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

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
Gemma Bovery (15)
The Mowlem Theatre

Gemma Bovery a comedy drama is a retelling of Gustave Flauberts Madam Bovery in which a young English couple arrive in a small Normandy town their lives then playing out like the fictional characters in Flauberts novel.Life begins to imitate art in…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

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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11
SEP
"45 Years" (15)
The Mowlem Theatre

Starring Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay.There is just one week until Kate Mercers forty‐fifth wedding anniversary and the planning for the party is going well. But then a letter arrives for her husband. The body of his first love has been discovered…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Film / Cinema

TEL: 01929 422239
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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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19
SEP
Healthy Happy Living
Bournemouth School for Girls

The Health Awareness & Wellbeing event for the local communityThe event is organised by The Lions Club of Bournemouth.The event aims to help improve the lives of local residents of all ages through greater health awareness healthy diet guidance physical fitness for…

Location: 2.3 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

TEL: 08458 332823
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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

09
OCT
Burlesque Showcase
Pelhams Hall

SensuElle proudly presents...BURLESQUE SHOWCASE ‐ A Sensational Evening of Student DebutsI am delighted that Havana Hurricane has agreed to come to Bournemouth and be our Special Guest Headliner at our Burlesque Showcase. Based in the UK Havana Hurricane is the shimmy shakin…

Location: 4.4 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

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10
OCT
"An Evening at the Proms"
The Mowlem Theatre

Heroes Haven Swanage invites you to join us with at Night at the Proms an exciting night of all your favourite music and songs presented by The Band of the Hampshire Constabulary The Dorset Police Male Voice Choir and our very own…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

TEL: 01929 422239
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10
OCT
Fall Out Boy
Bournemouth International Centre (BIC)

US rock band Fall Out Boy were formed in Illinois in 2001 and originated from Chicago's hardcore punk scene. After their 2005 major label breakthrough the band produced two hit singles Sugar We're Goin Down…

Location: 1.4 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

13
OCT
Squeeze John Cooper Clarke
Pavilion Theatre

Squeeze John Cooper Clarke at Pavilion Theatre in Bournemouth on Tuesday 13 October 2015. Compare ticket prices from the UKs most respected and trusted ticket providers including Viagogo Seatwave GetMeIn Ticketmaster and Stubhub in order to get the best seats at the…

Location: 1.3 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

15
OCT
Professional 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 is reserved for Garden designers and other trade professionals. Booking essential.…

Location: 6.4 miles away
Category: Lifestyle

TEL: 01202 873931
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17
OCT
Paddy McGuinness
Pavilion Theatre

Patrick Joseph Paddy McGuinness is a British standup comedian actor and TV personality who found fame after appearing with comedian Peter Kay in the hit show Phoenix Nights creating his own spin‐off series Max and…

Location: 1.3 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

21
OCT
Trevor Noah
Pavilion Theatre

Trevor Noah at Pavilion Theatre in Bournemouth on Wednesday 21 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 comparison service.…

Location: 1.3 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

21
OCT
Trevor Noah Lost in Translation
Pavilion Theatre

Trevor Noah Lost in Translation at Pavilion Theatre in Bournemouth on Wednesday 21 October 2015. Compare ticket prices from the UKs most respected and trusted ticket providers including Viagogo Seatwave GetMeIn Ticketmaster and Stubhub in order to get the best seats at…

Location: 1.3 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

23
OCT
Light up the Prom
Bournemouth Pier Approach

Remembrance and celebration event.Light up the Prom is a remembrance and celebration event in aid of Bournemouth Hospital Charity and Macmillan Caring Locally. You can purchase a £5 tea light which is switched on during a two minute silence to remember those…

Location: 1.3 miles away
Category: Exhibitions

TEL: 01202 704060
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24
OCT
Skepta
O2 Academy Bournemouth

Skepta at O2 Academy Bournemouth in Bournemouth on Saturday 24 October 2015. We love live events and we know you love them too. Thats why weve created a ticket price comparison service that compares tickets from reputable companies including Ticketmaster GetMeIn…

Location: 0.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

26
OCT
Ella Henderson
O2 Academy Bournemouth

Ella Henderson at O2 Academy Bournemouth in Bournemouth on Monday 26 October 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 tickets…

Location: 0.6 miles away
Category: Live Music & Concerts

27
OCT
Brand New Family Science Show
Lighthouse

Get closer to the action than ever before as this interactive and explosive family show takes you behind the scenes of your favourite films to discover the science and secrets of creating movie magic. Join our team of professionals whove been behind…

Location: 5.8 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01702 351135
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27
OCT
Harry Enfield Paul Whitehouse
Bournemouth International Centre (BIC)

Harry Enfield Paul Whitehouse at Bournemouth International Centre BIC in Bournemouth on Tuesday 27 October 2015. We dont want you to have to trawl the web searching for the cheapest Harry Enfield Paul Whitehouse tickets so weve done the legwork for you.…

Location: 1.4 miles away
Category: Miscellaneous

28
OCT
Hansel and Gretel
The Mowlem Theatre

LP Creatives present a Halloween treat.Hansel and Gretel brings together amazing magic comedy sets and costumes ‐ all this as well as dragons illusions and a full supporting cast set to wow the crowds There might even be a custard pie or…

Location: 9 miles away
Category: Theatre & Performing Arts

TEL: 01929 422239
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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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