Thank you to all of our sponsors and partners!

Platinum sponsors


Leading 4D camera for capturing humans in motion at 1-120fps. Used in applications demanding 3D shape precision.

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Audify® is a revolutionary new approach to hearing healthcare that begins with the central role that hearing plays in life.

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Gold sponsors


Bonhams provides auction-related services throughout the South West of England, including the counties of Devon, West Somerset and West Dorset and the towns of Bideford, Bridport, Exeter, Honiton, Plymouth, Taunton, Tavistock and Tiverton.

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David Rhys & Co

David Rhys & Co. is the leading estate agent for Budleigh Salterton and the surrounding villages.

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Silver sponsors

Sweetcombe Cottage Holidays

Handpicked beautiful holiday cottages cross Devon

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Exeter Cathedral School

Independent day and boarding prep school for boys and girls

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WBW Solicitors

Experts in providing legal and financial planning services across the South West

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Home Instead

The Home Instead team at Exeter & East Devon are proud to be the only home care provider rated as ‘outstanding in all five areas’ of inspection by the Care Quality Commission, in the southwest region.

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Neligan Financial

Helping couples in East Devon retire successfully.

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Jurassic Kitchens and Living Spaces

Jurassic Kitchens & Living Spaces are experts in design, supply and installation of German and British designer kitchens.

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With over 25 years’ experience at the highest levels of IT Support, Al and the team are ideally positioned to help you with any IT or AV issue.

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Festival partners

Wolf Hall Weekend

June 22 and 23, 2024 (next year) – a weekend of personal tributes for Hilary Mantel’s Trilogy – expert talks, readings, workshops at Cadhay House, Ottery St Mary, East Devon (supported by, but not part of, the Festival). More info on their website

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Bradleys Estate Agent

Established in 1992, the leading local complete property service

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Radio Exe

Devon’s leading radio station for local news and music

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Budleigh Salterton Croquet Club

Founded in the late 1860s, the croquet club is one of the premier croquet clubs in Europe

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Findlays Wines and Spirits

Wine merchant based in the heart of Budleigh

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Budleigh Salterton Library

Open five days a week and supply a good selection of book and reference information for all ages

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Rowan Tree Gifts

The Rowan Tree opened in 2004, a beautiful independent shop located in the lovely Devon seaside town of Budleigh Salterton, offering an eclectic choice of gifts for every occasion.

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The Interior Studio

The Interior Studio offers clients an exclusively bespoke and all inclusive design service, with a full library of the most sought after textile, lighting and soft furnishing brands.

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Brook Kitchen

Relaxed and informal dining, and artisan coffee, in Budleigh Salterton.

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Pebble of Budleigh

Gift shop and gallery in Budleigh Salterton offering unique and affordable gifts and art.

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Bradleys Estate Agents

Helping people with every aspect of buying and selling property, as well as managing a substantial rental portfolio.

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The UK’s leading bookseller.

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  • The Gill Foundation
  • Michael & Valerie Jackaman
Private Benefactors
  • Stephen Edge & Jane Fogg
  • Bernard Hadley
  • Julian & Ulrike Hardinge
  • Chris & Marina Lane
  • Moyra Murrell & Lyn Meadows
  • Mr N & Mrs H Lindsay-Fynn
  • Sally Muddle
  • Becky Murrin
  • Bruce and Barbara Hewitt
  • Daphne Rowe
  • David & Ann Tucker
  • Brian and Rowena Turnbull
Private Donations

Festival Friends

How your donations help

Philanthropic donations assist underwriting community-based programmes such as Education Outreach.

In addition, supporter donations help us in many and varied ways, including travel for authors, festival infrastructure, as well as the provision of skills development workshops.