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February 2020 Greatest Picks

What’s happening in Bournemouth this February?

As we finally wave goodbye to January, (something I think most of us will be doing with quite some relief) it’s time to take a look at what’s coming up over the next month in the BCP area. This week, I’ve found some of what I’d like to call my ‘greatest picks’ for the upcoming month. So without further ado, let’s see what’s happening this February!

Anton & Erin – Dance Those Magical Movies
8 Feb, Bournemouth Pavilion Theatre

The nation’s much-loved Strictly stars Anton Du Beke and Erin Boag are bringing their brand-new show to Bournemouth. Expect stunning costumes and breathtaking choreography as the pair take to the stage and include some musical classics from The Greatest Showman, Titanic and The Wizard of Oz!

Tickets are still available here.

The 1975 Live at the BIC!
19 Feb, BIC

Next up (and a personal favourite of mine) are The 1975, who are bringing their 13-date 2020 UK tour to the BIC. The tour will support the release of their new album Notes on a Conditional Form, which is set to be released 21st February… meaning if you catch the show you will also catch a sneak peek of the album ahead of its release date! The band will be joined by supporting acts Pale Waves and No Rome.

What’s more, The 1975 will be planting a tree for every concert ticket purchased. A decent gig that also helps the environment? Sounds like an offer I can’t refuse!

Tickets are available but are selling out fast so grab them while you still can! Click here to inquire.

Light up Poole
20 – 22 Feb, Poole Town Centre and surrounding venues

As with previous years, this February sees the return of Light Up Poole. A digital light art festival aiming to transform Poole town centre after dark. From 6pm to 10pm and using the theme ‘Spectrum’ this year, Poole will tell its story through projections, interactive light, and sound. Light Up Poole is designed to inspire and celebrate the town’s cultural diversity and heritage. It also provides a unique platform for national and international artists to showcase their work. Pretty niche right?

Also new for 2020 is a ‘Family Light Up Rave’ and a number of talk programmes at the Lighthouse Theatre.

Whilst the festival itself is a free event, tickets are required for the indoor events. They can be found here alongside more information here.

25 – 29 Feb, The Lighthouse Theatre, Poole

Another personal favourite of mine for this month is Friendsical — a parody musical about the hit sitcom Friends. The show will feature songs titled ‘(He’s her) Lobster!’, ‘Richard’s Moustache’ and ‘You’re Over Me, When Were You Under Me?’. Light-hearted and cleverly written, this musical will no doubt delight the avid Friends fans among you. The show is popular all over the UK and is landing in Poole at the Lighthouse from 25th-29th Feb.

Grab your tickets now from the Lighthouse’s website.

Jimmy Carr: Terribly Funny
29 Feb, BIC Windsor Hall, Bournemouth

Rounding off the month is the slightly controversial but equally witty Jimmy Carr with his 2020 stand-up tour. The tour is entitled ‘Terribly Funny’ and one can only assume that the show will contain jokes about all kinds of ‘terrible’ things. There will be over 170 shows across the UK and Ireland and for one night and one night only, Mr Carr will be performing at the BIC Windsor hall on 29th Feb.

Tickets can be found here.

So that wraps up the excitement for this month. I hope you enjoyed reading the top picks for February and wish you all a wonderful month. Join us again next month for my March ‘Greatest Picks’!

For more local goings-on, keep an eye on our Events section. Also, don’t forget to follow HQB News on our socials. You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube.

Kia Mooney
Kia Mooney
Kia Mooney is a Communication and Media graduate from Bournemouth University. As a writer, Kia’s main interests lie with feature writing and blog posts. In October 2020, inspired and bored during the pandemic, she started her own lifestyle blog, Cappuccino Keeks. During her time at university, Kia also developed a passion for writing about people and places and is now pursuing Magazine Journalism.

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