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Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival

Every Autumn, Arts Bournemouth brings the Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival to the UK's leading resort.

The festival brings intriguing, spectacular and (sometimes) down-right curious arts experiencces to our seaside town. With over 60 events - a spirited mix of some of the best regional, national and international arts across dance, film, music, visual art, literature, theatre, comedy and more. 

Utilising some of Bournemouth's best places and spaces from the traditonal to the unexpected. 

Our Ars by the Sea Festival extends Bournemouth's popular summer season into an 'Indian summer' of arts. 

Arts Bournemouth exists to support and develop the arts in Bournemouth. Working in collaboration with many partners, locally, nationally and internationally, Arts Bournemouth brings a programme of events during the year, which encourage a greater awarenedd of and participation in outstanding and engaging arts across different media and art forms.