Asian hornet sighting in Cornwall sparks surveillance – BBC News

2018 Sep 04

An Asian hornet sighting has been confirmed in Cornwall, sparking a hunt for the honey bee killer’s nesting sites.

The predatory species was spotted in the Fowey area, officials from the National Bee unit said.

Inspectors have been carrying out surveillance and monitoring since, the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra) said.

It follows an earlier sighting in Lancashire earlier this year.

It was first seen in Jersey in 2016, and has since been seen in north Devon.

The Purbeck Film Festival

2018 October 12-27

The longest running rural film festival in the UK.

Supported by the BFI and its South West Regional Hub the Purbeck Film Festival has, in its 22 years, continued to grow in terms of venues and audience numbers. Its primary aim is to provide a rich variety of cinematic experience across a rural area which does not have easy access to foreign language, independent and classic films. It provides a perfect opportunity to compare and contrast stories and styles across a wide range of films. Such a metropolitan approach to film screenings offers the chance to increase our knowledge and literacy of the cinema. It is important to stress that the festival operates throughout the year offering screenings for charity events and big open air occasions at Studland, Corfe Castle and Swanage.

Purbeck Film Charitable Trust is a not for profit organisation and registered Charity and runs the Purbeck Film Festival and the Rex Cinema, both as community ventures.

Swanage Blues Festival

2018 October 04-07

60 Great Gigs, 40 Top Bands, 15 Indoor Venues!

Swanage Blues is a not for profit organisation.

Every March and October thousands of music lovers come to Swanage Blues Festivals, where over 100 musicians perform at 60 events in 15 indoor venues. There’s superb music, drinking, eating, dancing, fun and laughter across the town and beyond, starting on Thursday evening and going on till late Sunday evening.

Swanage Blues Festivals are essentially Big Town Parties that depend on festival fans supporting the festival by buying wristbands, still only £10 since 2012, to show they appreciate the music and want the festivals to continue. Many of the acts usually charge £10 admission per gig, so only £10 for 1, 2, 3, or even all 4 days is a bargain!

Swanage Blues is a trading name of Blues Roots, a not-for-profit limited company set up to ensure the future of these amazing events.