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A Cultural Compact for Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Cultural Enquiry

The Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Cultural Enquiry was founded in 2019 by an ambitious new consortium of partners – the then three councils (now BCP Council), Arts Council England, Arts University Bournemouth, Bournemouth University, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Lighthouse Poole and Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership. 

The Enquiry was initiated to shape a shared ambition and collective opportunity for Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole as a place of culture. It was undertaken by Tom Fleming Consultancy throughout 2019 and is the first ‘whole place’ process of review, engagement and visioning for culture of any new local authority in the UK. It recognises that culture will be central to the future success of the new unitary authority Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP Council). 

special event


A Cultural Future For Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

Event Postponed Until Further Notice

Event Information

Where is it?

The event will be held at Lighthouse Poole. 21 Kingland Road, Poole, BH15 1UG.

When is it?

The event will take place on Monday 23rd March 2020 from 09.30 to 17.00. The event will feature a morning session and a full day depending on your ticket type.

What is it?

A FREE event reviewing the outcomes of the Cultural Enquiry and find out more about the BCP Cultural Collective. The day will consist of morning sessions featuring fantastic speakers and an afternoon of workshops dissecting the key themes of the Enquiry.

A Cultural Future for Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole online consultation interim results

Although the conference ha been postponed until late 2020, our online consultation in the form of five surveys has been open since 7th February 2020. 

We value your input and our surveys are your opportunity to have your say. They are quick and easy to complete – choose your top 3 or 5 options and leave any additional comments you may have. 

Our surveys are still open, please complete them on the conference page of this website.

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