Explore BEAF and try something new!

What will be your festival highlight?


Try something new. Challenge your views of creativity and culture.

Working collectively the people of Bournemouth have come together to present a plethora of innovative and diverse events. This collaborative approach has has resulted in Bournemouth Emerging Arts Fringe (BEAF), Bournemouth’s largest art festival.

500 Artist. 18 days. 150 events. 55 venues.

We’ve performers, singers, musicians, DJs, poets, painters, dancers, comedians, digital artists, illustrators, sculptures, filmmakers, actors, puppeteers, magicians, writers, photographers, kids entertainers and more.

With diverse and accessible range of events suitable for all audiences, including; exhibitions, talks, workshops, performances, live music, poetry and even a film festival, BEAF is a showcase of local emergent artists and creatives.

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The BEAF Team

Everyone working to make BEAF a success has given their time and talents for free. From the artists themselves, who organise and fund their own events, to the production team who handle everything from programme design, press, distribution, social media, digital platforms, organisation et al.

We have also been supported financially by a few generous donations and from support through our indiegogo crowdfunding campaign.

If you want to join us, please email volunteer@b-e-a-f.co.uk with your details.