Barney Norris & David Owen Norris - The Wellspring

Barney Norris & David Owen Norris - The Wellspring





Wednesday 3 November, 2021

St Mary's Church, Petworth, GU28 0AD

7.30pm - 8.30pm

Adults £10 / 18 and under £5 / Online £5

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We welcome the father and son pairing of Barney Norris and David Owen Norris, David being well known in these parts not least for being a former Artistic Director of the Petworth Festival.

In The Wellspring, acclaimed novelist and dramatist Barney Norris conducts a conversation with his arguably even more acclaimed pianist and composer father on creativity, cultural identity, and how the two intertwine. In addition to being called ‘quite possibly the most interesting pianist in the world’ (Toronto Globe and Mail) and ‘a famous thinker/philosopher of the keyboard’ (Seattle Times), Norris senior is a respected and longstanding television and radio presenter who has worked with a huge range of musicians, conductors and composers in the concert hall and on the airwaves.

On booking an online ticket via the Petworth Festival’s third-party booking site Ticketsolve (, 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.

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).

Barney Norris (photo: Jay Brooks) and David Owen Norris (photo: Simon Weir)