Shelley’s theatre: A creative rebirth

As home to one of Britain’s most famous literary families and a hub of Victorian cultural activity, it is fitting that Shelley Park is again a focus for the creative arts in Boscombe. This year the Shelley Theatre hosted its first spring season for 150 years, a mix of amateur and touring theatre shows, new Read More…

Tim Burgess

One of the sweetest, most unassuming rock ’n’ roll front men – at least he is these days – you’re likely to meet Tim Burgess, lead singer of The Charlatans, made his Bournemouth debut on 26 February 2013 with a free acoustic set at Café Boscanova in Boscombe ahead of a solo show at the Read More…

A life at the Opera House

SOME 110 years after opening its doors for the first time, Boscombe’s Opera House has closed until spring as it undergoes a £2 million refit – the biggest in its history. When it reopens, probably in June, it will be graced with the latest LED lighting and digital sound system. Exact plans are remaining fluid Read More…