Visionary Boscombe is a community project led by young people exploring the historic Greek mythological figure Cassandra – cursed with the ability to see the future – and futurologist Mary Shelley. Through workshops held in February, 2020 at the Old School House, the creative team used illustration, photography, documentary, music and theatre to articulate how they see the world developing in the future, in terms of fast moving technology, communication platforms, AI and the climate crisis, leading to installations at Churchill Gardens, Boscombe in July 2021 (postponed from 2020) and the creation of short graphic novel animation – Pedalo created by the Visionary Boscombe Group (see below).

This project is part of BEAF (Bournemouth Emerging Arts Fringe), empowering young people and emerging creatives to become collaborators and participants in creative arts production.