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Inside Out - Extraordinary Events in Extraordinary


Activate Performing Arts
7-9 The Little Keep
Bridport Road
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Inside Out - Extraordinary Events in Extraordinary

This iconic arts festival, which bought internationally acclaimed Harmonic Fields to Portland in 2012, plans to create an art trail along the South Dorset Ridgeway as part of the 2014 programme.

This beautiful and extraordinary part of Dorset will see Inside Out presentation installed at Hardy’s Monument, Portesham, Littlebredy and several other key locations, creating an interactive trail of art, responsive to the landscape.

To support this, during the summer, Activate invited proposals from artists for commissions on the Ridgeway. The response was so successful that over 60 applications were received. The quality of which was exceptionally high and after a lot of deliberation, nine artists were chosen:
Frances Aitkin - Bill Aitchison – Gobbledegook Theatre - Hazel Evans - And Now - Sarah Butterworth - Artmusic - Adrian Newton - Emma Williams
The commissions include a wide range of art forms, including outdoor performance, sound, music, writing, multimedia and live art. The final event will take place in September 2014 as part of our festival of extraordinary events in extraordinary places.

Kate Wood, Executive Director of Activate adds, ‘We’re delighted with the artists that have been selected and are now working on the next stage of inviting them down into the landscape to start the making process’.

“We can only continue to deliver free art of this quality through our strong regional partnerships and local support. As part of the 2014 festival we’re pleased to be partnering with the South Dorset Ridgeway Landscape Partnership who, through their recent successful bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund is contributing £25K towards this project, to present a programme of commissioned outdoor work in the Portesham and Littlebredy area of West Dorset.”

Inside Out Dorset has been enjoyed by over 80 thousand people since it began in 2007 and it’s anticipated that 2014 will continue to engage many more to experience high quality outdoor...

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