The Arts Society West Sussex

The Arts Society West Sussex was founded as West Sussex Decorative and Fine Arts Society (WSDFAS) in 1969 and became the twentieth member society of the National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies (NADFAS), now know as The Arts Society.

We provide our members with an excellent programme of illustrated lectures, and we arrange visits to galleries, museums, country houses and other places of cultural interest. We also organise study days and arrange an annual holiday either in the UK or abroad.

Meetings are normally held in Fittleworth Village Hall RH20 1JH on the first Tuesday of each month at 2.00 pm and are followed by tea & coffee (Doors open 1.40 pm).

Fittleworth is a convenient distance from Petworth, Pulborough, Arundel, Midhurst, Billingshurst and Chichester. There is ample parking at the Hall and visitors are welcome.

Visitors are most welcome to attend at a nominal fee of £5 a time.

The Leconfield Singers

The Leconfield Singers is a thriving mixed-voice choir of around 100 members based in the centre of Petworth. Our choir has performed an impressive list of major and small-scale works from the choral repertoire of both sacred and secular music, in venues ranging from cathedrals, concert halls to open air venues. In May 2016 we joined forces with 2 other choirs as part of English Philharmonia Chorus and performed at The Royal Festival Hall, an experience we will be repeating in May 2019 with Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius. We are a charity (No. 1152725) dedicated to promoting music, the arts and culture in and around Petworth. Our concerts have been received enthusiastically by audiences throughout the South East of England, and we have taken our repertoire on tour to France, Italy, Belgium and more recently to Prague in the Czech Republic.

07808 860857

The Petworth Society

The Petworth Society

The Petworth Society was founded in 1974 to preserve the character and amenities of the town and parish of Petworth including Byworth; to encourage interest in the history of the district and to foster a community spirit. It is non-political, non-sectarian and non-profit making. Membership is open to anyone, irrespective of place of residence who is interested in furthering the aims of the society. Membership is £14.00, single or double. Postal £18.00, overseas £25.00. Members receive 4 copies of the quarterly society magazine.

01798 343227