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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

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.

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Project events

Ania Bas
Event

Literary Cutlery

5th14th September 2014
The Sugar Loaf Cafe
Portland

Over the Summer Ania Bas was resident artist at Tophill Library and The Sugar Loaf Cafe on Portland, meeting café customers and staff and writing

Paul Soulellis
Event

Portlander

5th14th September 2014
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Portland

Portlander

A free, public publication

During June this year New York based artist Paul Soulellis was in residence at Portland

Event

Variable 4

5th14th September 2014
Portland Bill
Portland

Variable 4 is an outdoor landscape sound work composed for remote and exposed locations which translates weather conditions into musical patterns

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