Swanage & Purbeck Walking Festival puts a fantastic foot forward this month!
Swanage & Purbeck Walking Festival is now in it's 5th year and has put together a fantastic selection of guided walks from 20 - 28th September.
Everyone is catered for with lots of walks each day - short strolls, long hikes and even nordic walks too. As well as the fantastic Purbeck landscape to enjoy, the walks feature some interesting themes such as waterways, literature, waterways, Swanage at war, and even haunted Wareham!
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Great South West Walks 20 - 28th September
The Great South West Walks 2014 is a celebration of the South West Coast Path taking place from 20th – 28th September 2014, with 100 popular circular walks focused around the Coast Path in Somerset, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall. Its aim is to raise vital funds through these sponsored walks which will to be used for improvements to the Coast Path and will help Children’s Hospice South West provide care and support to children who are living with life-limited conditions and their families in the South West.
Led by the charity, the South West Coast Path Association (SWCPA), there will be guided sponsored walks of various lengths, to suit all types of walkers. Many will be themed including wildlife, family friendly and historical walks and members of the Dorset AONB team are leading on some of the walks.
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Landance performances 20th & 21st September
Following the success of our performances on Eggardon Hill in 2012, Landance is creating new promenade performances this September in the Valley of Stones National Nature Reserve, an ancient site resonant with history and abundant with rare plants and wildlife.
Landance makes high quality dance in Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, aiming to emotionally engage audiences. This year Landance will animate this stunning valley, an SSSI site, with sensitive contemporary dance by Impermanence Dance
Theatre, live music from trumpeter Jim Dvorak and unique visual art installations created by artistic director, Ella Huhne.
Sound artist Jez Riley French
will heighten the senses with magnificent soundscapes which incorporate the naturally occurring sounds of the valley, and will be heard at specific points along the performance route.
Dance workshops to complement the performances will be run during early September in six Primary and Secondary schools. Performance Dates
and Sunday 21st
September, 2pm and 5pm on both days. Tickets
Booking is essential to avoid disappointment. FREE tickets can be obtained from Eventbrite via the Inside Out Dorset Website http://bit.ly/1rarW17 Volunteers
Landance is looking for volunteers to help steward this event and assist with Front of House. Expenses will be paid and training given. Further Information
Sarah Colwell, Landance Project Manager email@example.com
South Dorset Ridgeway Singers & Band
The South Dorset Ridgeway Singers and Band are back in action this autumn - new singers and musicians are always welcome, so dust off your vocal chords, lift your violin and your spirits, and join this merry band of musicians ....