Kevis House Gallery

Kevis House Gallery presents a changing programme of art exhibitions, focusing on works on paper: drawings, watercolours, photographs and original prints.

Kevis House Gallery is on the ground floor of the building that housed the studio of Victorian photographer Walter Kevis from 1877 – 1908. It is located in Petworth’s famous cobbled Lombard Street, 2 minutes walk from Petworth House, at the Market Square end of Lombard Street, opposite The Hungry Guest Café.

Midhurst

Midhurst is only 8 miles drive from Petworth. It’s a thriving country market town, a role it has filled for many centuries. You’ll find evidence of that all around you in a delightful mix of medieval, Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian architecture.

HISTORY AND HERITAGE

Midhurst also has great historical social and political significance – Cowdray played host to both Queen Elizabeth I and King Henry VIII. Guy Fawkes once worked at Cowdray House. Partially destroyed by fire in 1793, the magnificent ruins now tower over the town’s water meadows and visitors can explore where Kings and Queens of England once stood.

WHAT’S ON - PLACES TO GO, THINGS TO DO

Discover events from around the area… everything from days out at the races and music festivals through to world-class polo championships, glorious gardens and French and Italian markets!

HEART OF THE SOUTH DOWNS NATIONAL PARK

Midhurst is proud to have the wonderful new South Downs National Park Visitor Centre and also makes the perfect base to get out and explore this beautiful landscape, by bicycle, foot or hoof unique heathland with wide horizons, rare birds, open chalkland and wild flowers galore. For some gentle outdoor activity, golf, clay pigeon shooting and fly fishing are all available within 5 minutes of the historic town centre.

SHOPPING & ACCOMMODATION

Midhurst is blessed with many individual shops and places to eat. From clothing and gifts to locally sourced produce and beauty treatments. A delightful range of welcoming places to stay are available both in and out of town, from luxury B&Bs and historic hotels to quaint country cottages.

NATIONAL TRUST WOOLBEDING GARDENS

Head out of Midhurst along the Rother Valley and through the parkland into the Woolbeding countryside where you can experience the wild commons and a myriad of wildlife, from Dartford warblers to dragonflies. At the heart of the estate lies a little-known horticultural jewel, Woolbeding Gardens, packed with floral borders and follies.

Find out more at visitmidhurst.com

Midhurst & Duncton Mill Walk

Discover another way to visit the South Downs National Park. Go to www.traveline.co.uk or call 0871 200 22 33 to find public transport information. For train timetables, visit www.nationalrail.co.uk or call 08457 484950. South Downs National Park The South Downs National Park is Britain’s newest National Park, rich in landscape, culture and wildlife. Discover ancient woodland and enjoy spectacular views as you explore the open downs and heathlands. Within these landscapes lie bustling market towns and peaceful rural villages, historic houses and the remains of ancient settlements.

Moncrieff-Bray Gallery

Moncrieff-Bray Gallery

Moncrieff-Bray Gallery and Sculpture Garden is a commercial art space in Petworth specialising in contemporary art and sculpture by established and emerging artists.

The spectacular premises is a 120 metre converted Sussex barn set in a landscaped sculpture garden just outside the town centre, where high quality but accessible art will engage visitors and encourage them to develop an interest in art and sculpture. Due to the scale of the gallery, visitors can be assured of a wide range of work to view at any one time and they hold three to four major exhibitions a year.

Petfringe

Petfringe

Petfringe Sounds Like Fun, because it is fun, that’s what a Fringe is all about.

Petfringe has pulled together a whole range of different shows and acts all of which have a quirkiness that will make you think, make you laugh and, most importantly, give you a good time; true to its motto of putting on ‘Home Grown Talent + Guests’.

Visit the website for dates and each event. 

Petworth Christmas Lights & Live Window Competition

This event is always on the first Saturday in December.

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.

If you would like to take part in the Lantern Procession (and we hope lots of you will!) please pop in to the special Courtyard Shop (behind the Christmas Tree) and either join in the Lantern Workshop (ongoing all morning) or just pick up a Lantern and use it later. Everyone taking part will meet at St Mary’s Church (at the top of the town next to Petworth House Church Lodge entrance) by 4.40pm to get ready for the greatest and most spectacular procession Petworth has ever seen!

The fun continues into the evening so please come along, join in and make it the best possible start to the Christmas Season here in lovely Petworth!

For further info email  clerk@petworth-tc.gov.uk

Petworth Farmers Market


Petworth Farmers Market operates from 9.00am – 1.00pm every 4th Saturday of the month.

Great opportunity to come and support our local farmers who have grown or produced their food/plants within a 40 miles radius. If you are a business that would like to get involved in the Farmers Market please get in touch with –Leesa Barrett- Leesasnotjustalpines@gmail.com or 07900 815636

Leconfield Hall is also available for those who would like to have a craft stall, please contact  Melanie Kite on 01798 344 883.  Pop in for a cuppa and slice of cake and support the local organisation who will be your hosts for this month. 

Farmers Market Dates for 2019

 Jan 26th, Feb 23rd, March 22nd, April 27th, May 25th, June 22nd, July 27th, August 24th, September 28th, October 26th, November 23rd, December 21st

Petworth Festival

The Petworth Festival is a summer festival of music and the arts set in the historic market town of Petworth. Over two-weeks in July the town comes alive with a high quality programme of classical concerts and recitals, chamber music, song, jazz, cabaret, theatre, comedy, visual arts, talks and walks in and around Petworth.

The main venues of the festival include St Mary’s Church, which seats up to 400 and hosts many of the festival’s headline concerts, Leconfield Hall,Champs Hill auditorium and Bignor Park for outdoor theatre performances. A number of festival events also take place in the Marble Hall and North Gallery of Petworth House. The festival is a huge administrative effort with the entire town and community of Petworth pulling together to make the event a huge success under the Artistic Directorship of Stewart Collins.

Tickets to the festival always in high demand, and you can ensure priority booking, discounts and preview information by becoming a Patron or Friend of the Petworth Festival. The festival also runs occasional events throughout the year including a Literary Weekend in November.

For more details, festival news and programme information visit: