Performers at sea front

b-side Festival 2018

7th15th September 2018
Portland

b-side celebrated 10 years in 2018 and our biennial festival returned to Portland.

The festival showcased the very best in contemporary art, made in response to this beautiful, intriguing and extraordinary island. Over 15,000 visits were made to the b-side on this year and it was our biggest festival yet.

“WOW!! Makes you stop and think. Art at its best.”

Festival visitor

An overview of b-side Festival by Megan Dunford

Featured b-side Festival artist: Ania Bas

Project events

Event

The Widows Dream - Skate Film Cabinet

8th16th September 2018
The Cove House Inn
Portland

Inspired by a photo taken on Portland in 1925 of two fishermen and their impressive catch of two gigantic rays, Deborah has researched and filmed

The Widows Dream
Event

The Widows Dream

8th16th September 2018
Dolphin Cottage
Portland

"Inspired by a photo taken in Portland in 1925 of two fishermen and their impressive catch of two gigantic rays outside The Cove Inn with a crowd

Lucy Large
Event

Papering Over The Cracks

8th16th September 2018
Chiswell Walled Community Garden
Portland

This site-responsive installation uses the story of Chiswell Walled Garden as a starting point to explore the behaviors and rituals that exist in

And the crowd go wild: Laura Hopes

Want to see what we programmed for 2018 Festival?

The 2018 Guide can be viewed online with our interactive reader. You can also download a PDF copy using the link below. 

Download festival guide