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Planet Purbeck Festival

Over 200 events to inspire and involve

A festival of over 200+ events with a focus on nature, wellbeing & the community – with an aim to inspire & involve people in the area more, in a fun way. There will be music, arts, films, talks, tours, kids activities, local food and drink, all themed around protecting and enhancing the natural world of Purbeck.  There will be something for everyone!

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Changes to the Planet Purbeck Festival schedule in response to the passing of Queen Elizabeth II


Planet Purbeck wishes to offer the Royal Family its sincere condolences on the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. 
During our upcoming festival, Planet Purbeck will honour our late Queen by asking all event hosts to hold a minute’s silence at the beginning of each event until her funeral, and by pausing all  events on the day of the funeral.
We look forward to coming together as a community to honour our late Queen.

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Schedule of events for the Planet Purbeck Festival


Over Multiple Dates

Art for Fun with Andy Knill Art Studio, Swanage on 16-17, 20-21 – 23-24. Blacksmithing Days at The Veterans Forge at Sandy Hill Lane, Corfe. From 10 am – 4 pm, daily

Purbeck Artisan Yard, Wareham: The Eco Artisans for Planet Purbeck Festival. From 10 am – 5 pm, daily.

Dorset Wildlife Trust Snorkel Trail, Kimmeridge, 18-23

St Georges Church Eco Exhibition, 10 – 4 pm at Langton Matravers, 19th Sept – 23rd.

St Nicholas Church Eco Exhibition, Worth Matravers. From 9.30 – 4 pm, 19th-25th

16th September

Planet Purbeck Festival Launch Event at Wareham Quay. From 4 – 9 pm. The event will be opened by Wareham’s Mayor, Councillor Malcolm Russell and will include: live music, local food, activities for the family. Plus stalls including Sustainable Wareham, Planet Purbeck, Careys Secret Garden, Amphibian and Reptile Conservation, National Trust, Purbeck Youth and Community Trust, Citizen’s Advice Bureau, Dorset CAN. There will also be more stalls in the Parish Hall from 4 pm.

17th September

Qigong Fitness with Penny, Furzebrook Village Hall

Sandy Hills Arts: Mini Festival in Corfe, 10 am – 10.45 pm

Wareham Art Club: Meet the Artist and Ecological Art Exhibition at Not Just Sundaes Community Cafe in Wareham. From  10 am – 12 pm.

18th September

BPC: Indian Community: Bollywood on the Beach, Studland 1 pm – 5 pm. POSTPONED.

Dorset Forest Bathing 10:30 – 12:30 pm, Arne, Wareham

Dorset Peat Partnership: Peaty Pockets of Purbeck Guided Walk 2-4 pm, at Godlingston Heath

Marvellous Moths for Planet Purbeck, Corfe 9.30 – 11.30 am.

Sustainable Wareham: Nature Walk from Wareham Quay. From 4 – 5.30 pm.

19th September


20th September

Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Wildlife Walk. From 10.30 am – 12.30 pm at Creech Heath, Grange Road

Rock of Ages with Trev Haysom, 6.30 -8.00 pm, Worth

Fire of Love at the Rex Wareham, 8.30-10.30 pm.

Wareham Boat Hire: Wildlife Boat Trip, Wareham Quay. From 10 – 11 & 11.15-12.15,

21st September

Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Wildlife Walk . From 10.30 am – 12.30 pm at Worgret Heath, Worgret Hill. CANCELLED

Norden Farm: Meet the Producer Mini Farmers Market, Corfe.  From 10.30 – 3.30 pm,

Purbecks Precious Past with Dorset AONB: Veteran Tree Walk. From 10 am – 12 pm, Arne

Qigong Fitness with Penny, Swanage 2.00 – 3.00 pm.

22nd September

Holme for Gardens: Wildflower Meadow Creation 2-3 pm.

Not Just Sundaes Community Cafe: Green Hearts Craft Workshop, 10 am – 3 pm.

Greenpeace Dorset: Health of our seas talk, Emmanuel Baptist Church, Swanage 7 – 8.30 pm.

Planting for Resilience Talk, 10.00 am – 12.00 pm, Wareham.

The Blue Pool: Photographic Competition, 9.30-5.00 pm, Wareham

23rd September

Greengage Community Gardens Open Day, Swanage, 11 – 3 pm

Joes Cafe South Beach, Studland Autumn Eqinox Sunrise (optional sea swim), from 6.30 am – 8.30 am

Joes Cafe South Beach, Studland Autumn Equinox Paella and Live Music,  from 6 – 9.30 pm
Not Just Sundaes Community Cafe, Wareham: Zero Waste Cookery Workshop 2 pm – 3.30 pm.
Planet Purbeck: Celebration of our Seas Films & Speakers, Mowlem Theatre Swanage, 7 – 9. pm

Prospect Green Open Day – Garden Harvest Fayre, 12 – 1.00 pm, Swanage

Swanage Town Council: Swanage Beach Management Guided Tour, Mowlem Theatre, Swanage, 12 pm – 1 pm

Vibrant Earth Forest Bathing Experience, Langton Matravers, 10.30 – 12.30 pm

24th September

Planet Purbeck Marine and Freshwater Group: Exhibition, Mowlem Theatre, 10 am – 3.00 pm. Swanage

Planet Purbeck: Celebration of our Land Films and Speakers: Mowlem Theatre, 7 – 9 pm, Swanage

Purbeck Nature Discovery Day, Mowlem Theatre, Swanage

25th  September

River Communities Group, Queen Mary, University of London: The BIG River Refresh, in Wareham from 10 am – 12 pm
Dorset Wildlife Trust: Kimmeridge Strandline Safari, Kimmeridge 2 – 4 pm

The event is finished.


Sep 16 - 25 2022

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