Small amount of tickets left for British Sea Power on Brownsea Island

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The BSP performance on the ferry has now sold out. There is now limited availability for the Brownsea Island gig.

If you want to see BSP, then book now to avoid disappointment.

Brownsea Island Tickets


British Sea Power ferry gig SOLD OUT!

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British Sea Power are all ways such a popular event and we’re sorry if you have been unable to get tickets.

We do however, still have the event on Brownsea Island on sale please see this link.

British Sea Power Island gig tickets


Festival Tickets on Sale

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We are pleased to announce tickets for the highlight events of this year’s Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival are now on sale. Visit the web site and be the first to find out more about the incredible programme on offer this year.

With a spectacular line-up, including UK premiers, new commissions, international performers and the return of some of our favourite artists, there is a lot to choose from.

Follow the links for full listings and to buy tickets.

Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival official hotel

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Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival is proud to announce that our official Hotel for this year’s Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival will be The Cumberland™. The flagship hotel within the Oceana resort located on the Eastcliff in Bournemouth, is one of Europe’s only original art deco hotel and its modern chic styling reflects the deco grandeur of the building’s exterior.
We look forward to welcoming our artists to Bournemouth and The Cumberland.

If you would like to stay at The Cumberland please contact them on : 01202 298350

Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival receives Arts Council Support

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The support from Arts Council for the next three years will give the Festival the profile it needs to really make an impact. With the huge success of the festival’s Opening Weekend, taking art out of the venues and placing it in the gardens and on the beach, ensures the festival reaches thousands of visitors who wouldn’t normally visit a theatre or art gallery. Nominated the Best Evening Experience of the Year at last year’s Bournemouth Tourism Awards, the festival will continue to thrive and develop, offering an extraordinary experience for residents and visitors alike.

The Roof by Rosenberg & Requardt

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A 360° panoramic performance under the night sky. A door opens and an immaculate figure steps out on to a roof. Knives are sharpened and the game begins…
Set within the suspended reality of a brutal and unforgiving game, this breathless mix of intimate three dimensional sound and the hair-trigger movement of free running will transport you into the body of a reluctant hero, desperate to stay alive. Wearing headphones, audiences are taken right inside this hero’s mind.

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Arts Bournemouth on Pinterest

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Arts Bournemouth is now on Pinterest!
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Festival Fringe submit your events

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This year the festival will include a lively and vibrant fringe festival. If you are planning an event, from an exhibition to a gig, a theatre production to a workshop, we want to hear from you. All events that take place during the festival dates will be included under our festival fringe brand, and promoted alongside the main festival through our website and other marketing activities.
Let us know about your event by contacting

The Factory Studios

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The Factory Studios offers some of the most affordable artists’ studios in the South West. It is set over 8000 square foot and is split up into 6 studios that are all dedicate spaces for the creative industries. We are passionate about creativity and strive to provide a much needed space for creation, inspiration and collaboration right here in Bournemouth.

We take pride in the unique environment we provide here and have facilities to cater for all types of creative people and business. Along side this we hold many unique events and have a Popup Gallery on site. All residents benefit from 24/7 access 365 days a year



Giorgio Sadotti – 52-88-14 SING TO REMEMBER

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GIORGIO SADOTTI 52-86-14 SING TO REMEMBER SIX project space, Bournemouth 03.04.14- Private view + artist talk 04.04.14-27.04.14 Friday-Sunday 12-5pm (open Saturday only for Easter weekend)

“well I think the best option is to infact hide nothing hide nothing hide nothing. In fact lets make a pile in the middle of the gallery space and show off everything …………. so all the audio equipment and speakers will be gathered together in the centre of the room and we will have to walk around them, rather than the sound surrounding us we will surround it?!”

Richard Goldstein’s paperback book ‘The Poetry of Rock’ first published in 1969 acts as an archive, a source of information or inspirational catalyst for this exhibition.It is as it’s title suggests a printed chronological compilation of rock music lyrics; from ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Music’ by Chuck Berry 1957, ‘Baby Love’ 1965 written for The Supremes by Holland Dozier & Holland and several other rock ‘poems’, through to the appropriately titled ‘The End’ by The Doors from 1967. A sound compilation or musical collage in temporal order of a selection of the featured songs has been produced with the sung lyric’s that exist in printed form in the book (the ‘poems’ in question) removed, so rendering the once textual music in a non-textual and non-contextual manner. So wordless instrumental versions of the originals have been created, strung together with the gaps of silence created by the taking out of the voice closed, in order to make a continuous chain reaction wall of sound. An unbroken nostalgic rock musical time line where sixteen years pass in minutes. Language free, the music can live again, without the burden of meaning. Song sheets that feature the independent poetic lyrics are also present, as a way to reintroduce the aurally absent but refashioned words to their respective sound partners.