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  1. Burns Night 2015

    Burns Night 2015
    Burns Night is a celebration held on the 25th January, that honours the life and works of Scotland’s national poet, Robert Burns. Even though his life was tragically cut short, he was able to leave behind a legacy that would immortalise him for centuries.Burns Night History Robert Burns was born in 1759 to a less than wealthy farming couple living off the Ayrshire coast in Scotland. He was to be the oldest of seven children and even with times of hardship always upon them his parents were keen to educate their offspring. Robert was able to group together with other families to share a tutor called John Murdoch, who taught him English grammar, giving him the tools he needed to become the poet we know and remember today. All that is, except the gift of singing it would seem as, ironically, a man who went on to write the most beautiful love songs had an “untuneable” voice according to his tutor. Career While Burns was becoming an educated man, he was still doing a full day’s work on the family farm to try and keep food on their table, but that would not keep him from his books. By the time Robert was 21 he had read the works of Shakespeare, David Hume, Adam Smith and nearly everything in between. This love of books fuelled his passion for literature and broadened his imagination. Books however were not his only passion in life. He had a love for women and celebrated them in songs and poetry. The legacy of Robert Burns includes many affairs which led to him fathering over a dozen children to various women! But it wasn’t just lust he saw for women; he also acknowledged them for their minds and opinions, believing them to have valuable insight. Continue reading →
  2. Hollywood's New Year Sale!

    Hollywood's New Year Sale!
    Each New Year brings a new beginning so you need to be out with the old and in with the new! That can only mean one thing here at Hollywood.... A HUGE SALE! We all feel that after Christmas pinch in our wallets and with New Year being such a massive event on everyone’s calendar it’s hard to keep enough money aside for an amazing costume. Fear not! From the 27th December all three of our Hollywood stores will be having spectacular sales on a huge range of items so don’t miss out! With longer opening times for the festive season you’ll have even more chance to come in and grab yourself a bargain.Sale What To Expect With so much going in to this New Year sale, it’s hard to know where to begin! There will be a huge range of costumes available for men and women from fairytales to funny characters. We must be going crazy on Christmas spirit because even licensed character costumes will be in our mammoth sale event. We’ll have it all from classics like Robocop to stunning new designs, like the exclusive ladies Beetle Juice costume! Continue reading →
  3. New Year Fireworks!

    New Year Fireworks!
    Fireworks can be enjoyed worldwide by kids of all ages! Here at Hollywood you can even enjoy them all year round, but what better time to have a firework party than for New Year? Besides, who needs an excuse to get together with family and friends to set off fireworks? When it comes to buying your fireworks, you might have more choice than you think. Like most people you’ve probably purchased fireworks while doing your food shopping in one of the large supermarkets and that’s fine, you’ll get a little selection box for about a tenner and leave feeling like you’ve got a bargain. But even people with a tight budget are allowed to be discerning when it comes to fireworks! Why Come To Us For Fireworks? When you come to Hollywood for fireworks, not only do you have a huge selection of top brand fireworks to choose from, you’ll also get advice from people that know what they do. We’ve all seen fireworks, but how many people know what each type does, or even the names of the different types that are available? Knowledge is the key when putting together a good display so spending a little time on our website could be the most fun educational experience you’ve ever had! Continue reading →
  4. Funny Gifts And Stocking Fillers

    We all like a good laugh at Christmas time; it is what brings the whole family together. From the teasing about eating the sprouts to the cheesy jokes in the Christmas crackers, we laugh in good spirit and that’s what makes it the most wonderful time of year. No matter what friend or family member you’re buying for, there is always room for a bit of tactical humour. Fill their stockings with funny festive tricks and treats to put a smile on everyone’s face. Do you know someone who likes to get on the wrong side of the law or often gets mistaken for some that does? We have the perfect present for them! How about a Joke ASBO that you can issue to them personally? This hilarious novelty item looks official with its seals and stamps; that is until you begin reading. There are different “offenses” to choose from too ranging from having awful taste in music to always being late!sm-27609-penguin-party-poncho-costume stocking If your recipient loves the great outdoors then we have just the thing for them! One of our fantastic waterproof party ponchos will put a smile on anyone’s face. With a huge range of designs to choose from you’re sure to find something to suit that festival goer in your life. We have zebras, leopards, giraffes and tigers. There are cows, ducks, frogs and parrots too. We even have one shaped like a flower!  Do they love or hate a particular animal? Did they have a bad experience at a farm? They need one of these! Continue reading →
  5. Hollywood's Late Night Opening!

    With all that Christmas shopping you’ve been doing, it’s hard to find time for anything else! Have no fear this festive season; you don’t need to be rushed off your feet. Hollywood are here to take the stress out of shopping, with longer opening times over the holidays so you can squeeze as much festive fun into your day as...
  6. St Andrew's Day Celebrations

    St Andrew's Day Celebrations
    What is St Andrew's Day? On November the 30th the world celebrates St Andrew's Day, Scotland's national holiday day. There will be amazing parties everywhere, especially in Scotland. St Andrew's day is a feast day of St Andrew. In 2006, the Scottish Parliament designated St Andrew's Day as an official bank holiday. It is also a national holiday in Romania. Saint...
  7. Bournemouth Christmas Festival

    Bournemouth Christmas Festival
      There is nothing more magical than Christmas time. Just the thought of it can warm you right to the core. Here in Bournemouth there is plenty to keep you in the festive spirit the whole way through the season, so dig out your Christmas hats and come on down to town. Shopping In the heart of Bournemouth you will find the German inspired Christmas market. Here you will be greeted with huts selling all manners of delights; from warm chestnuts to cosy clothing. This year features some stunning jewellery, gorgeous leatherwork and beautifully handcrafted sculptures and ornaments, perfect for those extra special Christmas gifts. If you get peckish with all that shopping then you’re in for a treat! Delicious aromas fill the air with traditional German bratwurst, a scrumptious hog roast and a huge array of confectionary available fresh from the stalls. Christmas FestivalDrinking If you’re in need of a break, or if the ladies need a place to park their husbands while they shop, then we have our very own Christmas staple, The Moose Bar! A traditional Alpine style bar with a beer garden serving up German lagers and warm mulled wines all under the watchful eye of an enormous joke telling moose! Enjoy a tipple out of the well know festive boot mugs or delve into all the Christmas spirits! This year, be in with the chance of winning a cash prize by taking a photo of yourself at the Moose Bar in your Christmas outfit and uploading it to S&D Leisure’s Facebook page! Don't forget to pop into Hollywood to find yourself the perfect costumes and accessories to help you win! Continue reading →
  8. Be A Hero!

    Be A Hero!
    HeroIt Is Time...Done your capes, put your underwear on the outside of your trousers and show off your super hero style for this year’s Children In Need extravaganza! BBC’s Children In Need is an annual charity event designed to help children nationwide. Money donated by volunteers and fundraisers goes towards funding activities, events and schemes for disabled children and disadvantaged young people. Most people know BBC Children In Need by the telethon shown on BBC One each November. This year it will be broadcasted live from Albert Square, famously the set of hit British soap Eastenders. Sir Terry Wogan will be hosting as he has been since the first televised appeal in 1980 and will of course be joined by everyone’s favourite bear, Pudsey! Pudsey has been the poster child for Children In Need since 1985 when first created by BBC graphic designer Joanna Ball. Before being re-designed a year later Pudsey was depicted with a sad expression and was also orange, rather than the sunshine yellow we know and love today. Continue reading →
  9. Leg Avenue Exclusive

    Leg Avenue Exclusive
    NEW IN AND EXCLUSIVE! Leg Avenue has arrived with new and wonderful costumes andaccessories, perfect for any occasion! Here at Hollywood we have new lines of Leg Avenue exclusively available in our Bournemouth branches so if you want a costume that will be high quality and gorgeously unique, look no further. For any ladies that want to dress to impress...
  10. Hollywood’s Discount Day!

  11. Our everyday life has become a very real zombie reality

    Our everyday life has become a very real zombie reality
    Same stuff Different Day !!   Our favourite night of the year is almost upon us again! Every year in the run up to 31st, people around the world start stock piling pints of fake blood and bundles of torn and bloodied clothes. They practice their best zombie limp around their living room, they sit in front of mirrors...
  12. Bourne Free 2014

    Bourne Free 2014
    Bourne Free If you come down to Bournemouth on Saturday 12th July, prepare to be dazzled! The streets will be flowing with colour, music and laughter and all the joy that Bourne Free brings to our town! For those of you that are yet to experience the marvel, Bourne Free is Bournemouth’s very own version of gay pride. People young...
  13. Blissfields Festival 4th July 2014

    Blissfields Festival 4th July 2014
    Blissfields Festival and 4th July 2014 Take a walk on the wild side this weekend with the brilliant Blissfields festival 2014. This amazing festival is happening on July 4th and the 5th. So if you celebrate the 4th July for independence day, this is a great way to celebrate whilst having fun! This awesome festival is located at Vicarage Farm...
  14. Real Brothers RALSA Fund raiser!

    Real Brothers RALSA Fund raiser!
    Thursday 8th May is a date for everyone’s diary because The Real Brothers are back! For those of you aren't quite sure on who these delights are they host the biggest and best parties around! Celebrate and help fund-raise with this brilliant Real Brothers RALSA Fund raiser! Here at Hollywood we love hearing these guys are back in Bournemouth, filling Cameo with students, fun and the best music around. Continue reading →
  15. May The 4th Be With You!

    May The 4th Be With You!
    A few days from now in a shop not so far, far away, several new versions of our favourite star wars character costumes are waiting to be worn. Here at Hollywood we’re ready and waiting to fulfil all of you Star Wars shaped needs. We have it all from the deluxe, movie quality hire costumes to the brand new second...
  16. Student Traffic Geek Chick Night 2014!

    Student Traffic Geek Chick Night 2014!
    Do you have your Geek Costume for the Student Traffic Geek Chick night at the old fire station (Bournemouth) on 10th April (Tomorrow) yet?! Completely Nerd out in style with our fantastic Geek and School day accessories and costumes! This fantastic night is for students and one of the most memorable nights of the year! https://www.facebook.com/events/1476715729208513/ So grab a friend...
  17. New Candy Creator Collection 2014!

    New Candy Creator Collection 2014!
    Fancy dress doesn't have to have a point, that's why its fancy dress! Hold your breath, make a wish, count to  three.. Come with me and you'll be in a world of pure imagination, with Hollywood's candy creator costumes for both men and women. Not yet got the hairstyle to match your new costume? Not to worry, we've got just...
  18. Mother's Day - 30th March 2014

    Mother's Day - 30th March 2014
    Nothing says I love you mum better than a big ol' balloon! Spoil your mum this Mother's day with a brilliant, big balloon! With plenty to choose from in store to suit her style- we are a balloon bazaar! Try out one of our famous 'Teddy in a balloon' for £9.99! Don't have a teddy? No problem we have a great selection to...
  19. Sport Relief 21st-23rd March 2014

    Sport Relief 21st-23rd March 2014
    What are you planning on doing for sports relief this year? Climbing a mountain or swimming a voyage? Perhaps you are more of a less ambitious yet creative person! If so then why not dress up silly and compete in a sport to raise some money? Why not take a look at our Funny costume collection? Why not be the...
  20. St Patricks Day 2014

    St Patricks Day 2014
    "The day of the festival of Patrick" 17th of March is but of course St Patrick's day and is just around the corner! Celebrate and show off your green side. Why not get in the festive mood and spread the luck of the Irish with three leaf clovers! Why not transform into a leprechaun for the day. Or perhaps being...

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