- To buy a ticket to come in person to St Mary's, click here
- To book a ticket to watch online* click here
- To buy a festival pass** to watch all our streamed events online click here
If the 2020 literary week event featuring ‘War Doctor’ David Nott captured your attention, we invite you to discover another extraordinary tale of our times. For thirty years, Hamish de Bretton-Gordon has served and volunteered in conflict zones around the world. As the army’s foremost chemical weapons expert, he built a unique first-hand understanding of how to prevent attacks and train doctors on the frontline – saving countless lives in the process. After suffering near-death experiences time and again, Hamish discovered he had a ticking time bomb in his own chest: a heart condition called Sudden Death Syndrome that could kill him at any moment. But with a new awareness for the fragility of life, Hamish has unearthed evidence of multiple chemical attacks in Syria and continues to advise the government at the highest level, including after the 2018 Novichok poisoning in Salisbury.
Hamish de Bretton-Gordon OBE is co-founder and director of Doctors Under Fire with Professor David Nott, where he helps civilians with the threat from chemical weapons. He frequently appears in global media as an expert commentator and in 2020 took up the position of Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Magdalene College Cambridge.
On booking an online ticket via the Petworth Festival’s third-party booking site Ticketsolve (https://petworthfestival.ticketsolve.com/shows), you will be sent a link in your confirmation email which will take you to the online event. Events may either be watched ‘live’, as they happen, or from 24 hours after the event time in the brochure. Please note, it is not possible to pause or rewind events being watched live. Tickets are valid for one viewing only, either of the live streamed event or the recording. Events will be available to view online via the website until midnight on Sunday 28 November. Online viewing tickets may be purchased until this date.
**FESTIVAL ONLINE PASS
All online events £45. The full Festival Online Pass is like a season ticket and can only be used by the holder. The full Festival Pass holder will receive a link which will take them to a page where they can view each individual online event once (either ‘live’ or recorded).