Multi-Media Arts to Feature in Dorset Seafood Festival 2013

04 February 2013

News Release: 4th February 2013

Multi-Media Arts to Feature in Dorset Seafood Festival 2013

Visitors to this year’s Dorset Seafood Festival, 13th & 14th July, will enjoy an extended and diverse programme of events, including an outdoor pop-up screening of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea with live DJ and musicians  providing the ‘musical score’ for the film. The festival has grown over the last five years to become the largest free seafood festival in the UK and one of the most successful events in the county. Due to popular demand the festival’s programme will continue into the evening with the help of b-side, Weymouth & Portland’s multi-media arts festival, delivering the pop-up cinema event. The screening will be sponsored by Weird Fish and for the third year running Pommery Champagne is confirmed as the festival’s title sponsor.  Other confirmed sponsors include Roasting Plank and Cono Sur Wines. The Fishermen’s Mission is the chosen beneficiary of money raised from the 2013 Dorset Seafood Festival.

During this two day event Weymouth’s picturesque harbourside will be brought alive with over 80 stalls creating a street food festival where seafood is freshly prepared in a variety of dishes. Street food events are a growing trend in the UK and the Dorset Seafood Festival provides the opportunity to sample some of the best seafood in the South West.  Joining the conviviality will be local chefs Mark Hix, Mat Follas, John Wright, Lesley Waters, Russell Brown and from the South West Richard Bertinet, Matt Cook and Duncan Lucas. These well known chefs will be demonstrating some of their favourite fish dishes on the festival’s famous demonstration stages.

“We recognise the importance of broadening the event’s offer and are committed to increasing its appeal. The b-side pop-up cinema event will allow visitors to enjoy the festival until the sun goes down and experience the uniqueness of the resort on a balmy summer evening. It’s also a highly relevant film, famous for its groundbreaking work in actual underwater photography by George M. Williamson” said Brian Cooper festival committee member.

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Notes to the Editor

1.     News release supplied by Tandem  Marketing; for more information please contact Lisa Worthington 01305 458414 or 07889 403185

2.     Visit for videos and images from previous events.

Partner / Sponsor & Charity Information


The Fishermen’s Mission

The Fishermen’s Mission is the only fishermen’s charity that provides emergency support alongside practical and emotional care. It  helps all fishermen, active or retired, and their families. It does this by:

  • Offering immediate assistance, day or night, to the families of fishermen who have been killed or seriously injured
  • Looking after the survivors of fishing boat accidents· Helping injured or ill fishermen to find medical help· Finding emergency housing and food if necessary
  • Supporting fishermen’s families in the case of illness, distress or financial difficulties·
  • Alleviating loneliness by visiting retired fishermen and their families at home or in hospital
  • Offering welfare and support to overseas fishermen, working in the UK fishing industry, especially those who have to live onboard boats· Providing Christian pastoral and practical help, including problems with debt, sickness, bereavement, family difficulties, debt and addiction problems.

b-side Multi-Media Arts Festival (this may need to change)

  1. b-side Festival is a FREE festival, funded by Arts Council South West.
  2. b-side Festival began life with an idea to explore the ‘other side of the record’ and present an alternative take on life in southwest coastal towns. It has grown from a modest weekend of events in 2008 to the borough’s only ‘National Portfolio Organisation’, funded by the Arts Council until 2015.

3.     b-side was one of a handful of cultural events in Dorset selected to be part of the London 2012 Festival, a spectacular 12-week nationwide celebration that brought together leading artists from across the world with the very best from the UK.

  1. b-side delivered a successful outdoor pop-up screening of the silent classic Nosferatu as part of its 2010 festival. For more information on this event visit




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