Reflecting on ‘b-side Assemblies No 2: Embracing Change, Embracing Dementia’ by Rachel Dunford

A new initiative b-side have started is called 'b-side assemblies' where people can book a place for a day of conversation, featuring contributions from artists, producers and curators. The discussion is usually linked with the exhibition currently on at Outpost (Outpost is b-side's office and gallery space).  The event I attended was called 'b-side Assemblies No 2: Embracing…

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Apply for b-side Festival 2018!

Want to be a part of b-side Festival 2018?  We are now receiving applications for our next festival.  We are looking to commission new works of up to £4,000.  We are looking for ideas that respond to and reveal all aspects of the island, which may include its geology, ecology, archaeology, heritage and its geographic relationships locally and internationally.…

Shame Chorus at West Weares. Photo: Paul Box.

LGBT History Month 2017

It's LGBT History month and we've got a couple of things to share with you!  Firstly: We are celebrating LGBT History month by releasing some very special live recordings of Shame Chorus from b-side festival 2016.  Each Monday (in February) we will be releasing a new track! So keep your eyes and ears peeled! Shame Chorus is an uplifting music…

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CHRISTMAS AT OUTPOST

Ho ho ho! And the festive season is almost upon us. From Monday 12th – Sunday 18th of December outpost is going to transform into a festive hub of Christmas activities. Be sure to come and visit us! We’ve got lots of stuff going on! 12th – 18th       The b-side festive window display…

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Have you visited #bside16 ?

(If you have) Thanks so much for visiting b-side festival this year!  We'd love to know your thoughts !  Fill in our online survey. If you've got a spare 5 minutes we'd love for you to fill in our online survey.  Knowing what you think, feel and want will help us improve as a festival. …

We have moved to Portland!

We have moved into what used to be the Jackson Gallery and Café in Fortuneswell, Portland.  Mark and Jo, the owners of the Café are now leasing the space to the b-side team for our new office space, Outpost. Not only is Outpost our new office, it will also become our creative hub for activities and is an…

b-side wins festival App

b-side are really pleased to announce that we are one of the nine arts organisations to have been selected to work with Apps4Arts this year to create an app for this year's festival. With over 80% of adults using smart phones to access information this will be yet another way that our festival visitors can…

TPAS awards 2016

And the winners are……

An innovative youth employment programme led by b-side with other arts and culture organisations in Dorset has won the Southern Region 2016 TPAS award for Excellence In Employment, Skills & Training and shortlisted in the National TPAS Awards to be announced later this year. The b-roads youth programme worked with some of the most hard to reach…