We are delighted with the success of Inside Out Dorset 2018. Nine days of special and innovative events reaching an estimated 16,400 audience across rural and urban locations. In addition, we worked with over 400 participants through our dedicated Outreach Programme.

We hosted professional artists from all over Europe who not only presented performance and installation, but also worked with our communities – from care home residents to school children.

We are now working on our ‘Signature’ event in 2019 and our full festival programme in 2020. Watch this space…”

Kate Wood, Executive Director, Activate Performing Arts and Co-Artistic Director, Inside Out Dorset

 

Les Souffleurs, photo by Eliott Franks

Festival Highlights

  • 16,400 Audience
  • 400 Outreach Participants
  • 3 UK Premiers
  • 4 Artist Commissions
  • High quality CPD opportunities
  • 77 Volunteers who gave 648 hours of time
  • 92% of survey respondents thought the festival good /excellent
  • 93% of those surveyed thought the festival was good for Dorset
  • Introduction of Changing Places Toilet for improved Access.
  • 38% rise in Facebook followers
  • Facebook Events reached over 110,000 users.

Festival Gallery

Cirque Rouage perform …Sodade… at Poole Quay
Photo Eliott Franks

 

Manimal: Gesticulating by Les Souffleures (France) , Coastal Encounters
Photograph by Elliott Frank

 

Rock the Boat Street, Poole Quay.
Photograph by Elliott Franks

 

Manimal: Gesticulating by Les Souffleures (France) , Coastal Encounters
Photograph by Tony Gill

 

Wayfaring by And Now: parading through Dorchester
Photograph by Mike Petitdemange

 

Wayfaring by And Now: Maumbury Rings, Dorchester
Photograph by Mike Petitdemange

 

Wayfaring by And Now: Maiden Castle, Schools Festival
Photograph by Harley Olif

 

Wayfaring, the Resolution by And Now: Maiden Castle
Photograph by Sarah Hickson

 

An audience member at Poole Quay before …Sodade…
Photo Eliott Franks


Remix and DYD
Youth Dance Performance at Coastal Encounters
photo Tony Gill

 

Actual Reality Arcade
Poole Quay
Photo Mike Petitdemange

 

Actual Reality Arcade
Poole Quay
Photo Mike Petitdemange

 

Furious Folly
Weymouth
Photo Mike Petitdemange

Furious Folly
Weymouth
Photo Mike Petitdemange

Furious Folly
Weymouth
Photo Mike Petitdemange