From our Artistic Director

The Petworth Festival’s 40th anniversary year continues with our recent announcement of this year’s literary festival programme – and we’re thrilled with the buzz that’s already in the West Sussex air! With events covering sport, the arts, writing, current affairs, history, poetry and food, not to mention top-line fiction, we’re looking forward to a fascinating and stimulating week. And of course please notice that we’re now running for a full week. The Petworth Festival Literary ‘Weekend’ is very much a thing of the past thanks to genuine and overwhelming popular demand…

The likes of Max Hastings, Michael Morpurgo, Fay Weldon, Sebastian Faulks, Kate Williams, Paddy Ashdown, Alan Titchmarsh and Julian Fellowes are just the tip of the iceberg. Do please look at all 27 events as they all promise golden nuggets of interest and stimulation…

Thank you for your continuing support whether sponsor, patron or ticket buyer. You all ensure that our festival thrives and continues to serve in the most vibrant manner possible.

Stewart Collins
October 2018