BEAF Film Festival- Curated by Alex Praag

BEAF Film Festival returns for 2019 with a fresh selection of short films from the hottest filmmaking talent in Bournemouth and beyond. The programme features a diverse range ofdrama, comedy and animation – which explore the curiosities and challenges of life. A selection of AUB Film Production and Animation 2019 graduate shorts also come to [...]

Boscombe Pier: An Evolving Soundscape- Simon Kilmister

Since its opening on 29th July 1889, Boscombe Pier has stood strong and proud, attracting visitors for nearly 130 years. We know the familiar sounds we expect to hear when we visit, but what does the pier hear? Using a collection of custom-made microphones, we can listen to the sounds, vibrations and resonances of the [...]

Saudade Soundscape- Deena Jackman

Visit the beautiful historic Opera House in Boscombe and be immersed in a new sound work produced by British Iranian Musican Deena Jackson. Saudade is Brazilian Portuguese word describing a deep emotional state, often for something or someone that is absent. Deena will be performing live with a work specially commissioned for the BEAF festival. [...]

Wind Up at Home: Rimski & Handkerchief- Animated Installation & Mini Show

An exclusive early reveal of a new work in progress from Rimski & Handkerchief (famous for the bicycle piano & double bassicle). Visit their fantastical mobile ‘house’, where tables turn, mice wear cardigans, music is made in the unlikeliest of ways, and you are invited to interact with some wondrous contraptions. A feast for the [...]

Highlight on Photography- Curated by Gallery of Photography

Launching during BEAF, Gallery of Photography Bournemouth is the brand new centre for contemporary photography. Running exhibitions, workshops and artist talks, it celebrates the diverse photographic practise across the community and is the latest vibrant and creative hub to emerge on the South Coast. #GOPB  

Sign of the Times: THE TOYS ARE REVOLTING- Bernadette Russell

Sat 4 & 6 May: drop in workshops Sat 4 – Sun 12 May: exhibition The BCCA opens its doors again with a programme curated by artist Stuart Semple who launched BCCA with his exhibition ‘It’s OK to ask me if I am not OK’ at the 2018 BEAF Festival. Stuart’s first curated project is [...]

Silentia: Live Drawing Performance- Carrie Mason

You are invited to spend a period of quiet reflection and contemplation whilst witnessing the artist, Carrie Mason, create a drawing using candle wax and red wine at St Andrew’s Church. The performance will start at 6.30pm and last approximately one hour. You are welcome to attend the whole performance or drop in for a [...]

Clash: A Live Art Competition- Jack Walker

Clash is an all-day art battle that pits 24 local artists toe to toe in a series of live art contests judged by a panel of soon to be revealed creatives and set against a background of live music bought to you by Bournemouth’s own Lo Key Collective. The final round will launch the BEAF [...]