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Bournemouth Sands Embroidered By Visual Art

Bournemouth Sands

Bournemouth Arts By The Sea:

With a focus on the 2015 International Year Of Light, the recognition of light-based science and technology, Bournemouth’s West Cliff Promenade will be scattered with diamantes of visual art this October, from eco-friendly beach huts to gardens crafted by fire.

Celebrating its fifth year, the festival hopes to be more curious about culture than ever and have a large variety of dynamic acts spanning across: dance, film, theatre, visual art, spoken word and music. Many acts at the festival are free, however some you will need to book tickets for. You can check the list on Bournemouth Arts By The Sea website.

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What is there to do?

There will be a collection of both local artists and commissioned work at the festival, for example poetry from Caroline Bergvall, performances by the Ramshacklicious Theatre Company, who infuse live music, physical theatre, storytelling, circus and much more to create out-of-the-box shows, film from Czech cinema to commissioned culture-led regeneration projects and music including everything from classic jazz, to genre-bending fusions like that of The Cabinet Of Living Theatre, who piece together cello, banjo, hammer dulcimer and flamenco guitar!

The Natural Science Society will also once again be opening its doors for Arts By The Sea, with ethereal families of butterflies on display, rare birds, botanical specimens and even an Egyptian mummy – be careful not to wake him! For the children, they are putting on workshops specially designed for ages 5 – 12, so that they have interactive arts to keep them absorbed. There will also be mermaid performances at the beach hut and a children’s dance theatre for ages 3 -6.

The Roof is going to be the must-see performance of this year’s festival. When night falls, a 360 degree panorama of free running and 3D sound will captivate Bournemouth. Unique by nature, it will take place in a purpose-built arena and is already selling out fast, so get your tickets now!

Food and Drink in Bournemouth:

With its prime location on the beach front, make sure you schedule in time to relax at the local restaurants in Bournemouth. Of course, the freshly-caught seafood comes highly recommended as some of the best in the country. However even if you are just stopping for a coffee, the views are enough to make your break spectacular!


Our Royal Bath Hotel is also a great place to stop for a slice of cake and a cup of tea in its beautiful gardens. It is only one minute away from the festival and has a number of family, double and single rooms for those looking for somewhere to stopover. Bournemouth festival runs from the 9th - 18th October, so you have plenty of time to find out which events takes your fancy and book accommodation around the events.




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