• Peasmarsh Church Porch
  • Sheet Music & Applause
  • Peasmarsh Audience
  • Richard Lester
  • Magnus Johnston
  • Seven Last Words
  • Anthony Marwood in 2018
  • The Bar at the 2018 Festival
  • Festival at Night 2018
  • Quintet 2018

Peasmarsh Festival, East Sussex

The Peasmarsh Chamber Music Festival aims to bring world-class musicians to this small corner of rural East Sussex allowing audiences to enjoy international chamber music on their doorstep. With nine concerts over four days, it is a significant event in the regional cultural calendar.

26th October 2020
Gould Piano Trio - Lucy Gould (violin), Richard Lester (cello), and Benjamin Frith (piano) in a programme of Mozart, Clarke and Ravel.
1st October 2020
IMS Prussia Cove Benjamin, Mendelssohn and MozartArtists - Anthony Marwood violin, Mathilde Milwidsky violin, Timothy Ridout viola, Eivind Ringstad viola, Rebecca Gilliver cello, Sinéad O’Halloran cello, Mishka Rushdie Momen piano
28th September 2020
We are starting to make plans for the 2021 Peasmarsh Chamber Music Festival. The guest artists and concert programmes will be announced in the New Year, but in the meantime please save the dates - Thursday 1 - Sunday 4 July 2021!
9th June 2020
Further to our last post, in which we were still hopeful it might be possible to salvage some form of scaled down festival, sadly this now seems impossible.
24th March 2020
For the past few weeks we have been monitoring the increasingly serious and unforeseeable circumstances of the spread of the Covid - 19 virus...
5th July 2019
Not even a power cut could spoil the 2019 Peasmarsh Festival! Wonderful guest artists, excellent audiences...

2021 Festival dates – July 1 to 4

In these uncertain times, all of us at the Peasmarsh Festival are looking forward to a brighter summer of music-making and are planning this year’s festival with gusto and determination.

We are of course mindful of the need for potential COVID distancing precautions and will be reducing audience numbers accordingly so that we can all enjoy the concerts safely. However, the need to plan additional safety measures has also inspired an exciting development. In addition to our concerts in Peasmarsh and Rye, we are delighted to announce two additional concerts in stunning Winchelsea – in the beautiful Church of St Thomas, with its famous stained glass windows and scintillating acoustics – so that everyone can be accommodated in socially distanced seats without missing any music.

For information about programmes and artists, please download your copy of the 2021 booking brochure here. Please click here for our Covid Guidelines for our Audience.

With best wishes,
The Peasmarsh Team

Peasmarsh ChurchPhoto: Walter van Dyk


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