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An historical painting of Church Ope

The History, Myths and Legends of Church Ope Cove

4th October 201920th September 2020

From stories of the fishermen, smugglers, leisure seekers and hut owners who have used the cove for centuries, to the legends surrounding local...

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Uncover some of the inspiring art projects we've been running in and around Portland since 2008.

A picture of an illuminated moon by artist Luke Jerram

Dorset Moon at Nothe Fort

12th13th July 2019

Over three weekends more than 41,000 people enjoyed Luke Jerram’s monumental Museum of the Moon installation in three stunning locations – St...

Picture of Michael Pinsky, Sara Hudston and Leni Dothan

Assemblies 04: Making Art in Times of Crisis

Fri, 06/28/2019

We face one of the biggest catastrophes in our planet's history. Climate change and environmental destruction are causing mass extinction. The...

Picture of Pollution Pods in London

Pollution Pods

28th June1st July 2019

The Pollution Pods were created by artist Michael Pinsky for the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, and commissioned to test whether...


WHY? Festival 2018

13th15th September 2018

The WHY? festival took place over one weekend during b-side 2018 festival. Produced and programmed by our current cohort of [intransit] Producers...

Performers at sea front

b-side Festival 2018

7th15th September 2018

The festival showcased the very best in contemporary art, made in response to this beautiful, intriguing and extraordinary island. Over 15,000...


Intransit Producers

Mon, 09/03/2018

In 2018 we worked with a group of young people who were particularly interested in social activism, young people's rights and developing their...

A group of people walking up a hill

Portland Pathways

1st April31st October 2018

Many of the footpaths and bridleways we use today have their origins in routes travelled hundreds or thousands of years ago – these routes are now...

Girl standing on Weymouth beach

Into Dust

Wed, 02/01/2017

Following on from hosting Shame Chorus (an uplifting music project about shame and sexuality) during b-side Festival 2016 we were motivated to...


Festival 2016

9th17th September 2016

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...

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