THE People’s String Foundation is heading to a Purbeck church with its latest project, Res Publica.

Hailing from Cornwall, the foundation is fronted by violinist Ben Sutcliffe, with co-founder and composer Zaid Al-Rikabi at the core.

They will be playing in Dorset thanks to the work of the county's rural touring arts organisation Artsreach.

An Artsreach spokesman said: "Their brand new musical touring show Res Publica presents the live duo alongside a 32 piece ‘virtual’ gypsy orchestra, inviting the audience on an incredible journey of discovery.

"Using music, puppetry, cinematography and animation all set to the backdrop of the virtual orchestra, ‘Res Publica’ is a unique, immersive and exhilarating live show.

"The second half of the show also offers the chance to hear The People’s String Foundation’s most popular songs and compositions from their time working as musical directors for companies such as Kneehigh and Rogue Theatre and The Minack Theatre."

They will perform ‘Res Publica’ live in St George’s Church, Langton Matravers on Thursday January 16.

Further details and tickets are available from 01929 423834 or online at