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b-side Festival 2014

5th14th September 2014
Portland

In 2014 Artists explored the island’s heritage, cultural history and local taboos as well as Portland’s special ecology and geology.

A programme of original work sometimes poignant or challenging, sometimes celebratory and frequently witty. The work was displayed on footpaths, in a living room, a library, a cafe, within a prison wall, at bus stops, in a church and more traditionally, in a gallery and theatre.

There was a wealth of events to experience and participate in: including a mass night time bike ride, cabaret, walks, film screenings and a shed-based communal reading experience!

Wonderful to experience the arts outside of London and see the history of this Island being preserved in a novel and fascinating manner

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Lullaby illuminated bike ride by Luke Jerram at b-side festival 2014

'Our Rock' a short film made by young people from Portland, Dorset working with film maker Peter Snelling for b-side festival 2014.

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b-side 2014 festival guide

Project events

Emma Riley
Event

Ferrous (2014)

5th14th September 2014
Fancy's Farm
Portland

Emma Riley uses the natural environment as a source for her site-specific work, responding to the landscape in an ecological manner. Texture from

Ellie Harrison & Roshana Rubin Mayhew
Event

What is Left?

5th14th September 2014
7 Belle Vue Terrace
Portland

Since the beginning of the year, Roshana and Ellie have been travelling the country to photograph 50 people in their own homes with an object they

Alex Hartley
Event

Portland Erratics

5th14th September 2014
Liberty Road
Portland

For b-side Alex is presenting a selection of migratory stones and their stories within a bespoke room-sized vitrine built onto existing platforms

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