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Fresh from two scorching sell-out performances of Le Cirque Du Platzak's Kermiz at the 2017 Pommery Dorset Seafood Festival, we are now working hard to bring you another top-quality collection of performers and events for our next Inside Out Dorset Festival programme which 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 and our special 2017 one-off signature event. 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




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

Soaring Sky at Latitude Festival

Soaring Sky at Latitude Festival

14 July 2017

Did you catch Arbonauts performance piece Soaring Sky at Hengistbury during the 2017 Inside Out Dorset Festival? Well, you’ll be able to see a version of it when it’s performed at Latitude Festival this weekend. Including the amazing costumes designed …

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). …

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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!