Its all free, yet so much to see and do.

What makes this special?

A chance for all to have ago at different areas of creativity To watch and listen and  have a great day

Whats it all about ?

A dynamic and diverse community arts festival

Free Expression

A Great Day Out for all the family

Festival PartnersAll you see is all we aspire too.HomeTogether we can reach our aspirationsGive Blandford that little bit of sparkle.

Sat. 20th & Sun. 21st May  

At the heart of the country

SINCE 1842

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Awarded the Feefo Gold Trusted  Service award 2017

Spiller Roofing

Like all events of this kind there is the core team and then there are all the everyone elses.  And what a lot of everyone elses.  Here are just a few I would like to mention and to thank.


" I have always loved the arts and events. I was first involved with Blandford Festival (which sadly stopped 16 years ago), then Dorset Art Weeks, for which I am still Blandford co-ordinator. Then in 2005, as part of the Blandford Charter 400 celebrations, I created the first Free Expression Arts festival. This proved to be a popular event with very positive feedback. Blandford needs something like this, so I am doing it again because I can and people want it. I have a fabulous team helping, with skill sets in theatre, music, art, schools. I am very confident that this will indeed be a truly wonderful event. "

 Kate Seeger (Festival Director)

Meet the Team.

...And a BIG thank you goes to

Our fondest memories to  - Esme Butler

We miss you….RIP 17/05/17

Blandford Town Museum - Sylvia Hickson-Andrews

 Nicci Brown -  Forum Focus & Arches Project

Blandford Parish Church of St Peter & St Pauls

Catherine Miller

Julie & Peter Newal

Musical Sam

Jana Bundy & Paul Hayland

(Art of the Impossible)

Kate Seeger

Festival Director

The team is a rolling team, often changing from year to year.  If you would like to get involved then do email me,  

We always need more ….

 Thanks to those that have volunteered their time.    

Kate :-)

Sam Finlay