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Tickets now on sale for 2018’s revolutionary b-side Festival

Tickets go on sale today for b-side, the multimedia arts festival featuring nine days of innovative contemporary art across Dorset’s Isle of Portland from September 8th-16th.

The biennial event is returning with an ambitious programme of artists, creating unique pieces of work which will be scattered across the island’s magical landscape, echoing the festival’s ethos of entertaining, informing and provoking debate with experiences and art.

Is Portland a special place for you?

Come and be photographed in place that is important to you on Portland.

B-side are looking for individuals or families who have a special connection to a place on Portland – a connection, a memory, a story to tell that links them to a particular place on the island.

A special art exhibition and event for World Alzheimer’s Day

Embracing Change, Embracing Dementia

A special art exhibition and event for World Alzheimer’s Day

26 – 28 September

Outpost, Portland

World Alzheimer’s Day is a day on which Alzheimer’s organizations around the world concentrate their efforts on raising awareness about Alzheimer’s and dementia. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, a group of disorders that impairs mental functioning.

Souvenirs: Migratory Objects 15 July to 05 August

Summer is here (really!) and b-side is pleased to present work by two very different artists exploring the holiday tradition of 'souvenirs' in the Outpost project space on Portland. Artists Louise Atkinson and Christian Edwardes explore the souvenir; that beloved pocket money treasure, traveller of kitch and memento of a unique encounter that can never be revisited in its ‘original’ sense.   

Portland in the frame: stunning photographs of Dorset’s intriguing Island

Brutal Solitude

Photographs by Brendan Buesnel

20 May – 10 June

Outpost, Portland

Dorset based photographer Brendan Buesnel will be exhibiting his latest series of landscape photographs at b-side’s Outpost in May.

Brendan was commissioned by b-side in 2016 to take a series of images that reflect the unique character of Dorset’s intriguing Island; many of his images were used in the b-side Festival catalogue, but only now can be seen together as a collection.

An exhibition by artist Debbie Adele Cooper at Dartmoor National Park

Unseen and Unheard Things

30 March to 23 May 2017

An exhibition by artist Debbie Adele Cooper at Dartmoor National Park

YOLKATHON

YOLKATHON

12 & 13th APRIL

 

YOU'VE GOT TO BE YOLKING... creme eggs for Portland's best gags
 

b-side has creme eggs to give away to the first 100 people who tell us their best gags this Easter.

Everyone's welcome to our Yolkathon.

Will your joke register on our giggleometer ? All jokes will go on display at Outpost, 77 Fortuneswell to spread a little happiness to passers-by.

Outpost will be ready for yolks on Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th April from 12pm to 5pm. Just pop in and do your worst!

Work by artist Simon Hitchens kicks off a season of new possibilities at b-side’s new project space

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Work by artist Simon Hitchens kicks off a season of new possibilities at b-side’s new project space on Portland

16 March – 08 April 2017

b-side upped sticks and made the permanent move to the Isle of Portland in Dorset last year. Taking over an empty shop space in Fortuneswell, the new space became a real hub at the Festival in September and has since hosted various community and artist events.

Christmas at b-side

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ENJOY A B-SIDE CHRISTMAS ON PORTLAND

Outpost, 77 Fortuneswell, Portland DT5 1LY

It’s busy week of festive events at b-side festival’s project space - outpost - on Portland. Producer Sandy Kirkby said,

Artist Talk: An evening with Film Maker Emma Critchley

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An evening with Film Maker Emma Critchley

Tuesday 31 May 2016, 7.00pm

Outpost, 77 Fortuneswell, DT5 1LY.

b-side festival is returning this year and in the leading up to the festival b-side will be hosting talks by the artists taking part. Kicking off this programme is underwater film maker and artist Emma Critchley.

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