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  1. 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 →
  2. 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 →
  3. 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 →
  4. What To Wear For Summer Ball 2016?

    What To Wear For Summer Ball 2016?
    SUBU Summer BallSummer Ball is one of the biggest fancy dress events in Bournemouth and the very best on the student calendar. When it comes to what to wear, trust Hollywood Fancy Dress to sort you out with the best costumes and accessories on the coast! Summer Ball From Saturday 11th June to the early hours of Sunday 12th, the students of Bournemouth will be partying harder than they have ever partied before! Will you be joining them? If the answer is yes then you need to check out what we have in store for you for 2016! What To Wear? There have been a whole host of new lines release for 2016, so you can trust us to bring you the freshest fancy dress on the scene. Continue reading →
  5. The Rocky Horror Show Is Getting A Makeover!

    The Rocky Horror Show Is Getting A Makeover!
    [caption id="attachment_3916" align="aligncenter" width="409"] THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW: L-R: Laverne Cox and Ben Vareen.[/caption] Unless you’ve been living in a cave your whole life, you will have seen The Rocky Horror Picture Show or at the very least know some of the musical numbers! Well this October we will be seeing a whole new imagining of the cult classic movie featuring some of our old favourites! The Rocky Horror Picture Show 1975-2016 The 2 hour television show will be celebrating Rocky Horror’s 40 years of theatrical distribution, which is longer than any film in history! It’s such a popular movie that it still shows in cinemas today and there have been countless stage shows across the world. The Rocky Horror Picture Show was everything you could have asked for in a film. It had mystery, scares, glitz and the catchiest songs in the history of cinema, what’s not to love?! At the heart of it all was actor and legend Tim Curry who owned the role of sexually ambiguous Dr Frank N Furter. He delivered his lines like he was born for the role and the energy was infectious. Continue reading →
  6. Bournemouth Wheels Festival

    Bournemouth Wheels Festival
    Summer is finally here and that means it’s time for Bournemouth Wheels Festival! Watch our small seaside town come to life Bournemouth Wheels Festival with classic cars, stunt riders and monster trucks! There really will be something for everyone so gather your friends and family and join us for the ride. Bournemouth Wheels Festival For the third year running Wheels will be rolling up to the seafront for a huge weekend of entertainment to kick the summer off the right way. From Friday 3rd June to Sunday 5th you will not only get to see dream cars, awesome army vehicles and massive monster trucks, you get to do it all for free! After last year’s success Wheels will also be coming to Southbourne once again on Saturday 4th June. Continue reading →
  7. Tetris The Movie?

    Tetris The Movie?
    Now everybody knows the classic arcade game of Tetris. It was a huge hit in the 80’s thanks to Gameboy. Well now they are turning it into a silver screen movie!... No, we’re not quite sure why either! Tetris Movie Initially announced last year, the project has now amassed an $80 million budget! It will be a China-U.S co-produced movie...
  8. FA Cup Final 2016!

    FA Cup Final 2016!
    FA CupIt’s been an exciting FA Cup and now it’s all coming to a close with a head to head between Manchester United and Crystal Palace! On Saturday 21st May, watch as these boys make history at Wembley Stadium. The FA Cup Final 2016 marks the 135th FA Cup Final, making it the world’s oldest football competition! History is repeating itself this year too as it will be the first time since 1990 that Manchester United and Crystal Palace have gone against each other in the FA Cup Final. If you’re not lucky enough to be going to Wembley Stadium to catch all of the action, have no fear! You can catch the game and all the highlights over on BBC ONE and BBC Sport 2. If you’re watching from outside the UK, be sure to check which FA partners will be bringing the game to you. Continue reading →
  9. May The 4th Be With You!

    May The 4th Be With You!
    We’re still riding on the buzz of Star Wars “The Force Unleashed” and now we’re excitedly anticipating Rogue One: A Star May The 4thWars Story! With all the hype, this is sure to be the biggest May the 4th yet! May The 4th This is a date in the diary of every Star Wars fan across the globe. While Star Wars Day isn’t considered an official holiday it is celebrated worldwide by the adoring fans of the Star Wars films. The date was an obvious choice due to the pun of “May the force be with you”. Not only the 4th, but the 5th of May became part of the celebration with “Revenge of the 5th” a play on words of the Star Wars movie “Revenge of the Sith”. May is special for many reasons for die hard Star Wars fans as it is also George Lucas’ birthday on May 14th and also because all of the original 6 live action films were released in may. Why Lucas Film did not pioneer Star Wars Day, they were certainly happy to embrace it and join their fans in celebrating it each year. In late 2012 Disney bought Lucas Film, including the rights to Star Wars and since has held Star Wars themed events at their parks during the month of May. After the huge success of The Force Unleashed we can all breathe easy that the franchise is in good hands. We can’t wait to see what the future holds for this household name in Sci-Fi greatness. Continue reading →
  10. Spider-Man Homecoming. Big News!

    Spider-Man Homecoming. Big News!
    Spider-ManSpider-Man has long been on the receiving end of jokes, memes and jibes for being outcast by the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Well all of that is about to change! Spider-Man Homecoming In 2017 Spider-Man Homecoming will see Spidey's first MCU movie of his own! It has also been announced that it will feature Iron Man after Robert Downey Jr. signed a deal to be in the movie. Sony and Marvel were reportedly keen to get Downey Jr. on board for Spider-Man after seeing their chemistry in Captain America Civil War. Michael Keaton was rumoured to be playing the main villain of the film, but unfortunately these have been dashed. So who will be the main antagonist of the new movie? Previous Spider-man films have used up a lot of the main villains, but will we be seeing something new with this release? Filming is expected to start in June, so hopefully a rushed decision won’t be a bad one! Continue reading →
  11. Captain America: Civil War

    Captain America: Civil War
    It is a face off we could see coming since the first Avengers movie, but now it is here and we can’t wait any longer! Captain America finds himself on the other side of the fence when collateral damage from an incident involving the Avengers calls for politicians take action in restricting their activity. The team are divided into an all out Civil War and you can witness it in cinemas from Friday 29th April! Captain America The Marvel Cinematic Universe has been expanding, merging and crossing over at every turn and for Captain America: Civil War we see a whole host of characters come together! We will see Falcon, Scarlet Witch, War Machine, Black Panther and even Spiderman will finally be included! The new Captain America film shows him heading a new team of Avengers who are continuing to keep humanity safe. After yet another incident causes collateral damage, pressure is mounted to create a system where superheroes would be held accountable for their actions. This new found status-quo splits the Avengers team down the middle and they are forced to take sides, with Captain America who wishes to remain free of oppression and Iron Man who has curiously decided to support the overseeing. Continue reading →
  12. London MCM Comic Con

    London MCM Comic Con
    Comic ConThe biggest comic convention in Britain is coming and it is going to be awesome! While Bournemouth has done well taking on its own film and comic con event, it is simply dwarfed by the magnitude of the MCM Comic Con in London. There will be stalls as far as the eye can see selling memorabilia, comics, signed prints and plenty of handmade goodies too. You could find just about anything your imagination might conjure up in this place. It doesn’t matter if you’re a film buff, diehard fan, or anime lover, you will be dazzled! Continue reading →
  13. Eurovision Song Contest 2016- Sweden

    Eurovision Song Contest 2016- Sweden
    Eurovision Song ContestIt’s time for the musical extravaganza that is the Eurovision Song Contest! Countries from all across Europe are gathering their finest to go up against each other and the continent as they are voted for in their thousands. The Contest is hosted by the country that has won it the year before, so this year it will take place in Stockholm, Sweden. This is the 3rd time the European Song Contest has been held there, first time was way back in 1975, then again in 2000 and now 2016! What is the Eurovision Song Contest? Eurovision or ESC for short is the longest running annual televised song competition. Participants from all different countries will pick an original song to be performed live! Then they will cast votes for the other countries’ songs to determine what the most popular song throughout the competition is. Eurovision started way back in 1956 when only 7 countries took part, in 2008 there were a record of 43 countries. The Contest has been running every year for 60 years making this its 61st! Wow! Continue reading →
  14.  Batman Vs Superman Easter Eggs Spoilers + More!

    As suggested in the title, this blog contains SPOILERS of Batman Vs Superman! If you don’t want to ruin the film for yourselfBatman Vs Superman I suggest you go and watch it now! P.S. Superman dies..... Batman Vs Superman So if you’ve seen Batman Vs Superman you will know that it is basically just one giant DC Easter Egg! With so many links and hints to other characters and comics it’s hard to know where to start. The Robin suit, for instance, heavily implies that he was killed off by the Joker. Diana Prince (Wonder Woman) is seen to be opening meta-human files of Aquaman, The Flash and Cyborg in the order of the films upcoming releases. Batman’s Knightmare scene hints that Darkseid will soon make an appearance as it contains both his parademons and his Omega emblem.  Even Green Lantern’s love interest, Carol Ferris, has a cameo in the new movie. And even with all of these hidden gems, people still hated this movie! The trick is to use the comics as a reference, not other superhero movies. Continue reading →
  15. Wizard of Oz Easter Panto

    Wizard of Oz Easter Panto
    Bournemouth’s Easter panto is The Wizard of Oz! From 2nd April you’ll be whisked off to a magical land with Dorothy and herWizard of Oz dog Toto. With a star studded cast and plenty of sing-a-longs it will a panto that the whole family can enjoy! Wizard of Oz Bournemouth Pavilion will spring to life this Easter with a professional production from Enchanted Entertainment. Watch in awe as L. Frank Baum’s classic tale, The Wizard of Oz is brought to life on stage on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd April. The star studded cast includes Dani Harmer from Tracey Beaker as Dorothy and comedy legend Bobby Davro playing the Scarecrow. You may also recognise Andrew Fleming from Britain’s Got Talent who will be playing the Tin Man! Continue reading →
  16. Batman vs Superman

    Batman vs Superman
    Here comes the most eagerly anticipated movie of the year! Batman vs Superman “Dawn of Justice” is going to be an Batman Vs Supermanadrenaline filled smash hit and we could not be more excited. It will hit UK cinemas from Friday 25th March so book your tickets now before they’re gone! Batman vs Superman After the battle against General Zod, Metropolis has been destroyed and controversy surrounds Superman here on Earth. While some still see him as an icon of hope, many want justice for the danger and destruction he brought to Earth. Bruce Wayne sees Superman as a danger to society and fears for the future of the world with such a reckless power allowed to stay ungoverned and so Batman declares war upon him. However, a dark new threat arises from someone who has a power greater than either of them to endanger the world and cause total destruction. Continue reading →
  17. Sport Relief 2016!

    Sport Relief 2016!
    Work off those winter blues with Sport Relief! From Friday 18th to Sunday 20th March people all across the UK will be Sport Reliefrunning, swimming and cycling to fundraise for this fantastic cause. Will you be joining them? Sport Relief In the last 30 years Comic Relief have raised over £1 billion with various annual and biannual events and now is your chance to do your part for this amazing charity. Sainsbury’s will be hosting “The Sport Relief Games” this month with a whole host of events for you to get involved with us, no matter how sporty you are! If you’re near one of the UK’s largest cities you can join in with the Flagship Games where you can take part in any of the games all in one place! For the locals, there will be plenty on offer in Bournemouth and Poole so be sure to check out the listings and sign up! Continue reading →
  18. Bournemouth Film and Comic Con Round 1

    Bournemouth Film and Comic Con Round 1
    After the huge success of the first Bournemouth Film and Comic Con in August 2015, Showmasters are back for round 2! Comic ConOn Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th March Bournemouth International Centre will be buzzing with heroes and villains galore! Comic Con! Bournemouth Film and Comic Con promises to bring you big name stars all underneath one roof and with such high profile guests in 2015, the anticipation is killing us! They are holding their cards close to their chests at the moment and teasing us with a slow trickle of stars like Dr. Who’s Noel Clarke and Jemma Redgrave. Wrestling legend Al Snow will also be making an appearance on both days, as will artist Davide Fabbrie. Continue reading →
  19. The Oscars 2016!

    The Oscars 2016!
    The 88th Academy Award Oscars will be taking place on Sunday 28th February. Who is your favourite actor this year? What will be Oscarsthe best film? The suspense is killing us! Will this be DiCaprio’s year for an Oscar?! Who knows? The Oscars There are some HUGE contenders for this year’s Oscars including the running for visual effects which is a massive fantasy battle between mega hits like Star Wars, Mad Max and Jurassic World! How are they ever going to choose? The nominees for the Original Score category are longer than your arm; including “Bride of Spies” and “The Hateful Eight” and the leading actress competition is fierce. Continue reading →
  20. Roald Dahl For World Book Day!

    Roald Dahl For World Book Day!
    Roald Dahl Costumes! When world book day comes around there is only one author on everyone’s lips and that is the legendary Roald Dahl. He Roald Dahlinspired all ages with his tales of magic, wonder and wit. So on Thursday 3rd March why not dress your child as one of his best loved characters? BFG With the new Disney adaptation of the BFG coming soon this year, it’s the perfect time to get your costume! Transform into the friendly giant with this fantastic children’s costume which comes complete with a top and trousers, those famous ears and of course, the magic horn. Continue reading →

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