Welcome to The Blandford Arts Hub :

 We all have a bit of creativity with in. Visit us and discover yours.


GO Straight to WHATS ON.

ABOUT: This is an exciting new project for Blandford Forum, bringing arts to the community, and the community to the arts.  There will be a diverse range of activities to suit all ages and abilities. 

Set in the newly developed Nightingale Court garden (The cut through between M&S/Langton Rd Carpark ( Postcode for sat nav: DT11 7DZ) and East st/Blandfords high st. ).

Just next door in Nightingale Court you can find more crafty creations at Coralies’ Crafts & Gifts and Cotton Moon Haberdashery and fabric shop.  But if you want art on skin then there is the tattoo parlour or if its creative haircuts, we have a hairdresser too.

It really is quite the creative corner, and well worth a visit

We have sadly lost as a neighbour the creative Cake and Sprinkles, but visit her FB page or website and take part in one of her cake decorating courses. 

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 ” Come down and say hello or pick up a leaflet to find out more. ” 

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What’s on this month:   



Thankyou to the Arts Council we have secured funding enabling us to continue with our free Drop Ins (Monday and Friday* morning 10-12. (*note Friday is the new day that has changed from the advertised Thursday)  and our Wombling Free Saturday 1.30-3.30), subsidise our kids art clubs to make it more affordable for families and put a fun packed Free


ITS OCTOBER….. our last month of fun workshops.  So what are we up to?

Every Saturday 11-3 we will be making Halloween decorations for the big Spooktacular event at Angus wood.

These workshops are free, just pop on down when it suits you and leave when it suits you.

How to find the Blandford Arts Hub :- (access via Langton Rd long stay Carpark, behind M&S

(NOT via east street), Follow the chain link fence and then the path that takes you under the willow tree.:-)


Children’s After Schools Art Clubs every Tuesday and Thursday 

Please go to our booking page to secure your space.  

Each class has space for just 8 children so don’t delay and book today

Our workshops ends end of October


We have other courses available all listed on our booking page.

The other new edition is our Artist Social, every second Friday of the month.

Its a get together for artists. Bring your work, exchange ideas, and the chance to be sociable. 

The little Shop and Gallery News:  We have been getting a great variety of artist in the worlds smallest art gallery

We still want to see more artist and have more of their unique work to sell.  If you are an artist please get in touch


Thank you to all those that have supported the Blandford Arts Hub

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To sum up:-

  1. For the most up to date information, to converse and share ideas, and see what is happening at BAHub, click here and join our facebook group. 
  2. Remember we always like to get feedback and ideas so we can tailor activities to suit you.
  3. Do email us on freeexpressioncreative@gmail.com for any questions about our activities, what we have on offer, how to book, and opening times (we currently have varied opening times)

Here are just some of the ideas and plans we are working towards.


 And a bit more detail:

Drop in workshops

We will be running regular free drop in workshops, giving everyone the opportunity to get creative. Currently they are our Monday project day, Friday morning drop in and Saturday afternoon Wombling free session. You can bring your own project in, or do one of ours. We will also run our own Money for nothing sessions helping you breath new life into your old stuff and maybe even make some money along the way. There are many who have to work so we have created the lunch hour club. Sadly this has not started yet, due to lack of man power (unless a kind volunteer would like to help run it?). If you are interested, either as a participant or to help run it, do let us know. Currently we are suggesting a £3 donation towards materials, but only if you can afford it. :-)

Blandford Wombles

Remember the Wombles? We love them as they are all about making good use of the things folks leave behind. We will be getting creative with all that stuff people think as rubbish but we see as gold and amazing art resources. This will take place Saturdays Afternoons

Afterschool’s and Holiday Art club

We will be offering a fun creative afterschool’s and holiday clubs. This will be suitable for over 7. We know the local schools all end at different times so we operate a flexi start time for our after schools art club, so we hope all can get to it.  Our holiday art clubs younger children can join in but with adult supervision. Full details on our booking page. We are also looking at creating the little wombles toddler group, but help is required to assist running it.

Guest Artist

The studio will be available for guest artists to run their own workshops. If you would like to do this, please email us.

Available for Hire

When there are no workshops running the space is available to hire for your own use. It could be to run your own workshop or hold an event, birthday parties, just ask .

The day is divided into 3 sessions of approx, morning afternoon and evening.  Cost will be £15 per session. Should you want us to provide a helper that would be an additional £10p/h

BAHub Membership

We are developing an annual membership scheme. This will give you discounts or free entry to our various workshops and events. There will also be a discount on art supplies.

We will keep you updated to when our membership scheme becomes active

Artist Social

A Get together for artists, every second Friday of the month. Bring your work, exchange ideas, and the chance to be sociable in a lovely garden setting.         It starts 12th May from 6.30 and carries on over the summer. Please note its BYO refreshments

 Take a look at some of our 2023 workshops below.

Any questions please do get in touch. :-)

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Things to Note :-..



** Creativate lessons in Art with Mell Bennett

Creativate is one our creative partners who also runs independently from us. Mel also runs workshops outside of what we do at BAHub.  So, we recommend going to her events page & website to see the other activities that she may be running.

Creative fun for kids

We offer both an after schools club, and activities for the holidays.

The after schools club you sign up for 1/2 of the school term, which is 6 weekly sessions. We will be covering a variety of activities, culminating in a finished project that they can share with their family.

The holiday fun are single sessions but you can book in advance multi sessions should you so wish.  We will have suggested activities each week but we also like to go with what your child may want to do.

Our focus for the kids workshops is to have fun and follow their creative flow.

For more information please go to the booking page.

Free Drop In Sessions

Not wanting to exclude anyone we have free drop in sessions every Monday & Thursday morning 10-12, including our Wombling free, Wombles club. every Saturday 2-4.    No booking required just pop down.

To add a bit more interest for the little ones, along with our box of colouring stuff, we have our really wild sandpit and our resident goldfish, Learoy Jenkins, Japan, Aka and Little Miss Invisible.

Did you know along with the Blandford Wombles (who are very shy and secretive, can you find their home? Have you seen them?), we often get the fairies visiting and they make a right mess in the sandpit with all their glitter -sorry. If you see glitter then the fairies have been!

So much to see, do and look for:-)

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Fun & relaxation for all the community

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