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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

Your chance to help a local artist!

Your chance to help a local artist!

17 July 2018

Would you like to inspire a local artist and take part in an exciting event coming up at Shelley Park? Dave The Shouting Mute is creating a temporary art installation piece inspired by the local community and their connections to …

VACANCY: Project Assistant

VACANCY: Project Assistant

2 July 2018

We’re on the hunt for a dynamic and enthusiastic freelance Project Assistant to work with and support the Inside Out Dorset Producers on the delivery of the education and outreach programme for Inside Out Dorset festival in September 2018. We anticipate …

Join us for a ‘Welcome to Weymouth’ cream tea!

Join us for a ‘Welcome to Weymouth’ cream tea!

26 June 2018

Activate Performing Arts and students from Budmouth College invite you to the elegant gardens of Queen Charlotte Care Home in Weymouth, for an afternoon of WW1 reminiscence with tea and cakes! Formerly the hospital of the principle Anzac camp in Dorset, …

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!