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Darren from The Petworth Bookshop ready for work at the 2013 Petworth Festival Literary Weekend


2014 Literary Weekend 13 - 16 November  Box Office OPEN! 


Welcome to The Petworth Festival Literary Weekend 2014

Although only four years old Petworth Festival’s literary weekend has become a pretty precocious toddler! Those of you who have attended our previous long weekends will know that we have already enjoyed much high level debate, discussion and entertainment in the hands of a range of authors, writers and wordsmiths over this short time. For 2014 the bar is raised once again with what I would like to think is a truly eclectic and fascinating mix spread over four days. We couldn’t be more delighted that one of our national treasures, Michael Palin, will be joining us, and we hope you will understand the need to look to a larger venue for this event. Otherwise the Leconfield Hall will once again become a haven for investigation, exploration and not a little entertainment, whilst at St Mary’s Church we welcome the stellar trio of Last Night of the Proms star, baritone Roderick Williams, one of the finest of all British pianist/ accompanists and Petworth favourite Roger Vignoles, and television presenter Julia Somerville in this year’s Winter Concert that unearths Brahms’ setting of the literary gem that is German author and poet Ludwig Tieck’s Die Schöne Magelone. Nectar!


Stewart Collins
Artistic Director


2015 Summer Festival 16 July - 1 August


USB Bracelets:  New at this summer's festival were live recordings of six of our events.  "The quality is superb and the immediacy of the event terrific"

The recordings are still available from Live Band Audio.  For full information please email: info@livebandaudio.com


Click here for a review of our headline event of the 2014 Petworth Festival is The Petworth Plays and here to read one from our youngest member of the audience, Daisy, aged 4½.

 "The balmy evening and the parkland setting could not have been more perfect for the frolicking nymphs and the gloomy chapel was an ideal backdrop for the blood-curdling Duchess of Malfi."

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. 


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


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