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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

Save the date! 2020 Inside Out Dorset Festival

Save the date! 2020 Inside Out Dorset Festival

2 August 2019

Inside Out Dorset Festival returns in 2020 Save the dates! Twelve years ago Activate launched the first Inside Out Dorset Festival; a festival of outdoor art celebrating extraordinary events in extraordinary locations. The majority of Inside Out Dorset events are …

Dorset Moon at Nothe Fort, Weymouth

Dorset Moon at Nothe Fort, Weymouth

11 July 2019

This weekend (12 – 14 July) Weymouth is the place to be. The Moon has landed! Dorset Moon featuring Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon, lands in Nothe Fort, Weymouth, from 1pm Friday 12 July until Midnight on Sunday 14 …

Dorset Moon in Sherborne

Dorset Moon in Sherborne

4 July 2019

Dorset Moon featuring Luke Jerram’s Museum Of The Moon SHERBORNE ABBEY 5 – 7 JULY FREE Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon will land in Sherborne Abbey from Friday 5 – Sunday 7 July. Experience this stunning installation with an …

a tantalizing tidbit

Inside Out Dorset 2016 Promo

Plus dip into our archive to find out about past festivals here - 2014, 2012, 2010, 2008 and 2007...

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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get involved

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!