b-side festival 10 - 18 September 2016, Portland, Dorset

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 returned to the Isle of Portland in September 2016 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.

Thousands of visitors enjoyed a generous mix of free and ticketed events that included brand new work in film, visual art, sound and live art created especially for the festival, artist talks, workshops, bus tours, a pop up outdoor cinema, a Reliant Robin parade, underground goings on and intriguing bending of truths at The Portland Office for Imaginary History plus much more.

 
View the 2016 Festival Artists →

“Really appreciated everything I saw. The whole experience pushed the borders of what I considered to be art last week! Thank you.”

- 2016 Festival Visitor

Events

Artwork at b-side festival 2016
10/09/2016 - 18/09/2016
10/09/2016 - 18/09/2016
10/09/2016 - 18/09/2016
Paul Wenham-Clarke - Mine
10/09/2016 - 18/09/2016
10/09/2016 - 18/09/2016
Sound installation St Georges Church
10/09/2016 - 18/09/2016
#secretbside
10/09/2016 - 18/09/2016
10/09/2016 - 18/09/2016
Weather Station presented by OSR Projects
10/09/2016 - 18/09/2016
Boombox by Sadie Hennessy
10/09/2016 - 18/09/2016
10/09/2016 - 18/09/2016
10/09/2016 - 18/09/2016
Reine at Quiddles
Multiple dates
10/09/2016 - 18/09/2016
Tim Spooner 'The Shambles' by Brendan Buesnel
Multiple dates
Shame Chorus at West Weares
10/09/2016
10/09/2016
Shame Chorus at St Georges Church
11/09/2016
11/09/2016
13/09/2016
15/09/2016
15/09/2016
Chorus on Portland  by Ray Lee
16/09/2016
17/09/2016
17/09/2016

Festival Guide 2016

The 2016 Guide can be viewed online with our interactive reader. You can also download a PDF copy at the link below. The Festival Guide will be available to pick up for free at various locations around Portland before and during the festival, including Outpost and Whitestones Cafe.

Download Festival Guide 2016 PDF Download Festival Guide 2016 PDF (3.4MB)