Welcome to PAW Festival 28 May – 12 June

We’re delighted to be back in our usual slot and again offering our special combination of Open Studios, Exhibitions, Events and community projects.  Do come and join us!

Our artists will welcome you to their studios where you will find painters, jewellers, sculptors, printmakers, woodworkers, textile artists and more across beautiful Purbeck.

Rollington Barn near Corfe Castle hosts our collective exhibition of almost 100 artists. New this year is our daily pop up demonstration tent where various artists will be in action. Purbeck Young Artists’ creations will be on display alongside the next stage of the Renewal Tree installation. The Courtyard Café offers delicious cakes, coffee and light lunches, (cash only though!), and is an excellent place to start planning your art trail using our Festival Brochures and a large map. With an Open Studio postcard competition card you could win a prize of £250 of art of your choice!

Young people from across Purbeck are designing and making a celebratory ceramic Jubilee mural for the Swanage sea front which will be unveiled on 10 June.

Our events open with the Gabrieli consort and players celebrating Bach on Saturday 28 May. We continue with the Monteverdi String Band with Hannah Ely, Inner City Brass, a talk about local sculptor Mike Bizley, an evening of poetry, a concert by vocal group Tenebrae and a concert for young musicians in July.  We also welcome the Autin Dance Theatre with giant puppet Eko in their ‘Out of The Deep Blue’ spectacular on Swanage seafront (June 4).

For more information and to book tickets please click here.

The PAW Brochure is available across Purbeck, or see below to view or download this and and  our Events Programme.

Keep an eye on our Purbeck Art Weeks (PAW) Facebook and Instagram posts for the latest news.


PAW 2021 Brochure & Events Programme

Click on the images below to view our Brochure and Events Programme online: