“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 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

Spotlight Points

  • 16,400 Audience
  • 400 Outreach Participants
  • 3 UK Premiers
  • 4 Artist Commissions
  • 77 Volunteers who gave 648 hours of time
  • 92% of survey respondents thought the festival good /excellent
  • Increased Access investment such as Changing Places Toilet
  • 38% rise in Facebook followers

Festival Gallery

…sodade…
By Cirque Rouages (France), Poole Quay
Photograph by Elliott Franks

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

Lorna Rees plays a Rock the Boat Street Guitar at Poole Museum
Photograph by Elliot Franks

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

…sodade…
By Cirque Rouages (France), Poole Quay
Photograph by Elliott Franks

Wayfaring
By And Now:, Dorchester
Photograph by Tony Gill

Wayfaring
By And Now:, Dorchester
Photograph by Tony Gill

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

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

Furious Folly
Weymouth
Photo Mike Petitdemange


Furious Folly
Weymouth
Photo Mike Petitdemange


Furious Folly
Weymouth
Photo Mike Petitdemange
The audience wait for the show to commence
…sodade…
By Cirque Rouages (France)
Photograph by Elliott Franks

Actual Reality Arcade
Poole Quay
Photo Mike Petitdemange

Actual Reality Arcade
Poole Quay
Photo Mike Petitdemange

Remix and DYD
Boscombe
Photo Tony Gill
Those Who Are Not Here Are Here
by Stacked Wonky 
Shelley Park, Boscombe Overcliff, 
Photograph by Elliott Franks