b-side is an internationally recognised
and locally loved arts organisation
on the Isle of Portland in Dorset

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Common Lands

Exploring our relationship with land – here and elsewhere.

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Isle of Portland

Come and explore our beautiful and intriguing island.

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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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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.

b-side Festival 2020 launch


29th February
St Georges Centre, Reforne

b-side festival is back 05 - 13 Sept 2020 come and find out more and how you can join in

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Support for young visual artists

Published 06/01/20

We are thrilled to announce that b-side have been awarded a grant of £9,000 from Alice Ellen Cooper Dean to develop our bursary and mentoring...

A picture of an illuminated moon by artist Luke Jerram

Dorset Moon at Nothe Fort

12th13th July 2019

Over three weekends more than 41,000 people enjoyed Luke Jerram’s monumental Museum of the Moon installation in three stunning locations – St...