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Our online events calendar offers you the information you need to make sure you never miss out on what’s on in Bournemouth. Whatever the weather there is always something to keep you busy. You can view the events and even book here!
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Alpine Market 11:30 am
Alpine Market @ The Sqaure
Nov 17 2017 @ 11:30 am – Jan 4 2018 @ 12:30 pm
The 2017 Bournemouth Christmas Market has a new Alpine Market theme offering boutique and local craft products and food stalls, with a focus on local traders and local suppliers. Visit the impressive two storeys, custom built Alpine Lodge in the Town Centre. This will offer both indoor and outdoor heated spaces with a wide selection of Christmas-themed beverages from local Continue Reading
Christmas in Bournemouth
Christmas in Bournemouth @ Christmas in Bournemouth
Nov 17 2017 – Jan 4 2018 all-day
Jack and the Beanstalk
Jack and the Beanstalk @ Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre
Dec 2 2017 – Jan 1 2018 all-day
Jack and the Beanstalk @ Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre | England | United Kingdom
Cool Coast Ice Rink
Cool Coast Ice Rink @ BIC Purbeck Hall
Dec 15 2017 – Feb 17 2018 all-day
Cool Coast Ice Rink Friday 15 December 2017 - Saturday 17 February 2018 BIC Purbeck Hall, Bournemouth Ice skating is back at Bournemouth International Centre this winter! The Cool Coast Ice Rink is the South Coast’s biggest indoor seasonal ice rink and it’s open from Friday 15 December 2017 to Saturday 17 February 2018! A fun all-weather activity, it’s perfect for kids and adults alike! Plus, with our handy pre-bookable skate mates, even little Continue Reading
UK Dance Championships 2018
UK Dance Championships 2018 @ BIC Windsor Hall
Jan 16 – Jan 18 all-day
BSO – Dance Fantasy 7:00 pm
BSO – Dance Fantasy @ Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre
Jan 27 @ 7:00 pm
xplore the finest symphonic music composed in the BSO’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 Continue Reading

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The Russian State Ballet of Siberia Romeo & Juliet @ Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth
Mar 12 @ 7:30 pm
Shakespeare’s tale of primal passion and timeless tragedy is brought to life by Prokofiev’s soaring score, set in bustling Renaissance Verona and with an emotionally charged choreography that befits the world’s greatest love story.  From the grandeur of the masked ball to the intimacy of the lovers’ balcony, this star-crossed story of duels, bitter family feuds and love that cannot be, is unmissable. ‘Colourful costumes, fantastic setting and amazing ballet’​     The Russian State Ballet & Orchestra of Siberia Formed in 1981, The Russian State Ballet of Siberia has quickly established itself as one of Russia’s leading ballet companies and has built an international reputation for delivering performances of outstanding quality and unusual depth. The soloists and corps de ballet are superb, and never fail to delight audiences with their breathtaking physical ability and dazzling costumes. Sergei Bobrov Artistic Director Anatoly Tchepurnoi Music Director and Chief Conductor ‘It is always a pleasure to bring the unique traditions of Russian Ballet to British audiences. Touring across the UK with a full company of dancers as well as highly skilled musicians is always exciting, for me, it is very special to have the power of a symphony orchestra bringing the choreography to life on stage.’ Sergei Bobrov
The King Is Back @ Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth
Mar 16 @ 7:30 pm
Ben, a multi-talented musician, singer and songwriter had Elvis's DNA in his blood from an early age. His father was an avid Elvis fan and Ben grew up on a diet of Elvis songs. Having honed his musical talent Ben started his journey as an Elvis Tribute Artist in 2005 when he formed the Taking care of Elvis band. Audiences quickly realized that this was someone with a special talent. He looked like Elvis, sang like Elvis and had an on stage charisma that had audiences believing at times they were watching the King himself. This talent saw Ben rapidly rise through the ranks of Elvis Tribute Artists. In August 2012, Ben made history when he won the Elvis Presley Enterprises Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest which took place in Memphis, crowning Ben as the Worldwide Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist, the only artist from outside the USA to ever win this prestigious title. Fans from all over the world declare Ben Portsmouth as the closest they have ever seen to Elvis Presley. Social media forums are overwhelmed with fans demanding his return to their country. On this night, you will see the live performance that left David Letterman at a loss for words exclaiming, “Oh my God, Oh my God!” when Ben headlined his show in February of 2013. Internationally renowned as one, if not The Best Elvis Tribute in the world today, Ben Portsmouth will bring his unique style, charisma and 10 piece band and will show audiences why he is regarded as the best in the business.
Russell Brand Re:Birth @ BIC Windsor Hall, Bournemouth
Mar 27 @ 8:00 pm
"Once you've had a baby you're a parent and immediately you go from being a madman (cool) to a mad dad (not cool). How can you be a dangerous, edgy, rebel with a tiny, little daughter?" "How do we make sense of the madness of our lives once we become parents? What am I going to tell my daughter about conformity and responsibility? What happens if she grows up to be like me? Or, worse, to date a man like me?
Bournemouth Bay Run @ Bournemouth seafront
Apr 8 all-day

Head to Bournemouth for this popular half marathon, 10K, 5K or 1K family fun run.

Enjoy running alongside the English Channel coastline to raise vital funds for the fight against heart disease.

Son of a Preacher Man @ Son of a Preacher Man
May 1 @ 9:03 am – May 5 @ 10:03 am
Three broken hearts, one Soho hang-out, and the only man who could ever help them... Welcome to the Preacher Man, the swinging Soho joint where the kids used to dance the night away and dared to dream of love, while the legendary owner, The Preacher Man himself, dispensed advice to cure the loneliest of hearts. Only, that was a long time ago and all that remains are the memories, the stories and the myths. Until now, that is, as three random strangers, generations apart but all in need of help with their hopeless love lives, are inexplicably drawn to the site of the original venue. Directed and choreographed by Strictly Come Dancing’s Craig Revel Horwood and featuring the greatest hits of Dusty Springfi eld, this sparklingly funny and sweetly touching new musical play by internationally-renowned writer Warner Brown will have you laughing, crying and singing your heart out to some of the greatest songs ever written. So you know just what to do with yourself – book your tickets now!
Sarah Millican: Control Enthusiast @ Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth
May 15 @ 8:00 pm
Sarah Millican is not a control freak, she's a control enthusiast. She even controls her own insults, see? Do you arrange the nights out? Are you in charge of passports on holiday? Then so are you! Whether you’re sorting the tickets for this show or turning up when you’re told to, welcome. You’ll learn about Rescue Men, farting in hospital pants, what can happen at a bra fitting, the benefits of casserole, plus tips on how to talk to shop assistants and the correct way to eat a biscuit. Funny, frank and unapologetically filthy.
Bournemouth Food & Drink Festival 2018 @ The Square
Jun 15 @ 8:23 am – Jun 25 @ 9:23 am
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 masterclasses, 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. Demo Kitchen – A Demonstration Kitchen featuring some of the best local chefs will be in Bournemouth Square. The People’s Kitchen – Bournemouth locals take on the People’s Cook Off Challenge. The Kid’s Kitchen – Get the kids in the kitchen with some easy to follow recipes from local chefs.

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