b-side festival 08 - 16 September 2018, Portland, Dorset

One amazing island

b-side celebrated 10 years in 2018 and our biennial festival returned to Portland in September to showcase the very best in contemporary art, made in response to this beautiful, intriguing and extraordinary island. Over 15,000 visits were made to the b-side this year our biggest Festival yet.

View the 2018 Festival Artists →

“Wow!! Makes you stop and think. Art at it's best.”

- Comment by festival visitor 2018

An overview of b-side festival by Megan Dunford

b-side Festival 2018: Ania Bas

b-side Festival 2018: And The Crowd Go Wild

Festival Events

Easton Ridge National Park Tours
Festival
Multiple dates
Miss High Leg Kick
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Multiple dates
Fly By Night by Tom Hughes
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Multiple dates
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Multiple dates
Portland Promettes by Miss High Leg Kick. Photo: Pete Millson. b-side festival 2018.
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Multiple dates
Farhad Berahman
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09/09/2018
Tim Spooner workshop b-side festival 2016
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09/09/2018
Arcadia Film Screening
Festival
09/09/2018
WHY ? Festival
13/09/2018 - 15/09/2018
[intransit] Producers
WHY ? Festival
13/09/2018 - 15/09/2018
Megan Beech at Women of the World festival
WHY ? Festival
13/09/2018
WHY ? Festival
13/09/2018
WHY ? Festival
13/09/2018
Into Dust commissioned by b-side
WHY ? Festival
13/09/2018
Trigger Warning by There There. Photo by Maria Tanjala.
Festival
14/09/2018 - 15/09/2018
War and Cheese
Festival
Multiple dates
WHY? Fake News
WHY ? Festival
14/09/2018
Farhad Berahman
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Multiple dates
Endangered Dust
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Multiple dates
Photo of Katie Ingram-King. Photo by Georgina Bolt.
WHY ? Festival
15/09/2018
Trigger Warning by There There. Photo by Maria Tanjala.
WHY ? Festival
15/09/2018
Photo by Robert Golden
WHY ? Festival
15/09/2018
Photo: Paul Samuel White
Festival
Multiple dates
WHY ? Festival
15/09/2018
The Comfort of Things by Andrew Martin Lee
WHY ? Festival
15/09/2018
Portland Promettes by Miss High Leg Kick. Photo: Pete Millson. b-side festival 2018.
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Multiple dates
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16/09/2018
Family Workshop by Farhad Berahman. Photo: Pete Millson. b-side festival 2018.
Festival
16/09/2018

Your Festival 2018

Festival Guide 2018

Want to see what we programmed for 2018 Festival? The 2018 Guide can be viewed online with our interactive reader. You can also download a PDF copy using the link below. 

Download Festival Guide 2018 PDF Download Festival Guide 2018 PDF (3.1MB)