From our Artistic Director

28 April 2020

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

As most, if not all of you will know, we have sadly had to cancel all the planned Petworth Festival events for July but, in what we hope will look like a shaft of sunlight in otherwise grey skies, we hope you will be pleased - and even relieved - to know that the team continues to work towards a resumption of activities at the earliest possible date.

We are aware that the news moves fast and changes pretty much every day and we all need something of a crystal ball to divine what the world will look like in the months and years to come, but rest assured that any ‘new normal’ will definitely include the Petworth Festival. And just to confirm, come what may and live or on-line, there will be a ‘Petworth Festival Extra’ in the Autumn tying in with the 2020 Literary Week. Details and dates will be published just as soon as it is realistic and possible to do so!

In the meantime we wish all of our supporters well, and in addition to the attached video message ‘from my front room’, do click on to the three lovely messages received respectively from Tasmin Little, MILOŠ, and Patti Boulaye, all of whom, of course, were due to be performing for us in July.

Best wishes, stay well and sincerest greetings. Stewart Collins and the Festival Team