The Mouth – Bournemouth – Poole – Christchurch

Rt Hon Professor Shirley Williams

One of the UK’s most highly respected and accomplished politicians, the Rt Hon Professor Shirley Williams brings her fascinating talk on The 20th Century – the Century of Violence to Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts on Saturday 14 March. The daughter of political scientist and philosopher Sir George Catlin and feminist and pacifist writer Vera Brittain, Shirley […]

Bicycle thefts down in Boscombe and Bournemouth

Cycle thefts down in 2014   There has been a consistent drop in theft of cycles in Bournemouth following targeted crime prevention campaigns aimed at cyclists – urging them to secure their bikes when they leave them unattended.   Bike tagging and property marking events have also taken place in the borough in conjunction with Bournemouth Borough […]

Bournemouth lights up with the Arts by the Sea Festival 2015

Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival returns for its fifth year, from Friday 9 to Sunday 18 October 2015, with ten days of events, installations and experiences for everyone to enjoy. Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival will enlighten those autumnal days and nights with a rich mix of music, dance and visual arts across […]

Three Germanic greats in Poole concert with the BSO

British conductor Nicholas McGegan conducts Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra in an all-German programme at Poole Lighthouse on Wednesday 11 March, with steadfast violinist Veronika Eberle, and French violist Antoine Tamestit. Originally written for choir and four-hands piano, a selection of Brahms’s Liebeslieder Walzer was arranged for orchestra in the early 1870s. The texts Brahms set to music are […]

£118m investment paves the way for first-class season in UK’s premier destination

Voted the UK’s best coastal resort in the 2014 British Travel Awards, Bournemouth is now making a significant investment of over £100m in seafront and tourism related developments to strengthen its appeal for the new season. Seafront investment At the forefront of Bournemouth Council’s vision to create a world class seafront is the new Pier […]

United We Stand

United We Stand

United We Stand, a new play based on the story of “Shrewsbury 24” when 24 building workers were accused and three jailed for violent picketing and intimidating workers in Shropshire in 1973 comes to Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts on Saturday 7 February. In the 1960s and 70s the UK’s building companies were making […]

Exhibition by Jason Miller

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Jason’s work begins with the ‘Horizon’ series, a delicate and luminous set of watercolour studies of the local marine light in pared down compositions. His paintings on canvas pursue colour and light into further abstraction, often with the same calm and tranquil resolution, while his sculptures explore ideas of openness, movement, balance and vulnerability.  He […]


The Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum’s new exhibition, ‘Dangerous Women! From Kauffman to Emin’, opens on Friday 17 October 2014 and invites you to explore how women artists have re-shaped the art world against the odds. The exhibition presents work from a veritable ‘who’s who’ of female artists, from the early pioneers of the eighteenth […]

Bournemouth enlightened by the fourth Arts by the Sea Festival

Two weeks of arts action came to a crescendo yesterday as Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival signed off in style. British Sea Power and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Brass Quintet set sail on a musical journey round Poole Harbour culminating in a rousing finale gig on Brownsea Island. British Sea Power tweeted; “Thanks to […]

BSO to mark 100th anniversary of World War One with special concert ‘For the Fallen’ at Lighthouse, Poole

‘For the Fallen’ is a special concert that sees the BSO mark the centenary anniversary of World War One at Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts on 15 October, conducted by David Hill and with soprano Susan Gritton, baritone Duncan Rock and the Bournemouth Symphony Chorus. The concert includes performances of Sir Edward Elgar’s For […]

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