As Blandford Community Promotions, we are here primarily to promote and organise entertainment events in Blandford Forum, to connect with people, build community and start conversation. In doing this we want to bring the Corn Exchange back into regular use through the staging of shows to enable, not only its survival but restoration as a venue for entertainment and community use.
We are currently using the vehicle of Comedy in the form of our stand-up nights, the Comedy Exchange, and Comedy Magic shows. In the future we hope to diversify and increase th range of entertainments to the town. Currently we have 'the Comedy Exchange' quaterly, Winter, Spring, Summer and Autumn and Comedy Magic or similar shows in the Autumn and Winter seasons.
Blandford Community Promotions has been established by Clive Newlin who lives in Blandford. As a long time member of Forum Drama, and its previous incarnations, and an active member of the Parish Church, has a desire to bring the cummunity of Blandford Forum together, to build up our community life, building connections between Church, Town Council and other organisations in the town and the people of our town. Profits we make will normally be donated to local charities, with each event dedicated to supporting a specific cause. On occasion we may use events to raise money to enhance what we are able to offer by, for example investing in equipment like lighting and sound. All this equipment cost considerable money when we have to hire it, so we aim to own as much as we are able to therefore realease more funds in the future to the local causes we support.
Clive is also joined by Sam James as event host and promoter, sharing Clive's passion for this project.
This new venture, is also aimed at helping the Blandford Forum Community and surrounding villages connect, promote and sell their events. We are happy to work with Churches, Community groups and other organisations that benefit the community of Blandford Forum.
Costs of staging events can be quite high so we welcome sponsorship of events from local business. In return compnies get to promote their business at the event and are promoted in all posters and advertising for the sponsored events.
We are currently looking for interested volenteers who may like to join us to help manage these events. If you think you have skills that would enhance what we are doing, and share our vision for bringing quality entertainment to Blandford Forum, 'connectiong people, building community, and starting conversation', please get in touch via the contacts page. We will arrange to meet and discuss what you can do for us.
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