Extraordinary events in extraordinary places.
17-26 September 2021.
Catch Me19th September 2021 Christchurch
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 […]
Gaia at Symondsbury24–26 September 2021 Park Copse, Symondsbury Estate
In Greek Mythology Gaia is the personification of the Earth. Enjoy contemplating this spectacular artwork in the tranquil woodland of Symondsbury Estate. 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. […]
Geophonic24–26 September 2021 Symondsbury Estate
We hear geology all the time but we might not realise that we are doing so. Geophonic is a brand new work, premiered at Inside Out Dorset Festival by our Associate Artist, Dorset-based creative and performer Lorna Rees. She has created an interactive sound walk experience, a journey through Symondsbury Estate that will make you […]
Getting to the festival
We celebrate Dorset and aim to promote our natural landscape and sense of place. Inside Out Dorset takes places at various locations across the county.
With the current climate crisis, we try to work in a greener way and understand that we all need to be part of the solution in protecting our planet. We encourage you to consider how you get to the festival and adapt to ‘greener’ ways if possible.
We aim to make our festival as accessible as possible and list Access information on each event page.
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Inside Out Dorset has pulled some strings…
The biennial international arts festival produced by Activate will bring together different communities from across Weymouth and Portland to make puppets. INSIDE OUT DORSETFriday 17 – Sunday 26 September Moors Valley Country Park and Forest Poole Old Town & Quay Christchurch Symondsbury Estate, Bridport Weymouth FREE For the festival’s final weekend on 24 and 25 […]
Inside Out Dorset 2021 – extraordinary art and performance
Two weekends in five magical Dorset locations Installations and conversations, night time parades and day time art-trails, dance, theatre, music and acrobatics – all free Friday 17 to Sunday 19 September Friday 24 to Sunday 26 September Every two years Inside Out Dorset animates Dorset’s rural and coastal landscapes with magical outdoor art and performance. […]
Inside Out Dorset Festival; a festival for everyone..
Friday 17 – Sunday 26 September Moors Valley Country Park and Forest Poole Old Town & Quay Christchurch Symondsbury Estate, Bridport Weymouth FREE Inside Out Dorset, the biennial international arts festival, returns this autumn to transformfive extraordinary locations with art and performances outdoors that celebrate the county’ssense of place. Running over two weekends from 17 […]