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Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival: Celebrating Art, Culture, and Creativity

Are you a lover of the arts, culture, and creativity? Then, you will be delighted to know that Bournemouth hosts an annual Arts by the Sea Festival, celebrating everything artistic and imaginative.

What is Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival?

Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival is a three day annual event that takes place in various locations across Bournemouth. The festival showcases an exciting lineup of events, including live music, theater performances, art installations, street performances, poetry readings, workshops, and more.

The festival attracts both locals and tourists and has become a significant highlight of Bournemouth's cultural calendar. It provides a platform for local and international artists to showcase their work and interact with a diverse audience.

Roll Play by @simplecypher at #artsbythesea 2022

When does the Festival take place?

The Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival usually takes place in September every year. The dates can vary, so it's always best to check the festival's website for up-to-date information. In 2023 the festival will take place the weekend of 29th September.

What are the highlights of the Festival?

There are various events and activities taking place throughout the festival. Here are some highlights you won't want to miss:

  1. Outdoor Arts Weekend: This event is perfect for families and children, offering an array of outdoor arts activities, street performances, and circus shows.

  2. Art Installations: The festival features various art installations that explore this years' theme of: MOMENT .

  3. Music: The festival showcases an array of music styles, including classical, jazz, and pop, with performances taking place in various venues across Bournemouth.

  4. Dance: Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival also features dance performances from both local and international performers.

How can I attend the Festival?

The Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival is open to everyone, and most of the events are free.

In conclusion, Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival is an exciting event that celebrates the arts, culture, and creativity. Whether you're a lover of music, art, or theater, there's something for everyone to enjoy. So, mark your calendar, and be sure to attend this exciting event.

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