Past Events

Although these events have already happened, we're keeping them on the website for reference.

You can watch many of our past events on Youtube

 

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26/08/2022

Every Friday at 8:30am at the Jazz Café Help to keep our beautiful beaches clean & keep fit at the same time! Local business Running Free Poole are doing their bit to help and are doing a Rubbish Run every Friday over the summer holidays. Meet every Friday 8.30am by Jazz Cafe, Sandbanks. Run approx […]

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Monday 22nd August 11am-3pm Careys Secret Garden & Wildly-Kind are running a drop off session for 7-11 year olds to allow them to discover & connect with nature during creative play! Run by Forest School trained Wildly-Kind staff with 10 years of experience of guiding children through play & creativity, your kids will be in […]

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Saturday 20th August 10am-12pm Join Sustainable Wareham & others at the Wareham Town Hall for this fantastic event! Sewing: Don’t throw it away - bring your textile repairs along and get help and advice on how to make your clothes last longer from our creative volunteers.  From basic sewing repairs to ideas for restyling, help is […]

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Litter-free Purbeck are leading litter picks every second Saturday of the month. Enjoy the outdoors, meeting people and helping out your community? Join Litter-free Purbeck for one of their litter picks in your local area. Bring sturdy boots, weather-appropriate clothing and your best smile - meeting outside of Westport House, Worgret Road, Wareham. If you’d […]

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📅 SAVE THE DATE: Sunday 14th August 3-5pm Get the kids interested in nature & gardening this summer holidays! Explore the woodland & allotment trail, inspect a moth trap & hunt down some bugs! Visit the grow-your-own table for some info & take home some surplus vegetables from the allotment! Then drop by the Priddle […]

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Monday 25th July - Sunday 7th August from 10:30pm to 5pm Visit the exhibition at Durlston Castle showcasing a variety of work from eight artists - including work from one of our own Planet Purbeck members Shannon Ribbons! The two week display will showcase artists' response to forms and atmosphere of woodland, celebrating the importance […]

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‘The Big Wild Sleep Out’ at RSPB Arne is a unique opportunity for families to sleep out in the wild. Saturday 23rd 3pm - Sunday 24th July 12 noon Spend the night in an idyllic private area of the reserve overlooking Poole harbour and the Purbeck hills, along with a hearty locally sourced dinner and […]

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Saturday 16th July 2-4pm Repair, Repurpose, Reuse! Sustainable Swanage are hosting a repair event for your clothes in need of a little TLC! Take your textile repairs to the Sandy Hill Centre in Corfe Castle to get help and advice from creative experts on how to lengthen the life of your clothes. Meet other skilled […]

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Exploring the opportunities and challenges for energy security and net zero This is an online event taking place Thurs July 14th 7:00-8:30 pm organised by Planet Purbeck and Dorset CAN. The format will be informal and conversational with plenty of time for questions. We guarantee a very lively debate! Guest speakers are experts in the field of energy generation, energy security, climate change and how we […]

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On the 13th of July, 9am - 12pm, there will be a community pop-up event at Knoll Beach. This is a time for the local public to share their ideas on how we can make everyone feel welcome and part of Purbeck. Prejudice Free Dorset, Citizens Advice, Dorset Police, Planet Purbeck, Purbeck Youth & Community […]

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Saturday 9th July 1-3pm at Sandpit Field, Swanage Do you have a bike that needs a little TLC? Sustainable Swanage want to help people dust off their bikes ready for the summer. Local experts will be on hand to help repair basic problems, give maintenance advice and check over bikes that haven't been ridden for […]

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The Local Plan may come across as a dry subject but it is vitally important for our communities. Thurs July 7th 9:30-10:15am - Zoom Event Dorset Deserves Better Campaign, why is it so important? The Local Plan may come across as a dry subject but it is vitally important for our communities. The current draft […]

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Join the RSPB Arne team to hear the unmistakable call of the nightjar at night. Every Thursday and Saturday until 21st July from 7pm. This is an exclusive opportunity for families to listen for the unforgettable 'churring' of one of the heathland’s most mysterious inhabitants - named in folklore as the goat sucker, corpse-fowl and […]

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‘Reptile Survey Walks’ allow visitors in small groups a unique opportunity to take part in one of the reserve’s actual reptile surveys. Surveys take place every Tuesday throughout June, July, and August, 9.30 am-12 noon. Participants will walk in some of the more sensitive areas of the reserve to explore where these creatures call home. […]

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Join a beach cleacn with Swanage Beach Buddies (part of Litter-Free Purbeck) in Swanage. Swanage Beach Buddies are a group of volunteers who meet every Sunday at 9am (weather dependent) to clean the beach and other areas of the town. Volunteers regularly pick up anything between 15kg - 40kg of litter on an average clean! […]

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There are 95 rights of way in Swanage totalling 33.7 miles in length!  A survey of all of these was undertaken recently on behalf of Swanage Town Council and they are keen to share the results as well as ask for your help in grading each route in respect of accessibility, waymarking, attractiveness and views. […]

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Join the Planet Purbeck Land Use Team at our next online meeting taking place Tues 21st June 7pm - 8.30pm. Find out more about our recent and ongoing partnership with the Community Payback Scheme and the Ministry of Justice. We'll be hearing from the National Trust about Weston Farm plans as well as Dorset Wildlife […]

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The new Dorset CAN Youth Team are organising a Youth Conference with Somerset CAN and Wiltshire Climate Alliance. The plan is for a conversation to be had between the future of Dorset (the youth) and the current people who are able to implement these changes. We see it as our stepping stone to action a better […]

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An open invite from the Planet Purbeck Community Outreach Team to join a training session At Planet Purbeck we are working to engage a new local audience with our stunning environment here in Purbeck. This isn’t straightforward but we want more of our members to have the skills to do this. Come along to discuss […]

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Repair Cafe This time it’s primarily sewing repairs, with several experts on hand to help with small jobs and give advice.  You might just want to sew on a button, repair a seam or take up a hem, but aren’t very confident on how to go about it.  We can help.  If you’re tired of […]

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Calling all Dorset climate activists, campaign groups and concerned citizens Protest at Dorset Council’s Annual Meeting this year is on Thurs 12th May 6pm (meeting starts) 6.30pm, at County Hall. Join with many other climate action and climate justice groups from across Dorset. The aim of the event is to send a powerful reminder and message to Dorset Council, and renew awareness […]

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Sustainable Swanage are offering 2 morning training sessions and we are fortunate to have the skills of Lindsay Carrington, an ecological consultant and trainer based in Purbeck, who will deliver the sessions. The training will include an introduction to common plant families and you will learn how to identify familiar meadow plants. Lindsay will cover […]

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Sustainable Swanage open evenings are back! Hope to see you there if you can make it, great opportunity to meet people in person again and catch up on what is happening in Swanage to address climate issues.   All welcome! Short talks and stalls - Find out ways you can save resources, save money and help […]

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Are you planning to host an event at the festival? Interested in volunteering? Need funding and sponsorship for your event?  Do you want to know more about the promotion of the festival? If the answer is YES? Then watching this recording will be helpful for you!  During the recording we cover the following topics: Background & […]

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Purbeck needs nature champion volunteers to showcase the amazing diversity, stories and scarcity of our area. Working with teams across the National Trust in Purbeck nature champion volunteers will be creating and delivering a wide range of activities that suit their skills, interests and the needs of our visitors and communities. Volunteers could be delivering […]

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Solutions focused event for small business owners and leaders in Swanage and Purbeck curious about the benefits of reaching net zero. There's a lot of talk about reaching net zero and reducing our carbon footprint. These topics now appear against a backdrop of significant increases in the cost of living and energy price hikes. So, […]

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Dorset Wildlife Trust are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to train as riverfly monitors The riverfly monitoring volunteers are needed for the Corfe River as part of the national River Monitoring Scheme. Riverfly Monitor volunteers will be asked to carry out one-hour surveys on a monthly basis between April and September. The surveys will involve counting […]

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Join the Dynamic Dunescapes team in Studland for a relaxing wellbeing family stroll on Thursday 24th February 10-12pm. You can expect a relaxing wellness walk along the beach and into the dunes, where we will be engagingall our senses and taking part in some mindful movement! There's no better place to be than in the […]

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Looking for family walking over half-term? Join this guided wildlife walk through the sand dunes in Studland.Wednesday 23rd February – 10.00am and 11.15am (duration 45-60 mins)Join the Dynamic Dunescapes team for a leisurely family walk through the sand dunes to learn more about this special habitat. You will visit the wet woodland, ‘Little Sea’, the […]

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Family volunteering opportunity in Studland Tuesday 22nd February 10am-12pmRoll up your sleeves and bring your whole family to an array of conservation activities, includingcreating a giant sand lizard out of invasive plants! Save the sand lizards! This February half-term there are some really special events for families in Purbeck. So, whether you’re feeling active, creative, […]

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To round of this year's hedge planting season, we're looking for volunteers to join Planet Purbeck and the National Trust for a planting session near Corfe Castle. This is part of our Hedgerow and Wood Pasture project, aiming to improve our local hedgerows for more carbon capture and more biodiversity in our local landscape. We've […]

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To round of this year's hedge planting season, we're looking for volunteers to join Planet Purbeck and the National Trust for a planting session near Corfe Castle. This is part of our Hedgerow and Wood Pasture project, aiming to improve our local hedgerows for more carbon capture and more biodiversity in our local landscape. We've […]

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As part of the National Trust's Slow the Flow project, Planet Purbeck are offering support by building dams. Planet Purbeck are looking for a crack team of ‘Planeteers’ aka volunteers! to help ‘Slow the Flow’ on Sunday 6th Feb, 10am - 2pm. As part of the National Trust's Slow the Flow project, we are organising […]

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The Planet Purbeck Land Use Team needs a team of people to help undertake traditional hedge-laying as part of our Hedgerow and Wood Pasture project. Keeping hedges thick and dense is the number one tip for a healthy hedge and we have lots of hedges that need this boost for the thousands of species that […]

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The Blue Pool and surrounding Furzebrook Estate are designated an SSSI for its Lowland Heath habitat. Conservation volunteer work on the site involves maintaining the landscape and this comes with its challenges, none more so than keeping in check the highly invasive Rhododendron ponticum.  Each year the Estates team tackle the vast amounts of well established […]

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This is the perfect opportunity for students, young adults and nature lovers to make a difference whilst building experience and developing new skills. Activities include removing invasive species and vegetation, habitat creation for rare species, litter picking, monitoring, and conservation work with tools. The Young People Volunteering Group will be launching on the 2nd of […]

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18th December at 11:00 am Join Swanage Library for some Christmas fun and create your very own stain glass tree decorations. Friends of Swanage Library are a group of local people who are keen to support our local library and to help develop the services it provides. If you'd like to find out more, please […]

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Start: December 18th 2021, 10:00 amEnd: January 3rd 2022, 3:00 pm Join Santa's cheeky reindeer at Durlston this Christmas! They are sneakily hiding around the park! Can you help find them all? You might just win a prize… £3 per child. For further details, visit https://www.durlston.co.uk/events.aspx Additionally, read more about local events on our latest […]

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Come and join us at the PPYG and PYCF's Christmas Game & Movie Event for some festive fun and cheer! Saturday 11th December 18:00-21:00pmAt Purbeck Youth and CommunityFoundation (next to the entrance of PurbeckSports Centre, Wareham). £1 on the door, includes: Pizza Movie (Polar Express) Make your own wreath Make your own hot chocolate Quiz […]

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Planet Purbeck is looking for a crack team of ‘Planeteers’ [volunteers!] to help ‘Slow the Flow’ on Sat Dec 11th.  As part of the National Trust's Slow the Flow project, we would like to offer our support to build dams out of willow on two of the streams on East Common in Corfe Castle. These […]

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A talk by Sir GHILLEAN PRANCE Distinguished and Internationally recognised Ethnobotanist Sir Ghillean Prance is internationally renowned andrespected as Plantsman and Ethno-Botanist andEcologist. Formerly Director of the Royal BotanicGardens, Kew from 1988 to 1999 and ScientificDirector of the Eden Project in Cornwall (1998-2010)and is Visiting Professor at Reading University (1988-). He is a McBryde Senior […]

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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2021 AT 5:45 PMTALK: In the Company of SeahorsesDorset Diving Services Steve Trewhella is a diver and photographer, specialising in the photography of British marine life above and below the waves. He is also a keen naturalist with a particular interest in the coast and sea. When not diving he enjoys beachcombing, […]

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Saturday 27th November, 11:00-18:00At Purbeck Artisan Yard, Wareham, Dorset BH20 4NF Come and join our Artisans for a festive day at the yard, there will be Mulled Wine, Mince Pies, workshops for kids and grown-ups, demos and not to mention all your Christmas shopping needs under one roof! Support local, shop local and get in […]

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Want to DO something for the environment? Then come and help Trees for Dorset with their planting at Grey Barn in Worth Matravers.From the main village car park (where there are also toilets), take the footpath to the field behind the church where you can help plant native species to form a hedge and tree/scrub clusters […]

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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2021 AT 6 PM – 9:30 PM Film screening - 2040 The Mad cucumber - vegan lounge presents...  PLEASE REMEMBER CLICKING 'GOING' DOES NOT ADD YOU TO THE GUEST LIST!!  BOOK TICKETS VIA: https://2040-bournemouth.eventbrite.co.uk Join Transition Bournemouth for a series of inspiring and uplifting film screenings that will warm your insides during the […]

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For many of us, our circumstances have changed significantly from Christmas 2019. We understand that Christmas can be a huge financial burden and there can be a lot of pressure to buy new and expensive toys for family and friends. That is why this year, Explorers will be running a Toy Swap event.Saturday 20th November […]

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World leaders will meet in Glasgow in November at the global climate talks, COP26. COP26 Coalition is organising decentralised mass mobilisations across the world, bringing together movements to build power for system change – from indigenous struggles to trade unions, from racial justice groups to youth strikers. Meet at Weymouth Pavilion at noon, The Esplanade, […]

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Come and enjoy the festive fun and help save our Heathland this December. Spend the day pulling saplings and finding your perfect eco Xmas tree (or as many as you can fit in your car!). RSPB Arne Pull a Pine Tickets (adult members £12.50, non-members £15.50, children under 16 free):  https://events.rspb.org.uk/events/9090 RSPB Arne also presents - A […]

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The first-ever Planet Purbeck Festival is taking place this September 20-26th 2021 The theme is “A Celebration Of Our Natural World” and each event supported this goal by educating, enthusing and connecting people with their local environment. We have over 200 events hosted by the best sustainable businesses, organisations and venues from all across Purbeck. […]

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Purbeck's nature needs champions to showcase its amazing diversity, stories and scarcity to a wide range of audiences. Would you like to be a Purbeck nature champion volunteer? We need passionate people who will help to connect others with nature, ensuring that more people value it and want to save it in the future. You […]

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The Planet Purbeck Land Use Group would like to invite you to our Hedgerow and Woodland Event on Wednesday 12th May at 7:00-8:30pm on zoom. We will be presenting our Hedgerow and Woodland Project; a practical project to replenish our hedgerows and trees that everyone can get involved with, enabling us to work together in our beautiful countryside […]

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At our January meeting where we welcomed many new people, some participants mentioned that they would like some practical information and help with ways that they could reduce their environmental impact. This month we will talk about the tools available to measure your carbon footprint and some simple ways of reducing it. Our next few […]

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Planet Purbeck Festival Launch EventWed 21st April 7:00 - 8.30pm + Bonus Virtual Café/PubJoin Zoom:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82360855114?pwd=RHpkcG5TWi82NC9NeDBWL1U1VHBlZz09 Come to learn about the Planet Purbeck Festival 20th-26th September 2021! We will be showcasing the festival, painting an image of what to expect and most importantly, outlining the ways that you can get involved. This event will be a chance to learn about […]

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Following on from the public survey held during January and February, Sustainable Swanage is holding this meeting to provide more background and information on this project plus a Q&A session. The meeting will last one hour and will include the opportunity to stay on for more discussion for an extra half an hour. We will […]

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We are really pleased to be able to tell you more about this exciting project! Sustainable Swanage is working with IDDEA Energy Systems to enable residents in Swanage and surrounding villages to find out more about the Solar Streets scheme, which provides affordable residential solar panel installations.The scheme will be launched at a Zoom event on Wednesday […]

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Planet Purbeck Presents: Low Impact Ecotourism As Purbeck braces itself for another ultra-busy season of staycations, many of us are asking how we can welcome tourists while at the same time protecting our cherished landscape and wildlife? We want the whole community to create a vision for tourism that better serves all stakeholders from residents and local […]

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This event is an online People's Assembly for all members of the Purbeck community to ask questions and have their say on Dorset Council's Local Plan This is your chance to discuss important issues like housing, infrastructure and the environment that will impact our community and shape our lives in Dorset until 2038... • What […]

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Meeting schedule

Some of the organisations we are working with
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