Welcome to PAW

We were delighted to see so many of you at our Festival this year!

Our August concert series was a great success, and thousands of you came in September to enjoy our artists’ Open Studios and collective exhibition at Rollington Barn.

The PAW Festival team, including all our volunteers, performers and artists thank you for your support.  We hope you were as excited as we were at being able to enjoy live music and arts once again!

We look forward to welcoming you all again next year, when we are back at our usual time at the end of May. The dates for your diary are 28 May to 12 June.

Keep an eye on our Purbeck Art Weeks (PAW) Facebook for the latest news. You can join our mailing list for updates via the form on our Contact Us page.

For a taste of the range of events we offer every year, please see our 2021 Events Programme here.

Meanwhile, with Christmas coming you may want to browse through our Artists and follow up on their websites if you’d like to see more of their work – or are thinking of commissioning something special as a gift for someone. Please click here if you would like to look at this year’s online Festival Brochure.


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.