Parasols by Jeremy Mayes

If you’ve been hankering for a break at the seaside but still want to take in a little culture, you’ll be pleased to hear that the Art by the Sea Festival is returning to the stunning South Coast this autumn for an annual celebration of the arts and culture.

Set up in partnership with Arts Council England, the BCP Council and From The Fields, this annual event will take place at various outdoor spaces across Bournemouth’s beautiful town centre and seafront locations. A variety of safety measures will be in place to keep the event Covid safe for the thousands of visitors that the popular seaside is sure to attract during this eagerly awaited three-day event.

Beginning on Friday 1st October and running up until Sunday 3rd, the event will showcase the creative talents of local artists with an array of large-scale art installations dotted around the town. You can also expect live performances from musicians and a celebration of the work of the local artistic community.

They have many other artistic events running from June to September, check their website for updates.

*** Featured artwork: Parasols by Jeremy Mayes