Bournemouth Chamber of Trade & Commerce


Bournemouth Chamber of Trade and Commerce


Be part of ‘Festival Coast Live’ Activity & Events programme across BCP in 2021!

You could be part of this year’s ‘Festival Coast Live!’ activity and events programme in Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch across the spring, summer, autumn and beyond.

As part of the BCP Council’s BounceBack initiative, Festival Coast Live! has the ambition to engage and support local organisations, community groups, clubs, performers and event organisers to develop a diverse vibrant spectacle of events and activities that celebrate and show case what makes the area and its communities so special for people who live, visit and work here.

As COVID- 19 measures are lifted, we hope, by late May, a particular focus will be on local professional and community artists, musicians and dance groups entertaining residents (and eventually visitors too) through a series of pop-up event experiences. These will celebrate live music, dance, food, heritage, culture, literature, health and fitness, wellbeing, lifestyle, nature and the environment.

As part of this programme, the Arts by the Sea Festival will be curating a special programme of cultural events throughout the outdoor season showcasing local professional and community performers.

A key component in delivering the Festival Coast Live! events and activities programme is that BCP Council will also be offering small community focused grants to existing activity organisers to enhance their events and assist with Covid measures, as well as to individuals, groups or organisations who want to be part of the pop up experiences. The grant funding application process is being finalised and details will be released shortly.

The Festival Coast Live! activities and events programme will be developed over the next few years as the world bounces back from these challenging times, with the aim of celebrating the region’s wonderful open spaces and vibrant communities.

Festival Coast Live! Intention of Interest: click here: