The Music of Paul Simon – A Celebration

The Music of Paul Simon – A Celebration

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Thursday 22 July, 2021

Petworth House Stable Yard

7.30pm – 10.10pm (Doors open 6.45pm)

£31.90 (18 and under £5)


Petworth Festival returns to Petworth House’s unique stable yard for the first of three magical evenings by kind permission of Lord and Lady Egremont and the National Trust.

The first is dedicated to the music of the multi-Grammy award winning Paul Simon. In the first half an uncanny recreation of his partnership with Art Garfunkel by the duo, Bookends, and then in the second the full-on contrast that is Gary Stewart’s brilliant live reworking of the iconic album Graceland, with its sequence of songs inspired (amongst much else) by mbaqanga – South African street music. Joyous music making by a hugely talented seven-piece band.

There will be a bar selling wine, Langhams ale and soft drinks. Hot drinks, bakery and ice cream will be available from The Hungry Guest.

Please note that the auditorium is outside so do dress appropriately for the weather. Fixed unreserved seats are provided.

By kind permission of Lord & Lady Egremont and the National Trust

Generously sponsored by Alan & Sara Bennie and Charlie & Rosie Drayson

Gary Stewart’s Graceland (photo: Peter Dunwell) and Bookends