Internationally renowned writer and performer Caroline Bergvall teams up with experimental Norwegian percussionist Ingar Zach and Swiss visual artist Thomas Köppel and together they invent a language of extremes: from the ancient pool of English and Nordic poetry to the lyrics of pop songs and human rights reports into contemporary sea migrants’ disasters.
Live score to accompany film The Ghost Who never Returns - Followed by Live Performance.
After their exuberant performance at last year's festival, the Dodge Brothers are back with their rootin' tootin' skiffle band, featuring bass-slappin' film critic Mark Kermode and joined by silent movie piano expert, Neil Brand. This year the band accompany the classic 1929 Soviet prison escape film, The Ghost That Never Returns, complete with trains, gunplay, romance and revolution and with music inspired by union protest songs and work from Woody Guthrie.
Following the film, the band continue to play with their own foot tappin' hybrid of country blues, rockability, jugband and skiffle. These guys play with dust in their Levis and the road their hearts.
The Ghost that Never Returns (U)
Dir. Abram Room Soviet Union 1929 67 mins Silent with live music DVD Boris Ferdinandov, A. Filipov, Karl Gurniak, E. Jakovski
A variety show, for the 21st century. A riotous comedy cabaret for all ages, shapes and sizes. Gasp in wonder at dazzling feats, laugh till your belly hurts and gorge yourself on a smorgasbord of theatrical invention. Variety is back and it’s Slightly Fat
Described as “Part Monty Python part Cirque du Soleil” come and witness astonishing physical skills and orchestrated mayhem.
World renowned guitarist, Carlos Bonell brings his exquisite music to Shelley Theatre. Founder and Artistic Director of the London International Guitar Festival, Bonell will be accompanied by festival Associate Artist, Jack Maguire. The concert will include the world premier of Cacacha by Bournemouth composer, Paul Coles,plus music by Villa Lobos, Paganini and the Piazzolla Histoire Du Tango.
"a magnificent triumph" ...Classical Music magazine
Jack Maguire is a former Co- leader of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
A Black Mirror Experiential Production.
Curated by Dominic Shepherd and Matt Shaw
From the New Forest to the Purbecks, the zone in between has acted as a locus to the other side; from the birthplace of Gerald Gardiner and modern witchcraft to the end place of Paul Nash, esoteric artists and occult thinkers are an intrinsic part of Bournemouth’s history.
In honour of this, Absolute Elsewhere brings a night of multi sensory experience spread over the interior, bringing together artists, performers, filmmakers and musicians for a night that promises to electrify and enchant the soul. Including specially curated rooms, installations and a rolling stage programme, contributors include English Heretic, The Cult of Ramelzee, Mark Pilkington, Heather Leigh, Jenny Savage and Graham Gussin, Matt Shaw, Tim Russell, Gorilla perfumes and Seer Dirge.
Note – this event includes areas that involve climbing stairs.
What fate became the fifty brides of Bournemouth, last seen disappearing over the horizon at 2013's festival? The story continues with Resurrection of the Sea Brides, a gothic spectacular in the historic Shelley Theatre and grounds. Artist Zerelda Sinclair, once described as the 'wicked stepmother of Bournemouth', presents a new performance inspired by the ancient Venetian 'Marriage of the Sea' ritual. Featuring haunting choral soundscapes by Ali Sharpe and Language, Timothy!, associate artists Kate O'Malley and Denise Poote, and fifty local women young and old. Not for the faint hearted.
For the full Gothic experience, a screening of Ken Russell’s post-psychedelic horror film The Lair of the White Worm (1988, cert. 18), featuring Hugh Grant and Peter Capaldi, will follow the performance.
“A fantastic, eerie spectacle, made me fall in love with Bournemouth a little bit more”
audience member, Marriage of the Sea Parade
A new commission for the 2014 Festival. Zerelda Sinclair is an Arts Bournemouth Associate Artist.
Jack Maguire, previous Musician in Residence at the Arts Festival By The Sea, returns to Shelley Theatre on this special night to introduce and perform music inspired by the mysterious and the mischievous.
Including Saint-Saens Danse Macabre, Tartini Devils Trill, Corigliani Red Violin, Black Swan, Young Frankenstein and Paganini.
Sponsored by Poole Audi.