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 Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair

13 – 15th MAY 2022

Friday  | Saturday  | Sunday 

Pleased to confirm the dates for The Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair to be held once again in the grounds of Petworth House this May 2022. Some 60 exhibitors will be joining us from around the country, including some first timers bringing some new disciplines.

Tickets are £10 each and include free entry to Petworth House over the three days of the fair. National Trust members gain free entry to the fair.

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Save the date for the 2022 Petworth Festival

Wednesday 13 July – Saturday 30 July

Petworth Festival Literary Week


Various Times

Full details of the 11th Petworth Festival Literary Week will be available from the beginning of October. Please check the website and sign up to receive our e-bulletins.

Following on from the successful streaming* of last year’s edition, this year’s Literary Week will be available for in-person attendees, live online*, and online* for three weeks after the event.

Partnering up with The Petworth Bookshop, the literary week is promising events with a series of high profile authors. In the words of Stewart Collins, the festival’s Artistic Director ‘we genuinely feel we’ve hit the jackpot this autumn with the breadth, depth and, above all, notoriety of the writers who will be coming to Petworth. It really should be ten days to savour.’

*all events held in St Mary’s Petworth will be streamed live online and available to view on demand for three weeks after the event.

The Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair

18 – 20 JUNE 2021

Friday  | Saturday  | Sunday 

After six successful years in Petworth Park, we look forward to returning at the new date of 18-20 June. The famous National Trust property in the picturesque market town of Petworth has proved an ideal venue, attracting thousands of eager visitors. In its socially distanced layout, the Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair has around 55 exhibitors, predominantly members of The British Antique Dealers’ Association and LAPADA The Association of Art & Antiques Dealers. They offer for sale a wide range of desirable items from furniture, jewellery, sculpture, glass, lighting, vintage watches and silver to paintings, drawings, ceramics, clocks, 20th century design objects, garden statuary, historical medals, aeronautical and many other decorative and unique works of art spanning the centuries.

We are very happy to again work with The National Trust at Petworth House as well as with the local dealer association PAADA and the Petworth Business Association, creating yet another exciting event. The grand 17th century house boasts an internationally important art collection, and together with its ‘Capability’ Brown landscaped country park, it provides a magnificent backdrop for our annual fair. Currently, Petworth House is closed to visitors but the park remains open for local residents to access and visits to the Pleasure Gardens can be pre booked on-line.

The fair has its own free car park by the marquee – access is from the A272 Tillington Road through the gate at New Lodges. The AA signs will direct traffic to this entrance and not to the main car park on the A283, where there is a charge of £4 for non-National Trust members. The pedestrian entrance is via the Cricket Lodge gate, also on the A272.

Light refreshments are available outside the Marquee.

Dogs that can be carried and guide/assistance dogs are welcome.

For local information, including details of hotels, restaurants and things to do, please visit

Rodger McPhail Exhibition At Rountree Tryon Gallery – 22 May – 5 June

10.00am – 6.00pm

Rodger McPhail, son of a Scottish father and a Lancastrian mother, has always lived in Lancashire. After graduating from the Liverpool School of Art he travelled to Spain, where he was commissioned to paint a partridge shooting series, and in 1977 he made his first visit to the United States to complete commissions of shooting scenes in South Carolina and Georgia.

McPhail claims he took to painting because he was no good at anything else, but his extraordinary talent was recognised early by Tony Jackson, then editor of the Shooting Times, who introduced him to the Hon. Aylmer Tryon. McPhail regards Dutch artist Rien Poortvliet (1932–1995) as his greatest mentor. Although he makes frequent use of his camera and other references, McPhail has a photographic memory and is skilled at working quickly and accurately. In his early days McPhail was criticised for being too photographic and recording wingbeats that the human eye could not register, but these voices have faded in the face of the artist’s inimitable, distinctive style.

Since his first solo exhibition at the Tryon Gallery in 1977, McPhail has had consistent success, right up to his most recent show in early summer 2019.

McPhail is a leading British sporting and wildlife artist, at the very forefront of the genre. He is also a sensitive portraitist and is in demand as a cartoonist and illustrator. Many of his paintings have been reproduced as limited edition prints, and is world renowned for his iconic label image for Famous Grouse Scotch whisky.

Sean Durkin Solo Exhibition: ‘Catch Me If You Can’ At Forest Gallery 22 – 29 May

10.00am – 5.00pm

Preview evening: 21st May with appearance from Sean Durkin (RSVP to to be added to the guest list)

Forest Gallery are thrilled to present Sean Durkin’s first ever solo exhibition, ‘Catch Me If You Can’ (you may have caught a glimpse of the new window decoration already). Inspired by his father who made the headlines back in 1972 by stealing an original L.S. Lowry, Sean’s work includes many nods to a fascinating childhood experience and the artist will be making a special appearance in Petworth on the preview night. The exhibition will feature an unprecedented selection of original paintings, the launch of an exclusive set of limited edition prints and the opportunity to meet the man behind it all.


Joan Miró. La Gran Belleza At Newlands House Gallery – 1 May –  4 July

One of the twentieth century’s most celebrated artists, Joan Miró’s magical universe is explored in this intimate exhibition spanning 50 years of creative production.

Joan Miró i Ferrà (Barcelona, 1893 – Palma de Mallorca, 1983) is one of the twentieth century’s most celebrated artists, whose influence and legacy continues to be ever-present in our times today. Painter, sculptor and ceramicist, his lifelong playful flirtation with abstraction and geometry have secured his place in the pantheon of art history.

Avoiding categorisation, neither cubist, surrealist nor abstract artist, this exhibition aims to take a journey through more than 50 years of the artist’s creative production. The tour begins in 1931, with a small figurative painting in which one can identify the beginning of that unique visual language characteristic of Miró. It ends in 1981 with a series of engravings that boast the wealth of his creative universe. The exhibition features his paintings, sculptures, engravings, and drawings, presenting the progression of his style as he ‘honed in’ on his artistic voice. This survey show is an intimate walk-through Miró’s colourful career.

Newlands House, Pound Street, Petworth, West Sussex, GU28 0DX

01798 65 1002


Wednesday – Saturday 10am-5pm Sunday 11am-4pm

Student concessions Available Weds – Fri

The 2021 Petworth Festival

14 – 31 JULY 2021

Various Times

Full programme announced online Tuesday 18 May

BOX OFFICE OPENS Tuesday 15 June

We look forward to you joining us in person again, although for 2021 there will be a few changes that reflect both the old and the new. Full details can be found on our Booking Information page.

Emma Faull Exhibition at Rountree Tryon Gallery in Petworth

Open by Appointment  w/c 8th June and then Gallery reopens on w/c 15th June

A trained archaeologist, Emma Faull graduated from St Hilda’s Oxford before spending five years with the British School at Athens.

As a painter, Faull specialises in watercolours of birds, portraying ornithological detail as well as the immediacy of birds in the wild. Her work is often highly decorative and emphatically colourful.

Faull has held over twenty solo shows worldwide, including four at the Tryon Gallery. Her paintings are in many permanent collections, including the Audubon Society in the USA and the National Museum of Athens. HM the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh are keen collectors of Faull’s work, possessing over a dozen of her paintings.

Faull is a passionate conservationist, and this informs her art, with endangered species being well represented in her work. She lives in Jersey where she carries out work on endangered species for the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust; she also returns to teach in Greece every year, and runs workshops on endangered species focusing on Aldabra in the Seychelles.

Emma Faull at Rountree Tryon Gallery

The Petworth Park Antiques and Fine Art Fair

11th – 13th September – 2020

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

The annual Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair has been rescheduled to take place in the grounds of Petworth House, alongside the market town of Petworth, in West Sussex from Friday 11th  to Sunday 13 September 2020, 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. …

The Moncrieff-Bray Coming Back Together Exhibition 2020

17th June – 4th July 2020

10am -5.00 pm – by appointment. Email to book

Private Views

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.



The new AUTUMN FESTIVAL will now run between Friday 16 October – Sunday 1 November with a week of music and performance followed by the 10th Anniversary Literary Week.

Petworth December 2020 Christmas Event

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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