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.
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