Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival will be hosting events from Friday 26th of September to Sunday 12th October this autumn.
The festival has been a huge success so far, with the Fuel the Roof event and the Carrabosse- Fire Gardens kicking off the twelve day festival.
As winter results in Bournemouth losing out on tourism in the area, the festival is crucial for the economic health of the town.
A spokesman for Bournemouth council have said “The Bournemouth Arts by the sea festival is a great way to bring the community together in a vibrant and creative way, and is essential in bringing in tourism as the summer ends”
Bearing this in mind, the festival has been a huge success so far, with the Fuel the Roof event and the Carrabosse- Fire Gardens kicking off the twelve day festival.
The Fuel Roof event was held on Thursday 25th of September, and involved a 360 degree panoramic performance, where free-runners transport you into the body of a reluctant hero, desperate to stay alive.
Similarly impressive, the Carabosse- Fire Gardens event involved fire alchemists transforming the Lower Gardens into a magical fiery landscape for the opening weekend of the festival.
Carol Maund, Festival director, is delighted with the events so far: “the Fuel Roof event was a spectacle to behold, and the wonderful thing is that everyones a part of it by simply getting down here to see it unfold. We are really excited about the events that are coming up, it’s only the first week of the festival still!”
For a break down of what’s going on today across Bournemouth as part of the festival, look on the Arts Bournemouth website here.
Tonight’s events include music from singing ensemble Fierri Consort, who will be performing ‘The Lost Generation’, featuring french composers such as Poulenc, Milhaud, Messiaen and Durufle. Bournemouth emerging art fringe will be performing ‘Left Luggage’, half an hour of art meets story telling.
Get off your sofa and ditch the takeaway for a fun and culturally satisfying night out!