Dame Patricia Routledge launches 2024 Festival of Chichester line-up

Festival of Chichester patron Dame Patricia Routledge gave a stirring and inspiring speech to launch the 2024 summer programme.

The 2024 brochure and line-up were unveiled at a special celebration at the Novium museum in Chichester which is the festival’s box office.

Dame Patricia, who celebrated her 95th birthday earlier this year, praised a “wonderful festival, a festival of the people, a festival of the amateurs, the lovers of the arts, as well as the professionals.

“This is a great city for the arts known throughout the country for its music, its poetry, its drama and its artistry. It is thrilling to know that people such as you and people in the past and in the future are ready to support this.”

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