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The Hobbs Family
- our latest festival friends

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Become a Friend of Bude and Stratton Folk Festival

We are grateful to have many friends in Cornwall, Devon and further afield, who support Bude and Stratton Folk Festival; people who endorse our aims of fostering and preserving traditional arts, bringing them to a wider audience, and encouraging community and youth participation.

The Festival has a reputation as a vibrant, artistically independent, community-based event. If you love the Festival and want to help it continue and grow, we invite you to become a Friend of the Festival. It  lets you show your support in a practical way, even if you cannot attend yourself.

Why do we need Friends? Most arts organisations, from the Royal Opera House downwards need a Friends Organisation. Bude and Stratton Folk Festival is no exception. Our income comes from many sources including: fund raising events, grants, advertising, merchandising and ticket sales. However, Friends and Sponsors help generate:
  • Stability of core income, which aids planning & enables match funding.
  • Free events for children and schools.
  • Increased community profile.
  • Increased visitor spend in the Bude-Stratton area.
In return our Friends and Sponsors get:
  • The satisfaction of supporting our shared aims and fostering our traditional cultural heritage.
  • A free Festival Souvenir Programme as soon as it is available.
  • 'Early Bird' season ticket prices beyond the advertised deadline.
  • Prime position Festival Friends' concert seats, reserved until 5 minutes before event start.
  • Discounts on festival merchandising.
We invite you to make a donation of 20 for 'silver' status or 50 for 'gold' status.
You may choose either a single donation, i.e. just for this year, or an annual subscription.
Unless you wish otherwise your role as a 'friend' will be published in the festival programme and on our website.

If you wish to donate over 50 we will be pleased to welcome you as both a 'gold' friend and a sponsor of the festival, please contact us directly.
If you have special requests, such as attribution to a family or organisation, please use the 'Special Requests' text box.
A subscription can be cancelled at any time.

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Single year as a Festival Friend
Special Requests

Several years as a Festival Friend
Special Requests
 (Pay by cheque, BACS or Standing Order)

Offline Registration can be made by printing, completing and mailing this registration form.