Supporting or Sponsoring the Summer Festival

The Petworth Festival has been referred to as ‘a jewel in the South Downs’ and we are proud of this status. For over forty years without a break, Covid years included, high quality festivals have taken place in Petworth. But quality comes at a price. In order to bring the highest quality artists to our part of the world and to run a year-round efficient organisation we have always relied on the support from our local community, both individuals and businesses alike. In this way we have been able to attract top classical, jazz and world music stars, comedians, theatre companies, family entertainers and the like – Mitsuko Uchida, Steven Isserlis, Willard White, Sheku & Isata Kanneh-Mason, Tenebrae, the Manfreds, Kathryn Tickell, Ronnie Scott’s Allstars, Joe Stilgoe, The Blues Band, Georgie Fame, Julian Clary, Paul Merton: all are recent Petworth alumni.

Our need for this support doesn’t go away. In fact, it grows. As our ambitions for the festival grow year-on-year and as we try ever harder to engage with the widest possible audiences we need support more than ever. But it isn’t a one-way track. Supporting events at the festival brings multiple rewards; practically in terms of priority booking, but much more than that. For corporate partners we offer access to our audience and multiple opportunities to develop your awareness and brand, and to our private supporters we offer the opportunity to join a family that brings wonderful art and performance to our area, and which also helps guarantee the quality of life we enjoy in West Sussex. The best of the international concert stage on your doorstep. We hope you will join our family!

Stewart Collins
Artistic Director

Thank you to our existing supporters for your extraordinary and loyal support over many years and we hope that individually and severally you stay with us for many more, whether as an individual or as a corporate supporter.

All sponsors receive benefits that range from our concierge style ticket booking service, through to receptions, entertaining opportunities, public recognition and acknowledgement where required, and meetings with artists, all depending on the level of contribution.

If you would like information regarding sponsorship or support – whether the summer festival, literary week or both – please contact Stella Goodson or telephone 01798 343055.

Support for the Summer Festival starts at £500 and for the Literary Week from only £300.

A sincere and heartfelt thank you to all those who have already pledged support for the 2024 Summer Festival and June Edition

Summer Festival and June Edition Supporters – 2024

Principal Sponsor

The Leconfield Estates

Principal Corporate Sponsor

Sofas & Stuff

Individual & Corporate Donors

The Anstruther Family
Ian & Judy Barlow
Alan & Sara Bennie
Lady Barbara Bossom
The Bowerman Charitable Trust
Gay Bradley
Colonel & Mrs Arther Byng
RH & RQ Clutton
Edward Cooke Family Law
Andy Dean & Carol Montgomery
Dame Philippa de Pass DCVO
Donovan’s Dental Practice
William de Winton
Charlie & Roșie Drayson
Tim & Gail Drew
Peter Drummond
Sir Vernon Ellis
Barry & Chris Flannaghan
Judy Flint
Debbie & Neil Franks
Andrea Frears
David Godfray
Jonathan & Claudia Golden
Nigel & Alison Goodenough
Alan Ground
HH Susan Hamilton KC
Rick & Janeen Haythornthwaite
Valerie Henden
Veronica Henty
John & Catherine Hickman of Kingston Estates Ltd
Michael & Isobel Holland
John & Belinda Horley
John & Gloria Horwell
Andrew & Judy Howard
David & Wendy Hunter
Ionian Estates
Robert & Sarah Jeans
Kevis House Gallery
Alastair & Suzy Kilgour
Jeremy & Sarah Lewis
John Bird Antiques
Charles & Pippa Lewington
Vaughan & Sally Lowe
Andrew & Belinda Mack
Anthea Martin-Jenkins
Caroline McNeil
Meghdoots Mystique Masala
Middleton Advisors
Diana & Richard Midmer
Robert & Lynda Moorby
Nick & Pat Moore
Stephen & Anna Nash
New Street Decorative
Ingrid Nilson – The Antique Dealers Fair
John & Corinne Older
Gordon & Tina Owen
Petworth Places
Mark & Alva Powell
Gary & Marie-France Ralphe
Malcolm & Lizzie Ring
Roebuck Estates
Sacre Associates – Independent Financial Advisors
Tony Scales & Anne Timberlake
Michael & Gail Squires
Robert & Liz Stedhall
Sofas & Stuff
Caroline Stoneman
Jan Taylor
Roger & Charlotte ter Haar
James & Penny Tree
Nicholas & Ronagh Wheeler
Sir Michael & Lady Wright
The Festival would also like to thank all the generous individuals who made donations and have asked to remain anonymous.
Leconfield Estate
The Antique Dealers Fair
Arts Society West Sussex
coultershaw heritage
Leeds International Piano Competition
National Trust
Petworth Business Association
Petworth Places
Royal Academy Music