Friday, 13 October 2017 09:46

Over 70 events at Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival 2017

The 7th Arts by the Sea Festival is just a few days away and 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.

Dates: Sat 14th - Sat 21st October 2017

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 subterraenean 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 ( pictured)  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!

Festival Goers can enjoy a free weekend at the remarkable Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum or enjoy Suddenly Last Summer, a combined creative exhibition by the class of 2017 at Arts University Bournemouth ‘s galleries.  Local artist Harriet Muller explores this year’s Arts by the Sea theme, Plastic Beach ,  creating beautiful seascapes and creatures  using recycled plastics in her exhibition Aquastic , running throughout the Festival at Pavilion Dance.

Cinema lovers will be entertained at The Ocean Film and 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 !

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