Welcome to PAW

After careful consideration, and with a heavy heart, we have reluctantly come to the conclusion that we cannot go ahead with PAW at the end of May, as we had hoped. Uncertainty around the government’s Road Map decisions, and social distancing restrictions at events venues, open studios and Rollington Barn, means it’s too complicated, uncertain and risky both for our visitors, audiences, and exhibitors.

However, in this exceptional and unpredictable year we remain determined to bring as much of PAW Festival to our community and visitors as we can! But it will be a different sort of Festival, spread over a couple of months.  Our concert events will start on Saturday August 7th,  with a focused programme and some star performers. Our visual arts activities – Open Studios, Rollington Barn and illustrated talks, will run from September 11th – 26th.  Please put these new dates in your diary!

We look forward to welcoming you all to PAW – we’ve missed you!

The PAW Festival team, including all our volunteers, performers and artists would like to thank you for your patience and understanding, as we work out how best to bring you the live music and arts we have all missed so much!

Keep an eye on our Purbeck Art Weeks (PAW) Facebook and keep up to date on our artists, events and PAW news. If you would like to join our mailing list for updates, particularly for events, please join our mailing list via the form on our Contact Us page.

Please enjoy browsing through our Artists. Some are regular exhibitors and some are new to PAW, have a look at what they have been creating, and follow up on their websites if you’d like to see even more of their work.

Calling all artists – if you are new to PAW and would like to find out more about exhibiting with us this year, including in our collective exhibition at Rollington Barn, there is still time to sign up. For further information please visit our Members Website. Applications now close on April 30th.

Take care everyone and please keep in touch.

Our Theme Competition Gallery:

Every year we invite PAW artists to enter their work into a theme competition – for the selection of three winning images for the front of our Festival Brochure, Events Programme and posters. The theme for 2020 was ‘Changing Seasons’, which has morphed very naturally into ‘Renewal’ for PAW 2021!  We hope you enjoy some of the entries shown here.

Our Latest News from Facebook:


2 weeks ago

Purbeck Art Weeks's cover photo ...
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1 month ago

I FAGIOLINI will be rehearsing in York next Saturday March 13th for their Polyphonic Concert Club event the next day (to be broadcast in a couple of weeks). To buy tickets for the concert please go to www.polyphonic.club/ Meanwhile - they invite us to drop in online to their rehearsal for 30 mins at 3pm. It's a lovely line-up of singers - welcoming back Matthew Brook for the first time since 2007 as well as Julia Doyle who was a feature in the late noughties. They won't stop to talk and take questions; we'll just eavesdrop! The link is us02web.zoom.us/j/81414316227?pwd=Y3V0MVNsamhEeStkMWxKbFFTVHV0Zz09I Fagiolini ...
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