Become a Friend and share in the adventure of Baroque at the Edge!

‘Baroque at the Edge is the kind of adventurous and fresh-thinking festival that deserves to thrive. Please consider supporting it.’

Paolo Pandolfo


Bringing you closer
Baroque at the Edge is a young Festival with a unique concept, but our innovations don’t stop with the programming. We’ve also drawn on our creative streak to create a Friends scheme. Becoming a Friend can enable you to get closer to us and to the creative process. We look forward to sharing that experience with you!

You can make a difference
Presenting a festival that asks leading international artists to try new things comes at a price. Did you know that ticket sales account for only 30% of our income? Because we are a registered charity, the rest must be raised by other means – which is where you come in …

We were fortunate enough in our first three years to secure grants from Arts Council England and some generous charitable trusts, but we can’t always rely on that income in future years. By joining our Friends scheme you’ll be making a real difference to the Festival’s future. In return, you’ll get the chance to become immersed in the excitement of the Festival!

You can join the scheme at a number of different levels:

Baroque at the Edge Friends

£25 single membership, or £40 joint membership, up to £249

  • Celebrate with the musicians: invitation to a Zoom reception during the Festival
  • A thank you: your name listed as a Friend on the website
  • Make a difference: your donation will help continue the work of the Festival


£250-£999 (single or joint membership)

All the Enquirer benefits plus:

  • Behind the Scenes: a glimpse behind the scenes where possible
  • A Cuppa with the Artistic Director: an informal get-together with the Artistic Director, Lindsay Kemp (once social distancing rules allow) to hear more about the festival


£1000-2999 (single or joint membership)

All the Experience-Seeker benefits plus:

  • A special event: to hear our plans via Zoom in advance of general release
  • Be the first to know: see our plans before they are released to the public


£3,000+ (single or joint membership)

All the Discoverer benefits plus:

  • An exclusive Zoom reception during the Festival to meet musicians
  • An annual memento document, summarising the achievements of the past year, including feedback from artists and press

To join the Friends

Please download this Festival Friends Form and send it to Baroque at the Edge, 34 Lombard Street, Lidlington, Beds, MK43 0RP along with a cheque made payable to ‘Baroque at the Edge’. If you would prefer to pay by bank transfer, the bank details are: sort code 40-52-40  account number 00031279.

Thank you very much for your support.


Baroque at the Edge could not exist without the support of a network of grant-giving organisations and generous private individuals.

For 2021, Baroque at the Edge would like to thank the following:

Kirby Laing Foundation

The Marchus Trust


Stefan Paetke

Experience Seekers:

Frances Ottaway
Maurice & Catherine Parry-Wingfield


Sarah Brockway
Charles & Philippa Burch
Peter Chapman
Steve Dunk
John & Maureen Keble
Melissa Scott
Bethan Thomas

Registered in England
Registered charity number: 1175166

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Artistic Director: Lindsay Kemp

Festival Branding: Baxter and Bailey



Supported in 2021 by:

Kirby Laing Foundation

Marchus Trust