Promotes an annual Festival in March which offers string players of all ages and abilities an opportunity to perform alongside professionals in workshops, rehearsals and concerts. The resident Stanford Quartet give an evening recital and also lead the sections for Purbeck Festival Strings Concerts which is conducted by Ian Pillow. Each year the music has a different theme often including newly commissioned piece.
If you organise any festivals in which will be in the Isle of Purbeck area please contact us and we will add your event to this section
Thing’s to do
Swanage Regatta and Carnival is the premier carnival on the South Coast.
Once every year at the start of August Swanage comes alive as the carnival comes to town.
The week long event begins on Saturday night with a large firework display followed by the procession of decorated floats and bands on Sunday afternoon.
This begins a week of fun for the whole family with games and competition of every kind taking place around the town. Everything from the sand castle and crabbing competitions to the half marathon, which is a certified, official 13.1 mile road race, run under English Athletic rules in which the runners run around the isle of Purbeck.
The grand finale is on the following Saturday with a massive fireworks display and music from the local bands playing throughout the evening.
Last year they donated over £25,000 to good causes both local and national and they hope to beat that this year with the help of their sponsors and your donations.
You can visit the Swanage Carnival website at: www.swanagecarnival.com
Purbeck Literary Festival 14th February - 27th February
Swanage Blues Festival 3th - 6th March
Purbeck Strings Festival 14th - 15th March
Purbeck Art Weeks 28th May to 12th June
Swanage Jazz Festival 8th to 10th July
Swanage Regatta & Carnival 30th July to 6th August
Purbeck Valley Folk Festival 27th to 30th August
Purbeck Chamber Music Festival 1st to 5th September