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

25
JUL
Dorset 3 Day Photography Course
Springfield Hotel

3 Days photographing the Jurassic Coast. The course includes 2 nights half board accommodation at the Springfield Hotel for just £395.The course has been designed to enable you to gain technical expertise on taking landscape photographs with the emphasis on location shooting…

Location: 12.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01425 479257
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25
JUL
The Secret Life of Pets (U)
The Mowlem Theatre

Max Louis C.K. is a spoiled terrier who enjoys a comfortable life in a New York building until his owner adopts Duke a giant and unruly canine. During their walk outside they encounter a group of ferocious alley cats and wind up…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01929 422239
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26
JUL
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
Priory House Garden

38th Annual Open‐air Shakespeare performance by the Bournemouth Shakespeare Players. They have presented everything from bright comedies and educational histories to handkerchief wetting tragedies. Part of The Royal Shakespeare Companys Open Stages. Tickets and further details on Tel No. 01202 534776. Adults…

Location: 3.2 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01202 534776
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27
JUL
Chaplins Circus is coming to Christchurch 2016
Stanpit Recreation Ground

If you are looking for a reasonably‐priced entertainment experience suitable for your whole family then look no further. Chaplins Circus is an all‐human circus designed to be entertaining for the whole family from the youngest of children to the eldest of adults.…

Location: 4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01727 555250
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28
JUL
Moose Blood
The Winchester

Moose Blood at The Winchester in Bournemouth on Thursday 28 July 2016. 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 comparison service.…

Location: 1.8 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

29
JUL
Coastal Comedy - Craig Murray
Hotel Celebrity

Hailing from Dewsbury West Yorkshire charming northerner Craig is currently one of the hottest rising talents on the comedy circuit.Craig has shared the stage with some of the very best comedy acts in the business including Harry Hill Stewart Lee and even…

Location: 0.9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01202 316316
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30
JUL
Beautiful butteflies guided walk
Knoll Gardens

Dedicated lepidopterist Keith Powrie leads a walk around Knoll to help identify the many butterflies that can be found in the garden. Keith has been recording butterfly sightings at Knoll for many years and brings an infectious enthusiasm to any guided walk.…

Location: 6.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01202 873931
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30
JUL
Pop-Up Opera: Il Barbiere di Sivilgia
Shelley Theatre

After performing their first ever tragedy this Spring Pop‐Up Opera return to comedy for their Summer Season 2016. Pop‐Up Opera challenge the way opera is traditionally performed by taking it into unusual spaces and making it fun fresh and intimate. …

Location: 0.6 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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01
AUG
The Legend of Tarzan (12A).
The Mowlem Theatre (Swanage)

Tarzan having acclimated to life in London is called back to his former home in the jungle to investigate the activities at a mining encampment.Its been nearly a decade since Tarzan Alexander Skarsgrd also known as John Clayton III left Africa to…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01929 422239
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02
AUG
BIIAB Award for Personal Licence Holders (APLH)
The Norfolk Royale Hotel

BIIAB Award for Personal Licence Holders APLH Level 2 BournemouthGain the qualification needed to apply for your Personal Licence to sell alcohol and advance your career prospects within the licensed retail sector. This 1 day APLH course held at The Norfolk Royale…

Location: 1.5 miles away
Category: Business

TEL: 08000 786056
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04
AUG
Joe Pasquale
The Mowlem Theatre

Joe Pasquale is one of Britains favourite comedians. Famed for his squeaky voice and being crowned King of the Jungle in 2004s Im a Celebrity Get Me out of Here Pasquale has recently hosted The…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

05
AUG
Ghostbusters (12A)
The Mowlem Theatre

Ghostbusters makes its long‐awaited return rebooted with a cast of hilarious new characters. Thirty years after the beloved original franchise took the world by storm director Paul Feig brings his fresh take to the supernatural comedy joined by some of the funniest…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01929 422239
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12
AUG
The BFG (12A)
The Mowlem Theatre

Steven Spielberg directed this adaptation of Roald Dahls beloved novel which centers on the unlikely friendship between a lonely orphan named Sophie Ruby Barnhill and the titular big friendly giant brought to life via a motion‐capture performance from Mark Rylance. Together the…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01929 422239
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13
AUG
The Last Five Years
The Mowlem Theatre

The story explores a five‐year relationship between James Wellerstein a rising novelist and Cathy Hiatt a struggling actress. The show uses a form of storytelling in which Cathys story is told in reverse chronological order and Jamies is told in chronological order.…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01929 422239
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13
AUG
Wild about herbs - children's workshop
Knoll Gardens

Medical herbalist Rachel Heathcote leads a garden trail and helps children 6‐12 create herbal artwork and make some simple and safe lotions and potions.…

Location: 6.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07968 169064
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19
AUG
Finding Dory (U)
The Mowlem Theatre

Dory Ellen DeGeneres is a wide‐eyed blue tang fish who suffers from memory loss every 10 seconds or so. The one thing she can remember is that she somehow became separated from her parents as a child. With help from her friends…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01929 422239
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20
AUG
Dorset Cream Teas weekend
The Old School

Dorset Cream Teas weekend.The tea shop is situated in the delightful Old School. Enjoy a traditional Dorset Cream Tea or homemade cakes and tea. Prices vary but typically it is £3 per person. Have a go on the Tombola and maybe win…

Location: 11.5 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01258 857076
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23
AUG
The Railway Children
Corfe Castle

Chapterhouse Theatre Company proudly presents The Railway Children the unforgettable and heart‐warming story of adventure and family set in the heart of the Yorkshire countryside. The lives of three children are changed forever by the mysterious disappearance of their father. Finding a…

Location: 10.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: (0844)2 491895
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26
AUG
Swallows and Amazons
The Mowlem Theatre

A British adventure film directed by Philippa Lowthorpe and written by Andrea Gibb based on the childrens novel Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome starring Kelly Macdonald Rafe Spall Andrew Scott Jessica Hynes and Harry Enfield.Set over an idyllic English summer holiday…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01929 422239
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27
AUG
The Definitive Elvis Experience
The Mowlem Theatre

Still growing 38 years after his untimely passing the legend of Elvis Presley continues to grow. Everyone has their own special Memories of Elvis whether its the Aloha from Hawaii via satellite the NBC 68 Comeback Special or the unforgettable…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01929 422239
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31
AUG
Beginners Burlesque Class with Sensu'Elle
Kinson Community Centre

Whether you have aspirations of becoming a Burlesque performer or would simply like to attend the course for pleasure we will be looking at the various styles of Burlesque its history and place in popular culture today. You will learn some techniques…

Location: 4.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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03
SEP
Herbal medicine for health and vitality
Knoll Gardens

Medical herbalist Rachel Heathcote looks at how herbs can help you stay well manage stress optimise energy boost immunity and improve sleep.…

Location: 6.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 07968 169064
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03
SEP
Poole Thai Festival
Baiter (Harbourside) Park

A two day event to experience the taste of Thailand this summer at Baiter Harbourside Park Poole is brought to you by Magic of Thailand.Treat yourself to a weekend wonder and bring along your families and friends to feel a touch of…

Location: 5.7 miles away
Category: Family Events

TEL: 07832 139802
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04
SEP
Sense & Sensibility
Kingston Lacy

Join Chapterhouse Theatre Company this summer as Elinor and Marianne Dashwood make their first forays into the exciting world of Regency society. This exquisite and lively tale follows the sisters as they fall in love make mistakes and experience heartbreak for the…

Location: 10.3 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: (0844)2 491895
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04
SEP
Barenaked Ladies
O2 Academy Bournemouth

Canadian Alternative Rock band Barenaked Ladies have been together since 1998. Jim Creegan Kevin Hearn Ed Robertson and Tyler Stewart are collectively BNL or BnL to their fans. The band has achieved huge worldwide success…

Location: 0.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

15
SEP
Ornamental Grass Masterclass
Knoll Gardens

Knoll Gardens is internationally recognised for its ornamental grasses. Neil Lucas Knolls owner covers everything you need to know about grasses including how to maintain them and how to use them as part of your garden design.…

Location: 6.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 01202 873931
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24
SEP
Hot Dub Time Machine
O2 Academy Bournemouth

Hot Dub Time Machine at O2 Academy Bournemouth in Bournemouth on Saturday 24 September 2016. 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…

Location: 0.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

01
OCT
Ronan Keating
Bournemouth International Centre (BIC)

Best known for his work as one of the members of Boyzone Ronan Keating has shown many times over that he has the ability to make it on his own. His debut solo albon…

Location: 1.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

02
OCT
Bournemouth Marathon Festival
Bournemouth Pier Approach

The Bournemouth Marathon Festival brings many distances together in one unique festival of running.The course is fast and picturesque making it a must‐do for anyone looking to set a PB. With 6 races to choose from there is something for all abilities…

Location: 1.3 miles away
Category: Sports

TEL: 01962 760060
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02
OCT
Wedding Fair
Upton House

Upton House Wedding FairUpton Country ParkPoole DorsetBH17 7BJSunday October 2nd 2016 11am to 4pmAdmission £2 per adult 2for1 voucher available at www.uptoncountrypark.orgThe Friends of Upton Country Park and The Borough of Poole present the second of their now well established bi‐annual…

Location: 7.4 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01202 262753
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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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