If you have been down to Churchill Gardens, Boscombe, in the last 2 years you may well have encountered some Pop Up Joy. 

The Joy Cafe, a pop up cafe that makes its home outside the Churchill Gardens youth hut, is now a frequent feature of the residential park and it really is bringing a smile to peoples faces. Founder Becky and her volunteers are out there rain or shine, and they together spend their time selling home made cakes, drinks and join in with the kids splashing in puddles (if it’s rai...

I know what you're thinking... Soup has always been in Bournemouth, in fact I had soup last week. 

We're talking about a different kind of Soup. Let us explain.

On Saturday 29th April at the Wellspring Centre in Boscombe, a big bunch of us will eat soup together and raise money for community projects in Bournemouth. This is how it's going to work:

1) Everyone pays a suggestion donation of £5 on the door (if you can't afford £5, that's ok - pay what you can! If want to pay a bit more, that's ok too!...

December 11, 2016

Bournemouth Scene's Daisy meets Jessica from Coffee & Dice, to chat Board Games, Christmas Gift Ideas and Bournemouth's first ever Board Games Cafe.

November 15, 2016

I'm not going to lie. I'm not sure how to tell you about The Escape Room in Bournemouth. How do you share your experience of a place that is made excellent by entering with no knowledge of what to expect?

You might have heard of escape rooms before. It's quite self explanatory: you have to escape a room. But there's more. There is a story line you're swept up in - the mystery of the Mirror Land - and you have to uncover the missing artefact, solve the mystery and generally use your cunning to get...

November 15, 2016

A while ago, when searching for something to do on an unexpected free morning, I saw an advert for a Walking Talk of Bournemouth. These are organised and lead by Hattie Miles, a Bournemouth local whose work with Bournemouth Echo over the last 24 years has given her a unique insight to the goings on of Bournemouth town and it’s flavourful history.

It seems only right that we, as people who pride ourselves on being Bournemouth’s biggest fans, should also be people who know a bit about our favo...

November 2, 2016


Me and Michael were in the West Howe Industrial estate visiting a few projects when we were told,

“Did you know there's a life sized model village around the corner?”

To which our response was,

“Sorry, the what?”

You don't expect to hear of such things, and definitely not on an industrial estate. 

Well… we got excited and went hunting. And we found it.

Nestled in between your classic industrial park businesses we found an unassuming warehouse labeled “StreetWise”.

We rang the door bell and asked...

October 12, 2016

Everyone knows the cafe in Bournemouth Square. There’s always a number of people drinking coffee/beer/wine and watching the world go by, come rain or shine. 

What most people don’t seem to know is that there is more to the Obscura Cafe than meets the eye. That funny box on top of the sloppy roof? They haven’t forgot to put a clock on the blank side. It’s  a Camera Obscura.

And here’s us thinking that the name was a bizarre choice that gave an insight to the owners character! 

What’s a Cam...

October 12, 2016

Welcome to our shiny new website! What do you think? 

We want to share stories about Bournemouth's hidden gems, inspiring projects and passionate people. They're all the ones who make our favourite seaside town unique, and we need to celebrate them more! 

Have you spotted a hidden gem that you think we should shout about? Or do you know a project that deserves a bit more airtime? Then get in touch! 

In the mean time, get exploring! And if you find anywhere you think we should know about then b...

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