festival events

Putting out Festival signage

Proof-reading Festival literature

Writing publicity handouts

Running social events to raise funds

Giving lifts to less mobile Members

Collecting artists from trains

Obtaining raffle prizes

Assisting with catering

Selling programmes and raffle tickets....... and much more!

or you may have a particular expertise or contacts that could help make the Festival even better.

If you would like to become a Volunteer, can offer the Festival expertise, or for further information, please email the Chair of the Festival Society at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or ring 01299 404808.

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