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,Laughter Lines and Comedy Magic shows. In the future we hope to diversify and increase th range of entertainments to the town.
Blandford Community Promotions is run 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, he 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. Our aim is not to make profits and Clive and his team work as voluteers and so are not normally paid. Any profits made will be reinversted or where indicated, given to local charities. 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 or purchase it. We aim to own as much sound and lighting equimpent to avaid hire costs ans so be able to therefore realease more funds in the future to the local causes we support.
Special thanks to Sam James who has worked with us the last couple of years to help establsh the Comedy Exchange, whithout whom it would not be what it is today. Sadly for us he has moved on to concentrate on other exciting projects for which he has our full support.
The cost of staging events can be quite high so we welcome sponsorship of events from local business. In return companies get to promote their business at the event and are promoted in all posters and advertising for the sponsored events.
We are also happy to work with other community groups to help with advertising and online ticket sales, so if your group is interested, get in contact.
We are currently looking for interested volunteers 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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