Social Events in Bournemouth, England This Week

Let’s explore social events in Bournemouth, England happening this week. Local events are a great way to meet new people and make new friends. Look through this page and consider going out and socializing during one of these social events.

Social events are great and offer a world of possibilities. You can make new friends, learn new skills, see things from different perspectives and it’s fantastic for your mental health. And never before has companionship and being able to spend time with others been as important as it is today.

You probably remember being a kid and going up to another person your age and saying, “Do you want to be friends?” and that was pretty much that. Friend made. Alas, it’s not quite as simple now that we’re grown up, but it doesn’t have to be as difficult or as awkward as we think. There are thousands of people out there who would love to meet up with others, finding them just takes a bit of help and that’s what we’re here for.

On this page, we hope you’ll find some interesting events in Bournemouth where you can make some new friends.

Local Groups’ Events in Bournemouth

Free Meditation & Yoga – Join us on Mondays @ 1.45pm -2.45pm

Free Meditation & Yoga - Join us on Mondays @ 1.45pm -2.45pm

◦ When: Monday, May 20th

◦ Where: Shaftesbury Quaker

Hello there!
We’d like to welcome you to our **FREE** Sahaja Yoga meditation meetings hosted by Linda & friends which take place in Shaftesbury – 1.45pm-2.45pm on Mondays for our Drop in Sessions – Please come along and try this transformative meditation that supports peace of mind and inner balance. All welcome – Free Sessions

Venue:
Friend’s Meeting House, 5 Abbey Walk, Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7(…)

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Human flourishing – what is it and how can I make it a reality?

Human flourishing – what is it and how can I make it a reality?

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: Bournemouth West Cliff Hotel

*Everyone welcome – free entry – a voluntary donation of around £3.00 to help with our expenses is optional*

**A talk and discussion led by David Warden**
What is “human flourishing” and can the philosophy of humanism help people to flourish? Millions of people around the world live in dire circumstances and so glib talk about “human flourishing” may mean little to them. For thousands of years, r(…)

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Weekly Tuesday football – littledown 7v7 pitch 2

Weekly Tuesday football - littledown 7v7 pitch 2

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: Littledown Centre

Weekly Tuesday night football at littledown – pitch 2
We play every week no matter the weather (unless littledown closes!) and it is a good fun enjoyable weekly kick about.
A reminder that it is strictly no studs (astro boots or trainers) and a note that the cost is **£6** per player to hire the pitch (yes inflation has kicked in this year to the costs!)(…)

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Ludo Lounge Games Morning

Ludo Lounge Games Morning

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: Ludo Lounge Southburne Bournemouth

_This is a non-booked event. Please edit your RSVP asap if unable to attend, and in any case by 09.00 on the day, or you will be classed as a no show.

Another light-hearted morning of board games at this quirky chain cafe with an extensive choice of eats and drinks.

Feel free to bring along your favourite game to add to Rummikub, Trivial Pursuits, dominoes….

Please purchase at least one drink(…)

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Chinwag and Chill

Chinwag and Chill

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: Circo Lounge

Catching up with old friends and welcoming new ones(…)

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Camping at Purbeck Valley Farm + Walk & So Much More… SEE DETAILS B4 BOOKING

Camping at Purbeck Valley Farm + Walk & So Much More... SEE DETAILS B4 BOOKING

◦ When: Friday, May 24th

◦ Where: Purbeck Valley Farmhouse

Hello all,
This group is incredible in every way, more than I ever imagined, and is helping so many people in so many ways that I actually spoke to, which filled my heart with so much joy. People go away a lot happier after learning something, and the kindness is always flowing.
We are building something special here and changing people’s lives for the better, and everyone is a part of that, so th(…)

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BSR Wednesday 7k / 5k Run & Social Beer!

BSR Wednesday 7k / 5k Run & Social Beer!

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: Boscombe Pier

(Just a heads up, that most people sign up via the facebook page(see at the bottom), and we get 15 to 20 every week so you will not be on your own 🙂 )

Looking for a fun and social way to stay fit? Look no further than the Bournemouth Social Runners! Every Wednesday evening, we meet outside the Boscombe Pier Entrance at 7pm for a scenic run along the beautiful Bournemouth coastline.

Our route of(…)

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New Forest MTB ride from carpark near Holmsley Campsite 11-14 miles

New Forest MTB ride from carpark near Holmsley Campsite 11-14 miles

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: Holmsley Campsite

Meet 1030hrs to set off ASAP after.
Please note that this ride starts from the car park near Holmsley campsite, not my usual start from Holmsley Passage.
Fairly hilly. Expect some mud. 11-14 miles at a gentle pace
There will be a couple of stops en route. MTB only.

Please have your phone with you, and the leader’s number stored in it.
Please also bring a spare inner tube, tyre levers and pump.
In(…)

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Clothed Life Drawing with Trish at Parkstone Baptist Church, Tuesday at 10

Clothed Life Drawing with Trish at Parkstone Baptist Church, Tuesday at 10

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: PARKSTONE BAPTIST CHURCH

**Please do not RSVP on meetup or use the wait list on meetup. Meetup does not book your place and the session may appear full even though it is not. Booking is through my website https://trishvisualarts.weebly.com/book-to-attend-a-class.html**
**and if the session is full please click to join the waiting list there.**

This is a friendly relaxed group open to all abilities, meeting every 4 weeks.(…)

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GoodGym Bournemouth // Group Session // Do Good & Get Fit

GoodGym Bournemouth // Group Session // Do Good & Get Fit

◦ When: Monday, May 20th

◦ Where: Brewhouse & Kitchen – Bournemouth (The Triangle)

**PLEASE VISIT THE WEBSITE TO CONFIRM SESSION DETAILS AND LET US KNOW YOU PLAN TO ATTEND. THIS IS MANDATORY.**

**Want to do something useful with your exercise? GoodGym is no ordinary gym. We’re a group of people who get fit by doing good – helping out local charities and community groups with physical jobs like shifting compost and planting trees.**

**📍 We meet at Brewhouse and Kitchen, 152-15(…)

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Womens Mindfulness Morning with Cacao

Womens Mindfulness Morning with Cacao

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: My home

Join me for a mindful morning of connection, meditation, breathwork and gentle movement with journalling and ceremonial grade cacao.

A mini retreat and reset morning from the comfort of my own home in Alum Chine, we may even finish with a mindful walk through the chine if the sun is shining.

I have 2 lovely souls signed up for this so we are looking for 2 more ladies to join us and leave the wor(…)

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Monthly meal meetup

Monthly meal meetup

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: Framptons

Once a month, I shall select a random restaurant of various cuisines in the BCP and New Forest area where we will gather and have an enjoyable evening being sociable and sampling whatever the chef has to offer 👌(…)

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Swing Unlimited Community Big Band

Swing Unlimited Community Big Band

◦ When: Monday, May 20th

◦ Where: Bournemouth Electric Club

**Please note,** this is not run as part of DAMM but does offer opportunities that maybe of interest. Please contact SU2 via their website for more information and **to confirm rehearsal is taking place.**

**https://swing.subb.co.uk/index.php/pages/su2/**

Swing Unlimited Community Big Band, affectionately known as SU2, is the major gateway for musicians of all ages and abilities into the Swing U(…)

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Salsa Dance Course! 4 Weeks Absolute Beginenrs in Ashley Cross, Poole (Enrique)

Salsa Dance Course! 4 Weeks Absolute Beginenrs in Ashley Cross, Poole (Enrique)

◦ When: Wednesday, May 22nd

◦ Where: Church Road

Salsa Classes

Cuban Dance & Culture in coming to Ashley Cross, Poole

DANCE CUBAN SALSA!
4 WEEKS ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS SALSA COURSE
With Enrique Perez from Cuba
Starting Wednesday 22nd May 7.30pm-9.30pm

@St Peter’s Church
Church Rd, Parkstone, Ashley Cross
Poole
BH14 0NN

Full 4 weeks course £69 per person in advance (£64) If you come in couple)

Teacher: Enrique Perez Valdes from Cuba, Enrique is (…)

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Evening Fun Fit for life Club

Evening Fun Fit for life Club

◦ When: Monday, May 20th

◦ Where: West Overcliff Drive

You do not have to be fit to start. But you have to start to get fit!

We meet on West Overcliff Drive where the steps lead down to the [Harvester](https://www.facebook.com/HarvesterDurleyInn/?__cft__[0]=AZW_3eI7Iepuz_ONUb70eK7WtikuAAxfVge0Y0MliUHHtyaj5xtHN6e6iwikV36UiLNKA0n4sEP97jHkrfVy1y1FYRhaMYIlKiSiY4EBr_YbdIR7_Iptbr9GG5E5y67jOaafHV6erBk3XiS-sUVa4HIj&__tn__=kK-R). The What3words reference is /(…)

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Exmoor and Dorset Coastal walk – with coastal views for the whole walk

Exmoor and Dorset Coastal walk - with coastal views for the whole walk

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: Kimmeridge

Exmoor & Dorset Jurassic Coastal weekend Saturday 25th to Sunday 26th May 2024

The beaches, sea, high cliffs and undulating coastal paths are the main sights of this Exmoor & Dorset event so the whole walking distance will be along the South West Coastal Path. On Saturday we will walk a classic Dorset coastal walk, starting from the coast town of Bournemouth and walk along the coast to the famou(…)

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ISLE WHITE DAY HIKE YARMOUTH – FRESHWATER – TENNYSON DOWN 12- 14 MILES

ISLE WHITE DAY HIKE YARMOUTH - FRESHWATER - TENNYSON DOWN 12- 14 MILES

◦ When: Saturday, May 25th

◦ Where: Lymington Pier

DAY HIKE ISLE WHITE

The walk – 12 – 14 Miles.

I will be leaving Guildford at 8am – if any would like a lift to Lymington , i have two spaces .sharing petrol costs .

Meeting Yarmouth Ferry Terminal or Lymington Taking 10am ferry to Yarmouth , we head out on walk that takes across the West side of the island to Fresh water Bay **3 miles (5.5 km)** Cross the western side of the Isle of Wight from (…)

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PyData Southampton – 7th Meetup

PyData Southampton - 7th Meetup

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: Carnival House

**Venue**: Carnival House, 100 Harbour Parade, Southampton, SO15 1ST
**📢 Want to speak 📢: [submit your talk proposal](https://bit.ly/pydataSoton-talks)**

**Please note**:

1. 🚨🚨🚨A valid photo ID is required by building security. You MUST use your initial/first name and surname on your meetup profile, otherwise, you will NOT make it on the guest list! 🚨🚨🚨
2. This event follows the **[NumFO(…)

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Speed Dating in Bournemouth for 40s & 50s

Speed Dating in Bournemouth for 40s & 50s

◦ When: Thursday, May 23rd

◦ Where: Slug & Lettuce – Old Christchurch Road Bournemouth

**How Speed Dating Works in Bournemouth**
When you arrive at the Bournemouth venue you will be greeted by our friendly professional hosts. Once everyone has arrived and registered we will briefly explain the format of the evening. The ladies will then be asked to make their way to their allocated table. Once the ladies are seated the gentlemen will be asked to proceed to their first date.
You will(…)

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Learn & practice public speaking – with structured feedback

Learn & practice public speaking - with structured feedback

◦ When: Tuesday, May 21st

◦ Where: Barrington Centre

**Learn to speak confidently in front of others!**

**Do you panic at the thought of speaking to a group?** Are you dreading a speech at an upcoming wedding, or feel you are held back in work because you struggle to communicate with customers or your colleagues? Do you wish you could lose the nerves, capture people’s attention and inspire others? In an increasingly online world, many people are mo(…)

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Tips to meet people at social events

One of the best ways to meet new people at social events in Bournemouth is by choosing a common theme or interest. If you like movies, why not go see a screening with people who also like movies! Then you already have something to talk about. Or if you’re into coffee or beer, a Coffee and Beer Garden Meet and Greet could be perfect for you. And keep in mind that smaller group settings can be less intimidating and easier to start conversations in.

Another thing that might worry you is introductions. Some people aren’t as keen on introducing themselves and others worry or get nervous about it. Why not level the playing field and go to an event where everyone is expected to introduce themselves and talk? It could be a networking event, an acting class, a singles event, or a book club. Not only are people looking to introduce themselves at these events but they’re also there to make friends.

Our final tip is on the age of the people you are going to meet. If you have your heart set on meeting people close to your own age, then research events so that you can find your chosen demographic. At the same time, we want to encourage you not to limit yourself. An age gap doesn’t necessarily mean a disconnect and the great thing about different age groups is that they can learn from each other!

You can find even more events in Bournemouth on Bournemouth.co.uk, Letsgoout-bournemouthandpoole.co.uk, or Visit-dorset.com.

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