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Popular family fun day returns for fifth year

July 16, 2019

BH Live’s annual Family Fun Day at Littledown Park returns later this month for its fifth consecutive year. Having welcomed an estimated 30,000 people to date, the community inspired fun day with free admission, has grown from strength to strength. And this year’s event, taking place on Sunday 28 July between 11am and 4pm, promises […]

Celebrating Littledown’s first Green Flag Award

July 16, 2019

Littledown Park in Bournemouth is the first green space, operated by BH Live in partnership with BCP Council, to have been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as one of the very best in the world. Littledown joins 23 other green spaces across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole that have been awarded recognition, highlighting the […]

First season announced for Fairfield Halls

July 11, 2019

At the completion of a multi-million-pound development this autumn, funded by Croydon Council as part of its £5.2bn regeneration project, Fairfield Halls will be one of the biggest arts centres in the UK, the largest in South London, and the largest multi-disciplinary arts and entertainment space in South London and the South East. The first […]

Graduate scheme attracts new talent

July 2, 2019

BH Live has revealed details about a new graduate scheme that begins this autumn. BH Live is a social enterprise and leading operator of leisure and event venues. It manages high profile venues and leisure centres across Dorset, Hampshire and London. The scheme, which will initially pilot in Dorset, will enable three graduates to take […]

BBC Children in Need supports new holiday activity scheme

June 25, 2019

Social enterprise BH Live has been awarded a grant of £20,400 by BBC Children in Need to run a series of low cost school holiday activities in Dorset for children with autism. Starting in the school summer holidays, trampolining, racquet sports, gym, structured play, relaxation sessions, arts and crafts will run at Bournemouth’s Littledown Centre. […]

Food and music festival returns for third year

June 12, 2019

Littledown’s popular food and music festival returns later this month and the lineup promises to be tastier than ever. The event, sponsored by Volvo Cars Poole and Wave 105.2FM, is set to take place in Littledown Park on Sunday 23 June 2019 between 11am-5pm. Back for its third year the programme is packed with home-grown […]

LTA Tennis Awards applauds south’s disability programme

May 10, 2019

Disability tennis in Great Britain is currently thriving, with more people taking part across venues supported by the LTA than ever before. Last year the LTA’s programme for disability tennis achieved record participation figures, making it one of the largest disability-specific sports programmes in the country. BH Live’s disability tennis programme at Portsmouth Tennis Centre, […]

Helping city residents improve mental wellbeing

May 9, 2019

In the run up to Mental Health Awareness Week (13-19 May 2019), BH Live is putting Portsmouth’s health and wellbeing high on its agenda. Over the past 12 months more than 100 Portsmouth residents have taken part in close to 4,000 hours of health and wellbeing activities through Portsmouth Interaction; provider of recreation and fitness activities […]

Great job Sam

May 9, 2019

As part of our celebration of National Apprenticeship Week earlier this year we caught up with Sam who works at Portsmouth Gymnastics Centre. Q/ What is your current role and what does it entail? A/ I am a Developmental Coach at Portsmouth Gymnastics Centre. I work with boys aged 6-8 years old who are showing potential in gymnastics. […]

Partnership programme inspires more youngsters to swim

May 7, 2019

Collaboration between BH Live, Energise Me and the Buckland Youth Activities Centre is transforming the lives of twelve young people, from Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, through swimming. The youngsters, aged between 14-19, regularly attend the Buckland Youth Activities Centre. They are however currently unable to take part in some of the water-based activities […]

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