Activate Performing Arts

Inside Out Dorset Festival

Activate produces, promotes and develops the performing arts in Dorset with the belief that artists can affect and/or provide positive change in our communities. Part of its work is Inside Out Festival that since 2005 has presented high quality, large-scale, outdoor events to more than 100,000 visitors. Combining incredible artistic work with extraordinary Dorset locations. Eight new outdoor commissions across disciplines

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For the 2016 Inside Out Dorset Festival, Activate Performing Arts presents 10 days of high quality, large scale outdoor theatre, dance, installation, and performance across Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole.

Our support goes towards eight commissions that make up a temporary installation and performance trail at Hengistbury Head, Bournemouth and are a key part of the Festival. Each of the selected artists is supported across the year as they develop their work with input from experts on the environment, heritage and wildlife.

The selected artists are:

Arbonauts – 
Jony Easterby –
Flick Ferdinando –
Gobbledegook Theatre –
Kate Paxman –
The Miraculous Theatre Company 
Pebble Gorge
Sweetshop Revolution –

Activate Dorset, Barrow And Now. Image: Courtesy of Activate Dorset