Cultural Hub

The Cultural Hub is a unique consortium of arts/cultural organisations and schools in Bournemouth and Poole which promotes a direct dialogue, sharing of skills, and a meaningful relationship between the education and cultural sectors.  Its role is to bring together colleagues from schools and cultural organisations to create, develop and deliver inspirational learning opportunities for children and young people.

We believe the Cultural Hub is unique in the UK.  We develop and deliver projects in and out of schools that are directly relevant to our partners since they steer the project idea and design, and through our self-financing and peer-moderated model we don’t need to look to external funders for project money.  As well as ensuring our sustainability, this also allows us to decide our own priorities, take risks and be responsive to the needs or opportunities our partners bring to the table.

Membership is now open!

Pirate Extravaganza!

Posted on: 16th December 2014

To facilitate transition between Ad Astra First School and Haymoor Junior School, Year 2 and Year 5 pupils worked together to create a Pirate Extravaganza! 180 pupils took a trip to Brownsea Island where BOK theatre company regaled them with tales of Poole’s history, in role as Harry Paye and his ship’s mate. Back in...
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Forgotten Voices

Posted on: 24th November 2014

Forgotten Voices was a project between Poole Museums Service and students from Poole High School to mark Black History Month 2014 and was supported by Bournemouth and Poole Cultural Hub. Students explored slavery and abolition in Poole using resources from the Poole History Centre. Students also worked with local historian and poet Louisa Adjoa Parker to...
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The Elves and the Shoemaker

Posted on: 22nd May 2014

The Lighthouse hosted a theatre production ‘The Elves and the Shoemaker’ by Stuff and Nonsense, in November 2010, for early years and reception classes in Bournemouth and Poole that were invloved in the cultural hub. Activities following the children’s attendence of the performance included artist workshops in school, and visits to local libraries. Teachers were also given a useful resource...
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The Enormous Turnip

Posted on: 22nd May 2014

wave and Lighthouse commissioned Dorset based Stuff and Nonsense Theatre Company to create a Christmas show, The Enormous Turnip, as an alternative to a pantomine for Reception aged children. This Cultural Hub project was written specifically to engage children in the story, to encourage them to listen, talk about and understand the plotline and the characters...
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The Mermaid Princess

Posted on: 22nd May 2014

March 2010 saw the arrival of Teatro Kismet’s production of The Mermaid Princess in six Bournemouth and Poole primary and middle schools.   After finding inspiration whilst watching the play at Lighthouse, the students participated in workshops related to the story in local libraries, with professional artists and illustrators in school and had map work...
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Poppy Fields

Posted on: 20th May 2014

We are very pleased to announce that Wave is working in partnership with Valise Noire Theatre Company, Lighthouse, BSO, the Cultural Hub, Michele O’Brien, Hazel Evans and many other partners to commemorate the First World War with the project, Poppy Fields. Poppy Fields is a multi-faceted heritage and arts project incorporating the making of thousands of...
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