b-side Festival 2020 launch

FESTIVAL 2020 PROGRAMME LAUNCH

Saturday 29th February 2020
St Georges Centre, Reforne
Reforne
Portland
DT5 2AN

It's Festival year again and we can't wait to tell you about it!

b-side festival is back 05 - 13 Sept 2020 come and find out more and how you can join in too. Just drop in between 1- 8pm. We will have films, information, artist’s talks, discussions throughout the day plus Portland Museum Community Researchers group will be on hand to share their recent research on the history and secrets of Church Ope. 

Scheduled events and timings below:

2pm – 2.30pm AGE OF SMOKE: PAINTING THE PREDATOR

A short documentary by Batfish Films following the story of Israeli artist Leni Dothan’s year-long collaboration with a team of chemists from UCL for her b-side 2018 festival commission developing a series of pollution-reactive sculptures to raise public awareness about the danger of pollution in London. 

3pm - 4pm AND THE CROWD GOES WILD

The launch of b-side artist Laura Hopes publication and film 'And the Crowd Goes Wild'. The culmination of a year long project with b-side, The Grove Prison Museum and the YOI.

Laura will give a short talk about the project following the film's premiere screening. 

5pm – 5.30pm AGE OF SMOKE: PAINTING THE PREDATOR

A short documentary by Batfish Films following the story of Israeli artist Leni Dothan’s year-long collaboration with a team of chemists from UCL for her b-side 2018 festival commission developing a series of pollution-reactive sculptures to raise public awareness about the danger of pollution in London. 

6.45 pm  - 7.15pm THE PORTLAND LOOKALIKE AGENCY

Another chance to see this brilliant film created by Joe Borez and James Laming for the 2018 Festival. The Portland Lookalike Agency is a fictitious organisation that can provide celebrity lookalikes drawn from the real residents of Portland. Over the years the island has weathered a steady economic decline and celebrity status can be perceived as a short cut to prosperity. Presented as a film, this ’love story to Portland’ explores the juxtaposition of hope and realisation with a gentle hair ruffling fondness, wit and a healthy dose of black humour.

7.30 pm – 7.45 pm Projections and telepathy by Dorset's own wizard of art Thomas Hughes

8 pm Window Wanderland returns to Portland - this annual event organised by the Friends of b-side turns the whole island into a wonderful illuminated outdoor gallery. Start your journey off in Easton - all info HERE 

 

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