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

For your diary: 2014 Literary Weekend 13 - 16 November


Is your diary filling up for July?  Don't want to miss anything at the Petworth Festival?  Then why not become a Patron or a Friend and receive the Preview Information Leaflet which is available now if you'd like to support the Petworth Festival in this way.

Patrons and Friends also receive an invitation to the exclusive launch party, priority booking and a 10% discount on all tickets purchased within the priority period. 

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


Two hugely successful festivals in 2013!

PetworthFestival LiteraryWeekendDear All

Two hugely successful festivals in 2013 and the Petworth Festival moves onwards and upwards towards 2014.

Thanks to all our supporters once again whether audiences, Friends, Patrons, sponsors or volunteers.

Arts festivals in West Sussex have not had the easiest of times in recent years, but the Petworth Festival has managed to thrive and develop and we know who we have to thank. Particular thanks of course are due to all who contributed to this year's Literary Weekend in November. Few who attended will forget the five days as it proved to be one 5 star experience after the other. Philip Ziegler, Antonia Fraser, the exquisite piece of puppet theatre, Nobody Rides the Unicorn, and the astonishing mix of Schubert's Winterreise and Captain Scott's diaries that made up 'The Fatal Chance'… and so on.

Please bear in mind as we move into 2014 that many many festival events now sell out to Friends of the Festival all of whom enjoy priority booking periods. We firmly recommend that you join, not least so that you gain the earliest notification of festival activities and, of course, invitations to key launch events.

The warmest wishes from all of us at the festival

Stewart Collins
Artistic Director

Petworth Festival has an award-winning Artistic Director and an award-winning volunteer!

Stewart Collins Award Winner Petworth Festival Award Winning Volunteer

Stewart Collins won the BAFA Award for Outstanding Contribution to British Arts Festivals at the 2012 Conference for Festivals. It is awarded by the BAFA Board and previous winners have included Michael and Emily Eavis of Glastonbury fame, Nick Dodds, Brighton Festival; Richard Phillips, Leamington Music; Judith Serota, Spitalfields Festival and Tania Harrison, Latitude Festival. Its not limited to BAFA Members.

Angela Azis, Petworth Festival Board Member, volunteer co-ordinator and volunteer responsible for all front of house requirements has won a national award for 'Exceptional Service' in 2013. Angela's citation reflected on her 'tireless work in putting the festival on' together with her 'unstinting good humour and commitment to the local community'.


Do consider becoming a Patron or Friend for 2014 Summer Festival priority booking & discounted ticket prices. Click here for further information.

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


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