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Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival

When? 01 Oct 2021 to 03 Oct 2021
Where? Bournemouth

  • Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival
  • Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival
  • Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival
  • Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival

Exploring the Artistic Concept ‘Connect’.

Human beings are inherently social by nature – relying on relationships and social interaction for their mental health and wellbeing.

Covid 19 created a newly troubling experience of isolation for some, while compounding a pre-existing epidemic of loneliness in the UK. Age UK predicts that by 2026, there will be 2 million people over 50 in England who will often feel lonely, having a dramatic impact on their wellbeing and quality of life.

As society continues its recovery from Covid 19, the importance of reconnecting with others is ever-more apparent. Despite current challenges, visions for the future are largely optimistic, as a visceral return to collective experience sparks the imagination.

Through its 2021 programme, Arts by the Sea will explore the concept of the human being as a fundamentally social creature—a tribal animal—while highlighting the importance of celebration, festivity and connecting with others.

Various venues and outdoor spaces.

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