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Shopping Experience Returns to Bournemouth and Poole

It’s fair to say that shopping online isn’t exactly an unfamiliar experience anymore. Since the birth of Amazon and eBay, more and more people have taken to shopping online. That being said, it’s clear to see that people have really missed the traditional shopping experience since the country went into lockdown back in March…

Bournemouth Backchat Episode #29 — Whitewashing History, and Knowledge is Power

Bournemouth Backchat Season 2 Episode 15

Aaron and James joined forces on a dual topic in this week’s episode of Bournemouth Backchat, coming together to talk about the world’s recent attempts at whitewashing history. Whether that’s in the form of mobs ripping down statues (and the fears for local heroes such as Robert Baden-Powell), or taking down certain episodes of much-loved sitcoms and films, which were just products of their times…

Katherine Cromwell, Pet Portraitist

After graduation, she spent a short time in London working for Lawray Architects. “Soon I realised that architecture was not for me and I needed to figure out what to do in life,” she said. Also, city life was not particularly appealing to newly-married Katherine and the couple moved to Dorset. While still sorting out her career path, she found a part-time job at Poole Pottery, where she helped visitors to experience what it takes to create an item out of clay…

Laura Hardwick, Baker

Laura Hardwick is a baker; the brains behind Crafty Cow Cupcakes

Even though cupcakes are my biggest stressor (because I always worry they’re not perfect), I love the satisfaction of seeing a box of cakes ready to leave. I love making customers’ ideas come alive in cake form. I wouldn’t say I have a ‘favourite’, but I think my Coffee and Walnut cakes are always a big hit, and I make a mean Lemon Drizzle…!

Josh Tucker, Actor / Musician

Josh Tucker is an actor, musician and director from Poole

I actually had two roles in the first show I ever did – “Bugsy Malone” at the Jellicoe, I played Babyface and Snake Eyes, and I have very fond memories from that show. Particularly my big moment as Babyface, coming out on stage with a baseball bat…

Ian Hargreaves, Artist

In a tiny studio, tucked in the back yard of his home in Poole, fine artist Ian Hargreaves creates dreamy paintings of Venice, lush scenery of the New Forest, and gentle scenes of everyday life. Then his paintings travel to galleries and private collections across England, Europe, and the US…

£40,000 Grant Makes Local Healthcare Coalition Possible

Lewis-Manning CEO Clare Galley

The group, comprising of Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Forest Holme Hospice, Dorset Health Care and Lewis-Manning Hospice Care will be collaborating to focus on making it easier for people approaching the end of life and their families to share their experiences, learn from and support one another. This grant comes from the Dorset Clinical Commissioners…

Local Wine Businesses Announce Agreement for Hospitality Sector

Justin Langham of Langham Wine Estate, and Max Bracher from Templar Wines have formed a year-long agreement to supply local hospitality trade customers with Langham products

Dorset’s largest independent winery, Templar Wines, is supplying prestigious Langham Wine Estate products to hospitality trade customers throughout the county. Since it was established in 2008, Templar Wines, based in Poole, has imported wines from all over Europe to supply for independent hospitality businesses, including restaurants, hotels, pubs, bars and event organisers.