PAW Festival Events 2019
During our main Festival from May 25th till June 9th we have a wealth of wonderful events:
Saturday 25th May | 6.30pm | Lady St Mary Church, Wareham
AN ENGLISH CORONATION recreated by The Gabrieli Consort with organ and brass. Buy a ticket and also join them at their rehearsal.
Monday 27th May | 7.30pm | St George’s Church, Langton Matravers
COMPANIONS IN SONG: Roseanna Bowen and Grace Lovelass sing opera duets and solos
Wednesday 29th May | 7.30pm | Emmanuel Baptist Church, Swanage
CELEBRATING OUR MUSICIANS: the stars of the present and future
Thursday 30th May | 7.30pm | Harman’s Cross Village Hall
ARTHUR MEADE’S LANDING OF THE DANES IN DORSET: illustrated talk by Gwen Yarker
Friday 31st May | 7.30pm | St James’ Church, Kingston
THE ART OF THE COUNTERTENOR with Mark Chambers, cornett and harp
Saturday 1st June | 6.30pm | Lady St Mary Church, Wareham
LEONARDO DA VINCI 500TH ANNIVERSARY I Fagiolini celebrate the art and music of this great renaissance man. Buy a ticket and also join them at their rehearsal.
Monday 3rd June | 8.00pm | The Globe pub, Swanage
PURBECK POETS PERFORMING open event
Wednesday 5th June | 7.10pm | The Rex Cinema, Wareham
PROSPERO’S BOOKS a film based on Shakespeare’s The Tempest
Thursday 6th June | 7.30pm | Harman’s Cross Village Hall
WRITING AND ILLUSTRATING CHILDREN’S BOOKS, with Rachel Bright and Beverley Naidoo
Friday 7th June | 10.15 for 11.30am | Encombe House, nr Kingston
COFFEE CONCERT with Miranda Fulleylove (violin) and Manon Morris (harp)
Sunday 9th June | 6.30pm | Lady St Mary Church, Wareham
FLIGHTS OF FANCY performed by The English Cornett & Sackbut Ensemble
Buy a ticket and also join them at their rehearsal.
A couple of the highlights:
- The Gabrieli Consort directed by Paul McCreesh start us off with music from 20th century English Coronations. They will be bringing 8 brass players and timpani as well as a star organist to raise the roof at Lady St Mary, Wareham on Saturday 25 May.
- The following Saturday I Fagiolini under Robert Hollingworth help us celebrate the 500th anniversary of the death of Leonardo da Vinci. We will bring together the visual and performing arts and be informed by one of the world’s experts on Leonardo, Professor Martin Kemp. For a taster visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcRfEe0F4Ng
The full colour Events Programme will be available from the end of March when tickets will be on sale. Priority ticket sales, including for the coffee concert at Encombe House, will start earlier for the Festival Friends. You can join the Friends at www.purbeckartweeks.co.uk/about-paw/friends/