2015 Job Opportunities: Waterways Commission

Fri 19 Dec 2014 by Becky Mulvaney

AND is seeking an experienced Touring Producer and an enthusiastic Project Intern to work on the development and delivery of new commissions in partnership with the Canal & Rivers Trust. We are working with Mexican artist collective TRES on a new participatory artwork that will  take the form of a pervasive game along the Manchester-Pennine […]


The Lost Hour Challenge / An Interview with John Law

Fri 28 Nov 2014 by Becky Mulvaney

“Law is an urban adventurer of the highest order — a radical-experience organizer and a thought-revolutionary-in-the-night. He and his more shadowy Cacophony co-conspirators are the closest thing you’ll ever meet to Tyler Durden, and they most likely served as the character’s inspiration.” AND along with the wonderful The Influencers Festival (taking place in Barcelona this […]



Fri 31 Oct 2014 by Becky Mulvaney

“Citizenfour is a gripping record of how our rulers are addicted to gaining more and more power and control over us – if we let them.” – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian CITIZENFOUR, Laura Poitras’ gripping documentary about whilstleblower Edward Snowden, is released UK wide this Fri 31 Oct. It is by far the most unsettling […]



Tue 14 Oct 2014 by Becky Mulvaney

Watch the Skies! was the first ever cinematic event at Jodrell Bank Observatory and we hope it set the bar for any future screenings beneath the iconic Lovell Telescope. The weekend was a tremendous success (despite the cold!) and we would like to thank everyone who came wrapped up and ready to experience something a […]


Jodrell Bank Calling

Fri 03 Oct 2014 by Becky Mulvaney, Tags: ,

As part of the Watch the Skies! sci-fi weekend we commissioned Soup Collective to produce a film which transverses Jodrell Bank’s rich historic background and reinvents the surviving transcript from Kubrick’s lost 2001: A Space Odyssey prologue, which featured an interview with the pioneering creator of the observatory Sir Bernard Lovell. Aptly named Jodrell Bank Calling, […]


The Kubrick Connection

Mon 29 Sep 2014 by Becky Mulvaney, Tags: , ,

“It would, I think, be true to say that amongst many scientists there is a belief that life must be widespread in the universe” – Sir Bernard Lovell Abandon Normal Devices is excited to announce that Anthony Frewin, personal assistant to Director Stanley Kubrick for over two decades and representative of the Kubrick Estate, will […]


The Science Fair

Sun 28 Sep 2014 by Becky Mulvaney, Tags: , ,

As part of our Watch the Skies! weekend we want you to meet scientists from across The University of Manchester and take the chance to discuss their weird and wonderful work – from taking a virtual reality walk inside a space station, to escaping the leafy-teeth of carnivorous plants. Responding to key themes from our […]

Lovell-sunset (c) Anthony Holloway

Coaches for Watch the Skies!

Tue 23 Sep 2014 by Becky Mulvaney, Tags: ,

Our sci-fi extravaganza Watch the Skies! is less than two weeks away and we want to make it as easy as possible for you to join us at Jodrell Bank Observatory for this historic cinematic event. So, whether you’re travelling from Chorley, Glasgow, London or Paris you can now book return tickets for a coach […]


Oneohtrix Point Never & New Media Art

Tue 16 Sep 2014 by Becky Mulvaney, Tags: ,

Daniel Lopatin, aka experimental musician Oneohtrix Point Never (OPN), will be arriving in the UK next month to premiere his original live soundtrack for Koji Morimoto’s Magnetic Rose at Jodrell Bank Observatory. Forming part of our Watch the Skies! weekend, this new commission will augment the operatic sci-fi visuals of one of Japan’s most accomplished anime […]