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  1. 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 →
  2. 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 →
  3. 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 →
  4. 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 →
  5. 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 →
  6. 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 →
  7. 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 →
  8. 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 →
  9. 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 →
  10. 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 →
  11. Totton Carnival 2016!

    Totton Carnival 2016!
    Totton CarnivalOn Saturday 18th June everyone will be flocking to watch Totton Carnival. It will be a day full of fun and laughter as the streets come to life! Totton Carnival It is a great day out for all the friends and family, a giant parade with an amazing fun fair waiting for you on the other side! It all sounds so exciting! Every year the theme changes and this year the theme is ‘Party on Down’ so you’re in for a treat! You will be joined by party animals, disco diva’s, punk rockers and so much more. The parade is made up from a whole range of different participants, such as floats, dancers, bikers and even the marching band who put on a jolly good show. It’s defiantly something you don’t want to miss. Every year the event is held by the Totton Carnival Committee to fundraise for local charities. This year’s benefactors will be Youth & Families Matter and Age UK New Forest. Two amazing Charities! Continue reading →
  12. Isle of Wight Festival 2016

    Isle of Wight Festival 2016
    This year’s Isle of Wight festival will be the biggest one yet with music giants The Who headlining! So pack your bags and Isle of Wight Festivalescape across the water to an island of dreams for a long weekend you’ll never forget! Isle of Wight Festival Since 1968 the Isle of Wight Festival has been a huge hit and was originally regarded as the European equivalent of Woodstock. The headline acts have always been major player in the music industry from Jimi Hendrix to the Sex pistols. Of course, this won’t be the first and probably not the last time that The Who will play this festival and we can’t wait to be transported back to the 70’s! Continue reading →
  13. SUBU Summer Ball 2016!

    SUBU Summer Ball 2016!
    It’s that time of the year again guys and girls! Slap on the sun screen and hit the student party of the year with the SUBUSUBU Summer Ball Summer Ball! SUBU Summer Ball! For the past 20 years students from Bournemouth University have enjoyed the biggest and best festival party in the South. This year it will take place on Saturday 11th June at Chapel Gate in Parley, so save the date. If you have been before, you will know this is serious business! With stages, food stalls and fun fair rides, there will be plenty to keep you entertained for a full 10 hour experience. As always there will be an after party at The Old Fire Station from 2am called ‘Encore’. For those still standing at the end of it, there will be the ultimate glory of the survivors’ photo at Bournemouth pier! Continue reading →
  14. Common People Festival 2016!

    Common People Festival 2016!
    Common People FestivalRob Da Bank is bringing the spirit of Bestival back to Southampton with the return of the Common People Festival for 2016! Common People Festival There’s no better way to spend your bank holiday weekend than with fantastic music, awesome people and more great food and drink than you can imagine! If it sounds like your ideal event then head on down to Southampton Common on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th May. Common People Festival is a great family event so get the whole gang together and introduce them to some music worth talking to their friends about. Headlines for 2016 are definitely going to draw huge crowds so make sure you snap up your tickets fast! Saturday will see Craig David’s TS5, Public Enemy and Primal Scream hit the main stage. Sunday’s special guests will be 80’s legends Duran Duran who will be joined by Katy B, Chas & Dave and Mr Motivator! There will be a huge variety of DJ’s and up and coming acts to watch out for too as The Joiners present ‘Uncommon Stage’ for 2016. Continue reading →
  15. St George's Day Festival Poole!

    St George's Day Festival Poole!
    Celebrate our Patron Saint in style this April with the Poole St George's Day Festival! Fresh on the scene for 2016, this will be a family festival worth talking about, so for a weekend of fun, head down to Poole on Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th. St George's Day As I’m sure you know, St George is England’s Patron Saint who is said to have slain a dragon and saved a princess. He is the name sake of our country’s flag and remembered each year when people across Britain fly it in his honour. Unfortunately over the years, St George's Day celebrations have become few and far between. Have no fear as Immense Events LTD is here to save the day! Continue reading →
  16. Chinese New Year 2016!

    Chinese New Year 2016!
    Chinese New Year is the biggest of all Chinese festivals and a public holiday in many parts of the world where there are Chinese communities. Celebrations often last for 15 days, but traditionally they would begin on the 23rd day of the 12th lunar month sm-31677-monkey-costume-jumpsuit-with-hoodand end on the 15th of the first lunar month. Modern society makes it much harder to hold such long festivities, but both New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day are always alive with celebrations. Monday 8th February 2016 will mark the year of the monkey. People born in this year are said to be generous and intelligent! While China adopted the Georgian calendar in 1911, traditions have always remained. After switching calendars “New Year” did not seem a fitting name for the celebration so it became known as Spring Festival. Continue reading →
  17. Christmas On A Budget

    Christmas On A Budget
    Now for most people Christmas is an expensive time and working to a budget is essential, but that doesn’t mean that the fun has to be lost! Here at Hollywood, we know times can be hard so we make sure we cater for any budget especially over the festive season! Budget SantaChristmas Dip When it comes to buying Santa costumes you will always be spoilt for choice. We stock a huge range so naturally there are budget options for those watching the pennies! You can pick up a full Santa costume for as little as £9.99 and that will even get you a fluffy white beard. It’s not just the men that get to dress up for less; we have some great ladies costumes too! How about a cute Miss Santa costume complete with hat for only £12.99 or something a little more slinky little this Santa Baby costume for only £14.99? Continue reading →
  18. Christmas Crackers!

    Christmas Crackers!
    We all know that Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without some terrible festive jokes!  Christmas crackers are a seasonal Christmas crackersstaple and a must at the family dinner table and here is why... Christmas Crackers Once you’ve filled up on turkey there is only one thing left to do (while you’re all loosening your buttons to relieve your full tummies) and that is to pull the crackers! After fighting over who will get what toy and who “cheated” by holding too much of the cracker, it’s time to read those oh so terrible jokes. We all know them and it is certainly a love/hate relationship, but regardless they are a Christmas table essential. Continue reading →
  19. Day Of The Dead

    Day Of The Dead
    The huge new theme for Halloween 2015 is Day of the Dead! The Mexican celebration of Dia de los Muertos has spread far and wide in recent years Day of the Deadand now Halloween will be overrun with sugar skulls! What is Day of the Dead? Dia de los Muertos is a Mexican festival held to remember loved ones who have passed. Typically you will see an abundance of colourful flowers, highly decorated skull ornaments or sweets and plenty of candles on alters in homes. It is believed that on October 31st the gates of Heaven are opened so that the spirits of children may return to their families on 1st November and then the adults on the 2nd. Happy spirits are said to bring good luck and protection to their loved ones so a lot of time, money and effort is put into the celebrations each year. Continue reading →
  20. Ringwood Carnival 2015

    Ringwood Carnival 2015
    Ringwood carnival Ringwood Carnival has come around once more so make sure you get down to the humble market town on Saturday 19th! There will be so much to do for all the family and of course a parade in the afternoon and evening to see. What To Expect From Ringwood Carnival? Continue reading →

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