From our Artistic Director

An extended thank you to all who attended, supported or appeared in this year’s Literary Festival.

We significantly upped the ante this year with our autumn event, extending the festival by another day and by programming 21 events, up from 15 the previous year. And with a roll call that included Vince Cable, Jeremy Vine, Chris Bonington, Jim Al-Khalili, Ann Widdecombe, The Rev. Richard Coles together with a host of other high profile authors, the bar was magnificently raised. We also watched on with joy at a creative writing event led by poet Rachel Long that saw the creation and performance of over two dozen poems by pupils from seven local primary schools.

We shall be back with the 8th Literary Festival in 2018 (29th October – 4th November), but more immediately watch out for details relating to our landmark 40th anniversary summer festival, which runs from Tuesday 17th July – Saturday 4th August 2018. This promises to be a hugely special year with a series of hugely special concerts and events, and we look forward to welcoming you back. Regularly!

2018 summer box office opens to the public on Thursday 10 May. Sponsors, Patrons and Friends receive priority booking from 13 April so why not become a Sponsor, Patron or Friend of the Petworth Festival (and we need you all!?) Please contact my colleague Kate Wardle at info@petworthfestival.org.uk or call 01798 343055 or click Become a Festival Supporter

Sincerely Stewart Collins Artistic Director

Upcoming Events:

2018 Summer Festival Tuesday 17th July – Saturday 4th August
Box Office opens Thursday 10 May
2018 Literary Week Monday 29th October - Sunday 4th November
Box Office opens Friday 5 October