About the Festival
Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival is an artist-led multi artform festival which takes place in the autumn. It brings together a creative mix of award-winning performance, film, music, visual arts, walks and talks over three or four weeks in some of the town’s best and unexpected places and spaces. The 2013 festival takes place from 20 September to 12 October 2013.
Spectacular Opening Weekend 2013
The festival starts with a spectacular opening weekend with extraordinary free outdoor events in the town centre, gardens and seafront running into the night. In 2013 this is Fri 20th, Sat 21st and Sun 22nd September.
Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival is an annual high-profile arts festival that attracts and engages thousands of visitors. The inaugural festival took place in 2011.
Events take place across some of the best places and spaces in Bournemouth, from the ‘hidden’ to the well-known; the beach, the pier, the gardens, historic houses, churches, theatres and others.
The festival features some of the best regional, national and international artists and performers and puts Bournemouth on the UK’s arts map.
Artists have included: Fuel, British Sea Power, The Paper Cinema, The Girls, Giorgio Sadotti, Georgina Starr, The Cabinet of Living Cinema, John Cooper Clarke, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Petroc Trelawny, Pipilotti Rist, Ray Lee, John Hegley, Paul Noble, seeper, Fevered Sleep, and many, many more.
We work with arts partners including Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, the Arts University Bournemouth, Bournemouth University, Pavilion Dance, The Gallery at AUB, and Activate Performing Arts to deliver a strong and engaging programme that promises something just ‘a little bit different’ set in one of the UK’s most desired and stunning coastal resorts.