With the launch weekend of the 7th Arts by the Sea Festival just a few weeks away, preparations are in full swing for the more than 70 acts and events occurring over 8 days this autumn across Bournemouth’s many and varied venues.
While the core of the Arts by the Sea Festival programme takes place outdoors – in the Gardens, The Pier, Town Square and the Seafront – there is a wealth of talent on show at such renowned venues as Shelley Theatre and Pavilion Dance and more under the radar locations like St Peter’s Church and The Old Firestation.
A host of critically acclaimed shows are coming to town including Joe Sellman-Leava’s Labels – a moving, forensically honest story about immigration, Luke Jermay’s incredible mind bending magic tricks in Sixth Sense while Medea, Written in Rage is a unique take on the classic story performed by vocalist and dancer extraordinaire, Francois Testory and co-presented with Pavilion Dance South West.
JOAN is a refreshing look at Joan of Arc, Livia Rita’s electronica Rewild album and performance is a natural explosion and heartfelt natural drug trip , while in The Dark Room, you can play the world’s first live-action text-based adventure game. Morgan & West’s Time-Travelling Magicians will amaze and astound you with their mind boggling tricks and sorcery!
Cinema lovers will be entertained at The Ocean Film Short Sounds Film Festivals ( part of The Fringe platform ) and environmentally themed screenings , Bikes vs Cars and A Plastic Ocean at Shelley Theatre.
Party animals , young and old alike , also have somewhere to go – the award winning Big Fish Little Fish will be entertaining the under 8 ‘ s and their parents with Surf’s Up , Family Rave while the grown ups can dance the night away at the Opening Party , Glitter not Litter !
For full details on the line up please visit http://artsbythesea.co.uk/whats-on/