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Newsletter · June 2013 Lighthouse Road Swanage BH19 2JL
Newsletter · June 2013
Swanage BH19 2JL
‘Purbeck’ – An Exhibition of Paintings by Tony Kerins.
In our next exhibition, running from the 24th August to the 15th September, artist Tony Kerins reveals the secrets of his little black books…
Where does the glimmer of an idea for a painting begin? For Tony, it starts in his sketchpad, where he records glimpses of everyday life and landscapes. Over the past 30 years, Tony has amassed around 150 such sketchpads. For the first time, he is exhibiting some of these little black books alongside his finished paintings of Purbeck - so visitors can see how that first glance turns into a stunning work of art.
One particular highlight this month takes place on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th, when we will be asking for your help to record as many species of wildlife as we can in 48 hours!
‘The Wild Side of Purbeck’ Exhibition
Following the wonderful exhibition of paintings by Richard Tratt, our new exhibition highlights Purbeck’s amazing scenery and wildlife, this time through photography.
Award-winning landscape photographer Andy Farrer and wildlife photographer Julian Sawyer will be exploring ‘The Wild Side of Purbeck’.
Tickets are available now for the welcome return of the Rude Mechanical Theatre Company with their new outdoor show ‘Harlequin Goes to the Moon’.
From Tuesday 30 July to Mon 19 August we are presenting an exhibition of the wildlife illustrations and story of Eileen Soper and her family.
Eileen Soper is probably best known for her illustrations in many Enid Blyton's books – especially the Famous Five, but there is much more to her art than that, this exhibition concentrates on her and her families wildlife art.
Friends 25th Anniversary Celebration
Our 25th celebration evening was attended by over 100 Friends of Durlston on a glorious warm sunny June evening. This number of people made logistics a little tricky but we coped (I think).
With Anne & Angela on the bar, Ben and the 3 Richards (Dyer, Lane & Smith) cooking the BBQ, and Catherine, Davina, Heather and others on the salads the food was delivered perfectly and almost on time (only delayed by Katie’s welcome speech!).
Katie’s fiendish quiz on the history of Durlston stumped many, but it was only really a reminder of the many and varied things that the Friends have been involved in over the last 25 years.
A recap of the years from Hamish (Head Ranger), Robin (previous Senior Ranger) and Katie (current Senior Ranger) highlighted a few of the projects, fun, issues and opportunities that have arisen.