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

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Sat. 20th & Sun. 21st May  

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Spiller Roofing

Circus & Magic

Alfed el Mago                                                                                                        

Alfredo is a close up magician, now based in Blandford Forum, Dorset, after living in Spain for some years. With his unique brand of zany magic he will liven up any event.

Alfredo the Magic Man likes to do magic with ordinary, everyday objects, string, coins, keys, paper, as well as cards. 'What I love about close up magic, is that it brings out the child in people', says Alfredo.

`Airtime` Circus Creations

In the morning they will hold trapeze workshops, followed by a performance Early Evening.  Emily Redsell started up airtime and  is from Blandford.

Airtime is a blend of circus, dance and physical theatre. The piece they will be performing is a new collaboration set to make its debut this spring. Combining their love for creating and playing both on the ground and in the air "Send me a postcard" is ready to entice the whole family. Using the stimulus of a quote "take these broken wings and learn to fly", Hannah and Emily have been playing with taking flight and the struggles of learning how to grow up. We have been collaborating with some of our favourite people using dance, circus including cyr wheel, hooping, trapeze and rope. Along with some good old theatre we entice you into our bizarre world and take you on our great migration of life.


Jamie Jigsaw will be entertaining the children through circus workshops, demonstrating juggling, stilt walking, magic & balloon modelling.  Also over the day he will be doing some walk abouts on stilts around the town.

Baffling Blandford Premiere

A magical mystery tour, starting from the Crown Hotel at 4pm.

A pinch of history, a dash of comedy, a load of mystery.

It’s a town walk for adults, but fun for accompanied children too.

A half-hour stroll packed into 90 intriguing minutes! Come along and be baffled!

Launching at the Free Expression Festival and continuing on Wednesdays, from 29 June onwards.

These Pages are always being updated with details of the specific events. So Keep Checking :-).