StoryPlaces at the BNSS present ‘Mobile Stories’

Mobile Stories, An Arts by the Sea Festival event

  • Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th October from 10am until 4pm, .

Mobile Stories: use your smartphone or tablet to read a newly commissioned story. Watch it unfold as you reach each location on the trail, exploring the seafront, gardens and town.

The theme of the stories will draw in the reader to the collections and visions of BNSS.

Find our stall in the Lower Winter Gardens, meet our project team and follow a story!


StoryPlaces @ Bournemouth Natural Science Society

β€˜In a quiet Bournemouth backstreet lays a hidden gem: a treasure cabinet of natural curiosities…’

The Bournemouth Natural Science Society occupies a substantial, towered Italian gothic Victorian house, built in Bournemouth in 1879. The premises are part-museum, part-laboratory, part-urban temple to learning. Its rooms are lined with wooden cases and chests whose many drawers contain butterflies, eggs, mineral specimens, fossils and archaeological remains in the tradition of nineteenth-century collectors such as General Pitt Rivers. The house and its contents, its histories and its characters, offer a remarkable new resource for literary interpretation


StoryPlaces is a Leverhulme-funded interdisciplinary research project at the University of Southampton (English and Electronics & Computer Science) that explores the poetics of locative literature.

Sat 08 Oct 16 - Sun 09 Oct 16, 10:00 - 16:00

Bournemouth Seafront: Lower Winter Gardens, BH2 5DJ