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Thank you to all who made Inside Out Dorset 2016 a success. We are now working on ideas for a one-off special event in 2017 and our full festival programme in 2018.

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Inside Out Dorset Festival

We are absolutely delighted with the success of the 2016 festival. 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 worked with exceptional artists who not only presented beautiful performance works and installations, but worked within communities in the lead up to the festival – from hospital patients to school children and from farmers to mental health service users.  

We are now working on ideas for a one-off special event later in 2017 and our full festival programme in 2018. 

Bill Gee and Kate Wood, Co-Artistic Directors
Inside Out Dorset, produced by Activate


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

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 …

Outreach Programme 2016 – Film Highlights

Outreach Programme 2016 – Film Highlights

23 November 2016

A broad and diverse range of groups and individuals take part in our extensive year-round learning and participation programme, which runs alongside the core Inside Out Dorset events. Some of this work – known as The Associate Programme – happened …

Hengistbury Headlines film

Hengistbury Headlines film

22 September 2016

Plenty of fun was had at Hengistbury Head nature reserve when we had our first flight using an aeriel camera, putting together this super film of Hengistbury Headlines, part of the Inside Out Dorset Festival 2016. Take a look as …

a tantalizing tidbit

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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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!