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…

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…