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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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latest news

Climate in Crisis: post-discussion networking event

Climate in Crisis: post-discussion networking event

10 October 2019

Saturday 26 October Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts, BH15 1UG 1 hr event (8.15pm – 9.15pm) FREE An informal networking event.  The event is hosted by Environmental Arts Practise Research Collective (EAP Collective) and begins at approx 8.15pm. It is …

Climate in Crisis – can Art inspire Action?

Climate in Crisis – can Art inspire Action?

8 October 2019

inspired by michael pinsky’s pollution pods Performance: Single Event FREE Join us for a lively panel discussion around climate change, pollution and air quality. Bring your ideas, questions and opinions. Saturday 26 October 2019 6.00pm (for a prompt 6.30pm start) …

Pollution Pods on Brownsea Island

Pollution Pods on Brownsea Island

27 September 2019

Friday 25 – Tuesday 29 October 2019 NOTE POLLUTION PODS WILL BE UNAVAILABLE TO VISIT ON SATURDAY 26 OCTOBER AS BROWNSEA ISLAND HAS BEEN CLOSED DUE TO HIGH WINDS.   Church Field, Brownsea Island, Poole Harbour 10am – 4.30pm FREE (ferry …

Jerwood Arts Funding Success

2 December 2019

Activate are delighted to be recipients of funding from Jerwood Arts*. This will help co-commission 2 artists to create new art works as part of our biennial festival Inside Out Dorset in September 2020. Lorna Rees, photo, Richard Budd Artists …

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