The First Triangle, Bournemouth – A Better Place Get Together

The first “Triangle, Bournemouth - A Better Place” networking business event took place on Wednesday 22nd January at The Bournemouth Library.

It was a light hearted evening of networking and getting to know one another over a drink (or two!). We believe it was a great success as the first event, and it will be even better next time. We are thankful to all those who attended.


There where a lot of ideas flowing on the night, which have been recorded and will be collated and issued prior to the next event, which will be hosted by the fantastic “Tree House Family Play Area”. We will be looking at the suggestions and expanding over the coming months with a view to ranking the ideas and projects in order of importance verses funds and assistance available.


The “Triangle Bournemouth – A Better Place” events will continue throughout the months. Each night will be very different and unique as each host and venue will change, adding an interesting element of diversity to each meeting. We are certain that Claire and Chris of The Tree House Family Play will make their meeting fun, productive and informative. We can’t wait until the 26th of February when proceedings start at 6pm.



We would like to thank The Bournemouth Library for the fantastic help and assistance that they gave us, which was far and beyond what we had hoped for. Don’t forget to bring your raffle ticket’s along next time from the evening as the Magnum of Harrods Champagne will be given away on the 26th to one lucky winner.

An Invitation- Evening of Networking and Wine

Your presence is requested!

Triangle business eventPlease join us for a get-together over a glass of wine,  January 22nd

The Triangle Bournemouth - A better place project will be hosting its first evening business event for local businesses in the triangle area.

With so many new businesses started in the last few years, the first Triangle business event will be a light hearted evening of networking and getting to know one another over a glass or two of wine. There will also be an opportunity to share ideas, with the sole aim of making The Triangle an even better place.

Thereafter the idea is to host these events on a monthly basis at differing venues around The Triangle. The events at this point are planned to be held on the last wednesday of every month with the venue owners chairing the event. Bringing an interesting element of diversity to each meeting, and offering the hosts a chance to promote their business to the collective attendees.

The first meeting is to be held at the Bournemouth Library who have very kindly allowed us the use of their venue on Wednesday 22nd January, Commencing at 5.30 til 7 when the library shuts.

If you are interested in attending or hosting one of these Triangle business events please register your interest as we need to know numbers for wine and nibbles.

Nordic Giants, Lazy Habits and Pachango at The Winchester

Two fantastic nights at The Winchester! Starting on Saturday 12th of October, (7:30-1 a.m ) The Nordic Giants will be playing live, their own  brand of fantastic mind blowing music to a breath taking multi screen visual set up, their short chosen films -that leaves you both stimulated and blown away by their sheer originality and execution. Unbelievable atmospheric sounds and sights that make a great performance that should not be missed!

On Friday 18th of October Lazy Habits + Miss Baby Sol will also be playing live at The Winchester. Lazy Habits has been described as one of the UK’s finest bands featuring long-time collaborator Baby Sol in what Joss Stone has also described as her favourite live act of 2012.

Bournemouth based group Pachango will be supporting live with their own infectious original sound and warmth, that will not fail to get the crowd dancing. On their own merit and if just to see them, again it makes this a night that should not be missed on any count!

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
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June and July dates for your diary. . .

It looks like the Rancho Steak House will be opening its doors this week and though not totally sure would expect around 22nd June. To Be confirmed. . .

St Michael’s Primary School located on Somerville Road will be holding its Annual Summer Fayre on the 21st of June. ( If you have any items that you can donate as a prize in their raffle please contact Zoe Herbert on 01202 290497 - I am sure they would be grateful)

The Goat and Tricycle pub will be hosting a BBQ on Sunday 30th June and will have a selection of exotic burgers and sausages on sale as well as jugs of ale and Pimms. The fun starts from 2pm!

Flirt Cafe will also be hosting its Soul day on Sunday 30th with a series of events starting from midday as part of The Bournemouth Food and Drink Festival with live soul music and “soul food”.

Tree House Family Play will be having a Holiday Club for 4 to 12 years old for children of working parents or for those who just need a little extra help over the summer holidays,from the 5th July to 5th September. Places are limited and being booked up quickly, Phone 07570990333 for further details.

The Bournemouth Pride Festival hosted in The Triangle each year is this year on the 12 -14th July and the link can be found on our LGBT page.


Treehouse Family  Play area opened on St. Michaels Road on 15th March. A wonderful transformation of a large victorian building, with a cafe serving coffee, pizza & meatballs at the front as well as the large fantastic multi level indoor play area for the kids at the back, so no matter what the weather, there is always something for them to do! (Much Much More, Treehouse Family Play Area)

The Mad Cucumber Vegan Lounge on the Triangle is progressing well and we look forward to their opening. The Vegan Lounge looks interesting : fun, quirky and ideal for The Triangle. We can’t wait to see it finished and wish them well with this project.

Hedony has recently opened on Poole Hill, only opened 4 weeks and has already established itself as a very stylish and sophisticated hair dressers, which we think is a great credit to the area.  Their number is 01202 556611.

Rancho Steak House, work continues and we are very much looking forward to having a good meal there in this large and exciting restaurant – opening soon.

Other stories already reported on this posting; the opening of Starbucks in The Triangle ( Starbucks, corporate America in the Triangle?! Chloe & Bill having been found a place to live, thanks to Cafe Flirt highlighting their predicament (Good home wanted for Chloe) and the Triangle, Bournemouth - a better place community fund starting at £270. The next fundraising dinner will be held at Lolitas on the 17th April.


The next fund raising dinner will be held on 17th April at Lolitas. This is a special one off dinner with a glass of Sangria, their fantastic Paella and tapas. This will be followed by chocolate fondue for dessert and some live music. Anyone who has been to this venue will know how great it is!

There will be no speeches, no raffles – just a fantastic fun night with good food and live music in warm, vibrant surroundings. This is a set menu of £25. We hope to raise about £200 from this event.

Please contact or text Jo on 07978493849 to reserve a place, a deposit will be required.

Their have been many suggestions for the money raised, one is to clip plants to railings around The Triangle which would be brought in and looked after by the businesses they hang out side of.

We would like to thank Monroes Dinner for this great idea,                                        what do you think?

What could be done in Poole Hill car park to make it more inviting to visitors? ( apart from weeding and cleaning?)



Jana Kolarikova a resident of the Triangle recieving a cheque for £260 on behalf of the Triangle, Bournemouth – a better place from the community fund raising dinner held at Mint Leaf Indian Brasserie in the Triangle. This is the start of a fund for general low cost projects to help improve the image of the Triangle with paint, repairs etc. (if you have any ideas, please get in touch!) Thanks Guys!

The next fund raising dinner will be held in Lolitas on Wednesday 17th April.

Full details to be announced very soon. Please contact Jo on 07878493849 for further details / make a reservation for what we are sure will be a great fun night - we look forward to seeing you.


A family friendly complimentary collaboration of MUSIC, POETRY, ARTS, and CREATIVE BUSINESSES. An arts fair.

Stall holders & students selling a fine collection of goods:

Arts & Crafts
… Clothes & Vintage
Art Prints
Video games

Live music stage hosted by Frolickin’ in the Forest bringing to you a very talented bunch of local musicians:

Joe Potter
Sofi Reed
Chris Woodford
Annie Winter
Si Genaro
Joe Woodham

- Freeway Circle of Poets Open Slam -
Be gripped by the most exhilarating form of poetry live from some very talented poets as they battle for the honour of becoming 2013′s Triangle Arts Poetry Champion. Hosted by Steve Biddle! (Performance 2.00pm)

Mad Underground:
Accompanying her stall Vanda will be selling Chai tea and running a series of Drumming workshops.

Morning – Children workshops
Afternoon – Adult worships
Late afternoon – One big JAM!

Live Art from:
Titilate & Create

Exhibition is being held in the library foyer, comparing and complimenting different art forms. Art works are from a mix of students and local artists.

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