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Local activities on the Isle of Purbeck

In the extensive list below you will discover some of the varied activities that occur on The Isle of Purbeck.

Regrettably some of these are currently cancelled due to Covid 19 restrictions on public attendance.

Purbeck Film Festival

The Purbeck Film Festival is the longest running rural film festival in UK and is now in its 20th year. Each year the Festival makes a selection of the films that we think our audience will like, and gives about 100 performances in the last two weeks of October in venues throughout Purbeck, as well as at Lighthouse in Poole.

Harmans Cross Village Hall - Live Music Nights

Various musical acts featured at the Village Hall through the year. For the latest artists and dates please refer to the website as below. Full band and tickets details on webpage.

Harmans Cross Village Hall - Movie Nights

Movie Nights are held at the village hall on the second Tuesday every month; tickets are only available at the door on the night and are £5.00 each. The hall and the bar will open at 7.00pm, with the film starting at 7.30pm. For current film details, visit the website.

Harmans Cross Field Day

Bank Holiday Monday A superb traditional village flower Show, fete & gymkhana Held each year on August Bank Holiday Monday. More details on the Harmans Cross Village Hall website.

Worth Village Hall

Events are held throughout the year at Worth Matravers Village Hall. For full details of the events, visit the website.

Belvedere Singers

The Belvedere Singers were formed over 20 years ago. They are a mixed group of amateur singers who meet weekly to rehearse and then perform for charity in the Swanage area. Choir members vary widely in ability from extremely competent musicians to those who have joined the choir because they enjoy singing. There is no formal audition to join.

The Dubber Online

For all the latest news from the local villages, including the Purbeck Hills Churches, Village Halls, Parish Councils and the Burngate Stone Centre have a look at The Dubber Online.

Purbeck Art Weeks

Purbeck Art Weeks Festival showcases the work of local artists through open studios and exhibitions of visual arts, combined with music, film, poetry, dance and lecture. The Festival takes place around the May Bank Holiday and runs for two weeks. They also organise events and exhibitions at other times throughout the year. For more information click on the link below

Swanage Folk Festival

The Jurassic Coast of Dorset comes alive with hundreds of Morris dancers in their bright costumes and jingling bells. Folk music followers flock to the concerts,to see numerous top class artists and bands. Held every year for the weekend on the second Friday after the August Bank Holiday Monday

Swanage Blues Festival

Swanage Blues Festivals take place in March and October each year and have become known as The Best Blues Parties on the South Coast! There are 40 gigs of acoustic and electric blues-based music in 15 indoor venues, plus jam sessions and open mic sessions.

Swanage Railway Steam Gala & Vintage Transport Rally

This event is at Harmans Cross station. Held on the Second weekend in September each year. Held by the Bournemouth and Poole Preservation Club Ltd

Swanage Jazz Festival

If you haven’t been before, we think you’ll find the mix of a weekend of top class jazz with a relaxed seaside setting irresistible. This is a very beautiful part of the country, with stunning coastal and hill scenery and charming villages.