Rhiannon Shutler Autor, Illustrator and Conservationist Rhiannon is a busy person; along with raising two children, she is currently working two jobs and somehow finds time to write books and poems in her spare time. The natural world has always.... Read More
Liv Cooper BIRDS OF POOLE HARBOUR OSPREY PROJECT Liv Cooper has one of the most unusual mothering roles in Purbeck. Liv lives near Wareham, but through summer months, she preps fish for osprey chicks on the shores of Poole Harbour. She.... Read More
In this short film, we speak with Steve Oliver (Dorset Wildlife Trust) and Gen Crisford (National Trust) as they host an event inviting locals to explore wildlife in the Corfe River. Steve explains that events like this engage local people.... Read More
KEVIN KEATES (KEATES QUARRIES) - QUARRYMAN and STONEMASON Among the huge slabs of honey-coloured Purbeck stone near Acton, Kevin Keates is a real gem. He’s warm, kind and a great storyteller, but he also has a secret skill: he can read.... Read More
JULIE HATCHER MARINE BIOLOGIST Julie Hatcher fell in love with Kimmeridge a long time ago. She was studying marine biology at the time but was imagining her career would take her somewhere like South America; ‘Dolphins were my thing,’ she.... Read More
Residents in Purbeck have until 17th November 2021 to take part in a consultation to reintroduce beavers to England After around 400 years of extinction in England, in August 2020 a wild population of beavers were officially given permission to.... Read More
FRANK ROBERTS VOLUNTEER at HERSTON HALT & SWANAGE ARMY LINK Frank gets things done. During the 40 years or so he’s lived in Swanage, he’s installed signalling along sections of the Swanage railway line; he’s helped join the Swanage line.... Read More
Thank you all for your support in making this festival happen! What an uplifting and energising week it was!
We have had so much positive feedback from our community with everyone already saying they are looking forward to next year's festival.
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A Message From Rob... COP26 is the biggest summit the UK has ever hosted and is the most significant climate event since COP21, the 2015 United Nations climate conference which resulted in the Paris Agreement. All the leaders from around.... Read More
Carol Birnie CORFE VILLAGE STORES Every customer to walk through the door at Corfe Village Stores gets a cheery hello from Carole. Some visitors to Corfe, she says, are a bit taken aback! For them, shopping may have ceased being a.... Read More