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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.

Getting savvy with community theatre partnership at Fairfield Halls

May 21, 2018

BH Live has announced a new partnership that will place Fairfield Halls at the heart of Croydon’s thriving community theatre scene. Fairfield Halls, situated in Croydon’s cultural quarter, is currently closed for a £30 million refurbishment to carry out essential improvements and bring the iconic 1962 venue into the 21st century as a world-class culture, […]

Expanding Gin Festival to debut at Bournemouth International Centre

April 24, 2018

The UK’s first and biggest touring gin festival is returning to Bournemouth from 4-5 May 2018. Although this will be the festival’s third year in Bournemouth, it will be the first year that the event is hosted at Bournemouth International Centre. From small craft distilleries using locally-foraged botanicals to exotic contemporary gins in fantastic flavours, […]

Family fun days to return this summer

April 17, 2018

Our bumper family fun weekend returns to Bournemouth in July, providing families and visitors with a jumbo weekend of free entertainment and activities to look forward to. On Saturday 28 July 2018 the Bumper Family Fun Weekend kicks off beside the seaside at Bournemouth Pavilion. Hosted on the theatre’s outdoor terrace, it promises a fun-filled […]

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 […]

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