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For your diary: 2014 Summer Festival 16 July - 2 August

For your diary: 2014 Literary Weekend 13 - 16 November


IMPORTANT: Nikolai Demidenko makes a welcome return to Petworth Festival. Most unfortunately Garrick Ohlsson is unwell but we are delighted Nikolai has stepped in and will be performing at the Festival on Tuesday 22 July.


The headline event of the 2014 Petworth Festival is The Petworth Plays
A unique set of Jacobean dramas that have been in Lord Egremont's family and the Petworth House collection since the 17th century. Click to hear about this project from our Artistic Director, Stewart Collins.  Click to download an information flyer.

And .... meet the lovely Tam Williams, the director ....

And .... Tam Williams giving away a few more secrets! 



Starts Tuesday 1 July
The Petworth Plays Exhibition by Maria Kirk (Script Research and Editing)

Running throughout July 2014 will be a small display in the Square Dining Room at Petworth House showcasing the Petworth Plays collection. Among the most important volumes belonging to the National Trust, these fragile texts - not normally on public view – include early editions of plays by such leading Jacobean writers as Shakespeare, Marlowe and Webster, alongside many other works by more obscure playwrights. Known principally by scholars only, the 16 volumes containing 148 plays are believed to have been acquired in the 1630s by the 10th Earl of Northumberland, a previous owner of Petworth. The display commemorates and reflects a three-year collaborative research project between the University of Sussex and the National Trust, and coincides with selected performances from the Petworth Plays as part of the Petworth Festival.


Petworth Festival on BBC Radio 3's In-Tune:

14 July Daria van den Bercken



This year priority booking for Sponsors, Patrons    and Friends commenced Tuesday 29 April.  If you'd like to take advantage of the priority booking and a 10% discount on ticket purchased in the priority period next year why not become a Festival Friend?  Click here to download a Gift Form and here to download an Information Sheet

For further details ring 01798 343055 or email info@petworthfestival.org.uk


Principal Sponsor The Leconfield Estates

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