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John Whitgift Foundation Community Cube opens

January 15, 2020

A brand-new community space for Croydon, John Whitgift Foundation Community Cube, has opened at Fairfield Halls. The Cube is a new addition to Fairfield Halls and has been sponsored by the John Whitgift Foundation, a local education and care charity. The glass-fronted space at the front of the newly revamped arts centre will play host […]

Phoenix Piano Academy arrives in South London

January 14, 2020

Fairfield Halls’ flagship Piano Academy opens to new students in April 2020. The Phoenix Piano Academy will launch at Croydon’s Fairfield Halls, a world-renowned performing arts venue with a world-class music offer on site, from April 2020. Charitable social enterprise and venue operator BH Live has an inspiring commitment to music education, leading to the […]

Pain management programme expands in Portsmouth

January 13, 2020

More specialised exercise classes to help people living with knee or hip osteoarthritis, will be available in Portsmouth this year, thanks to a positive response from local residents who have already benefitted from the scheme. During 2019 charitable social enterprise, BH Live, teamed up with Solent NHS Trust to roll out a nationally recognised education and […]

Exercise scheme grows to help more people in Portsmouth

January 8, 2020

Last year charitable social enterprise BH Live, which runs Portsmouth’s sport and leisure centres in partnership with the Council, rolled out a series of weekly exercise classes at Mountbatten Leisure Centre and Pyramids to help improve the lives of people living in the city with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). COPD is a collective term […]

BH Live welcomes first graduates onto new scheme

December 11, 2019

Charitable social enterprise BH Live has inducted its first graduates onto an inaugural two-year training programme. The course is intended to take people with potential on a journey from grass roots service delivery to the supervision of leisure centres and activities, cultural venues, events and hospitality. BH Live is a leading operator of leisure and […]

BH Live supports campaign to promote better mental health

December 3, 2019

To encourage better awareness of how we can look after our own mental health, and grow the skills of health and wellbeing professionals across the region, BH Live has joined forces with Public Health England and UK Active to participate in its Every Mind Matters campaign. The national campaign, which is endorsed by the Royal […]

Popular Christmas market returns to Littledown

November 18, 2019

Shoppers are invited to get ready for one of the most anticipated Christmas markets in the region. The event, which is supported by Wave 105, is now in its fourth year. It takes place at Littledown Centre on Sunday 24 November between 11am-4pm. There will be up to 140 stalls selling handmade artisan crafts, jewellery, […]

Workout for Water is coming to Portsmouth

November 14, 2019

As part of a global fundraising drive to support projects which provide clean water in East Africa, charitable social enterprise BH Live is running a Workout for Water fitness event at Portsmouth’s Mountbatten Leisure Centre on Sunday 24 November 2019. Three fundraising Les Mills fitness classes will be taking place between 10am-1pm. Local residents are […]

BH Live’s City Games inspires young people into sport

November 11, 2019

One hundred and twenty pupils, aged 7-8 years old, recently came together to participate in BH Live’s annual City Games hosted at Portsmouth’s Mountbatten Leisure Centre. Now in its second year, the City Games is a joint initiative funded by the charitable social enterprise and supported by Portsmouth College and Portsmouth School Sports Partnership. The […]

Yamaha music school to open at Croydon’s Fairfield Halls

November 4, 2019

The Yamaha Music Foundation’s flagship music education course for young children will launch for the very first time in London on Thursday 14 November and Saturday 16 November 2019. It will be based at Croydon’s Fairfield Halls, which re-opened in September following a multi-million pound Croydon council-led restoration. The Yamaha Music School is just one […]

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