Thursday, November 29, 2012

Swanage Pier

Notice is hereby given that the Swanage Pier Company intends to apply to the Secretary of State for Transport for confirmation of theSwanage Pier Byelaws made on the ninth day of November 2012.

...more info in comment below.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Free child care Sat 8th December

If the children are taken to the Sports Centre on the morning of Saturday 8 December, the team will keep them entertained while the adults get on with the Christmas shopping.
More details on Comment below...

Free gym in December

Start that New Year resolution now!  It won’t cost a penny

Visitors to Purbeck Sports Centre in Wareham can enjoy 12 free gym sessions during December.

Michelle Goodman, Sports Centre Operations Manager, said:  “There’s no need to wait until the New Year to start that resolution to get fit!”

Throughout December the Sports Centre is offering 12 free gym sessions to be taken during that month (use of cardio equipment only).  If participants then join the Gold
Card membership scheme* they will also receive a free induction.

Michelle concluded:  “Why wait?  Take advantage now and you’ll really feel the benefit and save money.”

Call 01929 500 000 for more details

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Fin whale

A rare fin whale, second in size only to the blue whale, one of the largest animals in the world has been washed up on the beach near Kimmeridge. This is a young male, 44ft long (13.6 metres). Photograph courtesy of Ilay Cooper, author of Purbeck Revealed (available in all good bookshops, and some good pubs, at least at the Square and Compass).

Durlston Craft Fair (Saturday 10th Nov - 23rd Dec)

This Saturday there will be an afternoon preview at Durlston Castle of their Christmas Craft Show 'Inspire' - curated by Walford Mill Crafts. The show features the work of more than 150 artists and makers and includes perfect stocking fillers and Christmas presents and unique collectors pieces. The preview runs between 2 and 4pm and all are welcome!

If you can't make it on Saturday, come along any day between 11am and 4pm until the 23rd December!


Ali Tuckey
Countryside Ranger
Durlston Country Park

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Music in Studland 18 November

Tickets are now on sale for our next event, on Sunday 18th November at 7.30.


Three Cane Whale - A multi-instrumental acoustic trio, with influences from folk, minimalism, classical and film music. At times as intricate as a team of watchmakers and at others as spare as a mountain stream, the music encompasses both a cinematic sweep and an intimate delicacy, evoking a diversity of landscapes. Featuring mandolin, psaltery, zither, trumpet, harmonium, lyre and guitar, Three Cane Whale presents wonderfully atmospheric and evocative evening of live sounds.
"Perfect. A glorious adventure into new folk" Cerys Matthews     "Elegant and atmospheric. Four stars" The Guardian
More at


The Artsreach Programme for the whole of Dorset can be seen at
and you can join the Artsreach mailing list (for all events in Dorset) at

Stephen Yeoman
on behalf of Studland Village Hall

Monday, November 05, 2012

Regular comedy comes to Swanage!

Regular comedy comes to Swanage!

The Rock-A-Hula Club, organisers of the Swanage Comedy Festival shows are pleased to announce that they will be bringing regular comedy to Swanage in partnership with the Royal British Legion.
Building on the successful format of the Sun, Sea & Stand-Up shows, the first event will be on Saturday 24th November and will feature MC Danny Ward, the posh, witty and exquisitely funny Andrew Watts, imaginative storyteller James Dowdeswell and headline act and star of BBC R4, Mitch Benn. Tickets priced £13 are now available from The Legion, Replayed Records and Swanage T.I.C.
David Elm, head steward of the Legion stated “Following the success of the events we have already staged with the Rock-A-Hula Club, we see the comedy club as another opportunity to provide great entertainment for the town and our members”.
Organiser Dave Taylor says “I’m really happy that we will be continuing to bring quality acts to The Legion. We first put comedy on there in 2010 and all of the acts who have played there loved the venue. Combined with great bar prices a good night is guaranteed!”
Further details of events at the Legion by Rock-a-Hula Club can be found at &

Posted by Dave T to swanageview at 5/11/12 4:24 PM