Petworth Events

Petworth Events

Tudor Rose Antiques & Interiors is in the heart of Petworth, in West Sussex. Our market town has plenty of the great events to bring visitors to our historic town.

See listing below for upcoming events in Petworth and the surrounding area.

Petworth Festival


Our summer 2019 Petworth Festival programme
The box office open.
Highlights include classical superstar MILOŠ – ‘the hottest classical guitar player in the world’; rock legend Rick Wakeman, and a hilarious recreation of the evergreen sitcom Dad’s Army. From classical music’s top drawer Sir John Tomlinson, Imogen Cooper and Viktoria Mullova are just three of the international talents due in Petworth, and as ever the festival also celebrates the finest in jazz and world-roots music, comedy and family entertainment. There will also be an extended series of morning and lunchtime events featuring performers destined for great careers, in addition to walks and talks.
We are enormously grateful for all the support we receive from our Sponsors and Festival Supporters and are delighted this year to have received a grant from The National Lottery Community Fund.

Petworth Festival

The Petworth Park Antiques and Fine Art Fair

10 – 12 MAY

Friday – 11.00am – 8.00pm
Saturday – 10.30am – 6.00pm
Sunday – 10.30am – 5.00pm

The annual Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair takes place in the grounds of Petworth House, alongside the market town of Petworth, in West Sussex from Friday 10 to Sunday 12 May 2019, for the fifth successive year. Organised by The Antiques Dealers Fair Limited, some 50 expert dealers are gathering from around the country, all bringing their finest wares for collectors, interior designers and discerning members of the public, who can enjoy all that the stunning location has to offer.

A wide range will be available to browse and buy: the finest period furniture, jewellery, paintings, silver, sculpture, lighting, vintage watches, clocks, ceramics, glass, including art pieces, and other works of art from the ancient to the contemporary. The majority of the exhibitors are members of the UK’s two leading associations for professional art and antiques dealers – BADA and LAPADA The Association of Art & Antiques Dealers.

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The Moncrieff-Bray Summer Exhibition 2019

27 April – 27 May

11.00am – 4.00pm

Private Views

Saturday 27th April – 3.00pm – 6.30pm
Sunday 28th April – 11.00am – 1.30pm

This exhibition looks at the work of two artists and the relationship between drawing and sculpture.  It showcases Jilly Sutton’s wood carvings but also her relief prints and paintings on wood.  These are sculptural shapes in two dimensions which use the surface and texture of the wood. Helen Denerley’s sculptures are shown together with her stunning charcoal drawings and monoprints, many of them life size, illustrating how her drawings and sculpture are integral to each other.

Together with  Through the Artists’ Eye

Paintings by Sarah Bowman, Marzia Colonna, Oona Campbell,Maggie O’Brien,  Jemma Powell, Lucy Powell, Alexa Rolls, Stephen Palmer, Sarah Warley-Cummings, Vivenne Williams.

Prized Possession Dutch Masterpieces at Petworth House

26 Jan – 24 March 2019

10.30am – 2.15pm

The Trust cares for one of the largest and most significant collections of art in the UK including many important seventeenth-century Dutch paintings acquired by country house owners for over 300 years.
The exhibition includes works by celebrated artists such as Rembrandt van Rijn, Peter Lely, Gabriel Metsu and Cornelis de Heem.

Visit their website for more information.

Petworth 2018 Christmas Event 1st Dec 2018

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.

Tudor Rose Antiques will be open as normal at 10am and will have late night shopping until 7.30pm. Come in and have a mince pie and glass of wine. We are also supporting Small Business Saturday.

Christmas Lights Petworth

Christmas Exhibition at Forest Gallery

24 Nov – 25 Nov 2018

The Forest Gallery Christmas Exhibition 2018 promises to be a fabulous event over the course of the last weekend of November. A wide variety of new artwork will be on display including some very unusual and special pieces by our talented artists. Join us for some bubbly and a wonderful selection of original artwork, limited edition prints and sculpture by British artists and international talent including the likes of Kev Munday (featured as one of the top British artists to invest in at the moment), Marc Allante (Hong Kong based art sensation) and collectible favourites such as Jay Nottingham, Ray Campbell, Sean Durkin and more.

Doors open at 10am on Saturday and the new collection will go live online at 12 midday for those who cannot attend the event.  For enquiries relating to the exhibition or to receive an invitation by post please get in touch with us by telephoning 01798 368181 or email

Visit their website for more information

Petworth’s Royal Academicians at Petworth House

5 Nov – 30 Nov 2018

11.00am – 3.30pm

In the North Gallery, to mark the Royal Academy’s 250th anniversary, Petworth House are highlighting ten works of painting and sculpture by founders and members of the Royal Academy such as Reynolds, Turner and Flaxman.

This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.

Visit their website for more information.

Winter Exhibition at Moncrieff Bray Gallery

3 Nov – 25 Nov 2018

11.00am – 3.00pm Wed to Sat
11.00am to 1.30pm – Sunday

Private view on Sunday 4th November is from 11.00am to 3.00pm

Our Winter Exhibition comprises a stunning collection of paintings, print-making, sculpture and ceramics. Highlights include Oona Campbell’s remarkable series of snow paintings created last winter. She describes how, ‘The Yorkshire landscape during the winter months was transformed by snow. It became a magical daytime wonderland of white; evenings of golden snow and golden skies; snow covered stone walls and solitary farmer’s footsteps; dark skies with impending snow storms and dusky pink snow light.’  Oona has also ventured south to capture the changing colours and light of West Wittering and its long sandy beach.


Society of Wood Engravers’ 81st Annual Exhibition at Kevis House Gallery.

3 Nov – 22 Nov 2018

​The annual exhibition of the Society of Wood Engravers showcases the breadth of work by wood engravers from the UK and the rest of the world.
Prints start at just £50.
​Private view Saturday 3 November 10.00am – 2.30pm (gallery open until 4.30pm).

Visit their website for more information.

Petworth Festival Literary Week.

27 Oct – 4 Nov 2018

The Petworth Festival Literary Week (Saturday 27 October to Sunday 4 November 2018), has been running since 2011. Starting as a weekend event, such has been the growth in demand for the festival’s literary events, for the first time the festival is proud to announce an extended programme that in 2018 runs to 27 events over 8 days, giving audiences a chance to hear some of the UK’s favourite authors and poets talking about their work, giving readings and signing books. Visit Petworth Festival Website for tickets

Petworth festival Literary Week


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