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Join us, at the Pommery Dorset Seafood Festival, 8 & 9 July 2017 when we present a special one-off event featuring Le Cirque Du Platzak who made such an impression when they performed in Gillingham at Inside Out Dorset Festival 2016; Book tickets. 

Our next festival programme launches in 2018.

Inside Out Dorset Festival
Bill Gee and Kate Wood, Co-Artistic Directors

We are absolutely delighted with the success of the 2016 festival. Our events reached thousands of people in rural and urban locations across Dorset, which is an essential part of what makes Inside Out Dorset special and distinctive. We are now working on our full festival programme in 2018.

Book tickets now for our next event in Weymouth 8 & 9 July 2017 as part of the Pommery Dorset Seafood Festival.




Inside Out Dorset 2016 events


ray lee (uk)

fri 16 sept (portland)
sat 17-sun 18 sept (weymouth)

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le cirque du platzak (nl)

sun 18 sept

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and now: (uk)

sat 17-tue 20 sept

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up in the air

various artists

sat 24 sept

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hengistbury headlines

various artists (uk)

thur 22 – sun 25 sept

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Please help us in continuing to present high quality large scale work by making a donation. If you want to take a greater part through sponsoring and patronage we would be delighted to talk to you too.

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latest news

Rock The Boat Street Guitars

Rock The Boat Street Guitars

26 May 2017

For the first time this Summer, Activate will present a one-off, Inside Out Dorset signature event in a bespoke performance area by the harbourside in Weymouth, over the weekend of the Pommery Dorset Seafood Festival (8 & 9 July 2017). …

Le Cirque Du Platzak returns! Book now

Le Cirque Du Platzak returns! Book now

27 April 2017

Kermiz, Le Cirque Du Platzak at Pommery Dorset Seafood Festival We are thrilled Le Cirque Du Platzak are returning to Dorset after their spectacular performances in last year’s Inside Out Dorset Festival. Don’t miss this one-off Inside Out Dorset signature …

Life Cycles & Landscapes

Life Cycles & Landscapes

24 November 2016

We received feedback from audience members who attended the Wayfaring event at Littlebredy, telling us they had been affected by the themes that And Now had explored: farming, consumption, our connection to the earth and our landscape and mass-market food …

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Inside Out Dorset 2016 Promo

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what people say

Inside Out Dorset has been offering extraordinary events in extraordinary places since 2007, gaining a strong reputation for contempoary arts. Here’s what the art world had to say:

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Simon Mellor Executive Director, Arts & Culture for Arts Council England

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There are lots of ways to get more involved with Inside Out Dorset, through talks, workshops and professional development opportunities.

volunteers - we need you!

Our volunteers are a dedicated and happy bunch - and we couldn't run the festival without them. Come and join the team this year!