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ENTRY – film screening and winter warmer

Join us for a festive tipple and screening of 'Entry'
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Festival Review

b-side Director Rebecca de Pelet reviews her experiences at the recent Festival
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The Rocca Blog

Rocca chats with the Arts Council about all things b-side
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b-side festival 2023

b-side festival 2023 celebrated This Land, the limestone Isle of Portland that is our home, in all its splendid, fragile beauty through new artworks, walks, talks, and participation. Senses were tantalised, we connected with others around us, and experienced the landscape like never before. Enjoy some of the 1000’s of beautiful moments below, photographs by Paul Box, Pete Millson and Jayne Jackson.

Festival 2023

  • "Thank you so much for bringing something new to Portland. My daughter and I had lots of fun and everyone was extremely friendly."


  • “In its every breath it has everything to do with the place and people”


  • “b-side festival never disappoints, it surprises and delights. We explore the unknown and the unseen.”

    Festival Visitor


Feeling creative?

There are lots of ways you can get involved in b-side’s work, whether you’re an artist, young person or just eager to be part of what we do.

Current Programme

Common Lands

Using the Isle of Portland as a microcosm ‘Common Lands’ will explore our relationship to and with land – both here and elsewhere. Common Lands will explore the physical and environmental context: climate change, biodiversity and erosion together with the human context: migration, displacement, land ownership, and rights through community-led research, workshops, seminars and discussion events, artist bursaries, residencies and commissions.


We’re proud of the wide range of art we’ve been bringing to Dorset since 2008. Help us to keep wowing you.

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