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Find out what’s on and what’s coming up next at our venues. Hear how businesses, associations and political parties have benefited from Bournemouth’s coastal vibe and flexible venues. Learn more about our social mission and how this underpins everything we do. Discover what goes on behind the scenes to get events live in rapid succession.

Looking ahead to conference and exhibitions in 2015

December 18, 2014

Bournemouth International Centre, the South Coast’s largest and most versatile conference and exhibition venue, has announced a string of major events for 2015 that will generate millions of pounds for the local economy and enable thousands more professional delegates to experience Bournemouth’s unique brand of hospitality for the first time. The town is currently the […]

Celebrity chef James Martin creates Dorset delights

December 18, 2014

The Bournemouth International Centre recently hosted a themed familiarisation visit for conference and exhibition organisers to experience the very best in south coast hospitality. Integrity Events, NHS Providers and British Dermatological Nursing Group attended a packed programme of activities. Highlights included a tour of the Bournemouth International Centre, a stay at the Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott […]

Under construction. Bournemouth’s £220 million facelift

December 15, 2014

Around £220 million of public and private sector funding is being injected into Bournemouth’s growing local economy to encourage inward investment and create a vibrant, dynamic setting for conferences, exhibitions and corporate events. It will boost the town’s appeal to tourists looking for an up-market, relaxed destination for weekend breaks and holidays. And create more […]

New look venue finding and delegate booking service

November 18, 2014

A new identity for Bournemouth’s conference and exhibition destination marketing, venue finding and delegate booking hub has been created to provide a fully integrated service with a single point of contact for anyone planning, running and attending major events in Bournemouth. The service is funded and delivered through a partnership between BH Live, the Bournemouth […]

Free leisure activities begin to get 400 local people more active

November 18, 2014

Local residents and employees at The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (RBCH), who are currently leading an inactive lifestyle and living with a long term health condition, are now taking part in a new health and wellbeing programme to improve physical fitness. Funded by BH Live, Bournemouth Borough Council, RBCH, Active Dorset […]

GMB returns to Bournemouth International Centre for 99th Congress in 2016

October 28, 2014

BH Live, the south’s largest socially-driven provider of conference services, is to welcome the trade union GMB back to the Bournemouth International Centre (BIC) for the first time since the 78th GMB Congress, 25 years ago. To be held between 5-9 June 2016, the event is estimated to contribute £1.5 million to the local economy […]

BH Live and GLL in Olympic legacy venues partnership

September 30, 2014

BH Live, the South Coast’s leading leisure and cultural trust, today announces a ten year partnership with GLL, the UK’s largest leisure charitable social enterprise. From October 2014, BH Live will operate cafés, banqueting and event catering at the London Aquatics Centre (LAC) and Copper Box Arena, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, together with Streatham Ice […]

Stokewood Leisure Centre awarded an ‘Excellent’ Quest status.

August 6, 2014

Quest is the leisure industry’s continuous improvement programme and rigorous assessments challenge even the very best leisure centres in the UK. Following a recent assessment, Stokewood Leisure Centre has been awarded an ‘Excellent’ status. Only 58 leisure centres out of 600 in the UK have achieved the ‘Excellent’ score so for Stokewood Leisure Centre to […]

Bournemouth to welcome over 20,000 people

July 3, 2014

Celebrating 10 years of the very best in British Cheerleading, Future Cheer will be bringing thousands of cheerleaders to the Bournemouth International Centre (BIC) for the UK’s National Cheerleading competition which is being held in the town on 12-13 July 2014. Returning to the BIC for the fifth year running, this national competitive cheerleading event, […]

BH Live finalist in the ukactive and Matrix Flame Awards 2014

May 27, 2014

BH Live has been shortlisted as a finalist in this year’s ukactive and Matrix Flame Awards, the most highly coveted accolade of the health and fitness sector. The awards recognise suppliers, operators, educational institutes, health practitioners and corporate organisations that have demonstrated exceptional standards across their area of work. The news was announced by ukactive […]

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