CHINESE NEW YEAR – YEAR OF THE DOG
Boscombe – Fun Dog Day Sat 10 Feb 2018
The coastal year starts by adapting the renowned Chinese New Year Celebrations – it’s ‘Year of the Dog 2018’. Watch out for Boscombe’s Fun Dog Show (tbc) – and if your business is dog friendly, let us know that we put you on the map by promoting your business via all our channels to an audience which is made of thousands of people, and if we can trust statistics, approx. 40% have a dog as a family member.
Westbourne / all coastal districts – Wed 14 Feb 2018
Love is definitely in the air in all coastal businesses, especially in Westbourne where in conjunction with the Coastal BID and the Westbourne Business Association (WBA), Valentines is celebrated again by promoting what business offers for a romantic gesture.
BIG DRAW BOSCOMBE
Boscombe – Graffiti Fun, Thu 15 – Sat 17 Feb 2018
A 3-day event in the Sovereign Shopping Centre Boscombe which is free for the local community. An opportunity for families and groups to be together and celebrate where we live through being creative. Arts2Educate’s Big Draw event will work with the theme ‘Graffiti’. Techniques will be taught for young people to make up their own Graffiti Tags and Banksy-like images to all go onto a final piece of work. Anything goes!
There will be opportunities to talk to a range of artists, so getting to know the talents in the local community.
All Coastal businesses – Sun 11 March
To help our audiences out, we will promote your offers to support with picking that special Mother’s Day gift.
All coastal districts – Good Fri 30 March – Mon 02 April
What everyone is waiting for! LoveBournemouthBunnies will be back. After the tremendous success last year, including being very proud finalist at Chartered Institute of PR Awards – South of England for Low Budget Campaign of the Year – we will release our golden bunnies again for an enjoyable hunt by your guests and customers. www.lovebournemouthbunnies.info
Bournemouth Emerging Arts Fringe, Boscombe, Sat 28 April – Mon 07 May 2018
BEAF is returning in April 2018 with Bournemouth’s largest independent art festival. A mind blowing experience is underway and will take our communities into the world of local arts and performances. Keep checking back for more info or sign up to the BEAF newsletter
Jazz by the Sea
All coastal villages – Sun 24th Jun – Sat 07th Jul 2018
Local jazz enthusiasts and music lovers from across the UK will treat fans of world class jazz music with countless live events on offer across Bournemouth and Poole during festival week. Watch out for details www.jazzbytheseafestival.co.uk
Shake ‘n Stir
Southbourne – Thu 28th Jun – Sun 01 July 2018
It’s a must in our event diary! We’re thrilled that yet again, Shake and Stir has received recognition of it’s contribution to the local community in the form of a prestigious Dorset Tourism Silver award. All details on the web www.originalshakeandstir.co.uk
Bournemouth Air Festival
Seafront & adjacent coastal districts – 30th August – 2nd Sep 2018
UK’s biggest and largest air festival – Award-winning and internationally renowned, the Bournemouth Air Festival has entertained more than 9.2 million people since 2008. www.bournemouthair.co.uk
Motors by the Sea
Boscombe – Sat 15 September (tbc)
There’s smell of diesel and oil in the air around Boscombe precinct as local car enthusiasts working on a fascinating experience around ‘motors’. There’s still some mileage ahead before more details can be revealed, being just cautious – mark your diary.
Arts by the Sea
Bournemouth – Sat 29 Sep – Sat 06 Oct 2018
Oh we do like to be beside the seaside! Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival returns for another journey through time, imagination, creativity and enormous WOW’s. www.artsbythesea.co.uk
Southbourne – Sat 27 Oct
Boscombe – October half term
Mega popular with young and forever youngsters – it’s becoming more and more popular year on year in both coastal areas.
Purbeck Film Festival
In and around Bournemouth – mid October until early November
Welcome everybody once again to the ever-varied Purbeck Film Festival for its 22nd birthday. Understandably captured as we are by local and national issues, and governed by the routines of everyday life, it is important to appreciate constantly other concerns and other voices operating in our world. Cinema is a very effective medium for just such a need. This year, there’s a strong ambition to bring more Purbeck Film Festival into Bournemouth.
From mid November until 06 January 2019
All details to be announced early that there’s plenty of time to get into the Christmas mood. New exciting projects and features are evolving from previous years. This year’s Christmas will become one of the biggest celebrations the South Coast has ever seen. Follow the journey www.christmasinbournemouth.co.uk