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Onstage At Pier Approach

One more day, we come with another great event going on in Bournemouth! The summer in Bournemouth is plenty of entertainment activities that anyone can join for free, and Onstage At Pier is one of these! Are you going to miss it?

Onstage at Pier Approach offers an exciting program of free events throughout the summer in Bournemouth.
The stage is situated on the site of the former Waterfront/IMAX building at Pier Approach and will have a variety of dance, music and movies.

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The entertainment will run daily from 28th July to 24th August 2014 and the line up is as follows:
(Please note that all events and dates are provisional and subject to change)

  • Monday 28th July, 7:30pm – RatRace (Ska Band)
  • Tuesday 29th July, 2.00pm and 6.00pm – Alice Through the Looking Glass (A lively new adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s timeless classic, performed by Quantum Theatre)
  • Wednesday 30th July, 3.00pm and 7.30pm – The Bluejays (50′s Rock N Roll band)
  • Thursday 31st July, 3.00pm – Open Air Cinema (A family film for all ages to enjoy)
  • Thursday 31st July, 7.30pm – The Robbie McIntosh Band (Well known as a guitar playing sideman/session player for the likes of Paul McCartney, Norah Jones and John Mayer to name but a few)
  • Friday 1st August, 3.00pm – Open Air Cinema (A family film for all ages to enjoy)
  • Friday 1st August, 8.00pm – Jive Aces (Jump Jive Music – a mixture of Swing, Rock ‘n’ Roll, Jive and R&B classics)
  • Saturday 2nd August, 2.00pm – Urban & Swarvy (A variety of acts that incorporate dance and music taken from inspiration across the globe)
  • Saturday 2nd August, 7.30pm – The Jackson 3 plus Guests (Party band performing a wide range of classic, popular tunes)
  • Sunday 3rd August, 2.00pm and 6.00pm – Open Air Cinema (A family film for all ages to enjoy)
  • Monday 4th August, 10.45am – Civic Service for the commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the first World War
  • Tuesday 5th August, 3.00pm – Open Air Cinema (A family film for all ages to enjoy)
  • Tuesday 5th August, 7.30pm – Wonderband (Celebrating the music of Stevie Wonder)
  • Wednesday 6th August, 3.00pm – Open Air Cinema (A family film for all ages to enjoy)
  • Wednesday 6th August, 7.30pm – The Red Fez Orchestra (Music of the 1920′s and 30′s)
  • Thursday 7th August, 3.00pm – Mini BSO (A quintet that includes all four families of musical instruments found in the BSO)
  • Friday 8th August, 3.30pm – BSO Strings (The beautiful sounds from the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Strings)
  • Saturday 9th August, 5.00pm and 7.45pm – Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra concert (Tickets Only – sorry all gone!)
  • Sunday 10th August, 3.00pm – BSO Tea Dance (An al fresco tea dance featuring the BSO Resonate musicians)
  • Monday 11th August, 3.00pm – Open Air Cinema (A family film for all ages to enjoy)
  • Monday 11th August, 7.30pm – Groovemeister (The best of Funk/Soul/Disco)
  • Tuesday 12th August, 3.00pm – Open Air Cinema (A family film for all ages to enjoy)
  • Tuesday 12th August, 7.30pm – The Regular Joes (An 11-piece Swing and Jive band)
  • Wednesday 13th August, 3.00pm – Open Air Cinema (A family film for all ages to enjoy)
  • Wednesday 13th August, 7.30pm – Darren Hodson and the Southern Companion (Six piece band with a country/blues style)
  • Thursday 14th August, 3.00pm – Open Air Cinema (A family film for all ages to enjoy)
  • Thursday 14th August, 8.00pm – Badness (Madness Tribute Band)
  • Friday 15th August, 3.00pm – Open Air Cinema (A family film for all ages to enjoy)
  • Friday 15th August, 8.00pm – Jo Harman & Company (One of the finest blues and soul artists in the country)
  • Saturday 16th August, 4.00pm and 5.15pm – National Youth Jazz Orchestra (some of the best, most gifted and talented of the next generation of Great British jazz musicians)
  • Sunday 17th August, 2.00pm – Chicken Soup Choir (Bournemouth’s community choir)
  • Sunday 17th August, 6.00pm – Open Air Cinema (A family film for all ages to enjoy)
  • Monday 18th August, 3.00pm – Open Air Cinema (A family film for all ages to enjoy)
  • Monday 18th August, 7.30pm – BB3 (BB3 are a distinct trio that bring a big sound with even bigger harmonies)
  • Tuesday 19th August, 3.00pm – Open Air Cinema (A family film for all ages to enjoy)
  • Tuesday 19th August, 7.30pm – The Three Belles & The Bevin Boys (40s female vocal trio)
  • Wednesday 20th August, 2.00pm – Dance Four All (Local dance company Dance Four All provide street dance classes for the whole family)
  • Wednesday 20th August, 7.30pm – Cregan & Co (Rod Stewart’s original guitarist and collaborative songwriter performs heritage music with four outstanding musicians)
  • Thursday 21st August, 3.00pm – Open Air Cinema (A family film for all ages to enjoy)
  • Thursday 21st August, 8.00pm – BlackJack (A six-piece party band playing great songs inspired by Mumford & Sons, Avicii and many more)
  • Friday 22nd August, 3.00pm – Open Air Cinema (A family film for all ages to enjoy)
  • Friday 22nd August, 8.00pm – Adam Tuffrey and the James Stead Band (Back again by popular demand – ‘The Dual’ will please the crowds with their passion and on stage performance)
  • Saturday 23rd August, 5.00pm and 7.30pm – Pops Orchestra (Pops plays popular styles of music, from film themes to rock tunes and theatre classics)
  • Sunday 24th August, 1.00pm and 3.00pm – ACM Gospel Choir (THE ACM Gospel Choir bring a new lease of life to Gospel staples and contemporary pop covers)

We hope that you have a great summer in Bournemouth and take advantage of the free event to meet new people and practice your English whilst having fun!

For more info please visit http://www.letsgoout-bournemouthandpoole.co.uk

World Choice Education will be organizing some other activities for anyone that want join us, we will keep you updated through our Facebook page

See you soon! 

SWANAGE REGATTA & CARNIVAL 2014.

Are you looking to enjoy the summer in the South Coast of England? Then, Swanage Festival and Carnival is your best option, because it is the South´s number 1 Carnival.Whats On 2012 Rate Sheet.indd

Once a year the carnival comes to town at the start of August. This year, Swanage Carnival is from Saturday 26th July to Saturday 2nd August.

For one week at the end of July Swanage becomes into a crowded town, due to being an attraction which has many offers to chose from and enjoy, such as the great two mile carnival procession, live bands playing in the carnival marquee, fireworks displays, talent shows, treasure hunts, art competitions, parachute jumps, so many water and land sports, and most spectacular, the air display, which is one of the more famous attractions. There are about one hundred events in total, but I will talk about the essential ones which you shouldn’t miss out on.2

– Fireworks at Swanage Carnival (26th and 30th July and 2nd August)

There will be three amazing firework displays on 26th, 30th July and 2nd August. The Carnival Firework displays are a spectacular show, lighting up the sky over the bay and reflecting in the water, they are one of the highlights of Carnival Week. You can watch the firework displays from so many places, such as the beach, the seafront, the Pier, Recreation Ground, Sandpit Field, or near the Old Stone Quay. I hope you enjoy the fireworks as much as I do!3

– Air display (Saturday 26th July, around 5pm)

What a pity! Unfortunately, this year The Red Arrows are unable to visit Swanage due to commitments. But, do not panic!  The Aerostars Aerobatic Display Team is on its way, and they will surprise us with several tightly-choreographed aerobatics, thunderous radial sounds and magnificent smoke effects.

Can´t wait to watch them in action!4

– Wheelbarrow Race (Friday)

It is the funniest and the more different race, of the festival that you will ever see! Each team of two, wearing a fancy dress, has to go through a designated route of several pubs, while one member of the team, pushes the other member who is sitting in the wheelbarrow. Not only does one of them have to push the other one, but one also has to drink what has been provided. This could be a shot of Vodka, beer or something similar. So hilarious!5

– Swanage Bay Swim (Monday)

The bay swim is one of the most popular and competitive events during Swanage Regatta and Carnival. It is an event for everyone because the Bay Swim includes competitors from 11 years old to the masters of the sea like a Olympic champions who take part in it also.

Kind of races:

100 m fun swim- 11 years and under

200 m fun swim- 12 to 15 years old

500 m 15 years and under

500 m 16 years and over

1000 m 16 years and over

 So if you want to have fun or use it just for training, you should join in. Be careful with the tide and waves however!6

– Carnival´s got Talent (Registration is from 11am – 12.30pm on Sandpit Field on TBC)

Have you got any special talent? or can perform something unusual maybe? Can you dance, sing, juggle or can you perform something slightly more unique? Then, this is the perfect opportunity to show off your talent and amaze everyone!

Don’t miss the chance to participate! There are two different categories in this competition. Have a look before you join in! Good luck!

– Children Aged 9-15 years

– Adults from 167

 

 Lastly, I would like you to know that there are many varied events for children and adults in Swanage Regatta and Carnival Festival, so if you baring this in mind, please visit the website event http://www.swanagecarnival.com or download the program online.

I hope you have a great time in Swanage!!!

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