The Mowlem Hub at Planet Purbeck Festival

Join us for a weekend of FREE films, talks, workshops, children's activities, music and nature exhibitions in celebration of our community, our local environment and those striving to protect it.

Want to feel hopeful, rather than worried about the challenges we face for our natural world and climate? Then come and experience our amazing films and activities and leave feeling positive and full of hope that we can all make a difference to solve the issues we face. 

Venue: The Mowlem Theatre, Swanage.  Location: Shore Rd, Swanage, BH19 1DD. 

All events are FREE - Advanced booking is required for selected events (50p booking fee applies)

Mowlem Box Office: 0333 666 3366

Friday 24th Sept

A celebration of our land

Award winning short films and guest speakers including Daniel Raven Ellison, National Geographic Explorer and Guerrilla Geographer. Includes FREE entry to afterparty.
Date: Fri 24th Sept
Time: 7.00pm - 9.00pm
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Planet Purbeck Saturday Afterparty at The Mowlem Theatre Bar Ft. Ru Robinson (Dj Set)

Ru Robinson is known for exciting and eclectic DJ sets served up with an infectious smile. His broad collection of music is lovingly selected for the dance floor, spanning the diverse tropical flavours of Latin America, Africa and the Caribbean, whilst dipping and delving into countless other party sounds. Since 2012 Ru Robinson has performed at a huge variety of interesting club nights and events across the UK and further afield, including Uganda in 2017. With huge enthusiasm for live music and involvement in the UK scene, he has also had the honour of sharing the stage as supporting DJ with artists such as Femi Kuti, Bassekou Kouyaté and Novalima. Ru keeps a watchful eye on the dance floor and will keep you guessing just the right the amount and always topped up with fun. You'll be getting down and feeling uplifted.
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Date: Fri 24th Sept
Time: 9.00pm - midnight
Free Entry - Priority to Mowlem Festival Ticket Holders (see event above)

Saturday 25th Sept

‘Act Locally’ Local Environmental Project Updates

Learn about the inspiring conservation work that is happening right on your doorstep featuring guest speakers from Dynamic Dunescapes, Wellbeing Swanage and Planet Purbeck Land Use Team.
Date: Sat 25th Sept
Time: 9.30am - 11.00am
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'Think Globally' Talks from national organisations

Learn about the global and systemic challenges we are facing and most importantly the solutions to overcoming them! Featuring guest speakers from Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace & Planet Purbeck. Bring your burning questions for the QA session afterwards.
Date: Sat 25th Sept
Time: 11.30am - 1pm
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Festival Hub Exhibitions & Displays

Exhibitions & Displays themed around the environment, climate change and nature. Come and meet locals who are working hard to create change.
Date: Sat 25th Sept
Time: 12.00pm - 4.00pm

The Wild Purbeck Conference

Hear from landowners and conservation organisations as they help frame the challenges and possible solutions to climate change across our wonderfully diverse landscape. Featuring guest speakers from Natural England, Durlston Country Park, Dorset Wildlife Trust and National Trust.
Date: Sat 25th Sept
Time: 2.00pm - 4.00pm
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Planet Purbeck Fundraising Art Auction

We have gathered some beautiful and unique pieces of work to raise funds for the Planet Purbeck Land Use Team’s Hedgerows & Wood Pasture Project. Get ready to place your bids...
Date: Sat 25th Sept
Time: 4:30pm - 6:00pm
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An economy that works for people and the planet

The economy that we have is not working for the planet and it is not working for many people either. This workshop will consider what an economy that works for both might look like.
Date: Sat 25th Sept
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
No booking required. Top floor Mowlem committee room
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A celebration of our Seas

Award winning short films and guest speakers including Imogen Napper, National Geographic Expedition Scientist. Includes FREE entry to afterparty.
Date: Sat 25th Sept
Time: 7:00pm - 9.00pm
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Planet Purbeck Saturday Afterparty at The Mowlem Theatre Bar Ft. Carlos Fandango (DJ Set)

After returning from a 5 year sojourn in Hong Kong and Australia, Ned (DJ Carlos Fandango) has been entertaining the discerning crowds of Dorset for the last 20 years. A musical magpie, he plays a variety of styles to get the crowds dancing. Expect a mix of soul, funk, ska, hip hop, indie and whatever else takes your fancy! All played on lovely vinyl. facebook.com/ned.fitzgerald.7
Date: Sat 25th Sept
Time: 9.00pm - midnight
Free Entry - Priority to Mowlem Festival Ticket Holders (see event above)

Sunday 26th Sept

Activities & Exhibitions for Children & Young People

Bring your friends and family for a day of fun, adventure, learning and positive action. Nature and activity tables, photography contests and information on how to get involved with conservation projects across Purbeck.
Date: Sun 26th Sept
Time: 1.00pm - 4.30pm
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Arts, Crafts & Clothes & Toy Swap

Clothes and toy swaps, delicious food, and our arts & crafts arena, where artists will be on hand to help children make signs and costumes for the parade.
Date: Sun 26th Sept
Time: 1.00pm - 5.00pm
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The Festival Parade

Marching through Swanage, there will be a display of colours, music and enthusiasm. Walking as one, we will be led by the young people making a stand for a greener tomorrow.
Date: Sun 26th Sept
Time: 5.00pm
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Big Community Gathering

The Parade finishes at the Prince Albert Gardens for a big community picnic, games and music.
Please BYO your own food, drink, musical instruments and fun kids activities. 
Date: Sun 26th Sept
Time: 5.30pm - 7.00pm
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Covid Precautions:
All attendees are encouraged to follow COVID government guidance whilst in The Mowlem. Thank you for your consideration.
Disclaimer:
The organisers reserve the right to make changes, improvements and amendments to this programme as appropriate.
Some of the organisations we are working with
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