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.

Funding win supports activity for people on low income

March 20, 2018

A pioneering project by BH Live, to help local people on a low income become more active and healthier, has won backing from Sport England. The social enterprise has been awarded £5,750 funding as part of Sport England’s strategy to improve people’s health and physical, mental and emotional wellbeing through sport and activity. Sport England […]

Pivotal progress made at Mountbatten

March 15, 2018

A brand new state-of-the-art climbing facility, children’s soft play attraction and improved public and event spaces are one step closer to opening at Portsmouth’s Mountbatten Leisure Centre. The venue makeover, which began just over two months ago, has already seen a number of key milestones achieved. A software upgrade, to improve customer experiences when booking classes […]

BH Live transforms private club into community hub

March 15, 2018

A scheme to get more people active in Bournemouth has completed with the transformation of Fitness First’s inaugural venue – from a private members club into a thriving community hub. BH Live, a social enterprise, took over the operation of the venue in 2016 and rapidly branded it under the BH Live Active marque. BH […]

Major conference returns to Bournemouth International Centre

March 14, 2018

Following a successful event in 2010, the Association for Palliative Medicine is returning to Bournemouth with its annual conference. Taking place from 15-16 March 2018 at Bournemouth International Centre, the event is expected to welcome over 450 delegates. The Association for Palliative Medicine Supportive and Palliative Care Conference 2018 boasts a varied programme, including an […]

Croydon BID appoints new Chairman

March 6, 2018

Neil Chandler, venue director of Croydon’s Fairfield Halls has been appointed the new Chairman of the Croydon Business Improvement District (BID) Company. He succeeds Andrew Bauer, Whitgift Shopping Centre Director, who has served in the role since October 2013. As Chairman, Mr Chandler will work with the Croydon BID Board and five-strong executive team on […]

Stellar line-up for Inner Wheel Annual Conference

March 5, 2018

The Association of Inner Wheel Clubs in GB&I, one of the UK’s largest women’s voluntary organisations, returns to Bournemouth for its annual conference 19-21 March 2018. A stellar line-up of activities and guest speakers will entertain up to 2,000 delegates at the three-day conference, hosted at Bournemouth International Centre. These include the President of International […]

Panto customers donate thousands for good causes

February 27, 2018

Customers attending Jack and the Beanstalk, UK Production’s knockout festive pantomime performed at Bournemouth Pavilion, have donated more than £7,600 to support local good causes. A series of outreach projects and schemes by Variety the Children’s Charity and BH Live will provide activities and support for families and young children across the region. Variety Wessex […]

Bournemouth International Centre presents brand new incentives at leading exhibition

February 20, 2018

Bournemouth International Centre is to feature at this year’s International Confex, the leading exhibition for event planners, in a bid to attract even more business events, conferences and exhibitions to the south coast. Taking place from Wednesday 28 February – Thursday 1 March 2018 at Olympia London, International Confex provides two days of face-to-face business […]

Bournemouth to welcome succession of new events, festivals and conferences

February 16, 2018

A succession of new events, conferences, expos and festivals are set to take place this year at Bournemouth International Centre and Bournemouth Pavilion, attracting thousands of visitors, industry professionals and delegates to the south coast. The UK Dance Championships kicked off the year with competitors from Europe, Asia and America, all vying for top places […]

Portsmouth residents breathe easier with new exercise class

February 13, 2018

BH Live has teamed up with Breathe Easy Southsea Support Group to roll-out a new exercise class for Portsmouth residents living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). COPD is a collective term for progressive lung diseases including emphysema, chronic bronchitis and refractory (non-reversible) asthma. It is estimated that 1.2 million† people in the UK are […]

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