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  1. The Collective Memory Archive

    • 10–26 September 2021
    • Poole Lower High Street and Quay

    The Collective Memory Archive is an investigation of memories, commissioned by Activate in 2020 as part of their micro-commissions programme. Artist Isobel Jobbins began the project in her hometown of Sherborne, gathering memories from local residents before producing to walks that explored the local area and created a shared experience with those who took part. […]

  2. In conversation with…

    • 17 September 2021
    • 7:30PM - 9:00PM
    • Picnic Area, Moors Valley Country Park and Forest

    Join former Forestry England writer-in-residence, Zakiya McKenzie and Dorset-based poet and writer Louisa Adjoa Parker as they discuss their work and the influence the natural world has on their creative process. A relaxed conversation event in a beautiful forest setting. This event is outdoors. This event requires you to book (it is a free event). […]

  3. Gaia at Moors Valley

    • 17–19 September 2021
    • 10:00AM - 10:00PM (last entry 9:30PM)
    • Tree Top Trail, Moors Valley Country Park and Forest

    In Greek Mythology Gaia is the personification of the Earth. Enjoy contemplating this spectacular artwork in the tranquil woodland of Moors Valley. Measuring seven metres in diameter, Luke Jerram’s Gaia features 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the Earth’s surface*. This huge artwork provides the opportunity to see our planet like never before, floating in three-dimensions. […]

  4. No Going Back 1

    • 17–19 September 2021
    • 10:00AM - 10:00PM
    • Picnic Area, Moors Valley Country Park & Forest

    Local artists Karen Wimhurst and Ed Bersey have sculpted a brand new Audio Artwork focusing on the accelerating dangers of climate change in a world scarred by the pandemic. In their compelling soundtrack with original music discover the passionate voices from a diverse range of people talking about their changing priorities in a world forever […]

  5. Future Forest

    • 17–19 September 2021
    • 10:00am - 10:00pm
    • Moors Valley Country Park and Forest

    A collaboration between Activate and AUB Human at Arts University Bournemouth and their BA (Hons) Graphic Design and Interior Architecture and Design students. For this visual drop-in exhibition, students were tasked with reflecting on the themes of sustainability, ethics, accessibility and inclusivity all inspired by the presentation of Luke Jerram’s Gaia in a forest context. […]

  6. Gallycrows

    • 17–19 September 2021
    • From 11:00AM - 6:00PM
    • Moors Valley Country Park and Forest

    The Gallycrows* (*Old Dorset for scarecrow) Watch out for them, they journey through Moors Valley, appearing as if from nowhere with what looks like the world on their backs. Who are they? What do they want? Audiences are invited to meet these interactive characters created especially for Inside Out Dorset by local favourites, Angel Exit […]

  7. Lifted

    • 18 September 2021
    • 11:30AM and 2:30PM
    • Poole lower High Street and Quay

    All-female acrobatic theatre company Mimbre perform at Inside Out Dorset. Lifted is a collection of funny, poetic and surprising moments, which explore in different ways what it means when one body is carried by another. Or when one person carries two people. Or when a person doesn’t want to be carried. Or when three people […]

  8. Catch Me

    • 18 September 2021
    • 1:00PM and 4:00PM
    • Poole lower High Street and Quay

    Catch Me is an intimate and surprising take on age, race and gender. An older woman and younger man dance together through a landscape of abandoned chairs. They discover joy, risk and unexpected connections in a poignant duet. A poetic mix of dance and acrobatics, Catch Me asks how we see each other and who […]

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