Welcome to PAW

We are delighted to be going ahead with PAW Festival this year, but in a different way.  It will now happen in two parts, with five Festival concerts in the second week of August, followed in September by our celebration of the visual arts with Open Studios and exhibitions.

The new dates for your diaries are:

August 7th – 21st, for our five concerts with some star performers.

September 11th – 26th for our Open Studios, illustrated talks and collective exhibition at Rollington Barn.

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:


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We are very much looking forward to welcoming Concert Trombone Quartette back for #PAW2021. Our PAW Events programme starts on August 7th, with Concert Trombone Quartette playing on Saturday 21st August at 6.30pm in St Mary's Church, Swanage. We look forward to seeing you there!#PAW2021 #concerttrombonequartette #PAW2021events #purbeckartweeksfestivalTogether at last and cameo from genius arranger - Alan Gout! Preparations in full swing for Purbeck Art Weeks Miguel Tantos Sevillano Sue Addison Emily White Adrian France ...
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