Welcome to PAW!

PAW 2020 dates are May 23 – June 7.  Our artists are busy planning their Open Studios,  Rollington Barn will be hosting our collective exhibition, and there is a range of outstanding concerts and talks to look forward to. We support and promote arts and artists across Purbeck, communities get involved, and we offer our young musicians, performers and visual artists an opportunity to show their talents.  For our visitors and artists it’s a fortnight of music, art, workshops, conversations, and conversions! And in between you can enjoy the stunning coastal walks and many hidden corners that the Isle of Purbeck has to offer.

Our theme for 2020 is ‘Changing Seasons’ – who knows what that will bring. Come and see!

Our Festival Brochure for the entire Festival plus the more detailed Programme on our Events will be available around the end of March.

What people said about PAW 2019:

Someone who bought a painting: “You are all very blessed to have come together to celebrate all of your talents. We do love our painting and it is now sited in Devizes, I made the decision it would be nicer to enjoy the scene when I need to see the sea and am distant from it.” 

PAW artists: “My first PAW went really well and thanks to all my lovely visitors.  Sales were better than any open studio event I’ve done before.”  “Hoping to meet lots of new visitors today. We have had some really great visitors some old ones and some new but some fun conversations.”

A Friend of PAW: “Thank you…. for PAW 2019. I love PAW. It has its own very special flavour, totally different from any other local festival – wonderful though they all are. All the best for another year!”

Audience members: “What a fantastic, inspirational talk about children’s books and illustration …… Fascinating …… to hear how they started out as authors and hear readings from some of their books. All of the audience was spellbound.” “….long may you and the team bring these very special events to Purbeck.”

One of the musicians: “PAW is such a warm, welcoming, community event, with lovely people, a good atmosphere and in a beautiful place.”

For further information about this year’s activities and our artists, enjoy browsing on this website.

If you would like to receive information about our Festivals 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.


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2 weeks ago

Purbeck Art Weeks

CONGRATULATIONS to all three winners of PAW's ‘Changing Seasons’ art competition. Look out for MARION SPENCER'S ‘Spring Dryad’ on the front of our Brochure, JESSAMY HAWKE'S ‘Clouds over Winter Trees’ on the front of our Events Programme, and SOPHIE JENKIN'S ‘Purple Heather and Old Harry Rocks’ on our PAW poster. Each striking yet so different. Congratulations to all of you!

'Changing Seasons' is this year's theme for PAW - and will be expressed in many different ways through art and music over the Festival fortnight.

Keep your eyes open for our Brochure, Events Programme and poster from the end of March - in the meantime more details of what will be on offer can be found at www.purbeckartweeksfestival.co.uk
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CONGRATULATIONS to all three winners of PAWs ‘Changing Seasons’ art competition. Look out for MARION SPENCERS ‘Spring Dryad’ on the front of our Brochure, JESSAMY HAWKES ‘Clouds over Winter Trees’ on the front of our Events Programme, and SOPHIE JENKINS ‘Purple Heather and Old Harry Rocks’ on our PAW poster.  Each striking yet so different. Congratulations to all of you!  

Changing Seasons is this years theme for PAW - and will be expressed in many different ways through art and music over the Festival fortnight. 

Keep your eyes open for our Brochure, Events Programme and poster from the end of March  - in the meantime more details of what will be on offer can be found at www.purbeckartweeksfestival.co.uk 
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Sophie Jenkins my very talented niece, very proud of you! Fantastic artist!

Congratulations, very proud of you. This painting is one of my favouritexxx

Well done Sophie, we’re very proud of you.

Congratulations everyone especially Sophie Jenkins. Another artist from the Purbeck Artisan Yard 👏👏

Fantastic Sophie! Love the colours! Xx

Sophie Jenkins that is amazing! Congratulations. I love that one xxxxx

Well done Sophie

Well done Sophie Jenkins brilliant

Well done Sophie Jenkins How clever are you Beautiful x

Wwoooh hoooh....go Sophie!! 😘

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3 weeks ago

Purbeck Art Weeks

Thanks to Miranda Fulleylove and Philippa Mo for a great workshop at the Swanage School. As Miranda says.. A lovely, attentive group of children with lots of interesting questions and, we hope, a few more children may now take up instruments! Part of the PYMI series to increase music making in Purbeck. www.purbeckartweeksfestival.co.uk/artists/pymi/ ... See MoreSee Less

Thanks to Miranda Fulleylove and Philippa Mo for a great workshop at the Swanage School. As Miranda says.. A lovely, attentive group of children with lots of interesting questions and, we hope, a few more children may now take up instruments! Part of the PYMI series to increase music making in Purbeck. https://www.purbeckartweeksfestival.co.uk/artists/pymi/

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This is a great initiative! Must be quite special for them to be able to see, hear their playing and talk to professional musicians.

We loved our visit to The Swanage School school - wonderful students!

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