Date/Time: Saturday, 25th May 2013 - Sunday, 9th June 2013 | All Day
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Purbeck Arts Weeks – open studios, galleries and music


Purbeck Art WeeksThe Purbeck Arts Weeks are now an established part of the country’s cultural life. There are now almost 50 venues for displaying art including the Rollington Exhibition at Rollington Barn on Studland Road where many artists feature examples of their work as well as displaying separately. There is a full programme of high quality concerts, celebrity speakers and lectures and a highly entertaining Poetry Slam led by Elvis McGonagall. Corfe Castle is home to several studios and is within minutes of all the other venues.

See the website for details.

Bournemouth Symphony Chorus comes to Corfe Castle.
Saturday 8th June 7.30pm
Bournemouth Symphony Chorus, St Edward’s Corfe Castle: £12.
Works will include Handel and Parry favourites as well as the prize winning new compositions from the BSC’s Centenary Composition Competition.

Listed below is a further selection from the events included in this year’s festival -­‐ see the PAW brochure for more events and more information.

Saturday 25th May 7.30pm BSO Strings and Young Purbeck Musicians at St Mary’s Swanage. Purcell, Elgar, Vaughan Williams, Britten & Elgar: £12 in advance, £15 on the door.

Sunday 26th May 7.30pm Artist’s Talk and Purbeck Stone Exhibition with Jeremy Gardiner and Trev Haysom, Lander’s Quarry, Kingston Road, Worth: £7.50

Monday 27th May 7.30pm Fieri Consort at Swanage RC Church. Tallis, Purcell, Britten: £10

Tuesday 28th May 7.00pm Smedmore evening with Philip Mansell; illustrated talk with food and drink. The Rise and Fall of Royal Alexandria: from Napoleon to Nasser: £26

Saturday 1st June 7.30pm Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet at St Mary’s Swanage with Mozart, Hindemith, Milhaud and others. £15 in advance, £16 on the door.

Monday 3rd June 6.15pm Transitions Dance Company at Lytchett Minster School: £6

Tuesday 4th June 8.30pm Elvis McGonagall poetry slam at The Rex Wareham: £10

Wednesday 5th June 7.00pm Pennie Denton illustrated talk plus readings. Harmans Cross Village Hall. The Reluctant Surrealists: Paul Nash and Eileen Agar: £10

Saturday 9th June 3.30pm Community Concert: Zimbe! At St Mary’s Swanage, with community choir, local Primary Schools and jazz quintet: £2

Tickets for events are available from our website; and at the Corfe Post Office or Tourist offices in Wareham or Swanage.


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