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Charity marks a steady year of community impact and investment

February 20, 2024

Social enterprise and registered charity BH Live continues to make a positive impact in the communities it serves – enabling more people to enjoy cultural events and participate in physical activity. BH Live runs events, venues and leisure centres across Dorset, Hampshire and London in partnership with local authorities. As a social enterprise, its mission […]

Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra’s debut UK tour with acclaimed violinist Tamsin Waley-Cohen

February 13, 2024

Orchestral music lovers in Croydon have the rare opportunity to experience one of Asia’s most revered orchestras this March, as the China Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra (SZSO) performs at Fairfield Halls on Friday 22 March on its first ever UK tour. Its debut UK tour will see more than 100 musicians on stage presenting a fantastically […]

FREE tennis sessions coming to Portsmouth

February 2, 2024

Next week, FREE tennis sessions will be delivered across ten Portsmouth primary schools with tennis-inspired activities to encourage more young people to try the sport and enjoy being active. Sessions will be taught by professional coaches and delivered in school to over 500 children between Monday 5 and Friday 9 February 2024 to introduce more […]

Stokewood lifeguard swims for Julia’s House

January 31, 2024

Next week, a local lifeguard at Stokewood Leisure Centre will be swimming 21 miles to raise money for children’s hospice charity, Julia’s House. This is the equivalent of the English Channel Swim between England and France. Taking place in Stokewood’s pool on Wednesday 7 February 2024, lifeguard Christian Mitchell alongside local students Arief Mckenna and […]

Fairfield Halls celebrates panto success

January 29, 2024

Nearly 16,000 showgoers recently supported Croydon’s festive panto at Fairfield Halls. Boasting Davood Ghadami as evil Abanazar, local panto favourite Charlie Guest as Wishee Washee, and Croydon local Kiera Nicole as Jasmine, this year’s UK Productions show Aladdin received glowing praise throughout its run at Fairfield Halls, with one patron calling the show; “A fantastical and fabulous […]

Celebrating panto success at Bournemouth Pavilion

January 29, 2024

Last month over 30,000 showgoers supported Bournemouth’s local panto Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs at Bournemouth Pavilion. Boasting comedic legend Su Pollard as the Wicked Queen, Noel Brodie as the loveable Muddles, and local panto favourite Jamie Steen as Dame Dilly Donut, the much-anticipated festive event received glowing praise throughout its run at Bournemouth […]

More places available for walking and social programme for people affected by cancer

January 26, 2024

More places are available on an exercise and social programme for people living in the Bournemouth area affected by cancer. Thanks to funding from NHS Charities Together the scheme is delivered across the BCP region by registered charity BH Live. It is aimed at local people who have been affected by cancer. In particular, those […]

Bournemouth International Centre (BIC) celebrates 40 years of serving the community

January 22, 2024

Since opening its doors in September 1984, Bournemouth International Centre (BIC) has become a much-loved local landmark. It is an internationally recognised and award-winning venue popular for hosting conferences, exhibitions, cultural events, entertainment and hospitality. Welcoming more than 300,000 visitors a year, the iconic venue hosts a versatile range of music, musicals, and comedy events […]

Littledown celebrates new event programme for 2024

January 22, 2024

As well as being a hub for swimming, classes, gym and sports, Littledown and its parkland is also a hub for community, sporting and social events. This year, Bournemouth residents can look forward to a diverse programme of fantastic community events at Littledown Centre and park. The following public events and attractions are scheduled to […]

United Kingdom Open Dance Festival returns to Bournemouth International Centre (BIC)

January 17, 2024

The United Kingdom Open Dance Festival has returned to Bournemouth International Centre (BIC) for 2024. The UK Open Dance Festival, including The UK Open Championships, is one of the dance world’s major events and features the highest calibre of dancers, all competing to win a title. The event returns this year at Bournemouth International Centre […]

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