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…

2017: Theatre – Shelley’s Heart

Location: Shelley Theatre Boscombe (map here) Dates: 25 & 26 November 2017 – 7.30pm Doppelganger Productions presents – Shelley’s Heart Shelley’s Heart empowers you to read minds, time travel and raise the dead! A new interactive play staged at the the historic Shelley Theatre to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the publication of Frankenstein. The…

2017: Writing – Poetry Wall

Date: November 2017 Time: Monday 10am – 7pm, Tuesday 9.30am – 7pm, Wednesday 9.30am – 7pm, Thursday 9.30am – 7pm, Friday 9.30am – 5pm, Saturday 10am – 5pm “The lone and the level sands stretch far away” Ozymandias, Percy Byshee Shelley Visit the poetry display of Shelley poetry and poems inspired by Shelleys. Submit your poems…

2017: Call out for creatives!

We’re looking for additional creative partners this year to deliver new and exciting events, exhibitions, performances and workshops. Could you help? The Shelley Frankenstein Festival is looking for expressions of interest from local artists, academics and organisations who might be interested in delivering events on a voluntary basis at this years festival. Background to the…

Non siamo l’unico Shelley Festival!

The Shelley Frankenstein Festival here in Bournemouth isn’t the only celebration of the legendary family globally. We’re pleased to be able to say hello to the Festival Shelley, which is run from Viareggio, the Italian seaside town where Percy Bysshe Shelley was cremated. His heart is said to rest alongside his family at St Peters…

Past Event: Heritage Museum, Art Gallery & Gift Shop

Date: 22nd October to 4th December 2016 Times: Monday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm. Sundays 11am to 4pm The Heritage Museum Explore the life and times of iconic Frankenstein author, Mary Shelley, her family and the Shelley legacy in Boscombe and Bournemouth through visual displays and artifacts. Art Gallery Works by Bournemouth Artists inspired by the…

Past Event: Shelley Poetry

Date: November 2016 Time: Monday 10am – 7pm, Tuesday 9.30am – 7pm, Wednesday 9.30am – 7pm, Thursday 9.30am – 7pm, Friday 9.30am – 5pm, Saturday 10am – 5pm “Poetry is a sword of lightning, ever unsheathed” Visit the poetry display of Shelley poetry and poems inspired by Shelleys. Take part in the Monster community poem –…

Past Event: Your Boscombe story

Tell and record your Boscombe story with Ben Groom from Digital Witness Date: Saturday November 12, 19, 26 and December 3 Time: 10am-5pm Location: Shelley Trust Heritage Museum, Art Gallery and Gift Shop, Unit 4 of the Sovereign Centre, Boscombe Cost: FREE Tell and record your Boscombe Story with Ben Groom from Digital Witness For more…