Hôtel d’Illusions is a bespoke, site-specific spectacle commissioned for Arts by the Sea. Using projection mapping technology, the façade of Bournemouth’s Town Hall will transport audiences back to the Victorian era featuring magic, science and hypnosis, all popular themes of the time. Blurring lines of reality and illusion and connecting to the Mind Matter strand, marvels of the age such as The Lady in the Goldfish Bowl, interspersed with contemporary wonders, will transform this Victorian-age former hotel. With elements in partnership with Bournemouth University, and music specially composed by local musicians, this is a not-to-be-missed event.
Founded in Belgium in 2012, the collective Pyronix Production has mastered the art of taming the light based on a strong background in modern juggling, manipulation of light and flame sources as well as visual and pyrotechnic effects. In a breath-taking medieval show full of battling, juggling and fire manipulation, eight performers will push the boundaries of darkness and light in an unforgettable, unique performance produced especially for Arts by the Sea. With its precise choreographies, its intense and epic music, this fireshow is a real visual slap and will wow audiences through in a production of pure passion and excellence.
Shademakers UK call on us to Save Our Seas as one of the leading carnival groups in Europe return to Arts by the Sea. This year they transport us into the big blue with their crazy closing parade! Starting at Horseshoe Common, watch as this participatory event sees the streets of Bournemouth filled with an array of fabulous, custom-made water creatures and deep-sea characters including a huge, 8- metre long whale shark that will take centre stage. The Shademakers UK carnival is always a festival highlight where thousands of people flock to streets of Bournemouth to witness a display of music, colour, and creativity unlike ever before.