Local Businesses

We work locally with businesses throughout the year to promote the area and support our ‘shop local’ mantra. When we run our annual festival and regular events, we pal up with our local businesses to offer special promos and deals.
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Pen Gallery

28 Kingland Cresent, Poole, BH15 1TB

They are an independant art gallery and store, all profits go back into supporting local artists!

During the festival they had a pop-up shop in our main gallery space.

Check them out in store to see amazing local art!

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Moose skate shop

3, 7a Palmerston Rd, Boscombe, BH1 4FD

A 100% skater owned skate shop and thrift store.

Moose very kindly partnered with BEAF to host our Skateboard Competition, aimed at raising funds for the new skatepark currently in construction at Noyce Gardens.

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The Crooked Book

725 Christchurch Rd, Boscombe, BH7 6AQ

Second hand book shop and vintage store with a great coffee shop for lunch, home-made cakes and drinks.

They also make a great venue for exhibitions and have been part of the BEAF festival trail in the past!

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43 Palmerston Rd, Palmerston Mews BH1 4HW

Truly home-baked cakes, savoury and sweet pastries and delicious meals using as many locally sourced ingredients as possible and often old family recipes

They very kindly created an amazing cake display in honour of this year’s festival.

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Chaplin's Cellar Bar printed in white against a black background

529 Christchurch Rd, Boscombe, BH1 4AG

An award-winning independent bar, restaurant & live music venue in the heart of Boscombe.

It’s a great place to meet people from all walks of life and has a wonderful sense of community.

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Snu-Peas Record centre printed in bold against a red background

10 Ashley Rd, Boscombe, BH1 4LQ

A small shop with a huge selection of thousands of second hand vinyl and cassettes; a crate digger’s paradise!

Check out the new owl mural by Tech.Moon on Snu Peas’ wall, commissioned by BEAF.

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Joy Café

Churchill Gardens, Boscombe, BH1 4HB

A lovely little cafe in Churchill Gardens who are passionate about bringing people together to enjoy great friendships, food & fun.

They were our amazing partners for BEAF’s Backyard event!

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14 Sea Rd, Boscombe, Bournemouth BH5 1DB

Obsidian – the home of the creative theatrical surrealist!

They provide endless events including live music, community groups, workshops and more!

Obsidian are always intrested in supporting new groups, whether it be a book club, feminist group, debate night, chess club etc. Drop them an email if this issomething your intrested in!

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650 Christchurch Rd, Boscombe, Bournemouth BH1 4BP

Bosconova is an independant coffee shop based on Boscome Precinct. They provide speciality coffee and pride themselves on serving the best coffee in Dorset.

Boscanova ethically sources & trades directly through farmers to ensure they get a great price for the coffee they grow. They also provide good, honest food using great ingredients with regularly changing specials. 

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Espresso kitchen written in large red circle with coffee mug image above

651a Christchurch Rd, Boscombe, Bournemouth BH1 4AP

Espresso Kitchen provide great quality coffee and some excellent, handmade cakes. They’re incredibly passionate about their coffee – that’s why it’s Organic, Fairtrade, locally–roasted and ground fresh for every cup. Their food gets the same love and care, too – fresh, handmade and occasionally gluten–free and vegan!

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Creative kids

4/5, The Sovereign Shopping Centre, 600 Christchurch Rd, Bournemouth BH1 4SX

Creative Kids is an Award-Winning Arts Education Charity offering affordable, accessible arts activities that help children and young people age 6 + grow in confidence as budding artists because every child deserves the opportunity to shine.

They produce both free and affordable arts events and programs that encourage children’s participation and engagement with the arts. Creative Kids are passionate about bringing artists and children together to inspire young minds and nurture talent. They encourage artistic freedom, experimentation and have a lot of fun in the process!

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Little Pickle café

737 Christchurch Rd, Boscombe, Bournemouth BH7 6AQ

Little Pickle cafe is a charming, family friendly café serving delicious food, situated between Boscombe & Pokesdown and just minutes from the beach.

Little Pickle is a family friendly deli cafe promoting local produce from Dorset with delicious sandwiches, gorgeous cakes and great coffee, as well as lots of other yummy stuff!!

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