What's on inBoscombe

Welcome to Boscombe

Enjoy a mix of heritage, history, lively arts whilst visiting Boscombe - our guide to events and days out is just the ticket.

Whether you're looking to brush up on local history at a museum, enjoy local arts, watch some sport, or listen to live music, you're sure to find things to do in Boscombe to suit all the family, whatever the weather.

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Forthcoming events in Boscombe

31
JUL
Coastal Comedy - Zoe Lyons
Hotel Celebrity

A fabulous night of comedy ‐ see Zoe Lyons as seen on Mock the Week The Wright Stuff Michael McIntyres Roadshow and many more.Funny woman Zoe Lyons first grabbed the critics attention back in 2004 when she won the Funny Women Awards.…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01202 316316
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31
JUL
Song Of The Sea (PG)
The Mowlem Theatre

Director Tomm Moore follows up the impressive The Secret of Kells with this Oscar‐nominated animation.Song of the Sea is based on the ancient Celtic myth of the selkie a creature that lives in the sea as a seal but then sheds its…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01929 422239
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31
JUL
Ted 2 (15)
The Mowlem Theatre

TED 2 is a comedy sequel in which a living toy bear has to prove that he is a real person in order to save his marriage and become a parent.Beginning with an audacious Busby Berkeley pastiche over the opening credits Ted…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01929 422239
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05
AUG
Great Heath Wildlife Survey
Knoll Gardens

Come and see what The Great Heath volunteers of Dorset Wildlife Trust will discover as they survey the wildlife of Knoll Gardens atthis special Knoll Gardens Foundation event. From moths to bugs to birds this event is part of The Great Heath…

Location: 6.4 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01202 873931
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05
AUG
Pongo's Party
The Mowlem Theatre

You are invited to MARTY MACDONALDS FARM for PONGOS PARTYWith CBeebies' Justin Fletcher and Nicole Davis as the voices of Pongo the Pig and Molly‐Moo the CowToday is the day Pongo the Pig has been waiting for ‐ thats right its his…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01929 422239
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07
AUG
Ant-Man (12A)
The Mowlem Theatre

The next evolution of the Marvel Cinematic Universe brings a founding member of The Avengers to the big screen for the first time with Marvel Studios Ant‐Man. Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength master thief…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01929 422239
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07
AUG
Alan Carr
Bournemouth International Centre (BIC)

Known as Chatty Man and Spexy Beast this witty English comedian and personality burst onto TV screens after winning a BBC New Comedy Award in 2001. With two arena tours under his belt this…

Location: 1.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

13
AUG
Extreme Stunt Show
Canford Park Arena

Awesome Monster Trucks High Flying Motorbikes & BMX teams battle it out as BIG AIR is the name of the game this summer as our boys hit the air flying Youll be keeping your feet firmly on level ground as the…

Location: 5.9 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 08444 771000
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14
AUG
Jethro
The Mowlem Theatre

Geoffrey Rowe or Jethro on stage is a Devon‐based stand‐up comic. He once toured the Cornish pub circuit but now performs to thousands in live shows across the country. He has appeared on TV with…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

19
AUG
Michael McIntyre Happy and lorious
Bournemouth International Centre (BIC)

Michael McIntyre Happy and lorious at Bournemouth International Centre BIC in Bournemouth on Wednesday 19 August 2015. Whats the best thing about going to watch Michael McIntyre Happy and lorious live Its knowing that youve got the best seats at the…

Location: 1.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

20
AUG
Michael McIntyre
Bournemouth International Centre (BIC)

British stand‐up comedian Michael McIntyre burst onto our screens with his first DVD Live and Laughing in 2008. As the fastest‐selling comedian at the Edinburgh Festival Michael won the award for Best Live Stand‐Up…

Location: 1.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

21
AUG
Inside Out (U)
The Mowlem Theatre

Growing up can be a bumpy road and its no exception for Riley who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us Riley is guided by her emotions ‐ Joy…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01929 422239
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22
AUG
Perfect Alibi – The Pink Floyd and David Gilmour
The Mowlem Theatre

Perfect Alibi authentically recreate the sound of Pink Floyd and David Gilmour and give a live performance not to be missed.Highly respected and known for their attention to detail and a constant desire to give the audience the very best show possible…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01929 422239
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23
AUG
Steve Harris
Mr Kyps

Steve Harris at Mr Kyps in Poole on Sunday 23 August 2015. We search the UKs top ticket companies for the best seats at the best prices so you dont have to so you can watch Steve Harris live in the knowledge…

Location: 4.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

23
AUG
Steve Harris British Lion
Mr Kyps

Steve Harris British Lion at Mr Kyps in Poole on Sunday 23 August 2015. Its bloomin hard work tracking down the best seats at the best prices so why dont you let us do it. Our clever system imports all the…

Location: 4.7 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

28
AUG
Heart of the Eagles – Singles Tour 2015
The Mowlem Theatre

The Eagles are undoubtedly one of the worlds top selling bands. Both in live concerts and recordCD sales. Their songs vocals and original sound is legendary furthermore they have been at the top of their game for over 40 years.Desperado pay homage…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01929 422239
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29
AUG
We Are Scientists
The Old Fire Station

'We are Scientists' are a New York‐based indie rock band. Their debut album released in 2002 was called 'Safety Fun and Learning in the order' with their fifth and latest release being 'Barbara' in 2010.…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

04
SEP
An Evening with Des O'Connor
The Mowlem Theatre

One of the UKs greatest ever performers the incomparable DES OCONNOR in his brand new show celebrating the stage and screen career of this show‐business legend. Des entertains as only he can whilst bringing to life stories of legendary personalities with…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01929 422239
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05
SEP
Jaggers Comedy Club, Bournemouth
Cameo

Jaggers Comedy Club is held in the No:1 Party venue in Bournemouth Cameo Nightclub Bournemouths biggest Nightclub.Jaggers Provides the best start to your night out. Featuring Hilarious comedians.Jaggers Bournemouth Comedy Club is Bournemouths only weekly comedy show. We operate in Bournemouth every…

Location: 1.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 08456 066647
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12
SEP
”The Last Night of the Proms”
The Mowlem Theatre

Bournemouth Concert Brass is Dorsets finest brass ensemble with a fine tradition of top quality brass banding. The band invite you to join them in an evening of finer traditional brass band music culminating in a finale paying tribute to the world…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01929 422239
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12
SEP
East Dorset Nurseries Plant Fair
Knoll Gardens

Nurseries have flourished in east Dorset since the 1800s and this plant fair will showcase their considerable success. Ask the experts and buy from the best of their stock at this very special event. Locally‐grown top‐quality camellias blueberries azaleas ferns and heathers…

Location: 6.4 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01202 873931
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17
SEP
Ornamental Grass Masterclass
Knoll Gardens

All you need to know about grasses and how to use them in a garden setting. Nationally recognised for our special subject this class will cover everything from how to maintain to designing with grasses.Booking essential.…

Location: 6.4 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01202 873931
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18
SEP
Burlesque Varietease
Brockenhurst Village Hall

SensuElle proudly presents Burlesque Varietease ‐ a first for Brockenhurst ... a tantalising evening of glamour & tease and comedy to make your sides burstBurlesque Promoter Author Teacher & International Performer SensuElle brings together some of the finest Burlesque Artistes from all…

Location: 13.5 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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19
SEP
Brief Encounter
The Mowlem Theatre

Noel Cowards Brief Encounter is remembered as one of the most haunting love stories ever. Adapted by the genius that is Emma Rice and Kneehigh Theatre Arena Theatre brings to the stage the characteristic wit and musicality of Kneehigh in…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01929 422239
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25
SEP
Untold Stories
The Mowlem Theatre

ImpAct Theatre present Untold Stories featuring two autobiographical recollections by Alan Bennett. Hymn & Cocktail Sticks Words by Alan Bennett Music by George FentonHymn is a touching memoir of music in childhood with an evocative score by George Fenton.Cocktail Sticks…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01929 422239
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01
OCT
Bullet For My Valentine
O2 Academy Bournemouth

Welsh HeavyThrash Metal band Bullet for my Valentine are; Matthew Tuck lead vocalsrhythm guitar Michael Paget lead guitar Michael Thomas drums and Jason James backing vocals and bass guitar. They began together in 1998 but…

Location: 0.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

03
OCT
Bryan Ferry
Lighthouse/Pool Arts Centre

Lead vocalist and charismatic front man of Roxy Music where he originally performed alongside fellow greats like Brian Eno and outstanding solo star Bryan Ferry is a living legend.With a smooth timeless style inspired by…

Location: 5.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

04
OCT
Upton House Wedding Fair
Upton House

Upton House Wedding FairUpton Country ParkPoole DorsetBH17 7BJSunday October 4th 2015 11am to 4pmAdmission £1 per adultThe Friends of Upton Country Park and The Borough of Poole present the second of their now well established bi‐annual Wedding Fairs for 2015. There will…

Location: 7.4 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01202 262753
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04
OCT
Hawkwind
O2 Academy Bournemouth

Hawkwind have delivered over forty years of mind expanding space rock First being launched back in 1969 inspired by a eclectic mix of anthem and experimental sounds science fiction and psychedelia Hawkwind quickly created a…

Location: 0.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

05
OCT
Sleaford Mods
The Old Fire Station

Sleaford Mods at The Old Fire Station in Bournemouth on Monday 05 October 2015. Youve all heard of horror stories of getting scammed by ticket touts havent you Well BritEvents have come up with the perfect solution ‐ a ticket price…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

Tourist Attractions


Adventure Wonderland

Adventure Wonderland is packed full of so much fun and excitement for all our young visitors that youll want to stay all day. During the Full park opening we have Adventureland and Wonderland outside and the Wild Thing Aztec play centre inside. During the Winter, Wild Thing opens…

Oceanarium

Explore the secrets of the ocean in an adventure that will take you to some of the world's most amazing waters. The Oceanarium Bournemouth brings you face to face with marine life from the furthest reaches of the globe ‐ more than just an aquarium, a vibrant…

Alice In Wonderland Family Park

Adventure Wonderland, opposite Bournemouth Airport, is Dorset's number one family theme park and when you get here you'll see why It's just packed full of so much fun and excitement for all our young visitors that you'll want to stay all day.It's really three parks in one, with…

Bournemouth Aviation Museum

Our museum is a truly hands‐on experience. We have many interactive exhibits with most of our aircraft cockpits available for you to actually sit inside. From the famous English Electric Lightning to the mighty Westland Wessex Helicopter ‐ all are available for you to view up close.A visit…

Brownsea Island Nature Reserve

Diverse habitats & wildlife, including a red squirrel population. The reserve is leased from the National Trust, situated in Poole Harbour with a large sheltered lagoon; particularly important for overwintering & summer breeding birds. A day spent exploring its flooded woodland, lakes, reedbed & pine woods…

Christchurch Priory

The Priory has a long history stretching back to 1094 and even before that there was a Saxon church on the site.From 1094 until the dissolution of the monasteries in 1539 it was an Augustinian Priory.From the dissolution up to the present day the church has served the…

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