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Bournemouth Coastal BID is sponsoring the Bournemouth Emerging Arts Fringe, celebrating Boscombe’s creative and digital business community at the town’s largest ever independent Arts festival from 27th April – 7th May.

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The Bournemouth Emerging Arts Fringe is back for 2018 with a greater and more vibrant programme of arts and cultural activities. With additional funding supplied by the Bournemouth Coastal BID, BEAF 2018 aims to bring thousands of additional visitors to the heart of Boscombe and Bournemouth’s conurbation. This year it will deliver over 150 events at 55 venues, with over 500 artists taking part. Between 27th April and 7th May, BEAF will showcase local talent and support businesses engaging with creative industries.

Looking to attract even more visitors this year, Bournemouth Coastal BID has sponsored BEAF 2018 as it aims to boost trade for businesses especially in Boscombe, Pokesdown and in Westbourne where the Book Binge is launched. The festival provides businesses with a 10-day opportunity to promote their offering to the public and an increased number of visitors. BEAF 2018 will also give artistic individuals and imaginative businesses a chance to showcase their talent in front of new audiences.

Established in 2013, BEAF is the largest independent arts festival in Bournemouth attracting thousands of people every year. Highlighting local businesses and venues, people can enjoy a plethora of artistic acts, workshops, talks, pop-up temporary exhibits and cabarets. These will take place in theatres, exhibition spaces and unexpected locations across Bournemouth with a preference on Boscombe.

A new feature for 2018, BEAF will culminate with the Boscombe BEAF Bank Holiday Street Festival on 7th May, Bank Holiday Monday. The street festival aims to get visitors to engage in cultural activities that will generate a new sense of pride in Boscombe’s rich history.

The Boscombe BEAF Street Festival will also celebrate Boscombe’s growing creative and artistic business community, highlighting award winning studios and agencies to discover as part of this festival.

Carol Maund, BEAF representatives, said:

“We would like to thank Bournemouth Coastal BID for supporting this year’s independent arts festival. BEAF 2018 will be bigger and more diverse than ever, thanks to the funding supplied the Coastal BID and the support of the levy-paying businesses.”


Stefan Krause, Bournemouth Coastal BID Manager, added:

“Boscombe’s business community is pleased to support via the Coastal BID this year’s BEAF. The festival provides a great opportunity for all types of businesses to get involved and benefit from showcasing what especially Boscombe’s creative business community can achieve in collaboration. The Coastal BID encourages local businesses to get creative with their BEAF activities to attract more visitors and potential new customers. The event will provide a wonderful visitor experience for families, whilst also supporting local businesses.’’

To find out more about BEAF 2018, visit:

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To find out more, or to arrange an interview, please contact Darren Northeast of Darren Northeast PR (working on behalf of the Coastal

BID) on 01202 676762 or [email protected].