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
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
Sound installation St Georges Church
10/09/2016 - 18/09/2016
#secretbside
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
Photo by Ten Shots member Georgina Bolt. b-side festival 2018.
03/09/2018 - 21/10/2018
Clothes Line by Brian Callinan. Photo: Pete Millson. b-side festival 2018.
08/09/2018 - 16/09/2018
Easton Ridge National Park by Claudia Antonius & Jörg Jozwiak. Photo: Pete Millson. b-side festival 2018
08/09/2018 - 16/09/2018
08/09/2018 - 16/09/2018
Endangered Dust
Multiple dates
Raphael Daden
08/09/2018 - 16/09/2018
Portland Pathways
08/09/2018 - 16/09/2018
08/09/2018 - 16/09/2018
Cinepoem Still
08/09/2018 - 16/09/2018
Kamra-e-faoree by Farhad Berahman. Photo: Molly Scarborough. b-side festival 2018.
08/09/2018 - 16/09/2018
The Crowd Go Wild
08/09/2018 - 16/09/2018
Portland Stone Rehabilitation Centre
08/09/2018 - 16/09/2018
08/09/2018 - 16/09/2018
Multiple dates
Farhad Berahman
Multiple dates
Lucy Large
08/09/2018 - 16/09/2018
08/09/2018 - 16/09/2018
'Monuments of Portland' by Tim Spooner. Photo by Pete Millson. b-side festival 2018.
08/09/2018 - 16/09/2018
War and Cheese
Multiple dates
Fly By Night by Tom Hughes
Multiple dates
The Widows Dream
08/09/2018 - 16/09/2018
Arcadia Film Screening
09/09/2018
Trigger Warning by There There. Photo by Maria Tanjala.
14/09/2018 - 15/09/2018
Photo: Paul Samuel White
Multiple dates
16/09/2018
Family Workshop by Farhad Berahman. Photo: Pete Millson. b-side festival 2018.
16/09/2018

Your Festival

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)