Mon 04 Sep 17 - Sat 04 Nov 17, During gallery opening times
Curated by Violet M McClean Suddenly Last Summer is a selection of work from members of 2017 graduating cohort. It brings this creative community together in one exhibition the show...
Thu 14 Sep 17 - Thu 12 Oct 17, 7.30 pm to 9.00 pm
Funky Little Choir pre festival rehearsals – there are 10 x free places available in the run up to performing at ABS Contact firstname.lastname@example.org Rehearsal dates are: 14th & 21...
Wed 11 Oct 17
The Ocean Film Festival World Tour is returning to the UK this autumn, and screening at the Tivoli Theatre.
Thu 12 Oct 17
A celebration of cinematic sound and music
Sat 14 Oct 17 - Sun 15 Oct 17, 19:30
Bournemouth Town Hall
Hydromania! Avanti’s spectacle designed to animate a public space. Its increase in scale will turn buildings into fountains to surprise and delight the audience. At Bournemouth Town Hall.
Sat 14 Oct 17, 12:00 until 23:00
Interacting with the Celestial SoundCloud in a multi-sensory incorporation of melodies, harmonies, and colour changes in Bournemouth’s Lower Gardens.
Sat 14 Oct 17, 20:00
Bournemouth Central Gardens
Help assist Dr. Kronovator by preparing experiments on the workbench and get involved with operating fire effects in Bournemouth’s central gardens!
Sat 14 Oct 17 - Sun 15 Oct 17
Visit the Poetry Bus Info Point in Bournemouth’s Town Square during the festival for brochures, timetables and updates on the festival programme.
Sat 14 Oct 17, 15:00 - 16:00, 17:00 - 18:00, 19:00 - 20:00 & 21:00 - 22:00
Bournemouth, Town Square
Be sure to give this infamous cocktail bar a visit. On opening day + evening only, in Bournemouth’s Town Square.
Sat 14 Oct 17, 19:00
Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre, BH1 2BU
An evening dedicated to the genius of Beethoven opening the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra's new season at the Pavilion Theatre.
Sat 14 Oct 17, 20:30
A funny, moving and honest story about mixed heritage and immigration using comedy, storytelling and spoken word, hosted by the Shelley Theatre.
Sat 14 Oct 17, 12:00 and 14:00
Bandstand, Lower Gardens and The Square
Harmonious sounds at the Bandstand and Square by Funky Little Choir
Sat 14 Oct 17, 12:00 - 14:00, 16:00 - 18:00 & 19:00 to 20:00
A small but perfectly formed solar powered cinema screening films highlighting the issues of plastics in our oceans, found in the Lower Gardens.
Sat 14 Oct 17 - Sun 15 Oct 17, Saturday 14th: 20:00. Sunday 15th: 18:40.
Lower Gardens, Bournemouth
The moving art installation travelling through Bournemouth from the triangle to the beach.
Sat 14 Oct 17, 12:00, 15:00 & 18:45
Come and say hello to the mermaid in her Sea Sphere, who will be visiting Bournemouth’s Town Square before finding her way home under the sea.
Sat 14 Oct 17, 12:00 - 23:00
Bournemouth Lower Gardens
‘Mechanical Heart’ by Felicity Jones in Bournemouth’s Lower Gardens.
Sat 14 Oct 17, 12:30, 15:00 & 17:30
Created and performed by the acclaimed Michele O’Brien, in the lower gardens expect a moving theatrical show which references the beautiful geology, flora and fauna of Bournemouth.
Sat 14 Oct 17 - Sun 15 Oct 17, Saturday 14th: 14:00 & 16:00. Sunday 15th: 13:00 & 15:45
Join Wilford and aid him in his journey, as he struggles against the odds in Bournemouth’s Lower Gardens.
Sat 14 Oct 17, 13:35, 15:15 & 18:00
Lower Gardens, The Square & The Triangle
Davy Jones, a deep sea fish on a bike, can be found cycling around Bournemouth’s town square/lower gardens.
Sat 14 Oct 17, 13:00 &18:00
Meet Sixteen String Jack, a three-piece band from the south coast, playing a mixture of Americana, Irish traditional and country music at Bournemouth’s Lower Gardens Bandstand.
Sat 14 Oct 17, 12:00, 14:45, 15:45, 17:00
In the Lower Gardens Kitsch & Sync are a dance theatre trio with enough vintage clobber to make your gran proud.
Sat 14 Oct 17, 18:00
A performance about the climate and uncertainty for our world, boiled down to the lives of two characters drowning in waste. Catch this performance at Pavilion Dance South West.
Sat 14 Oct 17 - Sun 15 Oct 17, Saturday 14th: 12:30, 14:00 & 17:00. Sunday 15th: 12:00, 15:00 & 17:00.
Spectacular, roaming sea creatures set to wander through the Lower Gardens, captivating audiences of all ages.
Sat 14 Oct 17 - Fri 10 Nov 17, 10:00 - close
An exhibition of Litterbugs created by children in schools following workshops with Treehouse Digital. Hosted in Bournemouth Library.
Sat 14 Oct 17, 11:00
A community beach clean with a difference - join us at Bournemouth Pier for beach cleaning, educational activities and competitions.
Sat 14 Oct 17, 13:00, 17:30 & 19:00
The new masters of the planet have arisen from the seas in the form of huge inflatable, illuminated lobsters. Catch them on the prowl in the Square.
Sat 14 Oct 17 - Sun 15 Oct 17, Saturday 14th: 12:00-16:00 & 18:00-22:00. Sunday 15th: 12:00-16:00 & 18:00-20:30
Pier Approach, Lower Gardens & The Square
A fictional-future marine life sideshow featuring drink-bottle sea anenomes, battered lego fish and plastic-bag seaweed, found in Pier Approach.
Sat 14 Oct 17, Saturday 14th: 14:30 & 17:30.
Bandstand & The Square
Catch this funkadelic brass band in the bandstand and square on Saturday and Sunday
Sat 14 Oct 17 - Sun 15 Oct 17, Saturday 14th: 12:00 - 23:00. Sunday 15th: 12:00 - 21:00.
Lower Gardens, Bournemouth
A light installation in the Lower Gardens - walk in a sea of plastic
Sat 14 Oct 17 - Sun 15 Oct 17, 12:00 - 23:00 on 14/10/17 and 12:00 - 22:00 on 15/10/17
Lower Gardens/ Picnic Park Deli
Come along to Picnic Park Deli, Lower Gardens to become lost in the magic of making music.
Sat 14 Oct 17, 13:15 and 16:30
A dance performance spotlighting on mental health performed in the Lower Gardens
Sat 14 Oct 17 - Sat 21 Oct 17, 10:00 to 17:00 Also open during evening performances
Pavilion Dance, Bournemouth
A series of paintings by Harriet Muller, displayed at Pavilion Dance and immersing the viewer in an underwater world.
Sat 14 Oct 17 - Sun 15 Oct 17, 18:30 to 23:00 on 14/10/17 and 16:45 to 21:30 on 15/10/17
A large scale light and sound installation that comes to life on Bournemouth Pier as the real sun sets.
Sat 14 Oct 17 - Sun 15 Oct 17, Installation runs throughout the day and evening
An aesthetically powerful art installation combining environmental messaging and interactive workshops, found on the beach near the pier.
Sat 14 Oct 17, 12:00 to 23:00
The Umbrella Tree in Bournemouth’s Lower Gardens, a botanical mechanical contraption designed to bemuse, baffle and amuse children of all ages.
Sat 14 Oct 17, 09:00 to 16:00
Bike-fixed is hosting this Dr Bike session on Pavilion Terrace for a free general service check-over and adjust.
Sat 14 Oct 17, 20.00 to 23.00
This is a special free event and it’s all about participation – you make the art! You are invited to make LED Throwies (a purple LED bulb, battery and magnet)...
Sat 14 Oct 17 - Sun 15 Oct 17, 12.00 midday to 4.00 pm
Dorset Scrapstore will be working with local artist Rosemary Edwards using scrapstore materials and collected plastic items from the beach and Ideas2Action’s ‘Win on Waste’ collections to make simple jewellery pieces and collages. Suitable...
Sat 14 Oct 17 - Sun 15 Oct 17, 09:00 pm to 03:00 am
The OFFICIAL opening party for this years Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival. We Broke Free and Ding Dong present: An Indoor Interactive Multi Genre Festival featuring: ✨Live Music (TBA)...
Sat 14 Oct 17 - Sun 15 Oct 17, 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
Enjoy free entry to the museum
Sat 14 Oct 17, 09:00
Visit Pavilion Dance terrace on the 14th October at the Arts by the Sea festival for Bike Tagging by Dorset Police.
Sat 14 Oct 17, 3.30
Come and hear 'Afro-fusion' by K.O.G and the Zongo Brigade at the Bandstand on 14th October at 3.30pm
Sat 14 Oct 17, 14:00 to 22:00
by Michelle Rumney Find you way out – or in – of the Labyrinth on the beach by the pier. Walk, run, stomp, jump, laugh or dance your way through....
Sat 14 Oct 17 - Sun 15 Oct 17, 11:00 to 15:00
Picnic Park Deli will be running free drop in ‘fish crafts’ using recycling drinks/milk bottles from the Deli
Sat 14 Oct 17 - Sat 21 Oct 17
Come and see local artists work at the Pine Walk Art Exhibition
Sat 14 Oct 17 - Sun 15 Oct 17, 11:30 am to 5:00 pm
Picnic Park Deli are hosting acoustic style sets. In addition to the music there will be: Giant Wing Photo Opportunity boards (situated next to the aviary), Giant Colouring Boards and...
Sun 15 Oct 17, 15:15
The Bandstand, Lower Gardens
Gracing the Bandstand, is singer songwriter DD Allen, with a mixture of irresistible guitars, soulful harmonica and heartfelt vocals.
Sun 15 Oct 17, 12:00 to 20:00
Bournemouth Town Square
Relax and take a seat, or rather, lie down, on the Lifeboat of hammocks which will be anchored in Bournemouth’s town square.
Sun 15 Oct 17, 12:00 & 18:00
Bandstand, Lower Gardens
The Mother Ukers are a ukulele trio from Bournemouth, with a charm that is impossible to resist. The band will be putting their unique twist on a variety of classic...
Sun 15 Oct 17, 16:15
Bandstand, Lower Gardens
An eight-piece fusion of folkloric storytelling with infectious groove. Be sure to catch this group at the Lower Gardens bandstand.
Sun 15 Oct 17, 20:00
One of Alfred Hitchcock’s finest early films, screened at Pavilion Dance and accompanied by a live music performance from the BSO's Kokoro.
Sun 15 Oct 17, 12:30, 14:30 & 17:00
A merman and mermaid to be found in the Lower Gardens, carried on the shoulders of their short-sighted fishermen.
Sun 15 Oct 17, 13:30, 15:00 & 17:30
Join Willy and Wally as they perform and guide you along the topics of climate change amongst Bournemouth’s Lower Gardens and Pier Approach.
Sun 15 Oct 17, 13:30 Bandstand and 17:00 Picnic Park Deli
Bandstand and Picnic Park Deli
Atlantico will bring the vibes of Latin America to the Lower Gardens. You just won’t be able to sit still, no dance lessons required.
Sun 15 Oct 17, 12:30 The Square & 14:30 Bandstand Lower Gardens
The Square + Bandstand
This trio will be playing the Bandstand and a secret extra pop-up set. Be sure to catch them at least once!
Sun 15 Oct 17, 14:00 to 15:30
A film, hosted at the Shelley Theatre, exploring the bicycle as an amazing tool for change and investigating the daily drama in traffic around the world.
Sun 15 Oct 17, 15:50
An astounding feature-length adventure documentary, hosted at the Shelley Theatre, highlighting the consequences of our disposable global lifestyle.
Sun 15 Oct 17, 10:00 - 11:30
A networking event hosted at the Shelley Theatre perfect for anyone who works, or has an aspiration to work, in the outdoor arts sector.
Sun 15 Oct 17, 13:00, 15:30 & 17:30
Enter the bizarre storytelling world of the Raree Man and experience puppets, stage mechanics and film inside The Peepbox in the town Square.
Sun 15 Oct 17, 12:40, 15:05, 16:40
Bournemouth Lower Gardens, near Bandstand
Ladies having trouble with topiary - a comedy dance performance in the lower gardens by the bandstand
Sun 15 Oct 17, 12:00 & 14:00
Experience the talent of Rising Voices Wessex Community Choir in the Town Square and Pier.
Sun 15 Oct 17, 09:00 to 17:00
Mobile Cycle Repairs (Dorset) is hosting this Dr Bike session on Pavilion Terrace for a free general service check-over and adjust.
Sun 15 Oct 17, 13:00 and 16:00
Find Hessi the elephant in the lower gardens
Sun 15 Oct 17
A special mini-series of intimate, acoustic gigs in unique secret locations all around Bournemouth
Sun 15 Oct 17, 12.30pm , 3.30pm and 5pm
The Alternative Sports Club created the Mad Max Mobiles from collected scrap and junk and built them in their workshop ie their front room and garden. They are based on the...
Mon 16 Oct 17, 20:00
Shelley Theatre BH5 1LX
A Fringe First winning, fearlessly honest comic-exploration of the science of lying. Hosted at the Shelley Theatre.
Tue 17 Oct 17, 21:30
Shelley Theatre, BH5 1LX
An earthy story of courage, conviction and hope with uproarious songs, exploring what it means to stand out Hosted by the Shelley Theatre.
Tue 17 Oct 17, 20:00
An avant-garde combination of live music, stark writing, stylised movement, raw imagery and uncompromised costumes. Shelley Theatre.
Wed 18 Oct 17, 19:30
SOLD OUT Luke Jermay is the most incredible man you’ve probably never heard of. He can read your mind. No really; he can read your mind. He doesn’t use mind...
Wed 18 Oct 17, 19:00
St Peter's Church
The history of St Peter's Church and its Resurrection Chapel is explored through music and display
Wed 18 Oct 17, 2:30
Angela Fendley will be delivering an interactive talk based on the successful Transition carbon counting project Count On Me. She will be taking a light-hearted and friendly look at the...
Wed 18 Oct 17, 7:30 pm
Elizabethan rock’n’roll at the Bournemouth Natural Science Scociety
Wed 18 Oct 17
A special mini-series of intimate, acoustic gigs in unique secret locations all around Bournemouth
Thu 19 Oct 17, 20:00
You awake to find yourself in a Dark Room! You, the audience must choose an option. Find out more at the Shelley Theatre
Thu 19 Oct 17, 21:30
A thrashy gig theatre smashing together pop, politics and time travel to create an ongoing evaluation of our political climate. Hosted at the Shelley Theatre.
Thu 19 Oct 17, 19:30
Celebrating versatility in Afro-hair, diversity amongst black women and empowerment of ALL women (and the men in their lives) to embrace their individual beauty. At Pavilion Dance South West
Thu 19 Oct 17 - Sun 22 Oct 17, 11am until 6pm each day except Thursday 19th Open 2pm until 9pm.
‘A Drop in the Sea’ is a free, curated exhibition exploring the issues and uses of plastic in everyday life.
Fri 20 Oct 17, 19.30
A startling, contemporary re-imagining of the ancient Greek legend of passion and revenge, hosted at Pavilion Dance.
Fri 20 Oct 17, 19:00
A magical extravaganza at the Shelley Theatre
Fri 20 Oct 17, 9:00 pm to 2:00 am
Gorilla'z night at Sixty Million Postcards
Sat 21 Oct 17, 13:00 - 15:30
The Old Fire Station, BH8 8AD
Tickets only available on the door after 11am on the 21st October. A daft, social, anarchic rave with a 'Surfs Up' theme. A fun family event not to be missed...
Sat 21 Oct 17 - Sun 22 Oct 17, 18:30 Multi Media Installation, 21:30 - 04:00 Church for the Night
St Peter’s Church BH1 2EE
An interactive, multi-sensory experience in St Peter's Church, brought to you by the Nightclub Chaplaincy and Church for the Night.
Sat 21 Oct 17, 19:00
An amazing evening of visual spectacle and live music, with a procession of illuminated puppets from Horseshoe Common.
Sat 21 Oct 17, 14:00 - 16:00
Tickets only available on the door after 11am on the 21st October. A Character Creation workshop for aspiring inventors and budding filmmakers held by Treehouse Digital and hosted at Bournemouth...
Sat 21 Oct 17, 2:30pm
Deborah Maw, One of the all-female S/V Sea Dragon crew member will give an illustrated talk on eXXpedition, the Round Britain trawl of marine plastics. SATURDAY 21st October,...
Sat 21 Oct 17, 11.00 am to 12.00 pm
Sense of Unity brings together outdoor puppeteers Dundu and percussion ensemble Worldbeaters in an evening of visual spectacle and live music. The high-energy beats of Worldbeaters lead a procession in...
Sat 21 Oct 17
A special mini-series of intimate, acoustic gigs in unique secret locations all around Bournemouth.
Sat 21 Oct 17, 10.30 am and 2.00 pm
POSTPONED. Today's performance has been postponed due to the inclement weather. Please contact the Russell Cotes who will be able to email you the details of the new date.
Thu 26 Oct 17 - Sat 28 Oct 17
One World by the Sea is Bournemouth and Poole's new international festival. Taking place in various venues.
Sat 28 Oct 17
Welcome to the Forest of Plasticity, a place of transformation and mutability.