From our Artistic Director

The warmest of greetings as ever to our friends and supporters – and of course to everyone reading this. I hope you were able to take advantage of the events filmed at the 2021 literary festival. The November week was a wonderful end to a frankly difficult year and, once again, a whole series of events will remain long in the memory.

2022 now becomes our full focus as we and the world adjust back towards something more recognisably normal. Our programme of events for the summer will be announced in the spring just as soon as everything is in place. In the meantime I can happily report that everything is taking shape with some genuine treats in prospect, and also that in 2022 our list of partners grows in two exciting ways. To our existing relationships with the Royal Academy of Music, the Musicians’ Company, Live Music Now, The National Trust, and The Arts Society West Sussex, in 2022 we add a summerlong celebration across Chichester District - Culture Spark - that will result in some very special additions to the festival programme. We are also delighted to be working with the Leeds International Piano Competition. This alone would be an exciting addition so do look out for more in due course.

Every new year is exciting and 2022 is already enticing us in. Please continue to watch this space and definitely save those dates!