Reportage by the Sea

Sat 17 Sep 16 - Sat 15 Oct 16

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Kitch and Synch

Kitsch n Sync presents ‘Pseudo Synchro’

Sat 08 Oct 16, Bandstand: 12:40, 15:20 & 17:20 Walkabout: 12:10, 14:30 & 17:00

Lower Gardens and Seafront

Follow our 3 costume-clad damsels as they dip their toes and cause a splash on...


Jellish by Thingumajig

Sat 08 Oct 16, 19:00 & 21:00

Lower Gardens

A bloom of giant illuminated jellyfish transforms the streets of Bournemouth.

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Lance Moi en L’Air by Joli Vyann

Sat 08 Oct 16 - Sun 09 Oct 16, SAT: 13:00 & 15:30 | SUN: 14:00

Lower Gardens

Joli Vyann take audiences on imaginative physical journeys, telling stories that excite.


L_VE Hangman by Mufti Games

Sat 08 Oct 16, 12:00, 13:00 & 15:15

Town Square

L_VE Hangman is a larger than life iteration of the traditional hangman game.

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Inferno by Walk the Plank

Sat 08 Oct 16, 20:30

The Waterfront, Pier Approach

Hear the beat, feel the heat at the seafront Inferno: a bespoke production and unique...


Mr Wilson’s Second Liners

Sat 08 Oct 16, Sea of Freaks Procession: 20:00 / Inferno: 20:30

Triangle / Seafront

Mr Wilson’s form a traditional New Orleans Second Line.


The Urban Astronaut by Highly Sprung

Sat 08 Oct 16, 13:00, 15:30 & 17:30

Pier Approach

This award winning performance will be a true highlight of opening afternoon and an experience...

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Sat 08 Oct 16, 12:00, 14:00 & 16:00


SoundStorm, Bournemouth and Poole’s award winning Music Education Hub, will launch their brand new ensemble, ‘Samba...


LED Throwies

Sat 08 Oct 16, 19:30 - 23:00

Central Gardens, Bournemouth

Bournemouth’s Nightclub Chaplaincy once again take on the night, this time in Bournemouth Gardens with...

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Wheelhouse by Acrojou

Sat 08 Oct 16, Lower Gardens: 14:30, Pier Approach: 16:40

Lower Gardens & Pier Approach

Stunning design and theatrical acrobatics, housed in an exquisite, hand-built rolling theatre set. The Wheel...

Aurora Starr

Aurora Starr

Sat 08 Oct 16, Town Square: 12:00, Lower Gardens: 13:00 14:00 & 15:00

Town Square & Lower Gardens

Puerto Rican burlesque performer Aurora Starr is a fascinating Mermaid by The Sea.......

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Icarus Beach Patrol

Sat 08 Oct 16, Lower Gardens: 14:00 & 16:00, Seafront: 15:00

Lower Gardens

You'll need CPR after these mustachioed musclemen have bared their biceps while diverting danger.

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German Wheel Workshops by Acrojou

Sat 08 Oct 16 - Sun 09 Oct 16, 11:00 – 13:00 & 14:30 – 16:30

Pine Walk, Lower Gardens

Wheel Acrobatics, or ‘Rhönrad’, is a spectacular acrobatic discipline in which the performer executes tricks...


Sounds by the Sea: Tantz

Sat 08 Oct 16, 13:00


London based klezmer/Balkan beats/gypsy jazz bohemians Tantz perform at the iconic Bandstand!

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Sounds by the Sea: Key Lime Pi

Sat 08 Oct 16, 17:00

Lower Gardens to Town Square

Key Lime Pi is a 9 piece Ska, Funk and Dance band based in Hampshire....

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ARTIST OPEN CALL: Shipping Forecast

Sat 08 Oct 16, 19:00 - 23:00

The Beach (West)

Visit Bournemouth Gardens and Seafront and be mesmerised by Artist Open Call Winners’ Shipping Forecast....

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All at Sea by Acrojou

Sun 09 Oct 16, Town Square: 12:00 Pier Approach: 14:30

Town Square & Pier Approach

One of the UK’s leading independent circus and street arts companies.

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Sounds by the Sea: Me and My Friends

Sun 09 Oct 16, 15:00


Towering harmonies, unstoppably hip-shaking grooves, stunningly inventive cello and clarinet: somehow all come together seamlessly...


Sounds by the Sea: Calico Jack

Sun 09 Oct 16, 17:00


...melodic mashup of Eastern European folk, sea shanties and carnival chaos driven by galloping beats...

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Kitsch n Sync presents ‘Bedraggled’

Sun 09 Oct 16, Bandstand: 11:35 & 14:30 Walkabout: 12:00, 14:00 & 14:45

Bandstand & Lower Gardens

Behold the bedraggled beauties, swept up on the shore, serenading shipwrecked sailors with their sublime,...

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David Bent at The Russell-Cotes

Sun 09 Oct 16, 10:00 - 17:00

The Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum

Personal appearance by artist David Bent at The Russell Cotes as part of the 2016...


Russell-Cotes Open Day

Sun 09 Oct 16

Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum

A Vision of a Victorian Villa.. The Guardian says, ” A must-see , even on...


StoryPlaces at the BNSS present: In Conversation

Wed 12 Oct 16, 14:30

Bournemouth Natural Science Society & Museum

StoryPlaces at the Bournemouth Natural Science Society present: ‘In Conversation’ Nature versus Culture: ‘Where is Natural...

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Thu 13 Oct 16, 20:00, Post Show Talk: 21:00

Pavilion Dance South West

"Slap and Tickle is a vaudevillian journey through the Ages of women" - Exeunt...

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The Ball by Wet Picnic

Fri 14 Oct 16, 20:00

The Waterfront, Pier Approach

Do you like the sound of a completely immersive, decadent ballroom experience, right by the...

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Church for the Night – Closing Event

Sat 15 Oct 16, 21:00-04:00

St Peters Church

Bournemouth’s Night Club Chaplaincy is set to host this almost-all-nighter where St. Peter’s Church from...

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ARTIST OPEN CALL: Shipping Forecast

Sat 15 Oct 16, 19:00 - 23:00

Lower Gardens

Visit the Lower Gardens and be mesmerised by Artist Open Call Winners’ Shipping Forecast. Out of...