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1 DAY TO GO til #bythesea16

1 DAY TO GO! With all the setting up and preparations well under way, we really can’t contain our excitement any longer!  

From fiery seafront gatherings to projection-mapped trees, sonic orbs and metamorphosing horses, this year’s Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival, comprising of nearly 100 performances and events , promises an abundance of inspiring experiences!

This is an autumn festival of arts and culture happening over eight days on the South Coast, using Bournemouth’s fantastic seafront and beaches, award winning gardens and various indoor venues. There is 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, samba or salsa.

The musical offering 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 Arts Festival alongside massive, seafront spectaculars provided by outdoor arts specialists, Walk the Plank, 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, kids will love playing Giant Musical Hangman in the town square, dressing up as explorers and flying 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.


Don’t forget to share your experiences throughout the festival via facebook, twitter and instagram using the hashtag – #bythesea16


Check out our programme schedule below, for all timings and locations on what’s happening throughout the festival!

For a downloadable copy, click here

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Author: bournemouth