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2015 Summer Festival 15 July - 1 August



Welcome to the 2015 Petworth Festival
The last few years have been consistently exciting for everyone at the festival as we have steadily grown in size and also, I believe, in ambition. That ambition will continue to be the driving force as we seek to do newer, bigger and better things, but hopefully we will never lose the commitment of our ‘founding fathers’ to Petworth, to our local area and to our local audience.

This year we once again stretch the boundaries whilst at the same time welcoming a superb group of ‘A-listers’ to our various stages. It couldn’t be more exciting than to be opening in the company of Steven Isserlis, whilst a little later in the festival extending a welcome to Paul Merton and his Impro Chums for our headline comedy event.

This year’s main ‘unusuals’ are a sequence of three performances of Bach’s Coffee Cantata staged at Sofas and Stuff’s new HQ in Fittleworth and a first dance event for a
number of years – The Bo Diddlers.  They are VERY funny, by the way.

As ever I really urge you to take in some of the events that you might not ordinarily do if you had to travel for them. All festival events are designed with the highest standards in mind whatever the genre and hopefully the artistry will always come shining through…
Looking forward as ever!

Stewart Collins
Artistic Director


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