Everyone’s favourite orphan returns

11 October 2011 No Comments
Everyone’s favourite orphan returns

The heart warming rags-to-riches tale of little orphan Annie is one of the most successful and enduring musicals of all time. It made a reappearance on stage at Poole Lighthouse this month, starring Su Pollard and David McAlister. Continue Reading

Local theatre company bring Shakespeare classic into 21st Century

1 June 2011 No Comments

One of Shakespeare’s greatest comedies, Much Ado About Nothing is the play of the summer with Doctor Who stars David Tennant and Catherine Tate currently starring in the Shakespearian classic at London’s Wyndhams Theatre. But Bournemouth has its own version, with local theatre company ‘Shakespeare by the Sea,’ whos new adaptation brings a very modern twist to the classic play. Continue Reading

Updated: Battistinis California Dreamin’ Bike Show at the BIC

31 May 2011 2 Comments
Kaz Newbert crowned Miss California Dreamin'

The world-class custom bike show, Battistinis California Dreamin’ Expo, took place over the May bank holiday weekend at the Bournemouth International Centre. Continue Reading

Communityfest: Bournemouth and Poole show their Community Spirit

23 May 2011 1 Comment

The first festival of its kind, Communityfest, took place on Saturday 21st May. The free festival ‘to bring the whole community together’ did exactly that, all in the name of the John Thornton Young Achievers Foundation. Continue Reading

International Best-selling author, Natasha Solomons new book inspired by Dorset

13 May 2011 No Comments

Dorset author, Natasha Solomons, is visiting Hamworthy Library on 18th May, to talk about her new book, The Novel in the Viola. Continue Reading

AUCB students compete for London Graduate Fashion Week

13 May 2011 5 Comments

Last night saw AUCB Fashion students showcase their designs in their very own catwalk show ‘No show’, as they competed for a place in London Graduate Fashion week in June 2011. Continue Reading

Bournemouth goes Burlesque: A performance art or glorified stripping?

12 May 2011 3 Comments
Miss Fanteasy

Sexy, risqué and entertaining, Burlesque dancing is quickly becoming one of the most controversial new hobbies. But is it an entertainment art or glorified stripping? Continue Reading

On the beat: Will the UK win Eurovision this year?

11 May 2011 No Comments

The Eurovision Song Contest kicks off this Saturday with the return of boy band Blue to represent the UK. We havent had much luck in the contest in the past few years, and the last time the UK enjoyed victory was in 1997. But do Blue have a chance this year? Or is the Eurovision just a waste of time? We visited the streets of Bournemouth to find out what you thought.   Continue Reading

G4s Jonathan Ansell is coming to Bournemouth

11 May 2011 3 Comments
Photo: The Bic

Jonathan Ansell, formerly of pop opera group G4, is coming to Bournemouth as part of his first ever nationwide solo tour. Continue Reading

Pooles new Mayor is elected

10 May 2011 No Comments

Councillor Graham Wilson has been elected as Pooles 763rd Mayor at this years Mayor Making Ceremony. Continue Reading

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Lotus Lounge


I don’t know a single person that doesn’t love a good Chinese, or a good bargain for that matter and the Lotus Lounge appears to satisfy my hunger for both.

Jacks Restaurant, Kings Hotel

Jacks Restaurant, The Kings Hotel

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Mint Leaf

Mint Leaf Poppadoms

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Richmond Classics


Richmond Classics is synonymous with Bournemouth, and having won countless awards for its achievements in fashion, it has become a favourite store for trendy Bournemouth inhabitants and visitors alike.