Welcome to the Ramada Encore’s What’s on in Bournemouth Listings. We’ve put together a list of local events that are in easy reach of the hotel. We can help you with public transit and taxis for you to reach your event. Come and enjoy all that Bournemouth has to offer this summer! 

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July 2017

Art Exhibition: Refracted: Collection Highlights

July 1st - September 8th

To commemorate the 50-year anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in England, the Russell Cotes Art Gallery and Museum in Bournemouth are launching the exhibition, 'Refracted: Collection Highlights', which has been co-curated with members of the local LGBT+ community. The project, funded by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, seeks to mark this significant change in social and cultural attitudes and to celebrate and work with an important section of Bournemouth’s community.

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Classic Cars on the Prom

July 1st - September 30th

Classic Cars On The Prom takes place every Sunday from May to September and features an ever-changing line up of vehicles dating from 1915 up to the early 80’s.

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Summer Live

July 8th - August 27th
Bournemouth Square, Bournemouth, United Kingdom + Google Map

Back for 2017 is Summer Live which sees great free live entertainment in Bournemouth Square. There is a wide range of events and attractions including: Acoustic live music Spoken Word Al Fresco Art Outdoor bar & BBQ Live art demonstrations Free kids entertainment in August & more in The Square every day.  

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August 2017

Summer Fireworks Every Friday

August 4th - August 25th

Be prepared to be dazzled by the Bournemouth Fireworks display. Starting at 10pm from Bournemouth Pier, we know you’ll love watching the skies light up! Firework dates for this year are as follows: 4th August | 11th August | 18th August | 25th August

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Bournemouth Air Festival

August 31st - September 3rd

This year’s festival features the biggest and best line-up so far. With everything from jets and display teams, to Royal Navy ships and live music, you won’t want to miss a thing! Bournemouth Pier and surrounding area.

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September 2017

Fit Living UK: The Fitness Show By the Beach

September 9th - September 10th

Come down and join in for a weekend on the beach full of fun exercise, delicious healthy food, awesome fitness displays, educational seminars and exciting competitions. FitLivingUK is the first heath and fitness show in the country with classes and demonstrations right on the beach. Demos take place west of Bournemouth Pier and the BIC. 

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Bournemouth International Triathalon

September 10th

This year’s Bournemouth Triathlon will start on the east side of Bournemouth Pier.  Both sprint and standard distance swims start on the award winning blue flag beach before heading out of Bournemouth on a fast bike course towards the market town of Ringwood on the edge of The New Forest.  The PB smashing run course is along the seafront promenade towards Boscombe Pier with amazing views of The Isle of Wight on the way out and of The Purbecks on the…

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Magic of Opera featuring Lesley Garrett, Bournemouth Pavilion

September 12th
Pavilion Theatre Bournemouth, Westover Road
Bournemouth, Dorset BH1 2BU United Kingdom
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Magic of the Opera is a show for all the family and will feature all the best bits from all the best Operas, including many that that everybody knows but probably don’t realise are Opera.  Whether they’re a lover of Grand Opera or a lover of grand songs performed to the highest possible level, everyone will enjoy an evening of magical music.  The show will contain favourites including the Toreador song from Carmen, Mozart’s Marriage Of Figaro, Time To Say…

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Micky Flanagan in Bournemouth

September 13th
Bournemouth International Centre, Exeter Road
Bournemouth, Dorset BH2 5BH United Kingdom
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With his show-stealing appearance at The Royal Variety Performance, to unforgettable appearances on Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow and Live At The Apollo, added to his hilarious outings on panel & chat shows he has become one of the best-loved comedians in the UK today. In 2017 Micky will stars on Sky1 with a smart, funny and possibly provocative new series: The Micky Flanagan Detours. The new series will see Micky declutter his mind of the big questions that keep us…

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Micky Flanagan in Bournemouth

September 27th
Bournemouth International Centre, Exeter Road
Bournemouth, Dorset BH2 5BH United Kingdom
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With his show-stealing appearance at The Royal Variety Performance, to unforgettable appearances on Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow and Live At The Apollo, added to his hilarious outings on panel & chat shows he has become one of the best-loved comedians in the UK today. In 2017 Micky will stars on Sky1 with a smart, funny and possibly provocative new series: The Micky Flanagan Detours. The new series will see Micky declutter his mind of the big questions that keep us…

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October 2017

Jon Richardson – Old Man, BIC

October 5th

Jon Richardson is a stand-up comedian from Lancaster. His first solo Edinburgh show about his obsessive compulsive personality disorder was nominated for the Best Newcomer award at the 2007 Edinburgh Festival. His 2009 show about his resulting perfectionism was nominated in the Best Show category. He is a regular Have I Got News For You panelist, star of Live At The Apollo, and team captain of Channel 4’s long-running series 8 Out Of 10 Cats. Currently, Jon is team Captain…

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Milton Jones is Out There, BIC

October 6th
Bournemouth International Centre, Exeter Road
Bournemouth, Dorset BH2 5BH United Kingdom
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Milton Jones is Out There. No, really out there - and this time he hasn't just forgotten his keys. He's holding up the mirror of truth to society, and he can see right through it, which means it’s probably just a window. In his brand new show he'll be putting his foot down and lifting the lid on the pedal bin of lies of the media (which doesn't include this press release obviously). He will also be scaling the heights…

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Arts by the Sea Festival

October 14th - October 21st

Bringing intriguing, spectacular and (sometimes) down-right curious arts experiences to our seaside town. With over 60 events - a spirited mix of dance, film, music, visual art, literature, theatre, comedy and more. Utilising some of Bournemouth's best places and spaces from the traditional to the unexpected. Our Arts by the Sea Festival extends Bournemouth's popular summer season into an 'Indian summer' of arts.

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CBeebies’ Mister Maker Live Theatre Show, BIC

October 15th
Bournemouth International Centre, Exeter Road
Bournemouth, Dorset BH2 5BH United Kingdom
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With a fabulous supporting cast and art at its heart, this fantastic live show encourages Mini Makers and grown-ups to sing, dance and make some noise! There's a big ‘make’ to take part in, lots of audience participation and....The Shapes! Yes, you’ll be able to share the fun with Circle, Square, Rectangle and Triangle too!

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Jon Richardson – Old Man, BIC

October 21st

Jon Richardson is a stand-up comedian from Lancaster. His first solo Edinburgh show about his obsessive compulsive personality disorder was nominated for the Best Newcomer award at the 2007 Edinburgh Festival. His 2009 show about his resulting perfectionism was nominated in the Best Show category. He is a regular Have I Got News For You panelist, star of Live At The Apollo, and team captain of Channel 4’s long-running series 8 Out Of 10 Cats. Currently, Jon is team Captain…

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November 2017

Alison Moyet, BIC

November 16th

Alison Moyet UK album sales have reached a certified 23 million, with over a million singles sold. All seven of her studio albums and three compilation albums have charted in the Top 30 UK Album Chart, with two of the albums reaching number one. She has also achieved nine Top 30 singles and five Top 10 hits in the UK Singles Chart. Moyet's upcoming ninth studio album Other will be released 16 June 2017.

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Big Country. Old Fire Station, Bournemouth

November 24th

Big Country is a Scottish rock band formed in Dunfermline, Fife, in 1981 The height of the band's popularity was in the early 1980s, although it retained a cult following for many years after. The band's music was most recognisable for the sounds it infused with Scottish folk and martial music styles, as well as for playing and engineering their guitar driven sound to evoke the inspirational spirit of bagpipes, fiddles and other traditional folk instruments.

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Bananarama! BIC

November 26th
Bournemouth International Centre, Exeter Road
Bournemouth, Dorset BH2 5BH United Kingdom
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The girl group that defined the 80s are back to their original, record-breaking line up for a tour this November in the UK. This will be the only time they tour in the original line up. Bananarama made it into the Guinness Book Of Records as the most successful female group of all time on account of the fact they’d had more hit singles than any other girl band ever. To date they have had 30 chart hits. They hit the…

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Steps – 2017 Tour, BIC

November 27th
Bournemouth International Centre, Exeter Road
Bournemouth, Dorset BH2 5BH United Kingdom
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Steps - the band who sung their way to success in the 90s and became a household name as their dance routines & catchy lyrics captured the hearts of fans all around the world, are back on tour in 2017. The full original line-up of Faye, Claire, Lee, Lisa and H are back to sing all the pop hits the band had in the 90's and 00's. Steps achieved a series of charting singles between 1997 and 2001 including two…

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December 2017

John Bishop – Winging It Tour 2017, BIC

December 8th - December 9th
Bournemouth International Centre, Exeter Road
Bournemouth, Dorset BH2 5BH United Kingdom
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Comedy superstar John Bishop is coming here with a brand new show WINGING IT in autumn 2017! It will have been 3 years since his last tour and WINGING IT is gearing up to be his biggest and best yet.  John is very much looking forward to this new adventure and can’t wait to be back on the road again. 

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Great Davies – You Magnificent Beast Tour

December 10th

Greg Davies, BAFTA nominated star of Cuckoo, Man Down, The Inbetweeners and Taskmaster, is back with his first stand up show in four years!

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