AROUND six thousand people attended each day of the regional Jehovah's Witnesses convention in Bournemouth last weekend.

The three-day event at the BIC saw visitors come from all over the world.

Jehovah's Witnesses publish Bible based literature in more than 900 languages and visitors to the convention included a couple from China, a man from Nepal and a young Romanian man who moved to the United Kingdom in the week of the event.

While the opening day of the convention was slightly quieter - around 5,000 people in attendance - the Saturday and Sunday saw the Windsor Hall and foyer areas of the BIC at capacity with in excess of 6,000 people present.

The theme of the whole event was "Don't Give Up".

The convention was one of 41 taking place in Britain this summer and was one of the biggest conventions at the BIC this year.

The opening day discussed what can help Christians cultivate the qualities necessary to endure difficulties.

Saturday considered how God supplies people with endurance and comfort, before Sunday reflected on how Jesus' words "the one who has endured to the end will be saved" can be heeded.

Barry Luker was the media overseer of the event and helped organise the convention.

"The event was a great success. The whole weekend was really busy, with people coming from across the south coast and a number of international visitors," Mr Luker said.

"There was a series of talks and a variety of presentations. The story of Lot's wife was presented in a modern dramatic form.

"Lot and his family lived in the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, which were destroyed by God.

"It was a very wealthy place and as they fled the city Lot's wife really wanted to go back and enjoy her life that she enjoyed in the city. She turned back to look at the city and became a pillar of salt.

"The modern day drama at the convention focused on materialism and wealth in society which is taking our attention away from the important things in life like our family and God."