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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.

£2.3m investment in leisure facilities to keep Bournemouth residents active

February 18, 2015

BH Live, the South Coast’s leading leisure and event operator and social enterprise, and Bournemouth Borough Council, are injecting over £2.3m into the town’s leisure centres to create state-of-the-art facilities, accessible to all. This ongoing investment will benefit Bournemouth’s residents, who are among the most active in the UK, and furthers BH Live’s social objective […]

Top tourism and leisure businesses to be celebrated

February 3, 2015

Bournemouth’s annual tourism awards, hosted this year at Bournemouth Pavilion, recognise the best services and attractions in the region and their contribution to the town’s economy and status as the best coastal resort, as confirmed in the UK Travel Awards 2014.

Bournemouth looking better than ever – and it shows

February 3, 2015

This year’s International Confex, at Olympia in London, sees Bournemouth International Centre teaming up with partner Business Events Bournemouth to showcase the full extent of Bournemouth’s venue, accommodation and destination offering to businesses, associations and public sector organisations. Bournemouth is currently the subject of a multi-million pound investment in infrastructure that will make a dramatic […]

Cool as ice and twice as nice

January 31, 2015

Abbie Marsh’s ice-cream bikes are adding a very sweet and charming dimension to the wedding feast. And proving that if you want to get hitched without a hitch, best keep it local. Since 2008, regional wedding shows at Bournemouth International Centre and Bournemouth Pavilion have been giving local wedding and event experts a stage to […]

First Skipper Expo Int. Bournemouth ships in brisk business

January 7, 2015

Exhibitors at Skipper Expo Int. Bournemouth 2014 have praised the show for the excellent quality of the visitors and the brisk business enjoyed on the stands. Sponsored by the National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations, and held at Bournemouth International Centre 10-11 October 2014, the superb facilities in the exhibition hall were praised by both exhibitors […]

Last few places remain for free ‘cycling against hip pain’ course

December 19, 2014

The last few places for a free exercise programme are still available; local residents are encouraged to secure their place now. The programme, is called CHAIN (Cycling Against Hip Pain), and based around a concept, that regular cycling activity and movement, could assist people living with hip pain, stiffness and osteoarthritis. This could also lower […]

Transport infrastructure. A £25 million boost to get you comfortably from A to B

December 18, 2014

As part of the South East Dorset Local Transport Plan 3 (LTP3), government funding was won to create a package of measures in and around the three local authorities (Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset) to help create a lasting step change in low carbon travel. The package aims to improve bus, rail, walking and cycling facilities […]

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 […]

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