Green Arts by the Sea

Funded by Bournemouth Borough Council and Arts Council England, Arts by the Sea brings an ambitious and contemporary festival of combined arts to Bournemouth.

Incorporating high-impact outdoor spectaculars with theatre shows, music, comedy, light art, digital installations and mass participation activities, the festival’s mission is to deliver a programme of exceptional, high quality, challenging, unique and extraordinary artistic events.

The festival takes place in numerous indoor and outdoor locations throughout the town. We recognise the natural beauty of Bournemouth and the work already taking place to safeguard our natural environment, but are aware of our impact and our responsibility to reduce this. Arts by the Sea aims to become more ethical and sustainable and to use our experience to help other organisations do the same.

We have an Environmental Policy and Action Plan in place to help us do this.

Arts by the Sea Environmental policy

Arts by the Sea Environmental action plan

Green Rider – Venue

Green Rider – Artist


Did You Know

Bournemouth Council’s Parks Department have a herd of 10 goats grazing on the cliff to the east of Boscombe Pier. They help control the non-native plants which are taking over at the expense of the natural heath and grassland habitats and associated wildlife.

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There are also around 60 cattle. These are located at Stour Valley on the North West edge of Bournemouth

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Bournemouth is the World’s First Sustainable Fish City. So many businesses and organisations have signed pledges to ensure only sustainably sourced fish will be used in any of their activities that we’ve now generated over 4 million sustainable fish meals a year.

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We encourage our Partners to be as environmentally friendly as possible. Please let us know about the green actions you’re taking and we’ll share them here.

Current Projects

Exciting Projects that we are promoting:

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