The Mouth – Bournemouth – Poole – Christchurch

DWT warns against marine wildlife disturbance

Dolphins and jet skis in Poole Bay © Peter Tinsley

Dorset Wildlife Trust (DWT) has received reports of dolphin sightings off the Dorset coast in recent weeks and wants to raise awareness of the care that water users should take to avoid disturbance and distress caused when coming into close contact with marine wildlife. Concerns have been raised over a young, possibly male, solitary bottlenose […]

Wildlife Friendly Gardening Competition returns for 10th anniversary in Dorset

This year’s competition was launched at the same time as DWT’s largest ever campaign, Get Dorset Buzzing, which asks people who pledge to take part to welcome pollinators into their gardens this spring and summer.  Over 2,700 people have pledged to do one thing for wildlife in their garden and have received their free pack, […]

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra to perform Elektra in 2020 with Catherine Foster in the title role


The BSO’s Chief Conductor, Kirill Karabits, will lead the Orchestra in a concert staging of Richard Strauss’ opera Elektra in March 2020 at Symphony Hall, Birmingham and Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts. Conducted by Kirill Karabits, the BSO’s Chief Conductor, the Orchestra will be joined by Catherine Foster as Elektra, in her first UK […]

Nemanja Radulović makes his debut at the BBC Proms with Kirill Karabits and Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra


On Sunday 21 July, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (BSO) and Chief Conductor Kirill Karabits return to the Royal Albert Hall for the BBC Proms. The BSO will be joined by critically acclaimed violinist Nemanja Radulović, who will be making his BBC Proms debut. The concert marks the anniversary of the moon landing which the Orchestra will […]

Three performances in one night at Pavilion Dance’s own Hatch and Scratch

Hatch & Scratch

Established choreographers will be presenting new works at Pavilion Dance South West’s Hatch & Scratch evening on Thursday 5 October, 7:30pm. Three performances in various stages of development will include Living is Dancing by Justine Reeve, Los Ojos de Nono by Estela Merlos and Thomasin Gulgec and At One by Hannah Robinson from the 2017 Grab-Lab project. There will also be the opportunity to discuss the works with the creators. Living […]

Celebrate the genius of Beethoven with the BSO

Eunyoung Kong

The BSO’s 2017/18 Concert Season at Bournemouth Pavilionwill get off to an outstanding start this autumn as the Orchestra brings a thrilling concert dedicated to the genius of one of the greatest ever composers, Ludwig van Beethoven. Arguably one of the defining figures of Western classical music, Beethoven’s approach to composition was revolutionary. He reinvented […]

Calling all string players! Join the BSO Rusty Musicians Strings Day this October

BSO Rusty Musicians

Have you ever wanted to perform in a professional string ensemble? Are you a student with ambitions to continue your musical career to A level, university, or beyond, and want to experience performing with the professionals? Or perhaps you have an instrument at the back of the cupboard just longing to be played again? Then […]

Colour and Light to shine on the BSO’s concert of musical Impressionism and virtuoso piano playing in Poole

BSO 2017/18 Concert Season – Louis Schwizgebel (Photo Credit: Marco Borggreve)

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra under the French conductor and Music Director of the Quebec Symphony Orchestra, Fabien Gabel, will perform works by Debussy, Chopin and D’Indy at Lighthouse, Poole on Wednesday 25 October at 7.30pm. Joining them to play Chopin’s Piano Concerto No.1 will be former BBC New Generation Artist Louis Schwizgebel. The Swiss-Chinese pianist was […]

Kokoro to bring classic silent Hitchcock thriller to life

Still from Blackmail with Anny Ondra as Alice White’

As part of the opening weekend of this year’s Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra’s dedicated new music ensemble Kokoro will be performing in a live screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s classic 1929 thriller, Blackmail, on Sunday 15 October at Pavilion Dance, Bournemouth. This screening is also the closing event of the first […]

The Woman Who Cooked Her Husband

Written by Debbe Isitt, it’s a darkly funny comedy about a warped love triangle initiated by middle-aged Ken who decides to trade in Hilary, his wife of 20 years. Finding himself in the arms of Laura – a young, slim, attractive and vibrant free spirit – his only problem (or so he thinks) is that […]

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