Following the sell-out success of Turner’s Sussex earlier this year, never before shown works by the great British landscape artist John Constable are to go on display at Petworth House in a major exhibition for the new year.
Running from 11th January to 14th March 2014, Constable at Petworth will feature a selection of more than 40 stunning watercolours and drawings made around Petworth during Constable’s visits to the house in 1834.
Enjoy a wonderful day of shopping at the Winter Brocante Fair at Cowdray Hall in Easebourne, Midhurst on Saturday 30th November.
Find over 40 hand-picked exhibitors selling decorative antiques, specialist textiles dealers, interiors, linen, antique painted furniture, artisan made giftware, jewellery, clothing and wreath making.
Doors open at 11am-5pm
Entrance £2.00 under 14s free
Special lunches served at hall and bookings now being taken at the Cowdray Farm Shop Midhurst
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Christmas is a wonderful time of the year and there is no setting in West Sussex more magical than Petworth House. Once more, Petworth House has a wondrous line-up of events and activities for all ages and interests. There are gifts galore at the popular Petworth House Christmas Fair. The spectacular Christmas event ‘A Festive Feast for the Eyes’ in Petworth House Servants’ Quarters will amaze and the children will adore the miniature Christmas mouse making workshops too. (more…)
Author, broadcaster, columnist, campaigner for Prison Reform, former politician & Cabinet Minister Jonathan Aitken is to host the annual Petworth Area Churches Together (PACT) event at St. Mary’s Church, Petworth on Friday 22nd November.
What better way to get into the festive spirit than an evening spent sampling the glorious range of Christmas food & drink at The Hungy Guest Food Shop.
Meet some of their suppliers and producers who will be happy to share their knowledge.
From advice on the perfect cheese board to knife skills demonstrations, the evening promises something for everyone. Of course there will be plenty of samples to taste too from their butchers, in-house chefs and bakers too.
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The annual Christmas Lights on in Petworth always captures the magic of the season and offers Christmas shoppers a unique retail haven away from the hustle and bustle of the High Street. This year the lights will be lit on Saturday 7th December when the whole community will come together once again for a day packed full of festive entertainment from 11am – 8pm.
Christmas shoppers can indulge in a spot of retail therapy on Petworth High Street, where you’ll find a treasure trove of independent retailers offering a diverse range of goods together with the world famous arts and antiques establishments all set within a walking distance of a half mile radius.
Petworth Festival’s 3rd Literary Weekend kicks off on Wednesday 6th November, when some of the country’s major authors and publishers descend on Petworth for a week of events which promise to explore, challenge and entertain.
Highlights include talks by the Countess of Carnarvon, who will offer insights into the life at Highclere Castle, the setting for Julian Fellowes’ award-winning drama Downton Abbey, from the second volume of her story about Lady Catherine and the Real Downton Abbey.
Lord Egremont interviews one of Britain’s leading biographers – Philip Ziegler – about his latest subject the great film and stage actor Laurence Olivier, and internationally bestselling historian Antonia Fraser aout her new book about the passing of the Great Reform Bill of 1832.
Hunter Davies, the authorised biographer of the Beatles, talks about editing The John Lennon Letters – a selection of the musician’s letters to relations, friends, fans and strangers.
To book tickets and see full details of What’s On, a downloadable brochure is available at www.petworthfestival.org.uk
We are excited to announce that the Decorative Collective Centre will be opening in Petworth on 1st November 2013.
The internet based company, will be opening at the wonderful period building East House so that the public will be able to view selected pieces in person. (more…)
Taking place on Saturday and Sunday, 21-22 September, the Petworth Food & Wine Festival saw hundreds of people come along to sample delights and a range of flavours from around the country – including wines, preserves and sausage rolls ‘with a twist’.
A variety of smells and spices wafted across the town throughout the weekend, with the aroma of hog roasts, cheeses, coffee beans, curries and cakes. The tantalisingly tasty event also had live demonstrations from Troels Bendix of the Hungry Guest, Mili from Meghdoots, Sarah Hammond from Rhubarb, Carole Sharpe from Vintage Tea Rooms, Rosemary Moon, and Ian Pearce from the National Trust.
Celebrating their 45th anniversary year this wonderfully exuberant group of doctors will give a very special concert in the genre of Flanders and Swan at St Mary’s Church, Petworth.