Bournemouth Arts By The Sea Festival 2014


Here at The Green House Hotel, we heart Arts by the Sea – a staggering 100 events crammed into just over a fortnight (26 September to 12 October) – there are exhibitions, workshops, talks, open-air cinema screenings, a film festival, street food, not to mention a multitude of live music, poetry and theatre performances.

It might not be the Edinburgh Fringe (yet!) but it’s well worth a visit – why not combine it with a relaxing seaside luxury break at the Green House, Bournemouth’s most stylish and eco-friendly boutique hotel? Better still, make it a complete mind-and-body experience by combining all that culture with one of our bespoke beauty breaks, where your therapist will join you in the comfort of your room, at the time of your choice, for the treatment of your choice.

You’ve probably read about some of the Festival’s headline events, like the incredible fire gardens at Bournemouth Lower Gardens on Friday 26th September. La Compagnie Carabosse have created their dazzling flaming landscapes in various locations from Milton Keynes to Stonehenge, creating a completely unique “glowing fairytale environment.” Definitely one for the bucket list.

But the great thing about this festival is that it isn’t all about the big weekend events. There is stuff going on all over town, all day, every day – and much of it is free. It’s the perfect excuse for a midweek potter, stopping off to listen to a spot of jazz, take in some poetry, view a little pop-up urban art, catch an open-mic night, or sample some street food as the mood takes you.

It’s the perfect opportunity to snap up one of the Green House’s midweek Lazy Staycations, which start at just £75 per person (subject to availability). When you’ve had your fill of the festival, here at the Green House we’ll be ready and waiting with a glass of chilled Prosecco, followed by dinner in our award-winning Arbor Restaurant. This could be your last chance to sample our gorgeous summer menu before the seasons change (with the warm temperatures we’ve been promised, you may even be able to eat alfresco). Then spend the night in one of our luxurious guest rooms with stunning reclaimed roll top bath, followed by our famous New Forest breakfast.

So book your luxury break at the Green House now to coincide with the 2014 Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival, and create your own “glowing fairy-tale environment” right here – no fire required!

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