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  1. Swanage Carnival 2017: Swanage goes global!

    Swanage Carnival 2017: Swanage goes global!
    For everyone that lives on the South coast of England, Swanage Carnival Procession is taking place on Sunday 30th July 2017! Swanage Carnival Procession - what's the theme this year? This year's theme is Swanage Goes Global! Decorate your float or come in costume to represent the national dress or features and characteristics of your favourite country! The fun begins before...
  2. Bourne Free: Bournemouth's Pride Festival 2017

    Bourne Free: Bournemouth's Pride Festival 2017
    Bourne Free is Bournemouth’s LGBT Pride Festival. It is an annual celebration of all diversities that live in Bournemouth and the constant strive towards universal equality for all through entertainment and awareness. From the 30th - 2nd June 2017 it's the Bourne Free Festival! Bourne Free 2017 - what's the theme? This years theme is ‘Superheroes’ so get your capes, masks...
  3. Isle of Wight Festival 2017

    Isle of Wight Festival 2017
    Prepare to party hard and show off your retro style at the Isle of Wight festival this year! The 8th-11th of June 2017 is the date you need in your diary! The Isle of Wight festival is a must-have for any festival lover out there! So who's playing this year? Isle of Wight - what's the line up? Mainstage: Friday: David...
  4. Bournemouth 7s Festival 2017

    Bournemouth 7s Festival 2017
    Taking place on 26th, 27th & 28th May 2017 (Bank Holiday Weekend) this year will be the 10th Anniversary of Bournemouth 7s! To celebrate there will be New Arenas, a New Vets Cup (Over 35s) and much more this year! What is Bournemouth 7s? Bournemouth 7s has become the World’s Largest Sport & Music Festival and is fast approaching its...
  5. HSBC London Sevens Festival 2017

    HSBC London Sevens Festival 2017
    It's nearly time for the HSBC London Sevens Festival! If you are a Rugby fan then I'm sure this date is already in your diary! Saturday 20th May - Sunday 21st of May at Twickenham grounds! HSBC is there a theme? Well the actual event is touch and go! You can wear what you want fancy dress wise - there is...
  6. King Arthur: Legend of the Sword Movie Release

    King Arthur: Legend of the Sword Movie Release
    Who doesn't love a good action/ adventure movie? Well fear not King Arthur: Legend of the Sword is hitting UK cinemas on Friday the 19th of May 2017! Plot fit for a King? Now does the plot sound pleasing? We think so! Robbed of his birthright, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But...
  7. Downtown Southampton Festival 2017

    Downtown Southampton Festival 2017
    For all of you Soundclash Festival fans sadly they have put there festival on hold for 2017! However don't worry Downtown Southampton will be debuting instead! And we are super excited for it!! Downtown Southampton - what is it? It will be bringing a unique, city centre, mutli venue event to Southampton! With 5 venues partaking in this event, we'll be...
  8. Easter and Good Friday 2017

    Easter and Good Friday 2017
    Who's excited for Easter this year? Well, yeah everyone duh! Just think all that chocolate.... But that's not the only thing we look forward too. This year Easter is on Sunday the 16th of April, Good Friday is on the 14th and Easter Monday is on the 17th! Check out these fun facts! Every child in the UK receives an...
  9. St Patricks Day 2017 - Be Prepared!

    St Patricks Day 2017 - Be Prepared!
    St Paddy's day is on the horizon! 17th of March is the date the Irish look forward to each here! We at Hollywood Fancy Dress are here to make sure your St Patrick's Day is a cracker! St Paddy our favourite Saint? Now I think it's safe to say St Patrick is one of our favourite Saints. What isn't to...
  10. Clowns for Halloween 2016!

    Clowns for Halloween 2016!
    ClownsHands up who’s scared of clowns?! With the fear so wide spread and even more people who just simply do not like them, clowns make for the best Halloween costumes. They don’t even have to be gory or twisted, sometimes the more cheerful, the more terrified people are! Clowns Are Scary! When you look back at photographs and paintings of vintage clowns, it is not hard to see where the deep rooted fear of these cheerful circus performers came from. Their exaggerated make-up and wild expressions could instil fear into even the bravest of men. While over time the make-up simplified and became much more colourful, that fear of clowns still remained! Continue reading →
  11. Day Of The Dead Dia De Los Meurtos

    Day Of The Dead Dia De Los Meurtos
    Day of the DeadCelebrate in style with the Mexican Day of the Dead! Get inspired by the gorgeous sugar skulls and stunning displays this Dia De Los Meurtos. What is Day of the Dead? The Mexican Day of the Dead Festival is an annual celebration where people gather to celebrate their lost loved ones and light candles in their memory. This year the festivities will fall between 31st October and 2nd November. Day of the Dead has become a celebration worldwide with many people joining in the festivities. The bizarre and macabre nature seems to appeal to many walks of life, especially due to it falling over Halloween or All Hallows Eve. Unlike Halloween Dia De Los Meurtos is all about family, friends and religion and not about doing your best to scare people! In Mexico they believe that the gates of heaven are opened for one night so that the dead may reunite with them for one more day. Altars and offerings are made to the spirits including flowers, fruit, nuts, coca and water.   Continue reading →
  12. Bestival Is Taking Off For 2016!

    Bestival Is Taking Off For 2016!
    Bestival isAfter a fun space camp at Camp Bestival, the main event it really going to be out of this world! Bestival is taking us into the future and we can’t wait to see what’s in store for us! Get over to Robin Hill from the 8th to the 11th September for the best festival on the planet. Bestival Is Back For 2016 Now in its 12th year, Bestival is one of the hottest festivals of the summer! The award winning 4 day, boutique festival takes place at Robin Hill on the Isle of Wight. Since it began in 2004, Bestival has won “Fan’s Favourite Festival”, “Best Major Festival” three times and “Best Medium Festival” four times! If that wasn’t enough to convince you, check out the line-up! Continue reading →
  13. Weymouth Carnival 2016!

    Weymouth Carnival 2016!
    Weymouth CarnivalIt’s the Summer Holidays and you need to keep the kids entertained so head on down and enjoy Weymouth Carnival on Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th August. Weymouth Carnival has been running for over 50 years now, raising money charity and helping the local community. It is run year after year by a dedicated team of unpaid volunteers who work tirelessly to bring you the best family fun. Residents and visitors gather in flocks to enjoy all that Weymouth has to offer. This will be the first time ever that the carnival will span over two days so expect twice the excitement this year! Continue reading →
  14. Great Dorset Steam Fair 2016

    Great Dorset Steam Fair 2016
    Great Dorset Steam FairNow in its 48th year, the Great Dorset steam Fair is the best show of its kind in the world and if you have never been, there has never been a better time to start! Enjoy a long weekend from Thursday 25th to Monday 29th August. The Great Dorset Steam Fair Set on one of Europe’s largest outdoor locations with 600 acres of grounds, it’s certainly an awe inspiring setting. Not only will there be thousands of vintage vehicles to see, there will also be top attractions. Enjoy the UK’s number one motorbike display team, WW1 centenary commemorative displays, military vehicles, Heavy Horses and of course, live music all weekend! Enjoy a true piece of British heritage from an era where Great Britain was the workshop of the world. Continue reading →
  15. New Forest Fairy Festival

    New Forest Fairy Festival
    New Forset Fairy FestivalFor the most magical weekend Hampshire has to offer, get the whole family down to Burley for the New forest Fairy Festival! On Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th the forest will be alive with wonder, glitter and the fluttering of wings. The New Forest Fairy Festival Deep in the heart of the New Forest lies a place where you can set your spirit free and leave all inhibitions behind. Once a year people from all across the South gather for the New Forest Fairy Festival. From 10am until 6pm treat the whole family to live music, fancy dress, circus workshops and much more all included in your ticket price! Dragons on Wye Ten will be back with their fantastic puppetry featuring fairies, unicorn and, of course, dragons! There will be belly dancing with Tree Russell and circus skills from Gypsy Pyksy as well as rune reading and crystal workshops. The fun doesn’t end their either as you’ll be treated to storytelling, tarot reading and crafts with the Funky Festival Company too. Continue reading →
  16. Swanage Regatta and Carnival 2016

    Swanage Regatta and Carnival 2016
    For one whole week the picturesque seaside town of Swanage will be transformed for the Swanage Regatta and Carnival! There will be something to do for all ages every day so make the most of it and head down from the 30th July to the 6th August! Swanage Regatta The sun is shining so why not try your hand at some sporting events? Prizes will be on offer for all age groups throughout the week, so show them what you’ve got! There will be plenty on offer including fun runs, tennis, sailing, darts and even fishing. Sadly there will be no half marathon this year due to safety concerns and road closures, Swanage Carnival This year’s carnival procession will have a ‘Sitcom’ theme so expect to see all of your favourite TV characters old and new! As always it will take place on the Sunday 31st July at 3pm and will begin at Rabling Road, coming full circle back to that point. The parade travels a huge 2 mile stretch so you are sure to find a spot to watch from. Continue reading →
  17. Camp Bestival Is Out Of This World!

    Camp Bestival Is Out Of This World!
    Camp Bestival IsThe UK’s best family festival is back for 2016 and this time it really will be out of this world! Camp Bestival is everything you could want from a festival rolled into one and held at a castle. Camp Bestival Is Back! Camp Bestival is the sister festival to Bestival held annually on the Isle of Wight. From the first event in 2008 it has won multiple awards including Best New Festival in its first year and Best Family Festival four times since! What more excuse could you need to treat the whole family? Get yourself down from Thursday 28th to 31st July for the best long weekend ever! Continue reading →
  18. American Independence Day 2016

    American Independence Day 2016
    Americans will be waving their flags high and singing out their national anthem as American Independence Day is near! On Monday 4th July the USA will be alive with celebration of their most famous national holiday! This year will mark the 240th year. Why The 4th July? The 4th July is a holiday known worldwide and is a celebration of American independence. In 1776 the second continental congress met in secret to vote on the resolution of independence to separate them from the rule of Great Britain. The Declaration of Independence was written up by Thomas Jefferson with the help of other members of the comity and signed on 4th July that year. Continue reading →
  19. Bourne Free Does Rio!

    Bourne Free Does Rio!
    Bourne FreeBourne Free is Bournemouth’s very own LGBT pride event that takes place annually in the heart of the town for everyone to enjoy! This year the team have come up with the perfect theme, Rio Carnival! In light of the recent attacks in Orlando, we need to come together now more than ever to support our LGBT community and show tolerance, understanding and love for everyone. Stand together, stand strong and stand free! Bourne Free In 2004 Bourne Free was created when news spread that an organisation was coming to Bournemouth to preach that homosexuality is wrong. The gay community banded together to stand against them and celebrate their diversity and to hold Bournemouth’s first gay Pride march. Since then the event has flourished and grown into a huge three day party to bring everyone in the community together. Bourne Free is now a registered charity run by trustees and volunteers, as well as contributors from the LGBT community and local businesses. This year they will be supporting the Julia’s House charity. Continue reading →
  20. Glastonbury Festival 2016!

    Glastonbury Festival 2016!
    Glastonbury FestivalThe festival of a lifetime is coming to a field near you this summer! From Wednesday 22nd- 26th June party like you’ve never partied before at Glastonbury Festival! Glastonbury Festival Every year the small Somerset town of Glastonbury with less than 9,000 residents springs to life with hundreds of thousands of visitors coming to enjoy all that the festival has to offer. Worthy Farm becomes a hive of activity with huge live bands and artists display the best the UK has to offer. Glastonbury Festival has come an awful long way from its humble beginning back in 1970 with an attendance of 1,500 people and £1 tickets (which included free milk from the farm). Nowadays there are thousands of acts, let alone attendees and it has become the largest greenfield music and performing arts festival in the world! Continue reading →

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