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12.9 million visits and new lifestyle magazine make it a Happy Birthday

April 29, 2015

We are celebrating our fifth anniversary on Friday 1 May 2015 with the news that more people than ever are getting physically active and attending events in our venues. Launched in 2010 to secure the future of Bournemouth’s venues and leisure centres, we have since extended our reach beyond the region to operate venues, leisure centres, cafés and […]

1,000 union members in Bournemouth to debate hot issues for the communications industry

April 24, 2015

Communication Workers Union (CWU), the UK’s largest trade union for the communications sector, comes to Bournemouth International Centre on 25-30 April 2015 with a packed conference and fringe meeting agenda. CWU celebrates its 20th anniversary this year and represents the interests of almost 200,000 members from post, telecoms, mobile, and financial services companies including BT, […]

Whatever the weather it will be cats and dogs in Bournemouth this week

April 20, 2015

The Association of Dogs and Cats Homes (ADCH) 2015 Annual Conference and Exhibition is to be held at Bournemouth International Centre (BIC) 22-23 April 2015. Each year the conference and exhibition is organised by a different ADCH charity member and this time it is being brought to Bournemouth for the first time by Wareham-based charity, […]

UK’s biggest, all-female charity brings 2,000 delegates to Bournemouth

April 20, 2015

Hard on the heels of the Royal British Legion Women’s Section, another national, all-female charitable organisation arrives in Bournemouth for its annual conference this week. More than 2,000 women, representing the 19,000 members who form 730 Inner Wheel clubs throughout Great Britain and Ireland, will meet at Bournemouth International Centre on 21-22 April 2015 to […]

This Girl Can booms in Bournemouth

April 15, 2015

It’s a simple stroke of genius. Get a few ordinary women in assorted shapes and sizes, film them getting active, add an earworm from Missy Elliott, get millions more people involved through social media – and you’ve got a campaign message that few can ignore. Get Ur Freak On In painting an honest picture of […]

900 women pay tribute to service personnel and families

April 14, 2015

More than 900 women from all over Britain are coming together for The Royal British Legion Women’s Section’s 94th Annual Conference from 15 -16 April 2015 to be held at Bournemouth International Centre (BIC). Members of this military charity meet once a year to hear inspiring speakers, review the organisation’s work and use the opportunity […]

Care Show back in Bournemouth

March 23, 2015

The Care Show is the UK’s largest and busiest care home event, taking place at Bournemouth International Centre on 25-26 March 2015. It plays a vital role in bringing industry professionals together twice a year to discuss and debate key issues and explore the opportunities for providing and managing quality care for a rapidly ageing […]

People are getting more active in North Bournemouth

March 13, 2015

Since BH Live began operating Pelhams Park Leisure Centre on behalf of Bournemouth Borough Council, the trust has injected circa £400,000 into the facilities to get more local people active. With Bournemouth boasting one of the most active communities in the UK according to a recent UK Active Report, the trust’s investment is delivering results. […]

World Kidney Day gets off to an early start at Bournemouth International Centre

March 12, 2015

More than 45 delegates attending the British and Dutch Transplantation Societies’ Congress at Bournemouth International Centre (BIC) were up bright and early today for a Kidney Research UK fun run to mark World Kidney Day on Thursday 12 March 2015. The runners met at the BIC at 6.30am and picked up their T-shirt and snazzy […]

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