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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.

Croydon Council announces preferred operator for Fairfield Halls

April 21, 2017

Croydon Council can now reveal the name of the preferred operator to run the new Fairfield Halls and restore it to a world-class venue when it re-opens in 2018 following a full refurbishment. BH Live, the south coast’s leading leisure and event operator and social enterprise, was recommended as Preferred Bidder following a competitive tendering […]

Mountbatten boosts green credentials

April 20, 2017

Mountbatten Leisure Centre, Portsmouth, is revamping the lights across its eight indoor court sports hall to improve the overall customer experience and boost the venue’s green credentials. In a partnership project between Portsmouth City Council, who own the venue, and operator BH Live, the project will see 128 lights removed and replaced with the latest […]

Craig strikes gold at first International GP event

April 19, 2017

Portsmouth athlete Craig Boardman (17) has struck gold at his first International GP event, bringing home three medals. Last month Craig, embarked on his first International GP event in Dubai, and took the world by storm winning gold in the men’s 100m and 200m Wheelchair T34, whilst also taking silver in the 400m Wheelchair T34 […]

New children’s activity packs a punch

April 13, 2017

BH Live, in partnership with Active Dorset and Bournemouth Amateur Boxing Club, has launched a low cost boxing activity programme for children aged 10-16 years old at Stokewood Boxing Club. This is to encourage more local young people to get more active by learning fresh skills in different sporting environments. Aimed at youngsters who are […]

Stokewood Leisure Centre tops UK quality charts

April 6, 2017

Stokewood Leisure Centre in Bournemouth has been recognised as one of the highest performing UK leisure centres for the fourth year running. Rated ‘Excellent’ by Quest, Sport England’s quality scheme for sport and leisure, Stokewood is managed by BH Live in partnership with Bournemouth Borough Council. More than 600 leisure centres are accredited by Quest, […]

BH Live launches health walks programme

April 6, 2017

BH Live is launching a series of health walks around Kinson, Littledown and Boscombe in a bid to get more people, more active. Weekly 45-minute guided walks are open to all and are open to anyone to just turn up and take part. They will start in Boscombe during April with additional monthly routes around […]

Level Water boosts swimming lesson programme

March 16, 2017

BH Live has partnered with swimming charity Level Water to broaden its learn-to-swim programme and encourage more local disabled children to get active and enjoy the benefits of being more confident in the water. BH Live already runs a well-established learn-to-swim programme across the region with more than 3,000 people taking part each week. Level […]

Tourism awards success

March 10, 2017

Bournemouth’s Tourism Award winners celebrate success at the industry’s biggest ever event hosted last night at Bournemouth International Centre. The spectacular final gala awards dinner party was attended by hundreds of guests, dignitaries and supporters all celebrating the achievements of this year’s finalists and winners. This year saw the arrival of the brand-new ‘Green Initiative Award’ sponsored […]

South coast Sandwich Designer Reaches Semi-Final

March 9, 2017

The battle to be crowned Sandwich Designer of the Year 2017 moves into its semi-final stage. Stewart Parker, BH Live’s Group Executive Head Chef for some of the UK’s leading leisure, entertainment and event venues across the south including, Bournemouth International Centre, is one of just nine contestants in the South West semi-final. Judges chose […]

More people getting active with BH Live

March 6, 2017

More than 1,000 people have snapped up a new BH Live Active membership in Portsmouth and are getting more active thanks to a new citywide activity programme which launched last month. On 1 February 2017, BH Live began a new partnership with Portsmouth City Council to manage seven of the city’s sport, leisure and event […]

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