what's on in Bournemouth

Sandi Thom set to make live DVD concert

Sandi Thom set to make live DVD concert with special guests as part of April UK tour

"Authentic and Intimate" says The Independent

"Pure, Flowing Vocals" says The Guardian

"Exquisite"
says The Times

Scottish singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Sandi Thom, widely recognised for her million selling debut 'Smile…It Confuses People' will make a Live Concert DVD at the newly refurbished Historic Tivoli Theatre in Aberdeen during her UK tour in April. Hot off the heels of the release of her 5th album, the Classic Rock covers album, simply entitled ‘The Covers Collection', the DVD will be released in Autumn 2014.

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wind park in Bournemouth

Navitus Bay scales back proposed wind park

Navitus Bay Development Ltd has today announced that it will scale back the proposed wind park in order to reduce its visual impact.

In response to feedback received from the public and statutory consultees during the final round of consultation last year, the developer will remove the northernmost part of the development – the ‘top triangle’ – which will move the site up to 3.8km further away from the shore.

This latest change, when combined with the previous scaling back of the site in December 2012, will significantly reduce the visual impact of the development from all viewpoints along the coast in Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, whilst ensuring that the project continues to make an important contribution to sustainable energy generation in the UK and to the local economy in the shape of jobs and investment.

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plays and concerts venue Bournemouth

The Regent Centre appoints Greg Rawlings as Manager

The Regent is the centre for the arts, entertainment, cinema and the community in Christchurch whilst also serving audiences in East Dorset, the New Forest and beyond.

The Board of Directors of the Regent Centre are pleased to announce the appointment of a new Manager, Greg Rawlings, who has grown up in the area and now lives in Ensbury Park.

Greg Rawlings comes from the LifeCentre in Winton near Bournemouth, where he oversaw the conversion of the former Moderne cinema into a multi-purpose conference centre. The Moderne, much like the Regent, was built in the 1930s as a 1,500 seater Super Cinema. It closed in the 1980s and again, just like the Regent, became a Bingo Hall. Today it is the LifeCentre multi-purpose conference centre and is an object lesson in architectural restoration with much of its white stucco interior and exterior designed to reflect its original glory days as an Art Deco palace of the silver screen. The project is an award worthy tribute to Greg and the team at the LifeCentre.

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Bournemouth weather

In the Elements - Live Weather Station

What is the weather like in Bournemouth?

In the Elements have a live Bournemouth Beach Weather station, with live temperature and wind readings for Bournemouth Beach. So, if you aren't sure whether to risk a trip to the beach, take a look at In the Elements' website for a live weather reading.

Our live webcams are perfect for wind surfers, dog walkers, wake boarders and beach visitors.

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marketing in Bournemouth

“WE HAVE A DREAM…”

Intergage Launches Dream Days Initiative

Intergage MD, Paul Tansey, recently took a month away from the office to achieve his dream of riding his motorbike throughout Spain with his wife. This inspired Paul to introduce the Dream Days initiative, which allows each and every team member at Intergage to work towards achieving their dreams.

The team celebrated the launch with a party at their head office in Poole. Paul and the management board planned for the team to finish early and celebrate with a bouncy castle, sparklers, BBQ, a cake and Toffee Apple Cider!

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Bournemouth Council News

Council backing for Voluntary Groups

Local Bournemouth voluntary and community groups are being encouraged to apply for funding as the Council opens their Community Action Grant Scheme for another round of applications.

The small grants scheme set up by the Council to support voluntary and community groups offers grants between £200 and £5,000 which must be spent within 12 months to help fund a specific one-off project or activity.

The Bournemouth Council initiative aims to provide financial support to groups, who through the work they do, are helping to reduce anti-social behaviour, providing activities to reduce health inequalities and improving engagement within the community.

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local music news in Bournemouth

Saturday Sun: Orixé

Debut Album Released: Monday 13th January 2014 on Viva La Fleetwood Records

“Where do Saturday Sun songs go? It's a question that's formed with awe. The way the group orchestrates and bends those minutes.” – Daytrotter

“Gentle acoustics and lush melodies” – Q

Saturday Sun are a 4-piece from Swanage in Dorset who take their name from the Nick Drake song and make music echoing in parts Drake’s 60’s acoustic sound, but with an added fusion of folk, rock and blues, recalling maverick John Martyn, with a touch of psychedelia early Pink Floyd style. The mixture of influences creates a sound built on gentle but intricate acoustic guitar work, but one that sonically grows into something bigger with lush expansive melodies.

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Marine science, Bournemouth

Fossil pigments reveal the colours of ancient sea monsters

An international team of scientists has, for the first time, revealed the colour scheme of an extinct marine animal using fossilised skin pigment from three multi-million-year old marine reptiles.

Previously, scientists could only guess what colours huge reptiles, such as mosasaurs and ichthyosaurs had; however, pigment preserved in fossilised skin has now been analysed at SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden and MAX IV Laboratory at Lund University in Sweden. The unique soft tissue remains were obtained from a 55 million-year-old leatherback turtle, an 85 million-year-old mosasaur and a 196–190 million-year-old ichthyosaur.

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bournemouth council

Children's posters to stop dog fouling in Boscombe!

Boscombe school children have been busy creating colourful poster designs in a bid to tackle dog fouling in their local area.

As part of the Boscombe Regeneration Partnership’s Backing Boscombe campaign, school children from Corpus Christi, Pokesdown and King’s Park Primary Schools were invited to take part in a competition to create a winning poster design to help encourage residents to pick up after their dog.

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local bournemouth news

Blackpool give the green light to Families’ Trustmark Scheme

Businesses in the UK’s most popular northern seaside resort are being urged to gain a stamp of approval from Approved Family Friendly (AFF) to prove they excel at being family friendly.

The Dorset based business unprecedentedly gained full support by Blackpool Tourism with several hotels approved already in the seaside capital of the north.

Owner of APPROVED Blackpool Hotel, The Delamere, Kevin Wood says the AFF trust mark has been invaluable, “Since having the Approved Family Friendly Logo displayed on my website, Trip Advisor & outside my front door, many guests have commented that the logo gives confidence when booking and staying at the Delamere.”

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stylish hotels in bournemouth and poole

The Grove wins Tourism Award for Best Service

The Grove Hotel, which provides holidays to people with cancer and other life limiting illnesses, walked away with the award for Best Customer Service at last week’s Bournemouth Tourism Awards.

The glitzy awards bash was held at the popular O2 Academy in Boscombe, and handed out 12 awards across the diverse local tourism industry, including hotels, restaurants, transport and marketing initiatives amongst the top prizes.

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