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Our aim is to promote a love of the written word, first by running an inspiring and entertaining Festival of Literature and secondly by using any profit to encourage the next generation to embrace that love of literature, through helping to fund and support educational projects in Wells and the surrounding area.

Our committee is run entirely by volunteers, and our funding comes solely from ticket sales, our Friends and the generosity of our sponsors. We owe our success to their invaluable support.

Become a Friend

Wells Festival of Literature Friends Logo

The Wells Festival of Literature Friends scheme offers members the chance to become a Patron of the Arts and be more involved with all aspects of the Wells Festival of Literature. The scheme encourages our audiences to become actively engaged with what the Festival seeks to achieve, ensuring that we continue to provide a stimulating, entertaining and popular programme in the years ahead.

Benefits of Membership

Membership Details

The Friends Membership scheme is now open for 2022. You can pay your 2022 membership fee online using your credit or debit card details, or you can send us a postal form if you wish to pay by cheque, standing order or bank transfer (BACS):

With the ongoing support of our Friends, we hope to increase our educational work, and so further extend the love of literature and learning among the young people of our county.


One of Our Sponsors of The Wells Festival of Literature

We are always looking for sponsors to help with funding for the Festival. There are many ways you can support us – from sponsoring an event (or several) to providing a service or product for use during the Festival. There are a range of packages and opportunities available.

Sponsors and Supporters of the 2021 Festival

Thank You to all the Sponsors and Supporters who make the Festival possible.
The committee would like to thank all our supporters for their generosity, with a special mention to Chubb Bulleid, our principal sponsor, who are once again offering support across the whole Festival. In addition, we are grateful to all the people who help out in so many ways.

And a massive Thank you to:

Cedars Hall staffMendip Times
David BackhouseMicrobitz Computers
Heidi ShakespeareMid Somerset Series of Newspapers
Jo ShepherdSt Andrews Press
Kilver Court Design VillageStarry Dog Books
Mary & Jorgen NielsonThe Leveller
Max KolombosWells Chamber of Commerce
Mendip Ladies GroupWells Voice

Thank you also to the Festival Friends and volunteers who deliver brochures, put up posters, steward events and all the myriad other things that make the Wells Festival of Literature such a success…..

Our 2021 Sponsors:

Basil Powell ShoesMowbarton EstateRCR Partnership
Eleanor DecampNisbetsSanté Wines
Golden Bottle TrustOld MillThe Unpackaged Travel Company
InvestecPilgrim FinancialWells Cathedral School
John JacksonPriory DentalWestholme Publishing
LodestoneProbusinessWorth House B&B

Benefits include:

To find out more about the rewards of Festival sponsorship, please email us on:


The costs of putting on two Covid-safe Festivals, combined with a live-streaming option and reduced ticket sales thanks to the restrictions of social distancing, mean that we now need your support more than ever. If you would like to make a donation towards offsetting the shortfall in our income, we will be better placed to continue our on-going support of educational projects in local schools and colleges. You can donate via PayPal (below).