Enjoy Project:Project – Rob Mills and Sharon James’ live improvisation of music and painting!
Free Live music from 2pm, kicking off the afternoon with two new bands….
Over the Hill - This three-piece combo consists of Richard on bass, Phil on lap steel and tenor guitar and Owen on ukulele, and 6- and 12-string guitar; they share vocals.
Gravy Train - This group is a newly formed four piece, with classic line up of two guitars bass and drums. Tapping into influences ranging from Television, Kinks and Bowie, the songs are mostly originals peppered with a few 70’s covers.
Buzz - We loved Buzz’s #sandyhillsaturday set in July so have asked him back in a more formal setting. Relatively new to Purbeck, Buzz is taking advantage of his fresh start to make a more serious and concerted approach to songwriting and performing. Buzz plays his own material – think contemplative, melodic pop folk – as well as some covers.
Open Mic - Details to follow - see our website – but we would love to use this weekend to start a more regular Open Mic Session – we had some great voices last September! Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to perform. We can probably rustle up a microphone and a small amp – anything grander than that please let us know well in advance.
Headline Act: Project : Project
Our main evening performance, and a rare public performance for this ongoing, exciting collaboration, Project : Project. Live art and music from Sharon James and Rob Mills. Cinema quality projection of Sharon’s digital painting, screened in real time, interacting with Rob’s improvised soundscapes using non traditional instruments as well as some more recognisable ones. A unique and colourful outdoor experience!
DJ Set from Paul Angel - Expect eclectic afrobeats, acid jazz, exotica, vinyl rarities from around the world and occasionally something you know – decades of crate digging distilled into a single set!
The Sprout & Bean pop up cafe and our bar will be running from lunchtime, helping make this into a splendid Sunday afternoon and evening – think of it as an extension of our usual #sandyhillsaturdays.
In the morning you can also enjoy our Marvellous Moths workshop from 9.30 to 11.00 - see separate page here.
- It’s marquee/open air – so please dress for a Purbeck September day / evening…
- Like the many other local outdoor performances, please bring your own camping chair or similar if you want to be sure you can sit down.
- Please do let us know in advance if you need seating because of a health issue.
- The Boilerhouse Gallery will be open as normal from 10am to 5pm, with other studios open too!
- There will be an accessible temporary toilet on site for the weekend.
- The Sandy Hill Arts 1-acre site has a range of walking surfaces, including earth tracks which can get muddy when wet.
- The event is held in an ex-industrial site with several levels, and while most areas accessible via slopes rather than steps, surfaces are mainly grass or gravel.
- We are easy to access on foot from the village through the station.
- Please visit us by bus (Breezer number 40), or train (Swanage Railway).
- There is no parking at Sandy Hill Arts, although if you need parking because of a health issue we will try to sort something out if you let us know in advance, please.
- If coming by car, please park nearby at the National Trust Car Park (East Street BH20 5DR, free for NT members and free to all in the evenings. This is a 5 minute walk from the event venue) or the West Street Car Park (BH20 5HH).