This Weekend at Arts by the Sea

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This weekend, Bournemouth’s famous Arts by the Sea returns and it promises to be even more impressive than it’s previous years. To ensure you’re not missing out this weekend, we have put together some things not to be missed. 

There is always something going on during Arts by the Sea and you’re likely to come across something wild and spectacular wherever you go this week, including bumping into The Rajasthan Heritage Brass Band who are guaranteed to put a smile on your face and a spring in your step. Here’s some of the best of the first weekend of Arts by the Sea – all of the below events are free, so get out into Bournemouth this weekend and keep your eyes out for what’s to come for the rest of the week!

Saturday 29th September

Silicon Shores, Town Hall – 8pm, 9pm, 10pm

Silicon Shores by The Colour Project is an incredible display of colour and lights projected onto the Town Hall. The project uses the nature of the ocean to ponder on the effects of social media and technology. As if the light show projection on one of Bournemouth’s most well known buildings, the show will feature robots and shape shifting sea creatures. It promises to be unlike anything you’ve ever seen.

Our Dancing Shadows, Lower Gardens, 8:30pm, 9:30pm, 10:30pm

This VR experience created by Kaleider promises to be a ‘poetic VR experience’. The project has been redeveloped just for Arts by the Sea and allows people both within and outside of the VR world to interact. You can then pick one of two experiences, but you’ll have to get down there to find out. Oh, and it’s completely free.

The Astronaut’s Caravan, Town Square, 12pm

This intergalactic ride by Tim Hunkin and Andy Plant is pretty hard to explain, partly because it just seems so mad. The ride will be there all weekend, so get down there and try it out for yourself. We definitely will!

Sunday 30th September

Tuba Libres, Bandstand, 3:50pm

So this festival isn’t just crazy art, it’s also crazy music. With a name like Tuba Libres, I doubt that anyone within a mile will be standing still. Groovin’ solos and contageous beats will fill everyone nearby with joy. The Tuba Libre’s return to Bournemouth will be welcomed by all with open arms. If you are going to miss out on this, don’t worry! They’re playing several times over the weekend – just find out here.

Lucid Lanterns, Central Gardens, 6pm-11pm

If Silicon Shores is up your street, this lantern-filled light show is sure to blow your mind. Brighton collective ITHACA have produced a light and sound experience that is sure to catch your eye as the garden is lit by street lanterns in endless colours and sequences.

MOMENT (Richard Ramchurn), Town Square, 12pm-6pm

You’re sure to face the truth of technology as Richard Ramchurn presents his second brain-controlled film. This dystopian experience will make you think about computer interfaces, your own responsibilities and the future of tech as you’re forced to stare into an all-too-real future.

These are things not to miss this weekend, but have a look at the programme or go and have a wonder. On Sunday we will be presenting our top picks of the week, so keep an eye out for what’s in store, including a pop-up robot, films by BU students and Picnic Park Sessions.