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Goat and Tricycle events in August

One of the few remaining traditional style venues in the triangle, The Goat and Tricycle has released its event list for the month of August. The events are as follows:

Every Saturday
Meet draw
10 fresh prizes on offer for the minimal price of a £1 a ticket.

Every Sunday
Quiz night
Starting at 8.30pm for £1 a ticket.

Monday to Wednesday 4 – 6pm
20% off food

Thursday 15th Aug
Indian food night
Call to book a table on this popular night 01202 314220

Sunday 25th August
Summer BBQ

29th August – Bournemouth Air show
A spectacular and popular event; why not join them for a refreshing Pimms afterwards.

Keep coming back for updates on local events.

Blooming marvelous!!

The Triangle Bournemouth, a better place project is pleased to announce that we have successfully applied and received funding for hanging baskets, which have been placed around the Triangle following on from Poole Hill. Our thanks goes to The Green Goals community fund who generously donated £1000 to our brightening with blooms project.

Now the brackets are up and the lamp posts stress tested it will be much easier next year to repeat this.

The Triangle Bournemouth, a better place project extends its thanks to Linda Maguire, Chris Evans (not the radio host) and Chris Hardy. It is also through the dedication and perseverance of Jo-ann Thatcher who project managed this venture from inception though to delivery.

A big thank you to all involved; we are very proud to be included in the running for the ‘Bournemouth in Bloom 2013 competition.’ Bring on 2014!! Bigger and brighter!

Credit must also go to Norman Decent for his effort and contribution on Poole hill.

Sex Drugs and Music hall – Free Event

Observer – ‘extraordinary’, ‘wonderful’ ****

One Book

Two Actors

Three Generations

Four True Life Tales

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Gangsters, Court-Trial, Fairground Boxing-Booths, Music-Hall and BINGO! A typical family!!
A poignant and oft-humorous trawl through the Brem-Wilson dynasty.

Clive & fellow actor Marshall Star hang out family’s dirty linen using a ‘mash-up’ of drama, spoken word, performance, period imagery, techno-music-hall, and acousto soul-noir – not to be missed!!

Based on Clive Parker-Sharp‘s inter-racial ’racy’ biographical historical novel ‘The Box‘, each show has the additional bonus of an author book signing and ‘meet-n-greet’, après-event.

Musician, and writer, Clive, formed 80’s supergoup Big Country, as well as having hits with the likes of Proto-Punks SpizzEnergi and artschool new-wavers Athletico Spizz’ 80, working with the likes of Jesus and Mary Chain en route, amongst others!

The show has been receiving rave reviews, for its unique insight into the interracial mixing in the UK based on the diaries of controversial African, Victorian Pentacostalist Thomas Brem-Wilson; the impact of his actions across 200 years.

Sex Drugs and Music Hall

Bourenmouth shows are part of a tour across the South East taking in Brighton, Ramsgate, Maidstone, etc;

Bournemouth Library
22 The Triangle

Timing’s – 1 hour plus author ‘meet-n-greet’
Friday 9th August 2pm
Saturday 10th August 1pm


Phone:01202 454848
E mail; bournemouth@bournemouthlibraries.org.uk
Web; http://www.bournemouth.gov.uk/LeisureCultureLibraries/Libraries/BournemouthLibraries.aspx

Library donates to local food bank

How would you fancy a book token or a plant for free ?

Bournemouth library Service and Strategy Manager Medi Bernard is currently giving away her collection in return for donations to the local food bank.

To be in with a chance of winning all you have to do is to bring a tin or packet of food down to the Bournemouth Library and leave your contact details*, to be entered into the monthly prize draw.

* Details will only be used to contact the lucky winner!

Bournemouth Foodbanks

Every day people in Bournemouth go hungry for reasons ranging from redundancy to receiving an unexpected bill on a low income. Bournemouth Foodbank provide a minimum of three days emergency food and support to people experiencing crisis in Bournemouth. The Bournemouth Foodbank is currently distributing a tonne of food every week.

(copy from Bournemouth.Foodbank.org)

To find out mor information about Food banks please click on the following links.




An interview with JJ Adams from Smokin’ Aces

JJ Adams -Proprietor of Smokin' AcesTo try and give you some insight into the people who live and work in the triangle, we took some time out from maintaining this site and paid a visit to one of our local establishments for some light refreshment. While we were there we bumped into local businessman and owner of Smokin’ Aces Mr JJ Adams; who very kindly took time to sit with us and answer some questions for us.

What’s your name?
JJ Adams

What’s your job?
Creator and proprietor of Smokin’ Aces, a humble little Cocktail Bar & Whiskey Lounge in Bournemouth.

How long have you been in Bournemouth?
I moved to Bournemouth in 2005, and haven’t looked back since!

When did you start your business?
Smokin’ Aces was established in November 2010.

What gave you the idea for Smokin’ Aces?
I’ve always believed that Bournemouth has lacked bars, proper bars. There are some great pubs, and great clubs, but not a lot in the bar category. If a good quality drink is what you’re after then there are some fantastic venues that can cater to your needs, but it’s unlikely you’ll be able to ask the bartender to put your favourite song on. We don’t take ourselves too seriously, if you like to let your hair down but you appreciate the complexity of a decent spirit or cocktail, then Aces is the perfect choice for you.

Why did you choose the Triangle for your venue?
To be honest, timing. The venue became available and I had an opportunity, I had to weigh up the pros and cons and decide whether the Triangle would be right for me, and if I’d be right for the Triangle.

Do you think the triangle has contributed to the success of your business?
Absolutely. I don’t think that Smokin’ Aces would be the same if it was in another location. It’s helped us stay true to the brand. We don’t do any mass marketing, it’s all word of mouth and via social media to people who already know about us. This way it promotes marketing to like-minded people. The triangle has/had (I believe it’s changing) a stigma for being a gay only area, anybody who’s closed-minded enough to not want to come to the Triangle (or more specifically Aces) for fear of it being ‘gay only’ isn’t the kind of clientele we would want to attract. Aces is not a gay bar, but we do not discriminate against any sexual orientation, we’re better than that!

Smokin' Aces in the Triangle Bournemouth

What do you think makes the triangle special?
The Triangle acts as a natural deterrent for closed-minded people who still believe that the Triangle is only for gay people. As a result of this the people who come to the triangle are generally more open-minded, generally more cultural and more friendly, the area as a whole (and especially Aces) has very little trouble at all. I hate the comparison but I have to agree with it, if Bournemouth had a Soho area, it would be the Triangle!

Why do you think people should come to the triangle?
If people want something slightly out of the ordinary, with businesses that are slightly more specialist, then the Triangle is probably your best bet.

Why do you think businesses should consider the triangle?
I think there’s a thriving community here, and I think it’s the perfect place to see lots of boutique shops. The high street as we know it is dying, if you can get it online then as a shop you need to adapt or you will fail. I’m hoping to see a string of shops that deliver not just products, but an experience that you won’t find online. I think the Triangle is only halfway there, but it’s got all the potential.

We would like to thank JJ for his honesty (and time, of which he has little!!) and for bringing one of our favorite venues to the triangle. Take a look at the video below for an  idea of what you can expect and why not pop along and see for yourself.

BC Trio Live - Smokin' Aces Bournemouth

The Triangle Poll

We are running a poll to see what you would like. Below we have included a quick survey to see what the users of this site actually want to see included, and what you feel would be beneficial.

It will only take two clicks from you (three if you want to see results!!). Please take a minute and have a think about what you would like to get from ‘The Triangle Bournemouth’. Your thoughts and wishes are always welcome, if you do not see the answer you are looking for, please take the time to email us from the contact us page.

What would you like to see more of on the site?

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A great night at the AB Cinema ‘The Artist’ event

Further to our article of the 4th of February promoting the AB Cinema’s pop up event on Bournemouth pier. We are glad to say that the event was a great success.

All credit to go to the event organisers at The Arts Bournemouth for a fantastic event. It was a full house that sat to view ‘The Artist’ complete with 1920′s atire. The event started with autograph hunters and paparazzi outside the theatre to welcome guests. This started the night off with a very fun and special feel about it.

The Artist AB Cinema Event 14th February

The audience sat down to view the award winning film, the cinema filled with sounds of guests laughter enjoying the start of the evenings entertainment.

The closing credits were met with a rapturous round of applause, whereupon guests were taken next door to be entertained by the authentic 1920′s ‘Red Fez’ orchestra. Dance lessons were lead ahead of a packed dance floor, where guest lean’t the secrets behind period dance moves.

The idea was original and well received by the guests and we very much look forward to the next event.

To be continued…


The Triangle Bournemouth is on Twitter

Following enquiries from some of our site visitors; The Triangle Bournemouth now has a Twitter account. We will be posting updates to the site on there along with any other local and relevant information about the area.

The Twitter account to look for is The Triangle BH2 ‏@TheTriangleBH2.

We would encourage anyone visiting the site to follow us on Titter to get the latest post and information about the area.

We’ll see you there!

“THE ARTIST” AB Cinema Pop-up events

Step back in time to the halcyon days of the silver screen with the Piers  living cinema experiences on 14th February:

The Pier theatre in Bournemouth is playing a double bill of “The Artist” on the 14th of February.
They have two showings on that day, one at 2pm and one at 7pm.

2pm showing – Matinee showing followed by Cream tea

7pm showing – Live showing followed by a set from The Red Fez Orchestra, and dancing till late.

For more information please contact 01202 451805 or email info@artsbournemouth.org.uk. Alternatively for more information please have a look at their website:

The Artist Trailer

The Community spirit lives on…Fundraising dinner

We are proud to announce that Mint Leaf Restaurant in the Triangle will be hosting a fund raising dinner  for our Garden Walls Project.

A percentage of the profit from Friday the 8th of February will go towards repairs and improvements along St Michael’s road, to help local residents.

We are hoping to raise £200 from this event, and table bookings are already looking good. Please help, enjoy a fine meal at Mint Leaf, in doing so you are raising money for the community.

Please contact Mint Leaf and book a table mentioning this project.

Telephone: 01202 299977