b-side has a wide range of projects that run across days, weeks and even years.

b-side is not just a festival, we commission a whole range of art, research, events and activities throughout the year – take a look below.

b-side is currently running Common Lands, the over-arching theme for our programme of work over the coming years. In 2022-2023 Common Lands focuses on This Land – a project exploring and celebrating the unique natural and built heritage of the Isle of Portland.

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Dorset Moon at Nothe Fort

Over three weekends more than 41,000 people enjoyed Luke Jerram's monumental Museum of the Moon…

CREATE! 2020 Developing Your Idea

b-side and Activate Performing Arts teamed up to deliver a FREE sh

b-side Assemblies 01: Art & Activism

b-side Assemblies: No 1 featured contributions from: Dickie Beau

b-side Assemblies No 2: Embracing Change, Embracing Dementia

b-side convened an afternoon of discussion exploring how work by artists using the theme of…

b-side Assemblies 04: Making Art in Times of Crisis

We face one of the biggest catastrophes in our planet's history. Climate change and environmental…

B-side Assemblies 05: Show and Tell

We know that there is immense value to the sharing of intimate, small scale, creative…


Want to see and hear some art or can't make it to the island?

WHY? Festival 2018

The WHY? festival took place over one weekend during b-side 2018 festival. Produced and programmed…

b-side Festival 2018

The festival showcased the very best in contemporary art, made in response to this beautiful,…


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