From our Artistic Director

Thank you hugely to all who contributed to the 40th Anniversary Festival – whether as audience, performer, sponsor or volunteer. Few who attended will ever forget a whole sequence of events that saw us breaking almost every previous record in terms of audience numbers and appreciation. Grand Choral Classics; The Piano Extravaganza; the King’s Singers; Steve Isserlis; Come and Sing ABBA… the list of unequivocal hits is a long one. And special thanks to those who supported the series of World War 1 related events. Much will be heard about the coming centenary ‘celebrations’ as the year progresses, but hopefully we have already set in train a mind set and a level of awareness that is appropriate to such a mightily important national anniversary.

And talking of the Autumn…

…the Petworth Festival Literary week will soon be upon us! Now extended to a full week, this has become every bit as much a part of the Petworth calendar as the Festival itself, and we look forward to welcoming you at the end of October for a truly stellar series of events - watch this space for details. The full programme goes live and on-sale from 5th October.

Thank you and all good wishes

Stewart Collins and the Petworth Festival team

August 2018