Warwick Words History Festival

As a consequence of Covid-19, we are sad to say that we are unable to host this year's Warwick Words History Festival 2020 as originally planned. 

The good news is that we are planning a DIGITAL HISTORY FESTIVAL from 5-11 October. Several of the guest speakers who would have been joining us in person this autumn have agreed to make pre-recorded talks available to us to stream to our audience. 

Our activities are funded chiefly through sales of tickets for our events, which account for more than 80% of our income each year. This year we will have no ticket income. We are also unsure whether we will receive any funding from our local authorities or other grant-making bodies if, for the time being, we are unable to stage live events.

In these circumstances, we would welcome your voluntary donation in support of the Digital Festival – although we are not making these online talks ‘pay per view’.

Only a small percentage of our annual income has been made up of donations from individuals, usually as Friends of Warwick Words. In the absence of ticket income or grants, we are hoping to raise sufficient donations to ensure that we can survive this period of enforced cancellation. Your donation will help Warwick Words stage future Festivals, beyond 2020, when the present restrictions are eased or rescinded.

Warwick Words is a company limited by guarantee (registered in England and Wales 06501973) and has no share capital and no shareholders: it is a not-for-profit organisation and any surplus, year on year, is retained to fund future activities.


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Leamington Spa, West Midlands, United Kingdom
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