Its all free, yet so much to see and do.
A chance for all to have ago at different areas of creativity To watch and listen and have a great day
A dynamic and diverse community arts festival
Sat. 20th & Sun. 21st May
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Vanessa Conyers/ Pottery Parlour http://www.potteryparlourdorset.co.uk
Greyhound Yard 11-
The Parlour is dedicated to proper pottery, creating work from the very beginning, starting with raw clay. The staff aim to provide you with a memorable creative experience.
Magic Drum http://www.magicdrum.org.uk
Langton Medows(near Marks& Spencers) 10.30 12.30 performance ‘3pm
Magic Drum provides drumming workshops and rhythm-
Johnathan Searls Sculpting workshop http://www.jonathan-
Blandford Museum Vistorian Garden 10am -
Jonathan is based in Dorset and is an established stone carver. He has exhibited his work extensively in Dorset and countrywide, including the Barbican Centre in London where he was invited to give sculpture demonstrations. He will be running a drop-
Madeleine Grantham Stor1y teller
Parish Centre. Workshop 1 10am Workshop 2. 1pm With tsome stories for children inbetween
Madeleine is a teacher and freelance story teller for the past 22 years. She took part in our previous arts festival in 2004 will be returning this year teaching the art of story telling to those interested in learning the art. Each workshop will explore the approaches to learning stories (visual /auditory/kinesthetic), imagination stimulation exercises/making up stories, body warm ups, performance skills/confidence building.
Woodhouse Gardens 10-
We will be creating two pieces of permanent art -
Parish Centre Garden
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.
Imaginations Childrens creative writing workshop
This workshop was inspired by the bedtime story game of imaginations I play with my children. Each child will write a section of story inspired by the previous entry. This will lead to wonderful creative journey of the childs imagination. It will then be published as an e-
Grey Hound Yard 10.30 -
A continuous roll of paper where people get the chance to put their doodle. At the end of the day it will be dispalyed at the corn exchange
Meet Outside the Corn Exchange 10a.. Bring your own m aterials
4hrs to paint a scene of Blandford. The finished paintings will then be displayed at the corn exchange exhibition. Invitation to all ages and styles. Please note any minors must be accompanied by an adult.
The Performing Arts Theatre Academy www.thepatheatreacademy.uk
Parish Centre 10am
Passionate about Acting, Singing and Dance
The Academy is a new Performing Arts school in Blandford run by Principals Lauren Newbury and Rebecca Hollands. It provides tuition in Drama, Singing, Musical Theatre and Dance and offer LAMDA, ABRSM, RAD and BTDA examinations and is affiliated with Forum Drama. The Academy provides school holiday workshops from musical theatre medleys to intensive drama days.
During the festival they will be showcasing some or the songs from their next production 'Believe' and there will also be an opportunity to be part of a workshop and learn one of the songs!
Mixed media 3d Sculpture with Shell North
Woodhouse Gardens from 10am last session 3pm
Get the chance in this workshop Sculpting and up-
~ Please note due to minimal funding there will only be limited free places. They will be spilt between morning and afternoon sessions. Other wise £10 for adults & £5 for children.
Needle Felting with Mary Jane Lillie https://www.facebook.com/maryjanelilliegiftsandartwork/ Woodhouse Gardens from 10am last session 3pm
Get the chance to have a go at this fascinating process of turning raw wool (the wool you find on a sheeps back not a knitting shop) into a fabulous creation just by using a needle
Please note there will only be a certain number of free places/kits. They will be spilt between morning and afternoon sessions. Other wise around £5 for the kit
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|Fat Thursday Jazz, Kings Arms (19th)|
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