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2015 Literary Weekend 4 - 8 November
Box Office opens Thursday 1 October


2015 Petworth Festival

From the sublime opening cello recital of Steven Isserlis to the utterly compelling finale featuring Vivaldi’s Seasons and via an extraordinary route that took us through a wonderful mix of sounds from Africa and Lithuania, the inspired comedy of Paul Merton and his Chums, the sheer beauty of Rachmaninov’s candle-lit Vespers, and the rib-tickling absurdity of The Bo Diddlers, Petworth Festival’s audiences unquestionably had a memorable 18 days in July.

It is always gratifying when audiences emerge from an event saying ‘that has to be the highlight of the festival’ only for the same sentiment to be repeated hours later as the curtain comes down on yet another event - but that was unquestionably the case this year.

Thank you hugely from all of us at the festival to our artists, audiences, Friends and sponsors alike. Nothing would happen without the former of course, but then nothing would be possible without the latter three. And just to repeat the exhortation from the festival’s Chairman Neil Franks on our final night – we can only continue to aim as high as we do thanks to everybody’s support and in particular that of our sponsors, individual and corporate.  If the festival is important to you and you feel you can help us maintain the standards that we have set even in a modest way, please do get in touch.  As someone, somewhere else nearly said, ’your Festival needs you!’. Thank you again, and we look forward to seeing you in November for the literary festival.

The programme – and new upgraded festival website – will appear on 1 October!

Stewart Collins
Artistic Director


Diary Date:2015 Literary Weekend 4 - 8 November

Literary Weekend 2014 - A success!




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