September 22, 2017

At one point in every sensible and conscientious person’s life come those essential questions; have I ever commandeered a merchant vessel, pillaging it for its cargo? When will come my time to read Bakunin and tear through the streets in my anarchist black and red? Thankfully, if you’re in need of that little extra push into your new anarco-pirate personal life choices, then you need look no further than The Firkin Shed on Holdenhurst Road, Bournemouth’s very own hidden gem of a pirate galley/mi...

September 16, 2017

For many years, Myriam San Marco didn’t write, wasn’t creating. From a Parisian, bohemian upbringing she was for the first time in a stable situation, finding herself somewhat unsure. It was not, she says, “how she saw herself.” Working at the time in social care, aiding those with issues of mental health, she was forming her own arts collective (Jericho) which sought to induce a variety of creative endeavours to those involved. Alongside recycled art and scavenger projects, one of her students...

Sometimes it's a bit hard to know where to go to get info about what's going on in Bournemouth. To help you find out all the things that are going on we've made a list of good places to look! This is by no means an exhaustive list - if you know any places to look then add them in the comments! 

Note to people who put on cool events: These are also excellent places to list your shows, gigs, exhibitions etc that are also highly rated on Google searches. When you're searching for websites to adverti...

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!...

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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