Bournemouth Emerging Arts Fringe Festival (BEAF), Bournemouth’s biggest independent arts festival, returns throughout April and May 2018 for 10 days of arts and cultural offerings.
28th April – 7th May 2018, Various Locations Across Bournemouth
AUB are proud sponsors of this exciting festival, which brings together exhibitions, events, performances, workshops and gigs around Bournemouth’s urban and coastal hotspots. A huge platform for Bournemouth’s diverse selection of talent, AUB’s students and staff alike are involved in the festival in a big way.
BIGGER THAN EVER
BEAF Festival organisers are delighted to offer a “greater and more vibrant programme of arts and cultural activities” this year.
Festival Director, Carol Maund, said: “the impact of the University on the local cultural landscape is significant, as seen by the number of current students, alumni and lecturers taking part in this year’s BEAF festival.
We look forward to continuing to develop strong links with the university, particularly with the launch of the Boscombe Contemporary Art Centre (BCAC), a new flagship contemporary arts space curated by BEAF. We look forward to collaborating with the university on some exciting projects at BCAC over the coming year.”
Trac Pawley, works at AUB and is one half of theatre performance duo Language, Timothy! She explained: “BEAF provides an opportunity for artists from different backgrounds to develop and present their work. Bournemouth needs this independent festival; a platform that enables any local artist to share their work with a wider audience.”
PRIVATE VIEW EVENING
BEAF would like to invite everyone to the private view and launch of BCAC on Saturday 28 April from 5pm starting at the Police Box at Boscombe precinct, followed by the ‘Art Trail’ and finishing at Martin Coyne’s projection, Flow, at 8pm. (See map in gallery.)
Check out just some of the AUB talent included in 2018 BEAF’s impressive programme:
CREATIVE EVENTS MANAGEMENT STUDENTS
In My Mind
28th April – 7th May (12pm – 5pm)
Shipping Container, Boscombe Precinct
A Day of Dance
3 May (10am -4pm)
Join the BA (Hons) Dance students to celebrate a day of dance as the campus is transformed by students in the first and second year, through a range of performance and participatory events. Find out more >
MARTIN COYNE (AUB SENIOR LECTURER)
28th April (8pm – 10.30pm)
The Crescent Gardens, Boscombe
Martin creates an interactive installation mapped onto a fully rigged yacht to create a dynamic archive of what travel means to our community.This event is part of the PV night on Saturday 28th April. Martin is an independent artist specialising in digital still and moving image, and teaches on the BA (Hons) Commercial Photography course. Find out more >
Sound Journeys – The Longest Second
6th May (10am -12pm and 2pm – 4pm)
Fisherman’s Walk Cliff Lift
Neil and Trac Pawley, aka Language, Timothy! are creating a new site-specific immersive theatre performance, for an intimate audience in the passenger cars of Fisherman’s Walk Cliff Lift. This is a BEAF commission. Find out more >
This year BEAF offered Graduate Commissions which were awarded to the following AUB graduates:
Digital Divas, BA (Hons) Fine Art alumni
Joe Morgan, Rachel Mortlock and Emily Furnell. Joe is a BA (Hons) Fine Art alumnus and current intern for the course
Connor Brewer, BA (Hons) Illustration alumnus
Jasmine O’Hare, MA Fine Art alumna
STEVE MOBERLY (ALUMNI)
Ever Closer to Comfort
28th April – 7th May (Mon-Fri: 9am – 9pm, Sat: 9am – 5pm)
BUMF Gallery, AUB
MONICA BONOMO & MARIYA GARBACHEVA (ALUMNI)
28th April – Mon 7th May
Located in a shipping container on the beach, the two AUB Fine Art graduates are collaborating to create an immersive site-specific installation. This event is part of the PV night on Saturday 28th April. Find out more >
SCREENINGS & WORKSHOPS
There will also be three networking events looking at current topics that effect the creative sector, in addition to The BEAF Film Festival at The Old Fire Station on 2nd May, which is to include screenings of film shorts from the 2017 BA (Hons) Animation Production and Film Production courses (Tickets £3).