Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival
Arts by the Sea is a celebration of art, culture, people and place.
Arts by the Sea brings together large-scale spectaculars, diverse music, intriguing installations, dance, street theatre, participatory experiences and much more, in one unique and celebratory festival. Originally launched in Bournemouth in 2011, Arts by the Sea is now expanding into Christchurch and Poole, and we also bring cultural experiences out into neighbourhoods, working with schools and communities across the area. We value our talented local artists and creatives and provide a variety of opportunities to support their development. We feel privileged to bring you inspirational experiences in one of the most beautiful locations in the country and put inclusivity, diversity and sustainability at the heart of everything we do.
With modern life we often find ourselves too busy to take time for ourselves. This year, Arts by the Sea invites you to take a MOMENT and be present.
For one weekend from 29th September to 1st October we’ll transform Bournemouth’s Town Centre. You’ll find artists, performers and musicians both local and national, who’ll use the power of creativity to enable you to connect to your own unique MOMENT...
- Arts by the Sea Festival 2023 1st Phase Artist Announcement!