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5 Ways to Celebrate NYE 2018 in Bournemouth



Celebrate NYE 2018 in Bournemouth this year

Town-bound for NYE but can’t decide where to go? We may just have the answer for you…

Knowing how to celebrate New Year’s Eve is difficult enough without having to plan where to go. All clubs, bars and other venues all have some sort of event going on – in short, in Bournemouth we’re spoilt for choice! If you want NYE 2018 to be a memorable one, we recommend one of the below events…


Top of our list is Cameo & Myu Bar, with what promises to be one of the biggest celebrations of New Year in town. All five parts of this massive venue will be open until 5am. From pop to deep house, there’s something for everyone this New Year’s Eve. It will also play host to DJs James Hype and Kenny Allstar.

For more information on this event, click here.


If you fancy a classy evening out in Westbourne, you will want to go to Ginjams’ New Years Eve party. This will be hosted by special guest DJ Ronnie Joice. A favourite of the Glastonbury, Bestival and London scenes, no less. The £5 ticket also entitles you to canapés, discounts on certain drinks AND a complimentary Prosecco on entry.

Sound good to you? You can book and find out more by following this link.

NYE 2018 WITH AFRO TALLAWAH — Chaplin’s & Cellar Bar, Boscombe

A musical evening of a different kind. This 31st December, Chaplin’s will play host to Afro Tallawah, who bring with them a unique blend of Afro, Latin and Caribbean sounds. You know it’s never a bad night in Chaplin’s, so why not get yourself down there for an NYE full of entertainment?

To find out more, click here.

PEAKY BLINDERS BALLROOM DANCE — The Hilton Hotel, Bournemouth

For those wanting to splash the cash and see out 2018 in true Roaring Twenties style, the Hilton have got just the event for you! It won’t only be your usual DJ sets at this party! Depending on what sort of ticket you want, enjoy a live stage show, magic and a 3-course meal. You get the full experience, plus it’s an excuse to do 1920s fancy dress.

If you’re interested in this event, there’s more information here. Also, you can find out more about another Peaky Blinders-themed event going on in Bournemouth.

NYE MASQUERADE PARTY — Le Chic, Bournemouth

Masked balls are always good fun, not least when they’re on New Years Eve. Le Chic in Lansdowne will be presenting their very own Masquerade Party to see in 2019. From the sound of things, there’s a fair few freebies to be enjoyed, including bubbly! You don’t even have to worry about a mask if you don’t have one, since these are also provided for free.

You can find out more about this event here.

Thank you for reading. For more goings-on in Bournemouth, visit our Events page.

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Bournemouth Repair Café Fighting Throwaway Culture



Images by Dominic Hughes and supplied by Transition Bournemouth

Ahead of the return of Bournemouth Repair Café on Saturday 20th July, I met project lead, Jennie Allen, to find out more about their mission.

Bournemouth repair café is a cog in an international movement of repair cafes striving to resist throwaway culture. Originating from Amsterdam, repair cafes are free meeting places with a base of skilled volunteers, encouraging members of the public to bring in damaged goods for repair. From electricals and textiles to jewellery and furniture, the repair café has you covered.

The Bournemouth repair café is a product of Transition Bournemouth – a local community initiative reducing the impacts of peak oil and climate change. The movement is founded on the belief that working together as communities is where real change takes place, as opposed to individual efforts or waiting for the government to act on issues of concern.


Repairs are often simpler than expected


Project lead Jennie Allen, said:

“The goal is to reduce landfill waste whilst encouraging communities to share at the same time…”

Sharing comes in a variety of forms, including skill sharing, tool sharing and idea sharing. A key objective of the repair café is to pass on knowledge. For instance, those coming in with broken iPhones should leave with the skills to fix them.

“It relates to the idea of a circular economy. People always say ‘reduce, reuse and recycle’, but there is a fourth art as well. ‘Repair’ – one that people don’t do as they used to, because of throwaway culture”

A recent study found that one product successfully repaired at a repair café can prevent up to 24 kilos of carbon dioxide emissions. The study echoes the general message implicit in the repair café movement – that the significant barrier to repair is the general public’s lack of necessary skills, rather than irreparable damage to products.


Repair cafés are entirely voluntary, although donations are always welcomed. Donations go towards hiring venues, acquiring new tools and components and covering travel expenses for volunteers. Plus providing refreshments, of course!

Jennie also emphasised that the project should not be viewed as a challenge to local businesses. Rather, they aim to help people become more conscious of sustainable repair practices.


Jennie Allen – Project Lead for Bournemouth Repair Cafe

The event will be held at Bournemouth Library on Saturday 20th July from 2-4pm, in the large meeting room on the second floor.

“We welcome the public to come in with broken items. We will carry out repairs and hopefully teach a thing or two!”

If you are interested, Jennie will welcome you at Bournemouth Library from 2pm tomorrow!

Find out more via the Bournemouth Repair Café Facebook page, or e-mail 

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What’s On: Rosé & Fizz Festival



The festival is hosted by Maison Sax, Ashley Cross, Poole

Following a successful gin celebration, Maison Sax hosts a festival dedicated to all things pink and bubbly…

August kicks off in style this year with Maison Sax in Ashley Cross. They’re hosting their own Rosé and Fizz Festival on the 10th.

The event was announced following the success of their artisan gin festival back in May. It will take place in their huge Provençal garden at the back of this bistro-style restaurant.

English Oak Vineyard are among the local brands showcasing their products, including an array of sparkling wines.

And rosé and bubbly lovers will be very pleased to learn that the event is free to enter. All you need to do is comment “Fizz o’clock” on the event’s Facebook page.

Find out more about Maison Sax in this article, or visit the restaurant’s website

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Stuart Goldsmith to Headline Coastal Comedy



Coastal Comedy presents Stuart Goldsmith

As their season draws to a close, Coastal Comedy has one last high-profile act to share with you…

Award-winning monthly event Coastal Comedy welcomes Stuart Goldsmith this weekend in the last show of their season. The comedian and podcast host will headline the show, taking place on Saturday 13th July at Poole’s Lighthouse Theatre.

Goldsmith has a reputation for smart, accessible stand-up, a natural charm and a quick wit. All this was honed by his early years as a street performer. His act features many up-front revelations about love, sex and romance (among other things), offering plenty of surprises along the way.

Alongside Goldsmith and the event’s founder Adrienne Coles, two other acts will take the Coastal Comedy stage. Opening the show is Rick Kiesewetter, an observational comic with specialist subjects in national identities and stereotypes. And then there’s Johnny Wardlow, part of the BBC New Comedy Awards for three years running.

Coastal Comedy has earned high recognition as one of the best nights out in Bournemouth. This includes the Night Time Award at this year’s BH Stars, plus a finalist in for the Best Night Out Award at 2018’s BAPTAs. Each and every evening never disappoints.

Interested? Get on over to the Coastal Comedy website to book your tickets or visit their Facebook page for more information…

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