Friends of the Festival

The Directors wish to extend their heartfelt thanks to all the people who generously support and collaborate with Cheltenham Poetry Festival with donations of money and/or time. Some of our dedicated supporters prefer to remain anonymous, and are therefore not mentioned here.

Friends: Dr R. V. Bailey, Jennie Farley, Gill Garrett, Vicky Hampton, Chris Hemingway, Bill Holloway, Lesley Ingram, Michael Newman, Michael Scaife d’Ingerthorpe

Patrons: Zoe Brooks, Sylvia Charlewood, Clair Chilvers, David Clarke, Annie Ellis, Angela France, the late Ken Healy, Kate Saunders, Sheila Saunders, Howard Timms, Marilyn Timms, Christine Whittemore

The Friends and Patrons Scheme

We are incredibly grateful to our wonderful and supportive audiences and volunteers – you deserve our greatest thanks! We would like to offer you a further opportunity to share in the festival’s success. By supporting the Festival with money or time you have the honour and privileges of being a Friend. A major donation — enough to make a specific event or events possible — qualifies you for the prestige and privileges of a being a Patron.

Cheltenham Poetry Festival offers a consistently varied and ambitious programme of high-quality events, making an important contribution to the cultural life of Cheltenham, of Gloucestershire and further afield.

We launched the friendship scheme to thank our wonderful, supportive audience members and to offer the opportunity to help build on the Festival’s success, and be part of its future.

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