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.
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.
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.