2018: Experience – Shelley’s Heart locative experience

Date: Launching October 31st 2018 and continuing throughout 2018 Time: Anytime. You will need access to St Peters Church Yard and be able to see your way around. This locative experience from Bournemouth University & Doppelganger Productions links multimedia stories to Mary Shelley’s tomb. Shelley’s Heart celebrates the 200th anniversary of Frankenstein by linking 4 story-paths to…

2018: Event – Frankenstein Unbound

Date: Wednesday 31 October and Thursday 1 November 2018 Time: TBC An academic conference featuring prolific key note speakers. Arts University Bournemouth and St. Peter’s Church, in association with Bournemouth University, celebrate the bicentenary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s most famous work Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus (1818) as part of the Shelley Frankenstein Festival. The academic…

2018: Theatre – The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari Live Score

Date: Friday 2nd November 2018 Time: TBC. Please check back. The Birth of Horror. A new score to this classic expressionist masterpiece by the Cabinet feat. Jack Maguire (violin) The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari represents the birth of horror on screen, a German expressionist masterpiece born of the terrible experiences of the Trenches, a wild and…

Video: What’s coming up this year?

Find out a little more about what we have in store at this years special 200th anniversary festival. Subscribe here to get the latest announcements about the line up.

2018: Theatre – Frankenstein: Angel Rising

Location: Shelley Theatre Boscombe (map here) Dates: 17 / 18 / 19 May 2018 – 7.30pm & 19 May 2.30pm SISATA presents – Frankenstein: Angel Rising – A modern re imagining Slowly, painfully, out of the fusion of rabid light and impenetrable darkness, Angel emerges, alien and alienated. Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is radically reimagined in…

News: Everyone loves a good story!

Everyone loves a good story don’t they? And no more so than Mary Shelley herself and her pioneering work Frankenstein which was published 200 years ago this January. When most people think of the Shelley connection, they instantly conjure up the creature from this series of films. But the Shelley family and their direct descendants…

News: We’re Alive (officially!)

As our 2017 festival draws to a close, we are delighted to announce we have just been accredited as Community Interest Company. Over the last few years, we have established strong community partnerships and links with local people, organisations and institutions that have enabled us to host events with very little core funding as a…

Event: Percy Bysshe Shelley – More than just the poet

Date: Sunday 5th November 2017 Time: 10am A church service that will focus on  one greatest western poets of the 19th century. As his heart is buried, with his wife, Mary Shelley, the churchyard at St Peters, this is an exploration of poetic genius very grounded in the emerging Bournemouth. Location: St Peters Church, Bournemouth. Map. Cost: Free…

2017: Outdoor – Shelley Nature Walk

Date: Saturday 4th November 2017 Time: 2.30pm – 4.30pm Bournemouth Parks presents – Celebrating Shelley – A Special Walk Find out about the nature poetry of Percy Byshee Shelley with our tour guide who will link the work to the wonderful landscapes of Hengistbury Head. Location: Hengistbury Head, Meet at the visitors centre. This is…

2017: Theatre – Shelley’s Heart Open Air Preview

Date: Saturday 18th November 2017 Time: 4pm – 5pm Doppelganger Productions presents – Shelley’s Heart – An Open Air Preview  Leading up to the full indoor production at the Shelley Theatre in Boscombe on November 25th & 26th (information here), we are pleased to be able to offer you a chance to take a glimpse into…