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About The Exhibition

More than an event. We are a creative community.

The Great Exhibition of Boscombe was born in 2013, to give local, young and emerging artists a platform from which to show case their talents, highlighting our heritage, galleries, creative spaces, pop ups, performance and live art throughout Boscombe.

My how we have grown since then.

Our ever expanding network of local industry experts includes artists, designers, IT specialists, marketeers, performers, entrepreneurs, community leaders and mentors, who form an energetic team of passionate and enthusiastic role models for our next creative generation.

The event engages the whole community, supports local business and economy and creates lasting collaborations and memories. All year round we support the local arts scene, deliver the Arts Award and offer pop up and a host of opportunities.

This Year - we are working hard being the scenes on funding for this years events, to work with even more passionate like minded people in even more places! Watch this space and keep an eye on our facebook page for more info

The Events

​2016 here we go! to get involved contact us at greatexhibit@gmail.com

22-29 October 10am - 4pm

Pop up Fine Art gallery and working studio with local artists in residence.
A place where artists mingle. Number 1, Sovereign Centre

24-29 October 11am - 4pm

Art @No10 Community House Pop Up Exhibition
Meet the wonderful community house space, artists and see their incredible work at 10 Borthwick Rd, Churchill Gardens.

Mon 24th & Fri 28th October

Dance workshops hosted by DFA Dance For All, Haviland Road


Mon 24th & Fri 28th October

Grafitti workshop tasters with MBN Arts


Wed 26th October 7pm - 9pm

O2 'ClockWork 9ine' Under 25's Talent takeover
At the O2 Academy Bournemouth #nextgeneration.

Wed 26th October 7.30pm

Mi Flamenco!
Learn to dance with passion at The Old School House


Sat 29th October 1pm - 4pm

Boscombe Life Drawing workshops.
Explore this wonderful art with artists at all levels with Sarah Humby at the Old School House


22nd & 29 October 12pm - 4pm

Street Entertainment
Free Street entertainment with the Steamship Circus, Boscombe High Street


Sat 22nd October 10am - 4pm

The Magic of Autumn. Family creative arts and crafts workshops with sustainably sourced materials at the Old School House, Boscombe.



​Embracing History, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund 2015

From October 2015 to January 2016 we have explored, researched, listened and increased the rich history archive of the seaside market town of Boscombe, Bournemouth, Dorset.

We have had pop up exhibitions, discussions, stories and workshops, and adding oral histories to our archive with the Dorset History Centre and Bournemouth Libraries.

This project and legacy will long continue! If you have any additions for the Boscombe Archive, contact us to help build this at greatexhibit@gmail.com.

Partners & Sponsors

The Exhibition wouldn't be possible without help from these wonderful folk:

Caron Khan logo

Public Relations

Sirius Art logo


Bournemouth Emerging Arts Fringe logo

Bournemouth Emerging Art Fringe

Mark Lloyd logo

Public Art

Dorset Scrapstore logo


MBN Arts logo

MBN Arts

B-line Recordings logo

B-Line Recordings

Smartist logo


Heritage Fund logo

Lottery Funded

Contact Us

If you would like to be involved in our fabulous events, in any way, please do drop us a line, we love hearing from you :)

We are always looking to engage local artists, so if we haven't found you already, please tell us, we don't want to miss anyone out!

Volunteering at our events is guaranteed fun. We have a brilliant team of like minded positive folks, and if you would like to help us, we would love you to!

Facebook: facebook.com/GreatBoscombeExhibition

Instagram: instagram.com/greatexhibitionboscombe

Email: greatexhibit@gmail.com