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Planet Purbeck

Planet Purbeck – Saturday 17th September

Join us for a family-friendly variety show at this second Planet Purbeck Arts & Environment Festival. Lots to see and do with food, drinks and plenty to enjoy.  Sandy Hill Arts will have activities and live music over the Saturday and more live music on the Sunday – and don’t forget there are other Planet Purbeck events at other sites too. No need to book!

The first-ever Planet Purbeck Festival took place over one week in September 2021 to an audience of over 1,000 people: 2022 looks like being even better.

Craft Stalls

For visitors to Sandy Hill Arts during Planet Purbeck this year, there’s an opportunity to browse unusual handmade crafts and locally produced items at various stalls dotted around the site.

Planet Purbeck
Planet Purbeck
Willow weaving will feature as well as green woodcarving. Other stalls include handmade candles, honey, natural skincare and art produced using local seaweed. Locally grown succulents and other plants will be at Sandy Hill Arts for sale on the day. Wander inside spaces to see more artwork. Stained glass art, vibrantly coloured embroidered textiles as well as vintage ethnic textiles provide a feast for the eyes. 
The Sprout & Bean pop up cafe will be serving food throughout the day and there will be a bar serving through into the evening.

Clothes Swap

An informal and mindful mending circle with clothes swap in our beautiful rural arts setting next to Corfe’s ruined castle. Experienced menders will be onsite to sit with you and mend items or show you how to make handstitched repairs to a range of garments to extend their lifespan and prevent them ending up in landfill. Learn to darn, patch, use a darning loom, upcycle. Bring along items to mend and sit with us and stitch and chat, or even just sit in our lovely setting under the trees, by the river, have a coffee and cake.

For the swap bring along up to ten items of really good quality clothing or shoes. They need to be in as good condition as you would be happy to receive them in.

Drop off items before heading off for a mooch around our arts and environment festival, browse the stalls, visit the gallery, admire the views, have a delicious lunch with Sprout and Bean popup cafe –  while we sort items ready for you to  return to  claim for your new wardrobe at 1.30pm.

Free Live music during the day from 2pm – times to be confirmed.

2pm – AllSort’d Choir

An choir set to get our afternoon off with a bang. Fresh from winning the Swanage Carnival Talent competition [again], we are delighted to welcome back this lovely choir. Dry eye in the house at the end of this? Doubt it…

Allsort’d Sing are an inclusive signing choir from Swanage of currently 20+ members. We have fun and enjoy singing an eclectic range of songs! Building confidence, and supporting communication using Signalong, is a fabulous way to learn to use sign language. We meet once a week at Durlston Country Park from 5.30-7pm, and new members are always welcome: no experience required!

3pm – Eliza Alder

Fresh to the Purbeck music scene and new to Sandy Hill Arts, Eliza captivates audiences with her smooth, expressive voice and charming personality. She plays and sings a combination of stripped-back acoustic hits and her own melodic originals. Taking inspiration from the folk & jazz greats, she’s definitely one to watch.

4pm – Glenn Ross

Glenn Ross is a seasoned Purbeck based singer songwriter whose music has recently been aired on STV and BBC  introducing to name but a few. Vocally likened to Nick Drake his thought provoking poetic lyrics are sure to connect with fans of acoustic music. Accompanied by Becca Defilet – Violin and Peter Lubbock – Guitar and the one and only Rob Mills on sax.

All this leads up to our ticketed evening event – two different jazz improv performances from Skylla/Ruth Goller and Pete Wareham, followed by DJ set until late.

The Planet Purbeck Festival is run by the community, for the community. Many local people recognise that our natural assets are under threat and something needs to be done. Planet Purbeck approaches this problem by creating a fun and enthusiastic platform that invites the community to connect with their environment and foster a relationship with it; the more we care about our world, the more we will protect it.

Have a look at the 2021 highlights…


17th September 2022


11:00 am - 5:00 pm


Sandy Hill Arts
Sandy Hill Lane, Corfe Castle, Dorset BH20 5JF