Please come and support us with our very first Christmas fair! There will be a raffle with great prizes, Santa's grotto, craft & gift stalls, lucky dip, cakes & refreshments, face painting.
1 DECEMBER - 1 JANUARY
11.00am - 3.30pm
Celebrate the festive season in opulent Georgian style with selected rooms of the House and Servants Quarters dressed for a Georgian style Christmas and discover some traditions both old and new.
11.00am - 8.00pm
Petworth Town Council Christmas Lights Event Committee have joined forces with both St Mary’s Church, Petworth and the National Trust at Petworth House to present a spectacular Lantern Procession and Live Nativity to celebrate the switching on of Petworth Christmas Lights every December.
The fun starts at 11am and continues through the day with carol singers in Market Square and an amazing array of stalls and festive food and drink from local providers all day. There is a Santa’s Grotto and lots children’s activities available inside the Leconfield Hall all day.
The Lantern Procession, lead by St Mary’s Church Choir in full robes, will accompany the Holy Family, the Wise Men and the Shepherds complete with the donkey and goats (for sheep!) as they perform a live Nativity along the town’s streets from St Mary’s Church from 5pm. The procession travels down pretty cobbled Lombard Street and into the Market Square where the Christmas Tree lights will be switched on at 6.30pm by Lord Egremont followed by the Live Window Competition prizes and the Petworth Town Band leading us in Carols and music.
7.15pm - 10.15pm
Clara is given an enchanted Nutcracker doll on Christmas Eve. As midnight strikes, she creeps downstairs to find a magical adventure awaiting her and her Nutcracker.
2.00pm - 3.00pm
Contrary to popular myth, the Victorians thoroughly amused themselves and particularly at Christmas. With this lecture we will revel in their celebrations.
Time: Matinée at 2pm-3pm
Evening Concert at 6.30pm – 8.30pm
The Leconfield Singers’ seasonal offerings on Saturday 8th December at St Mary's Church Petworth will be packed full of Christmas favourites along with a selection of surprises.
7.30pm - 9.30pm
83 year old Edie believes that it is never too late - packing an old camping bag, leaving her life behind and embarking on an adventure she never got to have - climbing the imposing Mount Suilven in Scotland.
10 - 12 JANUARY
7.30pm - 9.30pm
2.30pm - 4.30pm
This years Pantomime production is Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
Told in true pantomime style, with plenty of laughs, this superb new adaptation puts the sparkle back into the classic tale.
6.30pm - 10.20pm
Alfredo Germont and the courtesan Violetta Valéry fall in love at a party in Violetta's Paris salon. Alfredo is determined to cure Violetta of her tuberculosis, and the couple leave Paris and begin a contented life in the country.
6.45pm - 10.15pm
The penniless soldier Gherman has fallen in love with Liza, even though she is engaged to his friend Yeletsky. Gherman learns that Liza's guardian the Countess knows a winning three-card formula.
7.15pm - 10.00pm
Don Quixote and his servant Sancho Panza set out to have a chivalrous adventure. They meet Kitri and Basilio, a young couple who cannot marry because Kitri's father is determined to marry her off to the wealthy Gamache. Don Quixote decides to intervene.
6.45pm - 10.30pm
Disillusioned with life, the aged philosopher Faust calls upon Satan to help him. The devil Méphistophélès appears and strikes a bargain with the philosopher: he will give him youth and the love of the beautiful Marguerite, if Faust will hand over his soul.
7.15pm - 10.30pm
The contemporary face of The Royal Ballet is shown in works from three of today's leading choreographers. Wheeldon's Within the Golden Hour is based around seven couples separating and intermingling, to music by Vivaldi and Bossi and lit with rich colours suggested by sunset.
7.15pm - 10.30pm
Romeo and Juliet fall passionately in love, but their families are caught up in a deadly feud. They marry in secret, but tragic circumstances lead Romeo to fight and kill Juliet's cousin Tybalt. As punishment, he is banished from the city.
6.00pm - 11.00pm
Halloween returns to the Cricketers! Join us for an evening of spooktacular fun on Saturday 27th October. Fun & games for the young ones first followed by live music from Red Kite Drift.
6.00pm - 9.00pm
Annual Fittleworth bonfire night raising funds for Fittleworth school. Tickets for this event are available from the new Fittleworth shop or the school. Burgers, hotdogs,
Sweet treats and plenty more. Wrap up and enjoy the bangs!
27 OCTOBER - 4 NOVEMBER
12.00pm - 10.00pm
Having already celebrated its 40th anniversary in style with a record breaking summer festival, the full programme for the 8th Petworth Festival Literary Week will be announced on Friday 5th October.
7.30pm - 9.30pm
The untold story of the last days in the tragic times of Oscar Wilde, a person who observes his own failure with ironic distance and regards the difficulties that beset his life with detachment and humor.
20 - 28 OCTOBER
11.30am - 1.30pm
Elizabeth Ilive's science experiment has gone horribly wrong and she needs your help.
She was trying to power machinery by catching lightning on a stormy night but the lightning crashed in to the Pet Graves and something not so cute and fluffy has woken up.