Bournemouth International Centre

The BIC's location on the seafront
Purbeck Hall in August 2018

Opened in September 1984.

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Bournemouth

Coastal resort town in the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole council area of Dorset, England.

Coastal resort town in the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole council area of Dorset, England.

Welcome to Bournemouth, England's Coastal Garden
Section of a 1759 map of Hampshire by Isaac Taylor, showing the Manor of Christchurch and the area around the Bourne chine
Photochrom of Invalids' Walk, 1890s
A view of Bournemouth showing the temporary wooden jetty that was replaced by an iron pier in 1880.
Photochrom of the entrance to the pier, 1890s
The Waterfront Cinema and Leisure Complex (now demolished)
Bournemouth Town Hall was built in the Victorian period, originally serving as a hotel for visitors to the town.
Bournemouth Beach and Boscombe Pier
Financial services are crucial to the town's economy and Unisys was a major employer in the industry.
Bournemouth International Centre (BIC) is a national conference and music venue in the town.
Bournemouth Pier including the Pier Theatre
Shops and apartments in the centre of Bournemouth
The grave of writer Mary Shelley and her parents, including Mary Wollstonecraft, in St. Peter's Church, Bournemouth
Bournemouth Christmas Market in 2019
St Peter's Church, completed in 1879
The Grade II listed entrance to Boscombe Pier
Bournemouth railway station, built in 1885, with a replica Victorian iron and glass roof
Bournemouth and Poole College Lansdowne Campus
St Stephen's Church, Bournemouth, built in 1898
The Bournemouth Hebrew Congregation
A blue plaque marking the birthplace of Hubert Parry at 2, Richmond Terrace, Bournemouth
Blue Plaque on the Wall of St Peter's Churchyard commemorating the resting place of members of the Shelley family.

The town is also a regional centre of business, home of the Bournemouth International Centre or BIC, and a financial sector that is worth more than £1 billion in gross value added.

Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth

Concert hall in Bournemouth.

Concert hall in Bournemouth.

The Pavilion Theatre surrounded by the Lower Gardens of Bournemouth

The Pavilion operates alongside its sister venue, the Bournemouth International Centre.

Corfe Castle, captured and destroyed by Cromwell's army in 1646

Dorset

County in South West England on the English Channel coast.

County in South West England on the English Channel coast.

Corfe Castle, captured and destroyed by Cromwell's army in 1646
Geological map of Dorset
Durdle Door, a natural arch near Lulworth Cove
The beach near Bournemouth Pier. Dorset's coastline is a major attraction for tourists.
The Keep Military Museum in Dorchester
Traction engines on display at the Great Dorset Steam Fair
Thomas Hardy
Sherborne Abbey

Major venues for concerts and theatre include Poole's Lighthouse arts centre, Bournemouth's BIC, Pavilion Theatre and O2 Academy, and the Pavilion theatre in Weymouth.

Labour Conference at ACC Liverpool

Party conference season

Period of three weeks in September and October of each year, whilst the House of Commons is in recess, in which the annual political party conferences are held.

Period of three weeks in September and October of each year, whilst the House of Commons is in recess, in which the annual political party conferences are held.

Labour Conference at ACC Liverpool
Temporary fences in Manchester during the Conservatives conference

Liberal Democrats – Saturday 16 September - Tuesday 19 September 2017 at the Bournemouth International Centre

Les Misérables (musical)

Sung-through musical and an adaptation of Victor Hugo's 1862 novel of the same name, by Claude-Michel Schönberg , Alain Boublil, Jean-Marc Natel (original French lyrics) and Herbert Kretzmer (English lyrics).

Sung-through musical and an adaptation of Victor Hugo's 1862 novel of the same name, by Claude-Michel Schönberg , Alain Boublil, Jean-Marc Natel (original French lyrics) and Herbert Kretzmer (English lyrics).

The drawing of Cosette by Émile Bayard that served as the model for the musical's emblem.
Julie Lund as Éponine in a Danish production of the musical
John Owen-Jones as Jean Valjean
The Palais des Sports, now Dôme de Paris, in Paris where the musical was first performed.
Les Misérables at Sondheim Theatre in London

In February 2008, Les Misérables was performed at the Bournemouth International Centre, England with a cast of West End stars accompanied by the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.

Scottish Open (snooker)

Ranking professional snooker tournament held in the United Kingdom.

Ranking professional snooker tournament held in the United Kingdom.

The event was moved again in 1994, this time to the Bournemouth International Centre.

Four-time world champion Mark Selby playing at a practice table during the 2012 Masters tournament

Classic (snooker)

Professional snooker tournament, which began in 1980 and ended in 1992.

Professional snooker tournament, which began in 1980 and ended in 1992.

Four-time world champion Mark Selby playing at a practice table during the 2012 Masters tournament

The tournament moved to the Bournemouth International Centre in 1991.

Evans in November 2004

Lee Evans (comedian)

Retired English stand-up comedian, film actor, musician, singer, and writer.

Retired English stand-up comedian, film actor, musician, singer, and writer.

Evans in November 2004

Due to popular demand, there were a further 17 dates added to the tour in the Bournemouth International Centre, Brighton Centre, Motorpoint Arena Nottingham, Wembley Arena, the National Indoor Arena, The O2 London, Liverpool Arena, Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, Odyssey Complex Belfast and The O2 Dublin.

The 2016 Labour Party Conference at ACC Liverpool

Labour Party Conference

Annual national conference of the UK Labour Party.

Annual national conference of the UK Labour Party.

The 2016 Labour Party Conference at ACC Liverpool
Gordon Brown speaks at the 2008 labour conference
Ed Miliband gives his first keynote conference speech as leader of the Labour Party
Burnham (Left) and Jeremy Corbyn (Right) re-elected as Leader of the Party at the 2016 Labour Party Conferencel
Audience at the 2019 Labour conference

The 2007 conference was held in the Bournemouth International Centre from 23 to 27 September.

Doherty in 2012

Pete Doherty

English musician, songwriter, actor, poet, writer, and artist.

English musician, songwriter, actor, poet, writer, and artist.

Doherty in 2012
Pete Doherty in 2005
Saturday Night Fiber festival, Madrid 2008

In November 2007 Babyshambles played their first arena tour, taking in dates at the MEN Arena in Manchester, the Nottingham Arena, Bournemouth International Centre, London's Wembley Arena and Birmingham's National Indoor Arena.