Posted 28 June 2011 by Andrew Gardner
A giant lobster, birthdays, brass and boogie woogie all combine in Petworth West Sussex in July for the 33rd annual festival.
The Festival begins on Saturday 9 July with the town fete in the grounds of Petworth House featuring outstanding street theatre acts, stilt walkers, comedy and strolling music with the Swervy World Band.
Classical music remains at the heart of the three week festival. For anyone who believes this is not for them, an evening with the musical phenomenon Rainer Hersch will open their both their eyes and ears!
This Festival celebrates the birthdays of three pre-eminent musicians. Cellist Julian Lloyd Webber performs in his 60th year; Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, 70 this year will perform with jazz supremo Claire Martin; and composer Anthony Payne originally from Petworth celebrates with a concert featuring a world premiere of a miniature by Sir Edward Elgar.
You can view full details of the 2011 Petworth Festival on our 'What's on pages'