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Stokewood gets flying colours

May 3, 2019

Local residents and visitors to Stokewood Leisure Centre in Bournemouth are getting some of the best facilities and services in the region according to a recent assessment by industry experts. Sport England’s leading national quality scheme, Quest, is the best-known improvement programme within the leisure industry. Its rigorous assessments challenge even the very best leisure […]

Celebrating apprenticeship programme

May 3, 2019

Earlier this year we celebrated National Apprenticeship Week and all the fantastic apprentices we have working at BH Live. With opportunities across the organisation in departments such as HR, facilities management, tennis, recreation, customer service and coaching there is so much variety at BH Live. Later this year we are also launching our first catering apprenticeship programme […]

BH Live targets inactivity in the workplace

April 18, 2019

In a bid to increase wellness in the workplace and create more active and healthy communities, BH Live has partnered with corporate fitness expert, Gympass. Gympass works with companies, such as Tesco, Santander, and International Workforce Group (IWG), to revolutionise how employees engage with physical activity, driving lasting behavioural change. The Gympass team works with […]

Industry Fellow introduces catering apprenticeship

April 3, 2019

BH Live’s Head of Hospitality, David Christie, has been awarded with a Fellowship of the Institute of Hospitality. The Institute of Hospitality is the professional body for managers and aspiring managers working and studying in the hospitality, leisure and tourism industry. It has close to 20,000 members from every sector of the industry in over 100 countries […]

City’s solar installation lights up Gymnastics Centre

March 22, 2019

To improve energy efficiency and reduce the city’s carbon footprint a solar PV installation has been mounted on Portsmouth Gymnastics Centre’s rooftop. The 180 panel system is expected to generate 48,000 kWh a year, offsetting in the region of fifteen tonnes of carbon. This is Portsmouth City Council’s second solar PV installation which has recently been […]

Leading quality scheme praises Mountbatten Leisure Centre

March 18, 2019

Mountbatten Leisure Centre, Portsmouth has passed a tough assessment by Sport England’s leading national quality scheme, Quest. Quest is the best-known improvement programme within the leisure industry. In order achieve Quest’s Entry level, the team at Mountbatten undertook a rigorous assessment by an independent industry expert and a mystery visit. First impressions of the venue […]

Unique 42nd Street screening for theatre’s 90th celebrations

March 12, 2019

A series of activities and events are marking Bournemouth Pavilion’s ninetieth anniversary this month. On Tuesday 19 March there will be a special black and white screening of the classic Warner Bros. 1933 blockbuster hit 42nd Street. Dubbed a ‘backstage musical’, the film’s plot is set in 1932, and focuses on the ups and downs of launching […]

Free open day to celebrate theatre’s ninetieth anniversary

March 6, 2019

Free activities, theatre workshops, musical performances and heaps of nostalgia are set to mark Bournemouth Pavilion’s ninetieth anniversary this month. On Saturday 16 March between 11am and 5pm the town’s Grade II listed theatre and ballroom will be throwing open its doors to all for a free-to-attend community open day. Accomplished musician and seasoned performer […]

The Recreational at Fairfield Halls

February 21, 2019

A corner of South London is about to get a boost to its rich musical heritage. BH Live is preparing to launch The Recreational – a new 750 capacity flat floor gig space set within the newly refurbished Fairfield Halls in Croydon – opening September this year. Known more these days for being the home […]

Talawa Theatre Company to reside at Fairfield Halls

February 19, 2019

Talawa Theatre Company is to take up residence within the redeveloped Fairfield Halls in Croydon, giving the UK’s primary Black theatre company a 200 seat studio and offices. This will be the first time since 1995 that Talawa’s headquarters will feature an on-site performance space. The new spaces, opening to the public on 16 September […]

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