b-side festival 10-18 September 2016

"We've been entertained, welcomed, challenged. I love being assaulted by things out of the ordinary..."

b-side returns to the Isle of Portland showcasing the very best in contemporary art made in response to this beautiful and intriguing island. Extraordinary, playful, witty and challenging our programme emerges from conversations between artists, producers and the residents of Portland.

A generous mix of FREE and ticketed events will ensure that every Festival day offers a different experience -  including artist talks, workshops, fanatical tours, pop up cinema, Reliant Robins, underground goings on and intriguing bending of truths at The Other Tourist Information Centre plus much more.

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What's On

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Artist Opportunities

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Calling all artists! See how you can be a part of b-side.

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Weymouth and Portland

b-side multimedia is an artist-led arts organisation based in Dorset.

We work with and commission artists to make new site-responsive work revealing the marginal, often forgotten and less commercial aspects of our coastal towns and communities. There is a b-side festival every two years in Weymouth and Portland.

A b-side festival can provide moments of reflection, beauty, surreal interventions and unexpected encounters with art.

Our last Festival was in September 2014, take a look at the 2014 Archive page to see the breadth of the work.

What else do we do?

b-side now has a year round programme of activity that includes working with young people, communities, artists and other organisations. For more information about this work download our new publication Moments Not Monuments.

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