Award Winning Arts Bournemouth!
We are pleased to announce that Arts Bournemouth won the ‘Best Evening Experience Award’ at the Bournemouth Tourism Awards 2013. A big Thank-You to every one that has supported Arts Bournemouth and the Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival. Our Volunteers, Associate Artists and Business Ambassadors to all the audiences from the events, we hope you enjoyed this year and are looking forward to the next one.
Award winning Arts Bournemouth
Arts Bournemouth in the running for ‘Best Evening Experience Award’
As part of the Bournemouth Tourism Awards 2013.
The team at Arts Bournemouth have been invited to the Bournemouth Tourism Awards 2013. This event, to be held next Thursday sees the Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival in the running for ‘Best Evening Experience 2013’. We all have our fingers crossed! We would like to say a big Thank you to everybody that has been involved this year. From our Volunteers, Associate Artists and Business Ambassadors to all the audiences from the events. We hope you enjoyed this year and are looking forward to the next one.
Another successful Bournemouth Art by the Sea Festival
Arts Bournemouth runs throughout the year showcasing spectacular art events throughout Bournemouth. Keep an eye on this website for what’s happening with Arts Bournemouth.
Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival survey 2013
Tell us what you think and enter our free prize draw to win £150
It’s the end of another successful Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival, and we would really like to find out about your experiences of the festival. Your feedback, opinions and comments are really important to us and will help us shape the festival in the future. As a thank you for completing the survey you will be automatically entered to win a prize draw of £150.
British Sea Power
Returning to the Festival after a sell-out event in 2012, British Sea Power bring their highly acclaimed performance, accompanying Robert Flaherty’s 1934 docu-drama Man of Aran. The film, which won the Grand Prix at the Venice Film Festival, chimes perfectly with BSP’s fascination with lost ways of life, the epic might of meteorological forces, and forgotten corners of the history and heritage of the British Isles
Led by composer and artist Jamie McDermott. The Irrespressibles create unique spectacles fusing classical orchestrations and soaring vocals. McDermott’s countertenor voice one moment pulsing darkly, the next fluttering to impossible high notes. Using conceptual sets and a team of artists from film, dance, avant-garde costume and make-up, the collective bring McDermott’s songs to life. Creating an extraordinary live spectacle and prompting The Independent to describe them as ‘one of Britains’s best kept secrets’. With choreographed movements and iconic gestures, the Irrepressibles take the audience on a profoundly poignant emotional journey with their exquisite new work, Nude.
‘Theirs is a dangerous, scintillating music … the performers are as meticulously choreographed as a corps de ballet.’
Jem Finer’s Spiegelei-on-Sea now at the Miramar Hotel
Following the huge success of Jem Finer’s incredible sculpture, the Spiegelei-on-Sea, installed on Bournemouth beach for the Opening Weekend of the festival, we are pleased to announce you can now see it in the garden of the Miramar Hotel on the East Cliff for the duration of the Festival. Catch it until Sunday 13 October.
Spiegelei-on-Sea Jem Finer
Miramar Hotel, East Cliff, Bournemouth
24 Sept – 13 Oct 2013
Conceived as both a sculptural work on the outside and a working observatory on the inside, Spiegelei-on-Sea reflects and magically inverts the silent world using the beautifully simple technology of the mirror and the lens. Within, the camera obscura and cyclorama are united and reinvented as an immersive, 360 degree panoramic projection space, illuminating its spherical interior with an upturned living image of the surroundings. The work was built and produced by Bournemouth based company Ecologic Developments www.ecologicdevelopments.co.uk
Jem Finer is a UK-based artist, musician and composer. Since studying computer science in the 1970s, he has worked in a variety of fields, including photography, film, experimental and popular music and installation. Between 2003 and 2005 he was Artist-in-Residence in the Astrophysics Department of Oxford University, making a number of works including two sculptural observatories, Landscope and The Centre of the Universe. His 1,000-year long musical composition, Longplayer, represents a convergence of many of his concerns, particularly those relating to systems, long-durational processes and extremes of scale in both time and space.
Festival survey prize draw 2013
Announcing the launch of the prestigious poetry project to appoint the first Poet Laureate for Bournemouth. The appointment is for 3 years from December 2013 to December 2016. The role will include a set of commissions, workshops, and events during the tenure. An honorarium of £1000 per year is granted in addition to paid workshops. If you are an excellent poet, resident in Bournemouth, apply now. Deadline for applications: Sunday 13th October You will need to be able to
- Be an ambassador for poetry for the town
- Raise the profile of poetry across the town
- Write poetry for special occasions
- Perform in front of live audiences
- Lead poetry workshops
- Inspire others to read and write poetry
For further information and application process read the Poet Laureate Application