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b-side festival 2021

9th12th September 2021

A thousand ideas, one amazing island

b-side is back, showcasing the very best in contemporary art made in response to the beautiful and intriguing Isle of Portland.

Extraordinary, playful, witty and challenging, our programme is ignited by conversations between artists, producers and the residents of Portland.

FREE and ticketed events and brand new art you won’t see anywhere else.

Full programme to be announced soon - sign up to our enews, follow us on social media to get full details as they are released.


“WOW!! Makes you stop and think. ART AT ITS BEST.” 

Project artists

Project events


In Progress

9th September - 11:00am

Beginning in March 2021, during the coronavirus pandemic, the New Artists have been exploring Portland through walks, talks, zoom calls and google

A marching band walking through the streets of Portland

Portland Parade

12th September - 04:00pm
St George's Centre

We will be parading through the streets of Portland and everyone is invited to take part.

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Portland Press (Part 1)

12th September - 04:00pm
Look out for the posters on the Parade

For b-side 2021 a radical art printing press starts its journey to Portland.

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Whether you want to volunteer or share ideas about our latest work, you can be a part of b-side.

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