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This Land - b-side festival 2023

A 4‑day art fes­ti­val, new com­mis­sions, events, walks, talks — explore the Isle of Port­land with b‑side as your guide,

07/09/23 – 10/09/23
Come and join us in celebrating This Land, the limestone isle of Portland that is our home, in all its splendid, fragile beauty. For the past two years, b-side has been exploring Portland's past and imagining ambitions for its future. A two-year programme of knowledge sharing and creative exploration between residents, visiting researchers and artists comes together in this year's festival through artists' commissions, exhibitions and conversations.
Some astonishing new commissions by Anna Heinrich + Leon Palmer and Wildworks, beautifully crafted and sensitive socially engaged work by Kneed and Emily Tracy plus a full events programme including films by Turner prize nominated artist Rory Pilgrim.
Explore Portland with b-side as your guide, let us take you to secret places and along less well-trodden paths amongst Portland's spectacular and rugged landscapes. Enjoy fascinating exhibitions, thought- provoking talks, intriguing events, walks, talks, trishaw rides and fun activities for all ages, plus the b-side Fringe!
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