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b-side Festival 2014

5th14th September 2014

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

Festival Visitor

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.

Project resources


b-side 2014 festival guide

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