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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March 2015

English National Opera: La Traviata (Live)

March 11, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Pavilion Theatre Bournemouth, Westover Road
Bournemouth, Dorset BH1 2BU United Kingdom
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Music by Verdi A stunning production of Verdi’s masterpiece, which reaches to the heart of the opera’s themes of passionate love and tragic death. The production is ideal for newcomers to opera with its contemporary staging and a running time of less than two hours. Day & Time Wednesday 7.30pm Ocean RoomPricing options Pay As You Go (ideal if you can’t come every week): Individual classes cost £5 each and are one hour long unless otherwise stated. They can be…

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Morrissey

March 14, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bournemouth International Centre, Exeter Road
Bournemouth, Dorset BH2 5BH United Kingdom
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Morrissey has confirmed his first full UK tour since 2011. The singer, who released his highly acclaimed autobiography in October 2013 is the most distinctive pop lyricist of his era. This tour follows his acclaimed sold out show at The O2, London last November. Incredible display teams, Royal Marine beach assaults, awesome jets, pilots, Royal Navy, aircraft, helicopters, Royal Air Force, fireworks, entertainment, 3-miles of Pier to Pier trading and ground displays, street entertainers, interactive military villages, live music, military…

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Hotel & Catering Show

March 17, 2015 @ 10:00 am - March 18, 2015 @ 4:00 pm
Bournemouth International Centre, Exeter Road
Bournemouth, Dorset BH2 5BH United Kingdom
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The Hotel & Catering Show is one of the UK’s longest running hospitality and food service events, with over 50 year’s history. There's nothing out-dated about our 2015 show though, as we stay focused on your core markets, ensuring everything is relevant, whilst creating an enjoyable place to do business! Each year we bring innovative content to the South of England through first-rate exhibitors, the latest products and services (with discounts and offers exclusive to the show), thought provoking speakers,…

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April 2015

The 6th Big Bournemouth Beer Festival

April 3, 2015 @ 10:00 am - April 5, 2015 @ 11:00 pm
Bournemouth International Centre, Exeter Road
Bournemouth, Dorset BH2 5BH United Kingdom
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The hugely popular Big Bournemouth Beer Festival returns to the BIC Purbeck Hall over the Easter weekend.

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Michael Ball

April 7, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bournemouth International Centre, Exeter Road
Bournemouth, Dorset BH2 5BH United Kingdom
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Michael Ball is back at the Bournemouth International Centre.

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The Solid Silver 60s Show

April 10, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Pavilion Theatre Bournemouth, Westover Road
Bournemouth, Dorset BH1 2BU United Kingdom
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Celebrating 30 tremendous years of the UK's original and premier sixties show.

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Bournemouth Bay Run

April 12, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Bournemouth Pier, Bournemouth Pier, Pier Approach
Bournemouth, Dorset BH2 5AA United Kingdom
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Challenge yourself with a 13.1 mile run against the beautiful backdrop of Bournemouth’s Coastline. Benefitting from an event t-shirt, timing chip and medal for all finishers as well as full event marshalling and first aid – you’ll be supported every step of the way. 10K runners will also enjoy same benefits as half marathon participants.

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WWE LIVE COMES TO THE UK

April 14, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Bournemouth International Centre, Exeter Road
Bournemouth, Dorset BH2 5BH United Kingdom
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WWE LIVE COMES TO THE UK WWE have announced that its unique brand of action packed entertainment is returning to the BIC on 14 April 2015. Fans will be able to see all their favourite WWE Superstars and Divas all under one roof, including Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, Big Show, Bray Wyatt, The Usos, Erick Rowan and many more**. Don’t miss out; Get your ticket to an incredible night of action packed entertaining experience! For more information visit WWE Live…

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McBusted

April 15, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Bournemouth International Centre, Exeter Road
Bournemouth, Dorset BH2 5BH United Kingdom
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McBusted are back in town, armed with a superb new album.

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Paul Merton

April 25, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Pavilion Theatre Bournemouth, Westover Road
Bournemouth, Dorset BH1 2BU United Kingdom
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Paul Merton is one of the UKs best loved performers.

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May 2015

Hip Hop Dance Summit

May 8, 2015 @ 10:00 am - May 9, 2015 @ 11:00 pm
Pavilion Theatre Bournemouth, Westover Road
Bournemouth, Dorset BH1 2BU United Kingdom
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A free event for festival and venue progammers

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Poole Harbour Boat Show

May 9, 2015 @ 10:00 am - May 10, 2015 @ 11:00 pm
Poole, Poole Pier
Poole, Dorset
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Brand new boat show starts in Poole this spring

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The Prodigy

May 14, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Pavilion Theatre Bournemouth, Westover Road
Bournemouth, Dorset BH1 2BU United Kingdom
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They are back at the Pavilion Theatre

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The White Ball

May 16, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Pavilion Theatre Bournemouth, Westover Road
Bournemouth, Dorset BH1 2BU United Kingdom
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Celebrating 22 years of party and events in Bournemouth, the white ball once again comes to the Pavilion.

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Bournemouth Rugby Sevens Tournament

May 22, 2015 @ 10:00 am - May 24, 2015 @ 11:30 pm
Bournemouth Sports Club, Chapel Gate, West Parley
Bournemouth, Dorset BH23 6BL United Kingdom
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Bournemouth 7's rugby annual rugby festival, brings many people from various walks of life together to enjoy some great rugby, games and entertainment.

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Wheels Festival

May 29, 2015 @ 8:00 am - May 31, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
Wheels Festival, Ramada Encore Bournemouth 22 Bath Road, Bournemouth, Dorset BH1 2NS, UK United Kingdom + Google Map

Come to Bournemouth and get ready for one of Britain’s biggest FREE wheels themed family events – high energy events across the town and seafront – from beautiful historic and classic cars to world class BMX stunts, Monster Truck parades and supercars. Watch speed demonstrations from F1 cars, explore inside amazing vehicles and marvel at skateboard stunts and motorcycle displays.

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June 2015

Bournemouth Food and Drink Festival

June 19, 2015 @ 8:00 am - June 28, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
Bournemouth Bay, Ramada Encore Bournemouth 22 Bath Road, Bournemouth, Dorset BH1 2NS, UK United Kingdom + Google Map

We are currently gathering the ingredients for the 5th Bournemouth Food and Drink Festival, which will take place in locations and venues throughout Bournemouth from June 19th to June 28th 2015. Bringing you ten days of Foodie Fun on the South Coast.

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August 2015

Bournemouth Air Festival

August 20, 2015 @ 10:00 am - August 23, 2015 @ 11:00 pm
Bournemouth Pier, Bournemouth Pier, Pier Approach
Bournemouth, Dorset BH2 5AA United Kingdom
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Incredible display teams, Royal Marine beach assaults, awesome jets, pilots, Royal Navy, aircraft, helicopters, Royal Air Force, fireworks, entertainment, 3-miles of Pier to Pier trading and ground displays, street entertainers, interactive military villages, live music, military bands and the Royal Marines…this is all ‘by the sea and completely free!’

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June 2017

Jazz by the Sea Festival

June 11th - June 17th

The Festival will be bigger in size and scope than last year and include new venues in and around Bournemouth and Poole. A number of internationally recognised jazz performers have been invited, along with our local jazz musicians.  The Festival will open on Sunday 11th June with a family jazz concert at The Lighthouse Centre for the Arts in Poole, hosted by BBC Radio 2’s Clare Teal with her Hollywood Orchestra led by Guy Barker with special guests. Clare Teal…

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Bournemouth Food & Drink Festival

June 16th - June 25th

The Bournemouth Food & Drink Festival is 10 whole days of delight for foodies. Get to Bournemouth to enjoy good food, amazing cooking skills and fabulous entertainment! Cookery displays, Cocktail master classes, and food, food, food! Street Food Festival – Street food and pop-up restaurants have changed the way we eat out – come and try some of Bournemouth’s best Eating On The Go experiences. Farmers and Producers Market – The 2017 Farmers & Producers Market will be in Bournemouth…

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Wimborne Vintage Bicycle Ride, VDUB at the Pub & Dorset Goes Vintage Festival

June 24th
Wimborne Minster,

Dig out your best vintage, tweed and tartan and come join us at the Wimborne Vintage Cycle Ride. A marshaled 10 mile ride out from the festival through Dorset, calling into a lovely pub, before heading back for a real cream tea (china cups & clotted cream scones!). The Ramada Encore has 6 special lock-ups for your bicycles so why not make a weekend of it?

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Littledown Food and Music Festival

June 25th @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Littledown, Littledown
Bournemouth, Dorset BH7 7DX United Kingdom
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Imagine. The best of local folk, rock and pop acts, superb street and artisan food, with a generous sprinkling of stalls selling, arts and crafts and local goods, and all packed into one fantastic summer's day. There will be a Kids Zone, with FREE face painting from Heart FM Angels, Jules the Entertainer will be providing FREE entertainment, mini fun fair rides and so much more! Admission is FREE. Bring along you family, friends and a picnic blanket and spend…

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Southbourne Shake & Stir Vintage Festival

June 30th - July 2nd
Fishermans Walk, Southbourne, Fishermans Walk
Southbourne, Dorset United Kingdom
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Get ready to jump, jive, and twist as The Original Shake & Stir Vintage Festival returns to Southbourne! The festival takes place from the 30th June to 2nd July on Fishermans Walk, Southbourne Grove, and the Green. For the first time, Southbourne’s main high street will be closed for the festival which means there will be more stalls and entertainment than ever before! Shake & Stir has become renowned locally and across the South, for its incredible vintage-themed live entertainment…

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July 2017

Beach Netball

July 1st

This event is back, bigger and better than ever! We welcome female teams of 7 players to enter this amazing event. For those not playing, there will be kid’s zones, a beach bbq and chill out areas. A sporting family event for everyone to enjoy, this is the perfect way to start your summer.

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Gladys Knight

July 1st

Following on from Gladys Knight’s sell-out shows last year - The Empress Of Soul and seven-time Grammy Award winning icon – is returning to Bournemouth International Centre. Gladys Knight, will be performing all her classic hits including Midnight Train to Georgia, Help Me Make it Through the Night plus tracks from her latest album, Where My Heart Belongs.

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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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Whist by AOE

July 3rd - July 4th

WHIST explores the notion of unconsciousness through the dreams, fears and desires of a family, characters of which are inspired by Sigmund Freud's real case studies. The experience merges Physical Theatre, interactive Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) technologies and an art installation, in an environment that blurs the boundaries between consciousness and unconsciousness, reality and fiction, the physical and the virtual.

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Bournemouth Gin Festival

July 8th

Prepare to have your taste buds tantalised by the 120 different gins from around the world! Tickets include: GIN Cotton Bag Gin Bible Gin Glass Gin Sampling Card Trade Stands Talks & Presentations from some of the finest Gin producers Cocktail Demos Make your own Gin Distillery Live Entertainment Indoor Garden Party Atmosphere...and so much more!!!

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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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Bournemouth Pier to Pier Swim

July 16th
Bournemouth Pier, Bournemouth Pier, Pier Approach
Bournemouth, Dorset BH2 5AA United Kingdom
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Get your bird’s-eye-view of the biggest charity swim in Europe heads back to Bournemouth. Join hundreds of other supporters as you brave the English Channel in this incredible 1.4 mile open water swim. Starting from Bournemouth Pier, put your front stroke to the test in this challenging sea swim along the coastline to Boscombe Pier. To enter, Adult – £25, 14 – 16 year olds– £12. To watch: absolutely free.

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Coastal Comedy presents the stupendous Angela Barnes!

July 28th

As seen on: Mock the Week (BBC2), Stand up for the Week (C4) and many more! Angela won the BBC Radio 2’s New Comedy Award in 2011, and has continued to be a regular on the stand-up circuit, playing even bigger venues. She has also appeared on: Russell Howard’s Good News, Russell Kane’s Whistlestop Tour for Radio 2, Stand up for the Week, written for Radio 4’s The News Quiz, played on Eddie Izzard’s Laughs in the Park on BBC…

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August 2017

Mama Mia! Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre

August 1st - August 12th
Bournemouth Pavillion, Westover Road
Bournemouth, Dorset BH1 2BU United Kingdom
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See it for the first time ever in Bournemouth. Join the ultimate feel-good party at MAMMA MIA!, the world’s sunniest and most exhilarating smash-hit musical! Set on a Greek island paradise, a story of love, friendship and identity is cleverly told through the timeless songs of ABBA. Sophie’s quest to discover the father she’s never known brings her mother face to face with three men from her distant romantic past on the eve of a wedding they’ll never forget. This…

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Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra – Proms in the Park, Queen Symphonic Spectacular

August 12th
Bournemouth Parks – Lower Gardens, Westover Road
Bournemouth, Dorset BH2 5AH United Kingdom
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Featuring full rock band and stars from the West End smash hit musical We Will Rock You, combined with the complete BSO, ‘stunning’ and ‘awesome’ are just two of the words which have been used to describe this concert experience. Bringing you all the iconic rock songs performed by stars of London’s West End including Seven Seas of Rhye, Don’ Stop Me Now, Radio Ga Ga, I Want to Break Free, We Are The Champions and of course Bohemian Rhapsody.…

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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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Stour Musical Extravaganza

September 10th @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

If you fancy a weekend in Bournemouth and looking for something to do on a Sunday, head down to the Stour Valley for a music extravaganza! Lots of groups will be performing music written exclusively for the day, performing all along the river. 11 am – 3 pm. More information can be found on Facebook. 

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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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The Bournemouth Pavilion Wedding Fair

September 16th - September 17th

Presented by BIC Exhibitions. This year marks the 23rd Bournemouth Pavilion Wedding Fair, with the weekend event running from 10am-5pm Saturday 16 September 2017 and 11am-4pm Sunday 17 September 2017. Around 70 local and regional industry specialists are expected to exhibit, including bridal and menswear, venues, cars, photography, photo booths, sweet carts, stationery, accessories, wedding breakfasts, and more.Whether you’re planning a large event or a low-key ceremony, this year’s show will bring an abundance of inspiring ideas to add warmth,…

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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

Tom Grennan

October 1st
The Old Firestation, 36 Holdenhurst Road
Bournemouth, BH8 8AD United Kingdom
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London-based singer/songwriter Tom Grennan first entered the wider public as a guest vocalist on Chase & Status' track "When It All Goes Wrong." Far from being an electronic musician, Grennan's early solo shows consisted of just vocals and guitar. Grennan released his debut single, "Something in the Water," in 2016. The track was produced by Charlie Hugall (Florence + the Machine, Ed Sheeran, Kaiser Chiefs).

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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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Bournemouth Marathon Festival

October 7th - October 8th

The Bournemouth Marathon is ’running as it should be.’ Beautiful coastal views and a chance to run the Boscombe and Bournemouth Piers to a spectacular finish. The Bournemouth Marathon starts in Kings Park before making it’s way down onto the seafront. You continue to take in the beautiful coastal views as you hit mile 9 on the coastal marathon route. Standing mid way between Poole Harbour and Hurst Spit, Hengistbury Head forms the main division between Poole and Christchurch bays.…

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Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra – Beethoven Bonanza

October 14th
Pavilion Theatre Bournemouth, Westover Road
Bournemouth, Dorset BH1 2BU United Kingdom
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Explore the finest symphonic music composed in the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra's exciting series of Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon concerts at the Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre. Thrilling concertos include Elgar’s haunting masterpiece for cello and Grieg’s ever popular classic for piano, as well as firework-filled showstoppers for violin and trumpet. Together with an assortment of stunning symphonies by Beethoven, Dvorák, Mendelssohn and Tchaikovsky and a host of world-class artists, this really is classical music at its best! Beethoven: Leonore Overture No.3…

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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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