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Having lit up the night sky over Poole, Bournemouth and Christchurch for three nights last week, the Global Rainbow has been hailed a ‘shining success’ for the region. 

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By the end of September some 80 individual artists will have benefited from SANCTUARY, the innovative new artist development residency at Lighthouse, Poole’s centre for the arts.

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Following the sell-out success of last year’s inaugural event Sculpture by the Lakes is launching Dorset Arts Festival 2021, which will extend over five days from 30 June to 4 July 2021, with up to 60 incredible artists exhibiting and demonstrating their work.

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Inside Out Dorset, the biennial international arts festival, is set to return this autumn in five extraordinary locations across the county hosted by Dorchester-based outdoor arts producers Activate.

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Bournemouth Emerging Arts Fringe (BEAF) opens its first ‘socially distanced’ exhibition at its new pop-up venue in the heart of Boscombe.

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The government’s £1.57 billion rescue package for Britain’s crisis-hit arts, culture and heritage sector has been welcomed as an “amazing boost to us all” by Elspeth McBain, Chief Executive of Lighthouse, Poole’s centre for the arts.

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Whilst a number of large scale events across Dorset have been cancelled, Sculpture by the Lakes near Dorchester, the hosts and organisers of Dorset Arts Festival, are confident that a strict visitor cap and crowd control, paired with extensive social distancing set in a vast 26-acre outdoor venue, can guarantee visitor, exhibitor and staff safety.

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 Two of Dorset’s most popular arts festivals – Inside Out Dorset and b-side – are to be postponed until next year as a consequence of the on-going coronavirus pandemic.

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Lighthouse, Poole’s centre for the arts, is looking for an innovative graffiti artist to create a piece of art on a key wall within the venue.

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Light Up Poole, the digital light art festival, got underway on Thursday 20th February 2020. See 45 photos from the event below.

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