When: 8th – 15th October 2016
Where: Bournemouth, Dorset
£: Ticket prices vary, depending on the event. Many events are free
What is it?
From fiery seafront gatherings, to projection-mapped trees, sonic orbs and metamorphosing horses, this year’s Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival promises an abundance of inspiring experiences this October.
Arts by the Sea is a festival of arts and culture happening over eight days on the South Coast; using Bournemouth’s seafront and beaches, award-winning gardens and various indoor venues.
There will be a broad mix of visual and performance art, live music, mime, dance, debates, museum open days, comedy, poetry, acrobatics, kids’ raves and entertainment, light installations, torchlit parades, film screenings, and workshops covering journalism, acrobatics, and salsa.
The musical entertainment ranges from The Correspondents, Dizraeli, and The Plastic Mermaids, to the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Balkan beats band, Tantz. Critically acclaimed mime comedian Trygve Wakenshaw, poet Luke Wright and comic performer Liz Aggiss will all be appearing during the festival.
There will be massive seafront spectaculars, provided by outdoor arts specialists, Walk the Plank, as well as internationally renowned theatre troupe Compagnie des Quidams, and the reliably leftfield Wet Picnic.
Club loving families can go to the legendary creative Big Fish Little Fish event, play Giant Musical Hangman in the town square, or dress up as explorers and fly away on Pif Paf’s Flycycle Submercycle.
Elsewhere, stunning feats of design, circus entertainment, aerobatics and acrobatics come in Highly Sprung’s The Urban Astronaut and The Wheelhouse by Acrojou.