The PAW Festival

  • There is always something for everyone at our popular annual two-week Festival in late May/early June
  • We celebrate and support visual artists working in Purbeck many of whom warmly open their studios to the public during the Festival
  • Open Studios offer an opportunity to see individual artist’s work and talk to them about their ideas and techniques in their own workspace. If you’re interested in exhibiting please look at PAW Membership
  • Our collective exhibition is at Rollington Barn, near Corfe Castle. All of our participating artists are represented here, including those who do not have open studios of their own
  • A wide range of Events by performing artists and talks by local experts are not to be missed at interesting and unusual venues throughout Purbeck
  • PAW attracts and brings to Purbeck performers of international excellence such as I Fagiolini and the Gabrieli Consort
  • We also hold professional workshops and provide performance opportunities that support local artists and musicians to explore and develop their talents
  • Ticket prices for events are kept attractive thanks to the generous support of Trusts, Foundations and Festival Friends. (See PAW Friends)