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November 2017

Bournemouth Christmas Market & Alpine Lodge

November 17, 2017 - January 4, 2018
Bournemouth Town Centre, BH2 6ED + Google Map

Bournemouth is the perfect destination to visit, stay and get into the festive spirit. With an all new market, ice rink and events around the town, why not spend Christmas by the sea? Kicking off this year’s festivities there’ll be a Christmas celebration on Friday 17 November at 6.30pm with entertainment in the Triangle, after which families are invited to explore what Bournemouth has to offer this Christmas in the Town Centre and Lower Gardens. This year, a brand new…

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Royal Marines Christmas Spectacular

November 23rd
Bournemouth Pavillion, Westover Road
Bournemouth, Dorset BH1 2BU United Kingdom
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The world famous Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines will end the year with a military music spectacular featuring festive music, military marches, big band hits and popular showstoppers. This entertaining band delights audiences wherever they perform and their world-renowned Corps of Drums will demonstrate the precision, accuracy and skill for which they have become famous across the globe. Concessions Available

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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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James Blunt

November 25th
Bournemouth International Centre, Exeter Road
Bournemouth, Dorset BH2 5BH United Kingdom
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Britain’s very own Twitter all-star is back… James Blunt will release his fifth studio album, The Afterlove on March 24th through Atlantic Records. The new album is the follow-up to Moon Landing, which reached platinum status in the UK and spent 33 weeks in the UK Top 40 after it was released in 2013. James worked with a wide range of talent when writing and recording The Afterlove including Ed Sheeran, Ryan Tedder, Amy Wadge (Ed Sheeran, Shannon Saunders), Johnny…

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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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Bournemouth Metropole Street Market – Alternative Christmas Fayre

November 26th

The Metropole Street Market is a quintessentially eccentric ensemble of all things creative & delicious. Lansdowne is home to an eclectic collection of independent retailers and high-street brands. They will be joined by an abundance of fayre from the best producers, artists and crafts people that the county has to offer. Accompanied by live music and street performances with spectacular themes, no two markets are the same – making Metropole Market the most memorable day out in Bournemouth!

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Dr John Cooper Clarke

November 26th
O2 Academy Bournemouth, 570 Christchurch Road
Boscombe, Bournemouth, BH1 4BH United Kingdom
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Witness a living legend at the top of his game. Acclaimed poet, actor and rock star, Dr John Cooper Clarke will treat fans to a mix of classic verse, riffs, hilarious ponderings on modern life and good honest gags as he performs two shows later this year.

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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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James Arthur

November 30th
Bournemouth International Centre, Exeter Road
Bournemouth, Dorset BH2 5BH United Kingdom
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James Arthur returns with his second album, Back From The Edge. Recorded in London and Los Angeles, and co-written with some of the world’s A-list songwriters and producers, Back From The Edge encompasses his experiences over the past few years and reflects his true, honest self. The album also showcases James’s versatile style, taking inspiration from soul, rock and hip hop.

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December 2017

The Kooks plus The DMA’s

December 1st

Over a decade after the release of Inside In / Inside Out, The Kooks felt it was time to celebrate all of their biggest and favourite tunes. Best Of....So Far includes classic singles and fan favourites such as Naive, She Moves In Her Own Way, and Bad Habit. To this day Naïve has been streamed an incredible 125 million times on Spotify alone, and Inside In / Inside Out has gone 5 times platinum. The album includes two new tracks,…

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An Evening with Jazz Morley

December 1st
Shelley Theatre, Beechwood Avenue
Bournemouth, Dorset BH5 1LX United Kingdom
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A night of original music and familiar favourites performed ‘unplugged’ to showcase the effortless beauty of this emerging star’s voice and song writing. Her music has gained global recognition and media support including BBC Radio 2 and most recently BBC Radio 1 who playlisted her recent single ‘Safe Place’. Tickets are limited in this beautiful and intimate venue. Expect some special festive surprises for an evening that is sure to leave you enchanted. “She’s fantastic, so talented. We think she’s…

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Jack and the Beanstalk Panto

December 2, 2017 - January 1, 2018

Fee-fi-fo-fum, join us this winter for some panto fun! On Tuesday 12 September 2017, the cast of this year’s pantomime at Bournemouth Pavilion were in high spirits as they came together in character for the first time. Jack and the Beanstalk is Bournemouth Pavilion’s 2017/2018 pantomime and this year’s all-star cast will ensure that the show is a giant hit. S Club 7’s Rachel Stevens will star as Fairy Sweet Pea, while Holby City’s Mark Moraghan plays villain Fleshcreep and…

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Maire Ni Chathasaigh & Chris Newman

December 2nd
Shelley Theatre, Beechwood Avenue
Bournemouth, Dorset BH5 1LX United Kingdom
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The celebrated virtuoso partnership of “the doyenne of Irish harpers” (Scotland On Sunday) and “one of the UK’s most staggering and influential acoustic guitarists” (fRoots), has by now brought its special musical vision to venues large and small - from the tiniest of historic churches in England, Germany and Italy to palaces in Kyoto and Istanbul, London’s Barbican, Sydney Town Hall and the Philharmonie in Cologne – in twenty-two countries on five continents. Their performances - described by The Irish…

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Michael Ball & Alfie Boe – Together Again Tour

December 3rd
Bournemouth International Centre, Exeter Road
Bournemouth, Dorset BH2 5BH United Kingdom
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Following the stunning success of their Platinum selling album ‘Together’ and 29 sold out shows across the UK in 2016, Michael Ball and Alfie Boe have announced today that they will return in 2017 for a selection of exclusive dates throughout the country. Summer will see them performing outdoors at some of the UK’s most beautiful stately homes and castles, with six dates announced in June. In winter, they’ll come back inside to play ten arena dates in November and…

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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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Russell-Cotes Christmas Fair

December 9th - December 10th
Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum, East Cliff
Bournemouth, BH1 3AA United Kingdom
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Get away from the crowds on the high street and visit our Christmas Fair with a range of stalls selling festive wares and gifts. The café will also be open selling a range of holiday refreshments. Visitors to the historic house weekend will enjoy the festive atmosphere viewing the house decorated for a traditional Victorian Christmas. Admission to the fair is free, suggestion donation £1. Normal charges apply to visit the historic house. Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 - 17:00

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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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Chris Rea – Road Songs for Lovers Tour

December 12th
Bournemouth International Centre, Exeter Road
Bournemouth, Dorset BH2 5BH United Kingdom
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Live Nation is delighted to announce that Chris Rea will play a full European and UK tour in October, November and December 2017, to celebrate the release of his new album, Road Songs for Lovers. Like all truly great artists, Chris Rea has followed his own unique artistic vision and a path that is his and his alone. And although his exemplary musical output to date is deeply embedded into the framework of the world’s rock n roll DNA, it…

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Daniel O’Donnell

December 14th
Bournemouth International Centre, Exeter Road
Bournemouth, Dorset BH2 5BH United Kingdom
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Irish singer, performer and national treasure Daniel O’Donnell is performing at the BIC on 14th December 2017. His tour is commences in Glasgow and includes: Southport, Nottingham, Harrogate, Bournemouth, Plymouth and finishes up in Brighton. Daniel will delight his audiences once more with festive cheer, fan favourites and tracks from his new album Back Home Again. Daniel made musical history and proved himself to be one of Ireland’s most hardworking singers, by releasing an album every year since 1988. This…

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New Year’s Eve 2017 – Dinner Dance – Bournemouth Pavilion Ballroom

December 31st
Bournemouth Pavillion, Westover Road
Bournemouth, Dorset BH1 2BU United Kingdom
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Celebrate New Year’s Eve in style with a drinks reception, delicious five course gala dinner and live music from Scarlett Fever Saxophone Quartet. The party continues into the night, dance the night away with Bourne To Swing and toast with a glass of bubbly at midnight. Book now to avoid disappointment.

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One Nation NYE

December 31st
O2 Academy Bournemouth, 570 Christchurch Road
Boscombe, Bournemouth, BH1 4BH United Kingdom
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MAIN ARENA SASASAS (Skibadee, Shotta, Shabba D, Stormin' with DJs Phantasy & Macky Gee) DRUMSOUND & BASSLINE SMITH MAJISTRATE SUB ZERO TNA NICKY BLACKMARKET DJ SLY KLIP & OUTLAW MCs: EKSMAN, SKIBADEE, HARRY SHOTTA, SHABBA D, STORMIN', EVIL B, FATMAN D, YOUNGMAN, FELON, DREPS, SWIFTA ARENA 2: RESONANCE ULTRAH DFR DND & BAKER VITAL B2B PHENOM HANNIGAN REAZUN MCs: CORSHH - PANNA - DRILLZ - FLUID, MARINIO - CHARTA Curfew 4am

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