From our Artistic Director

31 March 2020:

To our dear Friends, Sponsors and supporters of the Petworth Festival

We very much regret to announce that major changes have been forced on us as a result of the current health crisis. All events in July have been either postponed or cancelled, but, in what we hope will look like a shaft of sunlight in the otherwise grey skies, we are delighted to announce that we will be presenting a sequence of the absolute highlights of this planned Summer Festival in a special week of events that will precede the 2020 Literary Week.

The new AUTUMN FESTIVAL will now run between Friday 16 October – Sunday 1 November with a week of music and performance followed by the 10th Anniversary Literary Week. Full details will be announced in due course.

In the meantime, our overriding concerns remain for the wellbeing of our audiences, our supporters and our Festival team, many of whom are volunteers, not to mention the musicians and performers who bring so much to our lives.

With every good wish Stewart Collins and The Petworth Festival Team