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

Peter Rush   Model Making Workshop                      http://www.peterrushart.co.uk


Peter Rush, a local artist to Blandford, was freelance illustrator for BBC TV 'Jackanory' for twenty five years, then focused on paper sculpture modelling. He will be showing off his PRAYING MANTIS PUPPET 10m. Made with plastic bags, stretched by heating. Its been Shown at 'Glastonbury', 'Bestival' and 'Henley Youth Festival', Mantis is mobile and interacts, popular, particularly with children. This will be coupled with 'Plastic Cutlery Beetles' and model making workshops.


JamieJigsaw                                                       http://www.jamiejigsaw.co.uk


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.


Street Entertainment

Alfed el Mago                                                                                                                  www.alfredoelmago.com

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.

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Stuart Taylor         

 https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY1HOO1zRtDvhBixle0LDVA

A performance poet and a  a national poetry slam finalist in 2015,, will be performing his poems at the Greyhound yard and The Market place.

Tip of the Pops wheelbarrow disco

Reduce, Reuse, Upcycle, Boogie!

Experimental solar powered wheelbarrow disco made from reclaimed waste.

One Life One World Don't Waste it! Tip of the Pops is the antidote to Apples ipod a subversive and anarchic discotheque made from waste transported in a wheelbarrow. Earwig the 'barra' is a pop-up solar powered party generator with serious environmental credentials. Playing dumped vinyl records on discarded equipment Tip of the Pops is a lot of fun but also a serious statement about our throw away society