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Ilkley Literature Festival is produced by Word Up North Limited, a registered charity, dedicating to promoting the enjoyment and understanding of books, reading, writing and the arts. 50% of our income comes from tickets and associated sales – we rely on grants, sponsorship and our Friends and donors for the rest.

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Become a Friend of the Festival

Becoming a Friend of the Festival is a brilliant way of keeping in touch with goings on at Ilkley Literature Festival and a great way of providing long-term support, helping to ensure the Festival’s future.

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