​Arts & Culture

Jason Ward’s essential monthly round-up with forthcoming events, reviews and interviews

This month is a very special column featuring Hannah Chisholm, outgoing Artistic Director/CEO of Pavilion Dance South West... READ MORE »

Biz Gallery: Retro Rita serenades guests as this year’s Poole Goes Vintage is launched in style

The 2022 Poole Goes Vintage was launched in style at Poole Quay Hotel, one of this year’s sponsors. Guests included... READ MORE »

Chris makes tracks for a new concept at The Tank Museum after a rollercoaster two years

To say Chris Jenkins has had a rollercoaster two years is something of an understatement. As the boss of a live entertainment... READ MORE »

Poole set to go vintage while popular Shake & Stir prepares for a return visit to Southbourne

Prepare to don your glad rags with the return of Southbourne’s popular Shake & Stir Festival and also Poole Goes... READ MORE »

Jason Ward’s round-up of the area’s best new music artists, theatre writers & creative events

We have packed a lot of creativity into this month’s column with some of the area’s best new music artists, theatre writers... READ MORE »

One book you most certainly shouldn’t miss if you want to find out more on Bournemouth

A new book provides a fascinating insight into Bournemouth with 111 suggestions on how locals – and visitors –... READ MORE »

Take a chance on The Tank Museum as outdoor arena hosts ABBA, Queen and ELO tribute acts

The big guns in tribute acts will be rolling out for three concerts at The Tank Museum. Tickets for a series of brand new outdoor... READ MORE »

Biz Bites: Arts by the Sea, savvy navvy, British Marine Conference and The CRUMBS Project

Arts by the Sea calls for artists to create big-scale festival spectaculars Arts by the Sea festival, Bournemouth’s annual... READ MORE »

Hairspray and An Evening with Dame Darcey Bussell plus so much more from Jason Ward

There has been so much happening this month that we have had to expand, writes Jason Ward. We review the uplifting Hairspray... READ MORE »

Sitting on the fence? ‘Just do it’ says cow artist Lucy, known for her highly original Moo Selfies

“Just do it.” Lucy Tidbury’s three-word advice to anyone thinking about making a change. It could be starting... READ MORE »