Top five upcoming events

Suzi Dixon runs down some great days and nights out for the first half of next month…

Friday March 29

Mr Scruff at Canvas

  Canvas Loft Bar 45 Poole Hill, BH2 5PW Bournemouth

Before we delve into April events, don’t miss Mr Scruff at Canvas, on Poole Hill, this Friday. Before heading off to Paris, he’s playing Bournemouth and Southampton. Bringing his unique brand of funk, electro and tech, you can expect floor-filling tracks past and present. He’s best known for his mixing skills… and his love of tea. See for a preview.


Monday April 1

Techno Tapas at Lolas Restaurant

  Lolas Restaurant 95 Commercial Road, BH2 5RR Bournemouth

From the team who brought you Toma Sundays, the new night for students from the UK and beyond, plus Bournemouth’s eclectic international community, is Monday night at Lolas Restaurant. Ivan de la Fuente and friends will take to the decks so you can dance off your tasty tapas tea. See for more information and menus.

Sunday April 7

Health On-Line Bournemouth Bay Run

The annual beach run for charity is ideal for people of all fitness levels. Join the Lansdowne insurance team and their family and friends to raise money for the British Heart Foundation. There are different routes for different ages and abilities, including two kids courses. There’s still time to sign up or donate – see

Saturday April 13

Canvas Comedy with Jen Brister

  Canvas Loft Bar 45 Poole Hill, BH2 5PW, Bournemouth

The Canvas Comedy show is a relatively new monthly night and ideal for a Saturday night out that doesn’t involve a hangover… necessarily! Instead, buy one of Canvas’s cool cocktails and enjoy the comedy stylings of Jen Brister, who you may have seen on BBC shows such as Live At The Apollo. Your host for the night of shots and giggles is Luke Honnoraty. See for £8 early bird tickets.

Friday April 19

Poole St George’s Day Family Music & Beer Festival

  Poole St George’s Day Festival The St Aldhelm’s Centre, Branksome,BH121AD Poole, Dorset

Celebrate England’s patron saint with your friends and family at The St Aldhelm’s Center. There will be live local and tribute acts but the main attraction will be the beer tent, for sure. Organisers promise a selection of unusual craft lagers, 12 real ales and eight real ciders, mostly from local producers. Go to for tickets from £8.