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South Coast Makers Market

Corpus Christi Centre St James Square, Boscombe

A pop up curated Makers Market with over 25 Artists + Makers of Ceramics, Textiles, Illustration, Wood, Screenprints, Mosaic, Jewellery, Skate + Surfboards plus demonstrations + kids activities. Plus food, drink, coffee, pop up cafe, craft beer + gin all served up from local independent businesses. FREE entry! (Market entrance is right next door to AECC

Street Festival

Boscombe Precinct Christchurch Road, Bournemouth

On Monday May 6th we takeover Boscombe Precinct for the BEAF Bank Holiday Street Festival!

Grass Men- Ashley Peevor

Boscombe Precinct & Sovereign Centre Christchurch Rd, Boscombe

Keep an eye out for unusual figures emerging in spaces around Boscombe. Ashley Peevor’s Grass Men bring a touch of the absurd and a hint of ancient mysticism back to the urban environment.  Created through community workshops held at Avonwood School, Boscombe. BEAF Commission Images: © Ashley Peevor

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

Boscombe Precinct & Sovereign Centre Christchurch Rd, Boscombe

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

The Lytling Banana Moon Puppets – Theatre in miniature

Boscombe Precinct Christchurch Road, Bournemouth

Performances throughout the day  Long ago our forests were home to magical, mysterious creatures - the Lytlings. But as our forests were replaced with cities, these curious creatures disappeared.  Now something is believed to be living in a corner of Boscombe. Have the Lytlings returned? And will anyone be lucky enough to see one? Images:

Umoja Art Network

Boscombe Precinct Christchurch Road, Bournemouth

Umoja Arts Network brings a touch of African and Caribbean arts and culture to BEAF. There will be music, art and food outside Jerk Hut and Social Grill. Performance from ‘We Afro Tallawah‘ interlaced with street busking. Image: © We Afro Tallawah

Natasha Player and Z Movement

Boscombe Precinct Christchurch Road, Bournemouth

Performing at 12pm and 2pm. Using the rich traditions of West African movement with contemporary technics Natasha Player and Z Movements bring high energy dance to Boscombe precinct. Music programmed in partnership with Absolute Music. Image: © Natasha Player and Z Movement

Bands and Buskers

Boscombe Precinct Christchurch Road, Bournemouth

Music and performance across the precinct, catch the acoustic sounds from local musicians, choirs and performers. Come and play one of the pianos to be found on the street, in the Royal Arcade and Sovereign Centre! Catch Funky Little Choir as they harmonise in the Royal Arcade! Image: © Funky Little Choir

Alfresco Milonga

Sovereign Shopping Centre & Royal Arcade Christchurch Road, Boscombe

This year Tango Alchemy are joining the BEAF Street Festival on Bank Holiday (6th May) for Tango Alfresco, with live Chacarera/Folklore music from LOS SACHA AMIGOS! Amongst the vibrant Art show cases, they will have dedicated areas for their own Milonga in the beautiful newly restored Royal Arcade and the Sovereign centre in Boscombe, at the heart

Saudade Soundscape- Deena Jackman

O2 Academy 570 Christchurch Rd, Boscombe

Performances: 2pm, 3pm & 4pm. 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