Summer Arts Festival: 14 to 31 July
Autumn Literary Week: 29 October to 7 November
*Subject to Government Regulations*
Petworth Festival celebrates its 43rd year in 2021 having squeezed in a successful edition in October/November of last year thanks to the introduction of streaming technology. A series of events with small invited audiences and live streaming helped ensure the continuity of the event. The first week included a series of performance events carried from the cancelled summer edition and featured the likes of Sheku & Isata Kanneh-Mason, Mitsuko Uchida and MILOŠ, with the second celebrating the 10th anniversary of the festival’s literary week with events featuring authors William Boyd, Anthony Horowitz and Joanna Trollope.
At the time of writing plans are firmly in place for the 2021 summer festival, the mixed art form fortnight being headlined by Adam Kay, The Blues Band, Jess Gillam and Imogen Cooper. Events will take place over 17 days and in 9 venues in and around Petworth, a further highlight this year being an opening weekend of free events in Petworth House Pleasure Ground – street theatre, ‘sit-down’ theatre, participatory workshops and installations.
The 11th Petworth Festival Literary Week will run between Friday 29 October – Sunday 7 November, confirmed authors including Sebastian Faulks, Joan Bakewell, Richard Dawkins, Barbara Dickson and the festival’s President, Max Egremont.
Full details of the programme will be available on the festival’s website from 18th May.
For more information or to buy tickets please visit Petworth Festival
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