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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. […]

Help to #SaveOurSports

October 19, 2020

Grassroots sport, fitness and leisure facilities across the UK are facing collapse due to COVID-19. Without emergency government support, like that given to the arts sector, community sport and physical activity faces a bleak future that will be difficult to recover from, impacting the nation’s physical and mental health and damaging Britain’s ability to Build […]

Pyramids Centre to bounce forward with exciting new plans

September 23, 2020

Plans to create the south’s premier children’s play facilities have been announced as part of a £2.5million redevelopment of Portsmouth’s Pyramids Centre. Portsmouth City Council has agreed initial plans set to make the site one of the biggest and best attractions in the region, as a fantastic new Play & Bounce facility as well a […]

Get ready for National Fitness Day

September 10, 2020

Local residents across Bournemouth, Poole and Portsmouth are invited to try a new activity for free as part of an annual campaign to get the nation moving. This year National Fitness Day takes place on Wednesday 23 September 2020 – and is part of the Great British Week of Sport (Saturday 19 – Sunday 27 September). The aim of the campaign […]

Lottery funding helps to get Portsmouth moving

August 26, 2020

Residents across the city living with long term health conditions and disabilities can now access free fitness activities to help improve their health and wellbeing. The exercise sessions are specifically for people with autism, mental health illness, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Parkinson’s disease, and those who are on a healthcare pathway following a stroke or […]

Pools to reopen across BCP region from September

August 17, 2020

Updated 25 August 2020 – Residents in Bournemouth and Poole will soon be able to get back into the water as BH Live announces plans to reopen swimming pools in September. Pool-based activities including lane swimming, Wet & Wacky fun sessions and selected aqua classes are set to resume at Littledown, Stokewood, Pelhams and Corfe […]

Get your swimmers on as pools start to reopen in Portsmouth

August 17, 2020

Residents in Portsmouth will soon be able to get back into the water as pools across the city start to reopen. Public lane swimming and selected aqua classes are set to resume at Mountbatten Leisure Centre from Wednesday 19 August 2020. Furthermore, customers who have swimming lessons are being contacted this week to advise that […]

Sending a red alert for help #WeMakeEvents

August 12, 2020

Last night [Tuesday 11 August] Bournemouth joined fellow theatres and entertainment venues across the UK to send a call for help for the events industry. This was part of a national campaign called #WeMakeEvents. The aim of the campaign is raise awareness of the events sector, and call on the Government to support the people […]

Beauty and the Beast Festive pantomime at Fairfield Halls rescheduled to 2021/22

August 10, 2020

This year’s festive pantomime in the Ashcroft Theatre at Fairfield Halls, Beauty and the Beast, has been rescheduled to 2021/22. Due to take place from Tuesday 8 December 2020 – 03 January 2021, the new 2021 dates are from Tuesday 7 December 2021 – 02 January 2022 On behalf of Imagine Theatre, Steve Boden, Managing […]

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