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Curtain set to rise on Fairfield Halls

September 10, 2019

The curtain is set to rise on Fairfield Halls next week following a multi-million refurbishment which has restored the iconic Croydon building to its former glory. A major Croydon Council investment has transformed the much-loved venue into a stunning new arts centre, where in partnership with the council, operators BH Live will deliver an exciting programme […]

Chineke! Orchestra heads to Fairfield Halls

August 20, 2019

As the reopening of Fairfield Halls in Croydon approaches, BH Live is pleased to announce that Chineke! Orchestra will become an ‘Orchestra in Partnership’ at the venue. Founded by musician Chi-chi Nwanoku OBE in 2015 Chineke! Orchestra is the first professional orchestra in Europe to be made up of majority black and minority ethnic musicians. […]

Dame Judi Dench to reopen Ashcroft Playhouse next month

August 8, 2019

Award-winning actress Dame Judi Dench will be in Croydon next month to kick-off a week-long series of events celebrating the reopening of Fairfield Halls. Dame Judi will formally reopen the Ashcroft Playhouse, previously known as the Ashcroft Theatre, on Monday 16 September, with an exclusive Q&A hosted by broadcaster John Hannam about her friend and […]

Theatre stars in Dorset’s Architectural Heritage Week

July 31, 2019

To coincide with the UK’s Heritage Open Days festival, the hugely popular Dorset Architectural Heritage Week is set to return for its 26th consecutive year in September 2019. The brand new programme, which contains details of all the properties taking part this year, has launched. And new for this year are tours of Bournemouth Pavilion, the town’s Grade II listed […]

National Lottery funding gets city on its feet

July 23, 2019

BH Live, in partnership with Nordic Walking UK and Portsmouth City Council, is celebrating after being awarded £4,200 of National Lottery funding to run a series of low cost Pole Walking sessions across the city. The weekly walking sessions, which begin next week, are open to all from absolute beginners to experienced walkers. A Pole Walking Rehabilitation session […]

Popular family fun day returns for fifth year

July 16, 2019

BH Live’s annual Family Fun Day at Littledown Park returns later this month for its fifth consecutive year. Having welcomed an estimated 30,000 people to date, the community inspired fun day with free admission, has grown from strength to strength. And this year’s event, taking place on Sunday 28 July between 11am and 4pm, promises […]

Celebrating Littledown’s first Green Flag Award

July 16, 2019

Littledown Park in Bournemouth is the first green space, operated by BH Live in partnership with BCP Council, to have been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as one of the very best in the world. Littledown joins 23 other green spaces across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole that have been awarded recognition, highlighting the […]

First season announced for Fairfield Halls

July 11, 2019

At the completion of a multi-million-pound development this autumn, funded by Croydon Council as part of its £5.2bn regeneration project, Fairfield Halls will be one of the biggest arts centres in the UK, the largest in South London, and the largest multi-disciplinary arts and entertainment space in South London and the South East. The first […]

Graduate scheme attracts new talent

July 2, 2019

BH Live has revealed details about a new graduate scheme that begins this autumn. BH Live is a social enterprise and leading operator of leisure and event venues. It manages high profile venues and leisure centres across Dorset, Hampshire and London. The scheme, which will initially pilot in Dorset, will enable three graduates to take […]

BBC Children in Need supports new holiday activity scheme

June 25, 2019

Social enterprise BH Live has been awarded a grant of £20,400 by BBC Children in Need to run a series of low cost school holiday activities in Dorset for children with autism. Starting in the school summer holidays, trampolining, racquet sports, gym, structured play, relaxation sessions, arts and crafts will run at Bournemouth’s Littledown Centre. […]

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