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Find out what’s on and what’s coming up next at our venues. Hear how businesses, associations and political parties have benefited from Bournemouth’s coastal vibe and flexible venues. Learn more about our social mission and how this underpins everything we do. Discover what goes on behind the scenes to get events live in rapid succession.

We’re one of the first to adopt Age-Friendly Standards

August 11, 2017

BH Live is one of the first national cultural organisations to adopt the Family Arts Campaign’s new Age-Friendly Standards. They were developed in consultation with leading experts including Age UK, 170 arts and cultural organisations, and older arts attenders. The Age-Friendly Standards provide specific guidance on welcoming older people and displaying this new kitemark affirms […]

Get free lifeguard training and begin career in leisure industry

August 11, 2017

BH Live is offering free lifeguard training to encourage more local people to take a step towards a fulfilling career in the leisure industry. Currently employing more than 1,600 people across the region, BH Live is a social enterprise and operates award winning event venues and leisure facilities across Bournemouth, Poole and Portsmouth. It delivers […]

Thank you for all your great reviews

August 9, 2017

We have achieved three TripAdvisor Certificates of Excellence for 2017, thanks to consistently great customer reviews. Venues are Bournemouth International Centre, Bournemouth Pavilion and ALTITUDE High Ropes Adventure at Littledown Park. A big thank you to everyone who has posted a review about their experiences in our venues. This helps us to continuously improve and […]

Bournemouth in tip top health for medical conferences

August 9, 2017

Bournemouth International Centre is one of the healthiest conference destinations in the UK – attracting leading medical associations for their annual conferences and events. In the spring the Association of Surgeons in Training (ASiT) brought around 700 delegates to attend a weekend of educational courses, lectures and topical debate on all aspects of surgery and […]

Portsmouth gymnastics pro honoured

August 4, 2017

Sam Maggs, Gymnastics Director at Portsmouth Gymnastics Centre is one of eight athletes from the region recognised by British Gymnastics for an outstanding contribution to GBR TeamGym. TeamGym is a competitive sport created by the European Union of Gymnastics. Athletes perform three disciplines; floor, tumbling and trampette – all requiring teamwork, technique and acrobatic skills. The […]

Total connectivity transformation at Bournemouth International Centre

July 31, 2017

Bournemouth International Centre, the south coast’s largest venue for conferences, exhibitions, entertainment and sporting events, has had a major connectivity upgrade to enhance the quality, flexibility and functionality of the services it can offer clients and customers. Venue operator BH Live has partnered with WiFi SPARK to design, install and implement a full enterprise grade […]

Creative learning set to nurture local talent

July 19, 2017

Following the success of BH Live’s youth theatre programme, which launched two years ago, a creative learning programme for adults is launching in September. Taking place in Bournemouth’s Grade II listed Art Deco style theatre, classes will encourage more people of all ages to get involve in culture, theatrical performance and production. Weekly sessions provide an engaging […]

Thousands expected at family fun weekend

July 18, 2017

Plans are revealed for BH Live’s popular family fun weekend on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 July 2017 with thousands of people expected to attend. Last year more than 19,000 people, including local families and visitors, enjoyed a packed weekend of activities and things to see and do. Now in its third year, expectations are […]

Crash course swimming lessons back by popular demand

July 14, 2017

To encourage more young people to get active and improve their swimming skills, BH Live is running crash course swimming lessons across Portsmouth this summer.   Aimed at children aged over four years old, the courses are suitable for all swimming levels from absolute beginner to the more advanced. They consist of five 30 minute […]

New research reveals a buoyant competitive meetings market

June 27, 2017

New research into the UK’s conference and meetings sector, entitled the ‘UK Conference and Meeting Survey 2017’ (UKCAMS), reveals that, in 2016, the highest numbers of face-to-face conferences and meetings were held at UK venues since 2008. This is despite, or possibly because of, the uncertainty and instability created by Brexit. The research estimates that […]

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