We offer something for everyone from fine art to fine music.  The whole community is involved and inspired – and we hope you will be too.

‘A Moment in Time’ is this year’s Festival theme which has been interpreted in many ways as you will see, hear and experience.

With over 100 visual artists taking part there is a rich array of Open Studios to explore, and two collective exhibitions in Rollington Barn and the Fine Foundation Gallery, Durlston.  We suggest you start at Rollington Barn where you will see at least one piece of art work from all the artists, and the imaginative results of our Purbeck Young Artists’ workshops – and while you’re planning your art trail treat yourselves to coffee, delicious cakes or a light lunch in the courtyard.

Don’t forget to pick up your competition postcard and get it signed at the studios and events you visit – you could win a £250 voucher towards artwork/s of your choice!

There is a full, exciting and varied programme of events to enjoy.  Round off your day with superb concerts of music from the renaissance to the twentieth century presented by internationally acclaimed vocal and instrumental performers. Dance, film and a community musical are also on offer along with a range of fascinating illustrated talks. Keep an eye open for artists sketches done during event rehearsals.

More details can be found on this website and in our Events Programme and Brochure, and tickets can be booked here.

Enjoy the Festival, have fun, and thank you for joining us.