26 things to do in Bournemouth: 13 - 19 November 2015
9th November 2015
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Friday 13 November 2015

1) Beasts or Best Friends? Animals in Art

Adored as pets, worshiped as Gods, exploited for food and hunted for sport: are humans really animals’ best friends? Judge for yourself, as you explore how the dynamic between humankind and the animal world is depicted in art. Exhibition at the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum. Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1Oh3AjY

2) The LOL Comedy Club At The Bournemouth Pavilion Ballroom

Bournemouth Pavilion will be bringing you comedians off the telly from such shows as BBC2's Mock The Week, Channel 4's 8 Out of 10 Cats, BBC1's Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow, Have I Got News For You, Dave and Paramount's Live at The Comedy Store etc. Plus the best of the rest from all over the world! Previously they've booked the likes of Jason Manford, John Bishop and Sarah Millican before they hit the big time. Tickets are £16.13 per person. Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1FPhgdZ

3) Murder At Fawlty Towers Dinner & Show - The Cumberland Hotel

An incredible night of fun, intrigue and drama! Tickets to this event cost £44.95 per person. Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1MjIIng


Saturday 14 November 2015


4) Brownsea Island Christmas Walks

This is your opportunity to visit the island when it is usually closed and enjoy the breath-taking tranquillity of the winter wildlife. After your walk you can enjoy light refreshments and purchase some last minute gifts from the unique island shop. Also bring along a winter picnic to enjoy after your walk! Tickets are £12.00 per person. Booking is essential. Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1WIhgcY

5) Weekly Tours: Paintings Highlights

Learn about the paintings and artwork across the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum. Guided tours may not be suitable for some people with mobility issues. Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1PVTeE7

6) Pavilion Dance: Parkour Junior (6-9 Years)

Parkour is about getting around objects by jumping, vaulting, swinging and wall-scaling. Pavilion Dance's classes for 5 - 15 year olds are paid for on a termly basis, to allow the class to progress at a faster pace. The team have however kept the cost to the minimum passport cost, so each class will work out at £4 per class, a total of £56 for a 14-week term. If you have not attended this class before please enquire about a taster session, call 01202 203630 for booking. Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1jNABZ0

7) Musique A Trois at The Shelley Theatre

By special request Musique a Trois bring back their glorious show 'Soirée de Gala' with lots of new additions, including new band member Marc Tuddenham on guitar. Musique a Quatre becomes Musique a Cinq! Expect their much loved classic French chansons plus a whole new repertoire of jumping French jazz Django- style. Tickets are £10.00. Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1P5V2x1


Sunday 15 November 2015

8) Christchurch Winter Bird Boats with the RSPB

Come on a cruise to get close up views of lapwings, little egrets and other wading birds, ducks and geese. You might even catch a glimpse of a stunning kingfisher as it dives past you whilst hunting for a tasty fish. There will be an expert guide on board to help you make the most of the trip. Tickets cost £15 for an adult and £12 for a child. Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1Gv7xQ5

9) The Westover Art Gallery

Westover Gallery is one of the South West’s most successful independent galleries featuring artwork from local, national and international artists. Rubbing shoulders with purveyors of the country’s leading couture and jewellery on Bournemouth’s prestigious Westover Road they are without doubt worth a visit! Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1HnkuET

10) Corfe Castle Model Village and Gardens

See what the Castle and village would have looked like before its destruction by Cromwell’s troops in 1646. Set in an acre of landscaped gardens, it is the ideal place for a lazy few hours! The Courtyard tea room serves fresh local produce in a 17th Century courtyard setting, open to everyone whether visiting the Model Village or not. Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1Oyrgkp

11) Christmas & New Year Celebrations at The Riviera Hotel

What better place to celebrate the end of a busy year with your friends or colleagues than at The Riviera Hotel Bournemouth. They offer one of the best Christmas party 2015 deals in Bournemouth and Poole and packages tailored for you! And if you fancy getting away from it all for a few days then their Christmas and New Year Breaks may be just the thing! Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1KToApV


Monday 16 November 2015


12) Pavilion Dance: Parent and Baby Yoga with Amba Kelly Cooper

Parents and babies need to stay closely connected in the early phase of parenting, and parent and baby yoga helps their bond to deepen in a way that is fun and healthy for both. The class includes yoga postures that can be done alone or together and basic baby massage techniques. It helps postural development (in parents and babies), and may help improve digestion, elimination, circulation, sleep and mood. Yoga strengthens babies’ muscles and nervous system, encourages co-ordination gives them a chance to express their energy in a positive way. This class costs £3 per adult (babies go free). Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1RcnbAd

13) Christchurch Country Market

Christchurch Country Market is held in Druitt Hall, behind the library in the High Street, Monday 9.30 -11.30. There is a wide variety of home produced food, plants, and craft items. The team also sell a good selection of large and small cakes, with some interesting flavours to tempt you, a variety of cookies, scones and pastries, as well as mouth-watering creamy desserts and scrumptious tarts for a special treat. Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1JtoRzg

14) Pavilion Dance: Salsa Fit with Clare Nicholas

A partner-free dance fitness class for all abilities, using popular moves from the world of Ballroom and Latin including Cha cha, Samba, Salsa, Jive and Charleston - designed to give you a full body workout. Individual classes cost £5.50 each and are one hour long unless otherwise stated. They can be booked in advance (recommended) or on the day, space permitting. Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1LhTHAu


Tuesday 17 November 2015


15) Bournemouth Guided Walking Tours

Why not take a tour around central Bournemouth? John your experienced guide will give you information on its fascinating early history, information on pubs, clubs, theatres and amazing plans for Bournemouth’s future. This tour costs £3.00 per person. No need to book. Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1DmDGYq

16) Bournemouth Christmas Market

The popular Christmas Market returns to Bournemouth Square from 12th November 2015 until 3rd January 2016 and offers a festive shopping experience from around the world. Inspired by the “Weihnachtsmarkt” traditional German Markets it features quaint little Alpine Chalet stalls, decorated with twinkling lights and decorations, selling seasonal gifts, handmade crafts and festive food! The Bournemouth Christmas Market is open daily from 10.00am. Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1k4IY2q

17) The Nutcracker at The Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre

Nutcracker is a classical ballet in two acts, originally choreographed by Marius Petipa & Lev Ivanov for the Paris Opéra to a libretto by Marius Petipa, and set to music by Tchaikovsky. It is regarded as one of the jewels of classical ballet and represents one of the true timeless tales of childhood dreams where toys come to life, mice are the villains, and all things are possible in a magical kingdom beyond imagination. Nutcracker constantly features in the repertoire of the world's leading ballet companies...and wears its age with pride and a smile. A hugely enjoyable dance-spectacular, perfect for ballet lovers of all ages! Tickets cost £25.26 per person. Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1NMrX6z


Wednesday 18 November 2015


18) Pavilion Dance: African Dance with Natasha Z Player

A fun, energetic introduction to African Dance. Create movement to upbeat rhythm. Individual classes cost £5.50 each and are one hour long unless otherwise stated. They can be booked in advance (recommended) or on the day, space permitting. Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1Muup2L

19) Christmas Shopping in Bournemouth

For shipshape shops, bold brands and quirky curiosities come to Bournemouth and shop ’til you drop! Bournemouth town centre has a pedestrianized high street with a delightful mix of department stores, brand name stores, high street fashion stores and intriguing independent stores. Surrounded by restaurants, coffee shops and all within walking distance to the Lower Gardens and beautiful beaches. After a busy day of retail therapy, Bournemouth offers ample opportunity to unwind and revive. Leisurely and luxurious, the town boasts exquisite facilities for wellness and beauty treatments to make you feel a million dollars.


Thursday 19 November 2015


20) Kinson & District Country Market

Held every Thursday at Kinson Community Centre, between 9.45am & 12 noon, Kinson & District Country Market offers a range of home-baking including cakes, cookies, slices & savouries. Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1MH9IRn

21) Pavilion Dance: Ballet Basic with Natasha Tobin

Elegant and beautiful, ballet is an art form as well as a total body workout. Perfect for beginners. Individual classes cost £5.50 each and are one hour long unless otherwise stated. They can be booked in advance (recommended) or on the day, space permitting. Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/20GoH3O

22) Bournemouth Gardens of Light

Follow a glowing trail through the Gardens of Light, skate in style under the trees and take a twinkling tour of the town on board the Santa Express… find all of this and more in Bournemouth’s Lower Gardens. You’ll also discover the traditional alpine market, Moose Bar and Christmas Stage in the Town Square nestled among a sparkling selection of high street names and department stores. With free* parking in the town centre and festive fun guaranteed, make a day of it in Bournemouth this Christmas! Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1PkokrV

23) The Kings Arms Supper Club (Christchurch)

The Kings Supper Club meets every month. Enjoy an evening with Alex Aitken, who will cook three dishes from his popular ’15 Mile Menu’, showcasing the best local ingredients, with the perfect wine to accompany each dish. With an informal approach to eating, this is a chance to taste great local food with wine, taking home culinary tips and recipes from Alex for only £29.50 per person.  Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1NE88Bb

24) Countdown to Christmas in Boscombe

Colourful characters, fancy dress, street performances and new decorations will be creating magic every weekend in Boscombe in the Countdown to Christmas. The festivities will kick off with the Switch On, taking place on Thursday 19 November, 6.30pm! Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1PxqNhc

25) Beaujolais Night Showstoppers At The Cumberland Hotel

French Style Dinner Show with a glass of the Beaujolais Neuvo 2015, Songs from the West End and Broadway with the Incredible Duo Diane James & CJ. Call 01202 298 350 to book or visit our website for more information about this event: http://bit.ly/1Hn1doq

26) ‘The Stylistics’ at Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre

The Stylistics are back by popular demand, performing a selection of the greatest hits from the 70s. You can expect to hear I Can Give You Everything, Betcha By Golly Wow, You Are Everything, You Make Me Feel Brand Newand many more! Tickets cost £29.56 per person. Visit our website for more information: http://bit.ly/1GSASnA

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