When: 20th September – 12th October 2013
Where: Bournemouth, Dorset
£: Ticket prices vary depending on the event (see website). Some events are free.
What is it?
Bournemouth’s third Arts by the Sea Festival features over 50 arts events spanning music, dance, film, visual arts, performance and spoken word. The events will take place in all kinds of spaces across the town.
The opening weekend (20th – 22nd September) will see an exciting free outdoor celebration to launch the festival. Joe Rush’s Mutoid Waste will create a huge stir with giant articulated vehicles and machines parading the beach. Rush is best known for creating the futuristic Mad Max-style vehicles for the London Paralympic Closing Ceremony last year. Lots of events including light installations, film screenings, live music, dance and street performance will take place in the town centre.
Over the following three weeks audiences will be able to experience a host of special events and performances; from razor-sharp poetry brought by legendary ‘punk poet’ John Cooper Clarke to an incredible ‘sound’ performance in complete darkness from the creators of the Electric Hotel; from Mark Bruce Company’s dance interpretation of Dracula to a candlelit concert of work by Paganini set in the historic ruins of Shelley Theatre.
This year there’s a distinct cinema and ‘live score’ element to the Festival. Look out for special showings of Alfred Hitchcock’s early films restored by the British Film Institute, accompanied by live music from the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. Also at the festival will be the only vintage mobile cinema left in the country, with its unique slice of cinema history. And there will be the chance to take a ‘behind-the-scenes’ look at some of the world’s most spectacular film and animation visual effects.
More great combinations of live music and film include The Dodge Brothers accompanying the classic silent movie Beggars of Life; beautiful ‘live’ cinema using paper, puppets and music from the talented Paper Cinema; and a welcome return of Indy band British Sea Power accompanying the 1934 docu-drama Man of Aran.
More info: www.artsbournemouth.org.uk