The 2019 Festival will take place from 15 June to 14 July and the Box Office is now open. Exciting plans are afoot for a wealth of events covering classical music, rock, jazz, blues, folk and world music, plus exhibitions, theatre, book talks with authors, poetry, cinema, walks and tours. . .
Award-winning artist Heather Gray-Newton is exhibiting paintings and sculptures in the charming Sculpture Garden Studio. Heather will be showing large and medium-sized paintings, original drawings and small sculptures. Admission free. No disabled access. Opening times: SUNDAY , JUNE 16, 10. 30AM-5. 30PM. SATURDAY , JUNE 22, 10. 30AM-5. 30PM. SUNDAY. . .
Exhibition of 30 garden sculptures in a beautiful setting. Also, house and large garden studio containing smaller sculptures, paintings and prints. BBC 1 TV documentary film on Susan Hadley’s sculptures showing Wednesday evenings at 7. 30pm, June 19 and June 26. Booking advisable. Telephone 01243 774142. Admission free. No disabled. . .
Looking at the far-reaching influence of one of the region’s most influential artists. Ivon Hitchens (1893-1979) moved to a woodland near Petworth in 1940, from where he painted for the next 40 years. His influence is still felt today. His work will be shown alongside other influential painters including Howard. . .
A variety of subject matter within the exhibition of paintings and drawings by Catherine Barnes. An opportunity to see her dramatic seascapes on canvas and drawings on paper, along with more emotive abstract landscapes. Also the museum series, depicting ancient figures. Joint exhibition with Daphne Casdagli and recitals (see music. . .
Daphne’s original limited-edition prints are an extension of her paintings and figure drawings. Using drypoint on acrylic plates and etching on copper plates, she choreographs the composition with the use of collagraph. Her prints are stimulated by an emotional reaction to her environment. Joint exhibition with Catherine Barnes and recitals. . . .
MOTHER AND DAUGHTER MAGGIE AND HELENA COCHRAN. Maggie and Helena will be exhibiting a series of work based on our wonderful coastline. Maggie likes to capture the moment in her paintings, the light and the feeling of being by the sea. Photographs by Helena will include aerial images viewing the. . .
The West Dean Visual Arts Summer Show 2019 will showcase original work by emerging artists studying for their graduate diploma and MFA qualifications. The free exhibition, held in the college’s Edward James Studios, will display a diverse range of practices including sculpture, installation, print, painting, film, ceramics, and textiles. It. . .
Sylvia, a Southampton University and Royal College of Music graduate, will be bringing her modern double- manual harpsichord and comparing it with the Oxmarket’s 1910 Bechstein piano in a recital including works by Scarlatti and Bach. Performed within the exhibition of paintings and prints by Catherine Barnes and Daphne Casdagli. . . .
THE STORYTELLER. For his final Festival appearance, The Storyteller, aka Len Gould, reads four stories from his collection Carpets, Pianos & Keys, accompanied by musical extracts. Free admission. Voluntary retiring collection. Come early as space is limited and remember to purchase drinks and food from the café. No disabled access. . . .
Colin Chambers, who was the chaplain on Robben Island when Nelson Mandela was imprisoned there in the 1960s, will tell us the stories of the time, the regime and conditions under which Mandela lived for 18 years. Free admission. Donations to Faith and Football. Disabled access. . . .
The summer concert is the highlight of the musical year at The Prebendal School and brings together a range of ensembles, solo performances and duets, as well as wonderful pieces from the concert band and the 1st Orchestra. Admission free although there will be a retiring collection. Disabled access. . . .
The Odds of Being Earnest by Greg Mosse: the scene is Monte Carlo in 1914, 20 years after The Importance of Being Earnest and reveals a chance meeting between Lady Bracknell and Canon Chasuble. Plus The Dark Lady of the Sonnets by George Bernard Shaw: William Shakespeare, intending to meet. . .
MARTIN SMITH. Following an outstanding recent recital to a packed St Martin in the Fields, Martin Smith euphonium will entertain you accompanied by pianist Chris Coote. Hummel, Elgar, Strauss, Rossini and Sir Karl Jenkins Euphonium Concerto will be featured and will send you away smiling and raising funds for the. . .
Nicholas Gleed (piano) is joining the long-established chamber music partnership of Graham Elliott (cello) and Michael Sullivan (violin). Performing piano trios by Haydn in D and Mozart K496, culminating in Beethoven’s Archduke Trio, within the exhibition of paintings by Catherine Barnes and prints by Daphne Casdagli. Sponsored by the artists. . . .
Dazzling classical music juxtaposed with Russian gypsy gems, Hungarian folk, Romanian laments, Bulgarian dances, free improvisation and jazz: a fiery ensemble of virtuosos featuring guitar, accordion, double bass and percussion, led by violinist Bogdan Vacarescu, whose “technical mastery made it sound as if there were at least two fiddlers” (The. . .
DIRECTED BY JOHN HYATT , THE PERGOLA OPEN AIR THEATRE , NEW THEATRE PRODUCTIONS ,. Proudly Present for their 40th-anniversary year. Tickets £10; children under 16 £8. Disabled access. Picnics welcome. The West Dean Gardens Restaurant for pre-theatre supper and/or drinks until 7. 30pm on theatre nights; tel 01243 818215. . . .
A trio of experienced musicians interpreting The Beatles’ work in a new, refreshing way focussing on the vocals, accompanied by only one guitar. Guitarist/singer Alex Eberhard joins forces with supreme vocalists Lucy Pickering and Rachel Myer to explore the Lennon/McCartney catalogue’s vocal possibilities. A musical journey from A Hard Day’s. . .