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Bournemouth Air Festival

Today It’s the first day of Bournemouth Air Festival! It takes place over four days, until Sunday 21st of August. It’s an annual air show held along Bournemouth coast, in Dorset, since August 2008.

The festival includes air displays (from classic flying machines to modern day speed ones), sea displays and interactive static displays. Also, you will can enjoy the fireworks, some family fun attractions, music and live entertainment

The Air Festival site opens from 10am each day.

Flying starts at the following times on each day:

  • Thursday: 1:30pm
  • Friday: 2pm
  • Saturday: 1pm (with beach assaults at 12:30pm)
  • Sunday: 1:00pm (with more beach assaults the same time on Saturday)

You will also have some Night Air dusk display, which will start at approximately 8:20pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.


During the festival, Bournemouth’s horizon will be transformed by an impressive military flotilla, including four ships, courtesy of the Royal Navy.



The skies of Bournemouth will be hosting displays from the awesome RAF Red Arrows and the mighty Typhoon, SallyB and The Blades, to name but few.

The performances for 2016 come from the B25Mitchell Bomber, Strike Master and awe-inspiring Swiss Air Force Super Puma Helicopter Display Team.

The Red Arrows, supported by Morgan Sindall, will be performing at the festival and visitors can see the breath-taking team in action at 3:45 on all four days.

There will be fantastic dusk displays from the Red Devils and O’Briens Flying Circus starring Otto The Helicopter, as well as Team Fire Files and Aerosprax, both bringing formation flying and pyrotechnics to the evening display programme.

RAF assets alongside the Red Arrows and Typhoon will be the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight and fantastic interactive RAF Village.



The Royal Navy & Army will be demonstrating their land, sea and air capabilities with a number of great static and interactive displays at their village area, all bolstered tremendously by world class music from the Royal Marines Band, HM RM Band Collingwood.



This year’s Night Air entertainment, with Wave105, runs across three nights (Thursday 18th, Friday 19th and Saturday 20th August) It includes fireworks at 10:00pm on Friday and Saturday, along with three fantastic nights.


Information obtained from Bournemouth Air Festival Official Website

A foodie’s paradise!


The Bournemouth festival event which attracts many people because everyone loves to eat !!! this event is a way to be able to taste new flavours from different countries (Anglophone, hispanophone , francophone, Caribbean etc …).

In addition to this many renowned chefs will be present at the festival. The food and wine festival in Bournemouth s a way to develop the market of tourism as it attracts many visitors to the region.
This year the Bournemouth Street Food & Wine festival will take place
from Friday 17th June to Sunday 26th June. That’s right that’s next week and what’s more is that the festival will be open from 10am – 10pm in Bournemouth Square.

The festival also offers a wide range of entertainment, including cooking masterclasses some of the top local chefs, which will be on during the festival’s first day from 10am – 4pm. If cooking isn’t your thing then you can simply soak up the party atmosphere with a drink at hand while enjoying the up and coming music from local bands or national tribute acts, such as the Garry J Foley is Elvis act on Saturday 18th from 8pm – 10pm. Bounemouth is going to be Rock & Rollin’ it. Having only just had the renowned Christchurch Food and Wine Festival in May, there will be much more food to tantalise your tastebuds with if you didn’t have any time to head over to the Christchurch festival.

gBournemouth Food and Wine festival is now into it’s sixth year, providing tourists and locals with 10 days packed of food eating galore! The aim of the food festival is to promote local produce (don’t miss the 3 day farmers market during the festival’s first week). This festival is also a stage for local businesses to showcase their products. and with the festival attracting as many as 90,000 people to the Squares also creates a new economy for the region and an original and entertaining attractiveness. There is definitely plenty to do in Bournemouth in the summer.

hJust like The Wheel’s Festival last week, there will be plenty for all to do and try. On the first Saturday from 11am to 4pm even local professionals and the Mayor of Bournemouth will have a go at quick-fire cooking, which will be led by Des Burke, the chef and owner from Flavours School of Cookery and judged the public, YOU! The following day at the same, kids will have the opportunity to get their fingers into some cooking. This festival definitely sounds like it will be good fun, yummy and surely a great way to practise your English intergrate with the locals!!! Anyway, check out the full schedule by clicking on the link:



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