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Arts, crafts and such in Bournemouth, Dorset*

Anything from pukka art galleries to craft shops. Trendy and twee both welcome.

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  • Enigma in Old Christchurch Road is a fantastic place to find all sorts of alternative stuff like crystals and jewellery. They also have a good selection of alternative books.
  • Russel-Cotes Gallery in Bournemouth.
  • I think Hobby craft around the Ferndown area is the best arts and craft centre for buying art and crafts related items. it is large and is so much fun to look around. great fun. You could spend hours in there!
  • Boscombe, and Westbourne: Most stuff in Boscombe is shut down. Westbourne is arty farty central. Full of florists, antiques, galleries, music, buskers, and cute little cafes. Very Nice!
  • Russell Cotes Museum. Well worth a poke around if not for the huge portrait of some bird full frontal!!! Hobbycraft, if anyone can get to it!!
  • westover gallery on westover road for art supplies.
  • Poole Pottery is the coolest
  • Boscombe community festival:- who dares to,say that boscombe and bournemouth lack culture the boscombe community festival held every year (and getting bigger each time) is a smaller equivelent of the larmer tree with great live music fromceltic to reggea to house to metal etc. drum workshops, dj workshops , kids activities , arts and crafts and so so much more. next festival in september looks to be the biggest yet and if you like good music and great people then dont miss it. Ther is also a lot of smaller but equally good quality events coming up sooner parkstone are having a band bash on the green. (party on the green look it up sorry havent got dates with me will try and post later. Another band and community bash on the bickerly in ringwood boasting bands such as dubheart and pronghorn. ill try and post the website for these events soon.
  • Like the open air gallery by the Pavillion.
  • Oxidium for handmade jewellery...FAB!
  • Nope. Have to head to Burley for that!
  • Hobby Craft is pukka - everything u need under one huge roof
  • i wouuld like some information on craft shops in the area
  • Poole Pottery has some crafty type things inside
  • The Little Green Place has cool pictures of Aliens and other cool, reasonably cheap present type stuff, definately for those into the wierd and wonderful.
  • Russel Coates on Westcliff is all Bournemouth has. Worth a look as it's free and has the odd good exhibition. Poole has more of this stuff.

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