Natalie Clein set to star at Purbeck Festival

International cellist to star at Purbeck music festival

International cellist to star at Purbeck music festival

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POOLE’S international cellist Natalie Clein will take part in the Purbeck Chamber Music Festival from August 29-31, as part of the Purbeck Art Weeks Festival.

Four concerts are held at venues across the area including the Tank Museum, Bovington, Durlston Country Park, Swanage and St George’s Church, Langton Matravers.

Natalie Clein was born and brought up in Poole. Before she won the BBC Young Musician of the Year in 1994, she played some of her earliest cello concerts in Purbeck churches. This year’s speaker is Natalie’s sister, the actress Louisa Clein, recognisable as the daughter of BBC's Judge John Deed among many other roles.

The first of four concerts includes readings from Carol Anne Duffy’s 1914 Poetry Remembers anthology, as part of a WWI part of a commemorative concert in The Tank Museum, Bovington, on August 29 at 7pm.

On day two Natalie Clein and Barbara Doll play Bach’s Cello Suite No 1 in G Major and the Violin Partita in D Minor at Durlston Castle in Swanage on August 30 at 11am.

Later that evening, hear Brahms’ Piano Quartet in A major Opus 26 and a rare live performance of Schoenberg’s String Sextet Verklarte Nacht (Transfigured Night) plus more at St Georges Church, Langton Matravers, August 30, 7.30pm.

And the final concert includes Mozart’s String Quintet K516 in the dark key of G minor at St James Church, Kingston, August 31, at noon.

Tickets are available from and Swanage and Wareham Tourist Information Centres. For details visit Finally, pull up a chair for a special storytelling performance at The Priest’s House Museum and Garden in Wimborne Minster on Friday, August 15 at 7.30pm. Tim Laycock, a Dorset-based actor, folk musician and storyteller, will weave the stories, songs and lives of two very different Wimborne residents into a compelling and entertaining evening of local history, folklore, anecdote and traditional song.

Get tickets from Wimborne Tourist Information Centre or by telephoning 01202 886116. Also visit

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