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

A man standing next to a window

Outpost Windows - Ray Mayall

23rd July12th August 2020

During the lockdown, many people have been rekindling their love of making - baking, sewing, painting, drawing and crafting we want to celebrate

I Scream Van by FUSE performance b-side Festival 2010 Photo Pete Millson

CREATE! Developing Your Idea

Deadline -
Monday 13th July 2020 - 8:00am
About the course

b-side and Activate Performing Arts have teamed up to bring you a FREE short online course exploring what’s involved...

The b-side festival 2020 logo - circles


b-side festival 2021

11 - 19 September 2021

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Isle of Portland

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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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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.