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Forever Frankenstein - it's monster time at the Arts by the Sea festival
AFTER a literally explosive start, the Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival has more goodies to offer until October 28, with a host of interesting art experiences.
Forever Frankenstein at the Shelley Manor and other locations is set to celebrate Bournemouth’s link to the author this weekend.
Mary Shelley is buried in St Peter’s churchyard in the town centre, along with the heart of her husband, the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley.
The programme is a celebration of the classic novel by Mary Shelley with a series of special events.
This This Monster This Things is an exhibition at Shelley Manor features that showcases the artwork of conceptual artist Giorgio Sadotti.
The weekend at Shelley Manor also sees a Prosthetics Talk and Demonstration at 2pm from special effects artist, Peter Tindall.
Artist Denise Poote leads a Forever Frankenstein creative workshop for children from 11am to 1pm on Saturday and Sunday.
From midday on Sunday, storyteller Michele O’Brien creates a special one to one performance walk through Shelley Manor.
While storyteller Marcia Farquhar gives a reading from the original 1818 version of Frankenstein from noon to midnight in A Thousand Contra-dictory Theories.
On Sunday at 7pm, The Cabinet of Living Cinema performs Franken-stein and The Cyborg accompanied by a band of steam-punk musicians.
Another famous Bournemouth writer is celebrated on Sunday with the Robert Louis Stevenson ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ historic walk at Alum Chine from 3pm to 4pm.
Join local historian Andrew Emery on a gothic adventure from Alum Chine to Skerryvore, location of where Stevenson wrote some of his best loved stories.
Next week will also see events at Pavilion Dance, The Winchester, Pier Theatre and much more.
For information about the Forever Frankenstein events, please visit artsbournemouth.org