Light shines on the Purbecks

IT would be hard to imagine a better theme for a music festival in the post-Covid world than Light, chosen for this year’s Purbeck International Chamber Music Festival.

Returning after last year’s festival was cancelled, the event, which brings some of the world’s finest chamber music musicians to beautiful venues across the Purbecks, will run from 2nd to 5th September..

The line-up will feature cellist and festival director Natalie Clein, the Carducci Quartet, Cédric Pescia and more.

The works will include Haydn, Shostakovitch, Debussy, Bach and more. The full programme and tickets will be announced in April; visit