Patrons & Sponsors

Thank you to everyone who sponsored our Literary Weekend this November. What a tremendous 'Weekend' it has been. 2,000 people visited our superb market town and attended no less than 17 events, 8 of which were sell outs.

Sponsorship for our Summer Festival starts at just £500 - would you like to help? Contact Kate Wardle info@petworthfestival.org.uk for more information.

As you can imagine costs are forever increasing, but, as a charity, we are determined to continue to enable world-class artists to perform in Petworth at reasonable ticket prices giving access to the arts in all forms to local people from all walks of life. To that end, could you or your business sponsor or part-sponsor a Festival either at our next Summer Festival which takes place from Wednesday 12 - Saturday 29 July 2017.

Sponsorship of The Petworth Festival is essential to keep prices low, attract the highest calibre of artists, and create a diverse and widely attractive programme.

Support for the Summer Festival starts at £500 and for the Literary Weekend from only £250 so if you would like to discuss helping Petworth Festival in this way please contact Kate Wardle info@petworthfestival.org.uk or telephone 01798 343055.

The Petworth Festival is extremely grateful to the following sponsors who have already given their support for the 2017 Summer Festival:

Debs Godfray, David and Mary Bowerman, The Anstruther Family, John & Corinne Older, Rodney H Downes, Lewis Golden, West Sussex Fine Arts Society, Nicholas & Pat Moore, Jonathan & Claudia Golden, Gay Bradley, Veronica Henty, Mark & Alva Powell, David & Wendy Hunter, The Boltini Trust, Peter & Jill Drummond, Tim & Gordon Owen, Sir Michael and Lady Wright, Alan & Sara Bennie, The Franks Family, Michael Harting, Phyllis-Anne Dutton-Forshaw, Peter & Jo Lavender, Ann Bayne, Sir Clive & Lady Barbara Bossom, Anna Luttman-Johnson, Ian & Caroline McNeil, The Sosland Family, Sir Geoffrey & Lady Pattie, Peter & Fran Ryhs-Evans, Bassil Shippam & Alsford Charitable Trust, Christopher & Diana Purchas

2017 Corporate Sponsors

Leconfield Estates (principal sponsor) Seaford College, Guilt Lingerie, Kevis House Gallery, Rountree Tryon Galleries, John Bird Antiques, Middleton Advisors, Meghdoots Mystique Masala, Savills, Donovan's Dental Practice, Petworth Bookshop

2016 Literary Sponsors

Platinum The Franks Family / Lewis Golden

Gold Ann Bayne / The Sosland Family

Silver Sue & Peter Avern / Sara & Alan Bennie / Anna & Peter Luttman-Johnson / Yoko & Michael Varvill / Sir Michael & Lady Wright

Bronze Francesca & Mark Bilsland / Jill & Peter Drummond / Jane & Michael Elliott / Andrewa Frears / Bea & Peter Gaisman / Jinnie & Josceline Grove / Christopher Hill / Susan Kelly / Kevis House Gallery / Brenda Kverndal / Jo & Peter Lavender / Morgan London / Tina & Gordon Owen / Frances & Peter Rhys-Evans and a number of donors who have asked to remain anonymous

Businesses Kevis House Gallery / Morgan London / Petworth Bookshop / Tiffins Tea Room

Principal Supporters


Summer Corporate Partners 2017

Literary Festival Corporate Partners

Summer Festival Corporate Partners

Individual Donors

  • Mrs Ann Bayne
  • Mr & Mrs Alan Bennie
  • Sir Clive & Lady Barbara Bossom
  • Mr & Mrs David Bowerman
  • Mrs Gay Bradley
  • Mr & Mrs Anthony Buckley
  • Mr Rodney H Downes
  • Mr & Mrs Peter Drummond
  • Mrs Phyllis-Anne Dutton-Forshaw
  • Mr & Mrs Robert Evans
  • Mrs Anne Ford-Robertson
  • Mr & Mrs Neil Franks
  • Mrs Deborah Godfray
  • Mr & Mrs Jonathan Golden
  • Mr Lewis Golden
  • Mr & Mrs Christopher Hampson
  • Mrs Rosemary Harris
  • Mr Michael Harting
  • Mrs Jonathan Henty
  • Prof & Mrs Peter Lavender
  • Mr & Mrs Ken Lintill
  • Mr & Mrs Peter Luttman-Johnson
  • Mr & Mrs I McNeil
  • Mr & Mrs Nicholas Moore
  • Dr & Mrs Roger Muray
  • Mr & Mrs John Older
  • Mr & Mrs Gordon Owen
  • Mr & Mrs Bryan Pascoe
  • Sir Geoffrey & Lady Pattie
  • Mr Terry Pentony
  • Mr & Mrs Mark Powell
  • Mr John Rank
  • Dr & Mrs Peter Rhys-Evans
  • Mr Alex Segal
  • The Sosland Family
  • Mrs Indira Thomas
  • Mr & Mrs Michael Varvill
  • Mr & Mrs Gordon Verhoef
  • Mr & Mrs Nicholas Wheeler
  • Sir Michael & Lady Wright

Corporate Partners

  • Anderson Rowntree
  • The Angel Inn, Petworth
  • Augustus Brandt
  • Barlavington Estate
  • Bellmans Auctioneers & Valuers
  • Coco Café & Sugar Lounge
  • Donovan’s Dental Practice
  • Guilt Lingerie
  • The Halfway Bridge
  • Hennings Wine Merchants
  • Hungry Guest
  • John Bird Antiques
  • Langhams Brewery
  • The Leconfield Estates
  • The Leconfield Restaurant & Bar
  • Lombard Structures
  • MacDonald Oates LLP
  • McCarthy & Stone
  • Meghdoots Mystic Masala
  • Middleton Advisors
  • Mike Hay Production Services
  • The Paul Arden Gallery
  • The Petworth Bookshop
  • Premier Nursing Ltd
  • Restalls Violins
  • Rugs of Petworth
  • Savills
  • Seaford College
  • Steinway
  • Sorella
  • TiffinsTea Room
  • Tudor Rose Antiques
  • Upperton Vineyard

Community & Education Partners

Media Partners

  • Midhurst & Petworth Observer
  • Sussex Life

Trusts & Foundations

  • The Bassil Shippam & Alsford Charitable Trust
  • Petworth Town Council
  • The Worshipful Company of Musicians

Souvenir Programme Advertisers

  • Chichester Stoneworks
  • Cowdray Farm Shop & Cafe
  • Kevis Gallery
  • Kirker Holidays
  • Moore Stephens LLP
  • Petworth Bookshop
  • Petworth House
  • Parham House & Gardens
  • Rathbones Investment Management
  • South Downs Decorative & Fine Arts Association