Purbeck Art Weeks Festival 2019 May 25 – June 9
Open Studios, internationally renowned music ensembles, inspiring exhibitions, and fascinating talks come together every year for Purbeck Art Weeks Festival on Dorset’s spectacular south coast.
Our annual celebration of the arts takes place in beautiful venues on the stunning Jurassic coast – a magnet for over a century for artists and those who love the beauty and character of the area. You can expect:
- Artist’s Open Studios displaying a wealth of diverse talent.
- A range of top quality concerts in historic churches.
- A celebration of art and creativity by hundreds of local children and community groups, and a concert by talented young musicians.
- An eclectic and inspiring collective exhibition in a magnificent timeless barn.
- Contemporary dance and informal jazz.
- Talks by experts on the art of painting , illustrating and writing.
- Workshops for musicians and singers.
- A film in Wareham’s historic Rex Cinema.
Choose these dates for an early summer break. We look forward to welcoming you!
If you would like to receive information about our Festival in advance please click here. If you would like to become a Friend and enjoy priority booking for our events and for our winter series of Chamber Music in Purbeck Houses, please click here.
Tickets for PAW Festival events will be on sale from mid March.
Read what our musicians, artists and visitors said about this year’s PAW Festival.
Paul McCreesh, Director Gabrieli consort & players, said ‘I have to say PAW is always a much loved engagement. Wonderful music, great artists, a real sense of community; and all in some of England’s most stunning countryside!’
An appreciative audience member, said ‘What a treat to have all three composers introduce their works to be played by such talented musicians’, another said ‘I love the musical repertoire and quality of performers’
Marion, a PAW artist, said ‘It was exciting to hear from visitors that they understood my work as I had intended it to be. The feedback was invaluable for me as a newbie’
An art loving visitor said ‘There were so many diverse artists to see – it felt like a Treasure hunt’, another said ‘I find it inspirational and it gets me looking at an area I like in a different light’.