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Local women encouraged to get active and ‘Beat the Pause’

October 18, 2021

From next month (November 2021), local women aged 45-55, who are experiencing perimenopause and menopause, are invited to take part in a series of exercise classes to help manage their symptoms. Set in community venues across Christchurch, Southbourne and Kinson, the hour-long exercise classes will focus on functional fitness incorporating day to day movement, strength, […]

Recruitment evenings to attract local talent

October 7, 2021

This month, charitable trust and social enterprise BH Live is hosting a series of recruitment evenings to attract local talent. The events are taking place at the following places between 4-8pm: Tuesday 19 October 2021 Pyramids Centre – Clarence Esplanade, Southsea, Portsmouth, PO5 3ST Littledown Centre – Chaseside, Bournemouth BH7 7DX  Wednesday 20 October 2021 […]

Portmouth families playing, climbing and bouncing for joy

August 25, 2021

Exploria, the brand new adventure, play and bounce facility at the Pyramids in Southsea, has welcomed more than 5,000 visitors in its first week of opening to the delight of Portsmouth City Council, who own the centre. Families with children from 6 months upwards have enjoyed exploring the new attraction, which is run by social […]

BH Live joins forces with cycling powerhouses to boost participation across the city

June 8, 2021

This summer a free community cycling event, and a series of low-cost cycling activities for all, will be running in the city – thanks to a British Cycling’s ‘Places to Ride’ grant and Cycling UK’s grassroots funding. Starting in July, instructor led cycling activities and events will be running at Mountbatten Leisure Centre. Sessions include […]

Large vaccination centre opens in Bournemouth

January 18, 2021

Following several weeks of hard work by Dorset HealthCare and its partners, the county’s large vaccination centre at Bournemouth International Centre opened its doors on Monday 18 January 2021. Read more about the vaccination service on the Dorset HealthCare website. The community and mental health trust will be running the new service, which will be […]

Leisure centres across Dorset and Hampshire to reopen

November 30, 2020

Public leisure centres, pools, gyms and sports facilities across Bournemouth, Poole and Portsmouth will begin to reopen from Wednesday 2 December 2020. Facilities include Littledown, Pelhams, Sir David English, Stokewood and Corfe Mullen in Bournemouth & Poole. In Portsmouth it includes Mountbatten, Pyramids, Charter, Portsmouth Tennis Centre and Portsmouth Gymnastics Centre. Swimming, tennis and gymnastics lessons will […]

Business Events Bournemouth praised for industry contribution

November 10, 2020

South coast conference bureau, Business Events Bournemouth, has been praised at the region’s 2020 destination awards – scooping a silver award for its outstanding contribution to the events industry. The bureau is the town’s official destination marketing, event and accommodation management service. It represents more than 100 hotels, event venues, transport and activity providers, retailers […]

Bournemouth’s event venues earn top seal of approval

November 5, 2020

Two of Bournemouth’s top event venues, Bournemouth Pavilion and Bournemouth International Centre have earnt a Tripadvisor 2020 Travellers’ Choice award. This places the south coast’s largest event venue, and its sister Grade II listed 1920s Art Deco theatre and ballroom, in the top 10% of hospitality businesses around the globe. Based on a full year […]

BH Live receives lifeline grant from Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund

October 24, 2020

Social enterprise and charitable trust BH Live has been awarded £2,499,531 from the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund to help face the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic and to ensure they have a sustainable future, the Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden has announced. BH Live is one of 35 major cultural organisations receiving the first grants […]

WesFit trial wins Cancer Care Initiative of the Year

October 22, 2020

Southampton researchers have won this year’s Health Services Journal Cancer Care Initiative of the Year award for their pioneering trial of ‘prehabilitation’ exercise and psychological support for cancer surgery patients. Professor Sandy Jack and her team have won the 2020 Health Services Journal’s award for Cancer Care Initiative of the Year for their WesFit trial. […]

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