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Rountree Tryon Exhibition - Sporting Horse - 19 June - 14 July 2018

Bringing together stylistically diverse artworks, this exhibition explores the profound relationship between horse and human and features oils, watercolours, drawings and sculpture dating from the 18thc until the present day.

Petworth Festival 18th July - 4th August 2018

More details of this annual summer festival coming soon!

Goodwood Festival of Speed 2018

Thursday  12th July - 15th July 2018 - 25th anniversary this year

Glorious Goodwood 31st July - 4th August 2018

With five days of thrilling action set against the magnificent backdrop of the rolling Sussex countryside, The Qatar Goodwood Festival – popularly known as 'Glorious Goodwood' – is one of the highlights of the flat-racing season.

Goodwood Revival Meeting 7th-9th September 2018

Petworth Festival Literary Week 29th October -4th November 2018

Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair - May 11 to 13th May 2018

The Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair: 11 - 13 May 2018.
Over 50 exhibitors, predominantly members of BADA and LAPADA The Association of Art & Antiques Dealers. The fair will offer a cornucopia of fine treasures from furniture, jewellery, sculpture, glass, lighting, vintage watches and silver to paintings, drawings, ceramics, clocks, Tunbridge ware, 20th century design objects and many other decorative and unique works of art spanning the centuries.

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Previous Years

Petworth Festival 12th - 29th July 2017

Visit the Petworth Festival website for information

Festival of Speed 29th June - 2nd July 2017

Petworth welcomes a new book shop

Welcome to Arthur Bullard and his newly openied book shop buying and selling rare, collectable, and interesting books.
Visit Readers Good Books in the centre of Petworth.

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KEVIS HOUSE GALLERY Exhibition now on - 29th October


Kevis House Gallery brings together five accomplished landscape artists, offering unique interpretations of the natural and built world. All works in this exhibition will be works on paper, with each artist working in their chosen medium; pastels, indian ink, silverpoint, watercolour and gouache. ? On now until 29 October when the show ends. List of the 5 artists; Mark Buck, Frances 

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National Trust Petworth - Winter Mansion Tours 3rd January - 17th March 2017



New for winter, discover Petworth’s hidden secrets with a free 45 min guided tour of aspects of the mansion.  See Petworth in a completely different light as we undertake important conservation work.  Wrap up warm!

Tips for GLORIOUS GOODWOOD at Tudor Rose Antiques

One of our PAADA member antique dealers - Tudor Rose Antiques - joins in with the excitement of Glorious GOODWOOD that is held a short distance from Petworth and greets the passing Goodwood traffic with a racing tip for the day.
 Tudor Rose Antiques usually erect their great sign - Rosie s Tip of the Day  So now passing punters in Goodwood traffic that  builds up from mid morning each day can view the daily tip. Dare you ignore this tip??!

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Exhibition at Moncriefff-Bray Gallery 9th October


Penelope Anstice, Tobit Roche, Victoria Threlfall, Paul Treasure,

Celebrates the intoxicating spirit of India,  showcasing new work from four leading contemporary artists  who express India’s captivating influence in their own inimitable styles.

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Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair 5th May - 7th May 2017

Following the success of last year’s event, the Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair takes place for the third year running between Friday 5 – Sunday 7 May. 

Visit the PETWORTH PARK ANTIQUES & FINE ARTS FAIR website for free tickets

Downton Abbey star Hugh Bonneville sells charms of Sussex market town Petworth to Londoners

The Evening Standard reports that Hugh Bonneville has teamed up with businesswoman Nicola Jones to try to tempt Londoners away from the capital to West Sussex.

The Downton Abbey actor has narrated a new film extolling the virtues of the “quintessential market town” of Petworth as part of a plan to return it to its former glories.

Ms Jones, a business consultant who divides her time between West Sussex and the capital, set up a group called Petworth Vision to help promote the town as a rural retreat for Londoners wanting a break from city life.



The Evening Standard reports that Hugh Bonneville has teamed up with businesswoman Nicola Jones to try to tempt Londoners away from the capital to West Sussex.

The Downton Abbey actor has narrated a new film extolling the virtues of the “quintessential market town” of Petworth as part of a plan to return it to its former glories.

Ms Jones, a business consultant who divides her time between West Sussex and the capital, set up a group called Petworth Vision to help promote the town as a rural retreat for Londoners wanting a break from city life.

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Moncrieff-Bray Summer Exhibition until 17th June 2017

13th May - 17th June 2017 John Hitchens and Anthony Garratt

A Carpet of Flowes 12th-15th June 2017

Wonderful display right in the heart of Petworth. Within St. Mary's Church, the knave is a carpet of flowers to celebrate Corpus Christie. A 'must see' spectacle with tea and coffee served as well!

Rountree Tryon Gallery - Sporting Exhibition - now 19th August. 2017

This exhibition, explores the profound, shifting relationship between horse and human in the modern era. This is an era defined by the horse's liberation from manual labour, one that has developed and valued the horse's unique qualities of speed, intelligence, courage and joie de vivre.

For enquiries please contact or call 017983442

Welcome to the 2016 Petworth Festival 14th-30th July

Petworth Festival - 14th - 30th July 2016
Booking - 01798 344576
For more information please visit the Petworth Festival website

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Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair .... 6th – 8th May 2016

After the success of its first venture into Sussex, the Petworth Park Antiques & Fine Art Fair is back this year and promises to be even better. Scheduled from the 6th – 8th May, this 3 day event will be held in the grounds of Petworth House, the famous National Trust property in the picturesque market town of Petworth. Unlimited parking plus courtesy bus from centre of Petworth town.

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John Bird Antiques

John Bird has quite a considerable reputation within the trade for his knowledge of antique furniture and the authenticity of his pieces.
This current Painted Oak Side Table is a case in point.

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Petfringe 29th June - 9th July 2017


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’.

Moncreieff Bray Exhibition 30th September 2017 - 21st October 2017

7th January 2017 - 14th March 2017 Turner Exhibition


Learn about the forthcoming exhibition at Petworth, Turner and the Age of British Watercolour opening in January 2017.

Goodwood Festival of Speed 23rd - 26th June 2016

Why Petworth is so nice

Read this article from Petworth Pages that succinctly summarises why Petowrth is so nice and a good place to visit. Petworth has much more to offer than just the famously high number of antiques shops and dealers.

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John Bird Antiques opens an additional antiques showroom

In addition to a wonderful display at the Petworth Antiques Market in Petowrth John Bird has opened an additional showroom nearby at Wharf Farm, Newbridge, near Billinghurst RH14 0JG

It is be open on Fridays and Saturdays from 11am to 5pm and other times by appointment.

Contact details will remain the same, apart from, of course, the address and land line.

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Notes About Restoration of Antique Furniture

At Anthony Short's Antique shop here in Petworth they sell a fine collection of antique furniture and decorative antiques. Behind the scenes there is a thriving antique furniture restoration activity that is described by Anthony Short as follows.....

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Petworth continues to attract new antique shops and has the largest number in the South East.  Amongst these, the emphasis has changed. Although there are still a number of good antique shops selling fine or country furniture, their ranks are being added to by more decorative dealers with painted furniture along with vintage and antique garden items.

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Petworth Antique Shops Make the Top 50

HOMES & ANTIQUES magazine February 2016 edition listed their top 50 antiques establishments. As seems to be usual Petworth antiques shops featured highly. Particular congratulations to those Petworth Antiques shops that werte listed.. namely John Bird Antiques and The Petworth Antiques Market

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Antique buying guide

Buying antiques is a unique experience and often a thrill But if you are a novice there are few things you should know in advance so that ignorance does not ruin this experience for you. The world of antiques is full of charming things and has a lot to offer. Choosing the right things from amongst the many available is important.

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PAADA welcomes a new member - Dickson Rendall

Here at the Petworth Art and Antique Dealers Association (PAADA) we are glad to  announce the  addition of a new member, Dickson Rendall Antiques. Robert Dickson and Lesley Rendall have been in the antiques business for over two decades and  have relocated from Fulham Road, Chelsea, LONDON to 5 High Street, Petworth,

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Petworth Literary Festival 2 - 6 November 2016

2016 Literary Weekend: Wednesday 2 - Sunday 6 November


Full details of this year's line-up from Thursday 29 September. Box Office opens on-line, by post and by telephone from Thursday 29 September

2017 Summer Festival - Thursday 13 - Saturday 29 July. To take advantage of Priority Booking in spring 2017 become a Sponsor or Patron or Friend 

In the meantime, any questions? Do ring the Festival Office on 01798 343055

Exhibition of model racing cars

Exhibition at ANTHONY SHORT ANTIQUES, Petworth during the Goodwood festival of Speed Weekend July 2016 and beyond

Model racing cars from scrap metal

4 wonderful creations by JLB AR, Borgers Jean-Luc
from Belgium

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Petworth House Masquerade - 2nd January 2017

Petworth House - A Christmas Masquerade 

Still have a few more days to experience the Italianate Christmas Masquerade. Ends Jan 2nd

Drew Pritchard, antique dealer on Salvage Hunter Quest TV

In March 2017 Petworth was featured on Quest TV Salvage Hunters last week by well known television presenter Drew Pritchard. Drew is an antique dealer and salvage hunter and has a regular 9 pm programme on Quest TV

He visited several antique shops in Petworth including Petworth Antique Market, Anthony Short Antiques, Woodcock Antiques, Coco Cafe, Patch Rogers and John Giles Antiques

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Glorious Goodwood - 26th - 30th July 2016

Glorious Goodwood is rebranded the Qatar Goodwood Festival and is as good as ever.

26th July - 30th July

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New PAADA website now working well

After a lot of careful attention to detail the new website is virtually finished and is working already.  The website has been set up as a directory of the antique dealers of the Petworth area and inevitably this entailed much gathering of contact information.  Lots of images had to be taken which hopefully give a good idea of the premises, as well as examples of each Dealer's stock and a map showing the location of the PAADA member.

The What's On section helps give visitors  a taste of local events - Festival of Speed, Revival  Meeting, Glorious Goodwood,   Gold Cup Polo and many more. is complemented by a Twitter account - Petworth Antiques - @PAADA_Petworth #paada and a FB account - Tudor Rose Antiques & Interiors - Petworth

So please go to and see all the antique dealers in Petworth - there is a wealth to choose from.