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AND Festival 2020

AND Festival takes to the water, resurfacing along the global trade gateway of the Manchester Ship Canal and River Mersey from 14 to 17 May 2020. Emerging at unexpected locations across Merseyside and Cheshire (UK), AND Festival will transform waterways, ports and docklands with 4 days of site-specific installations and events. AND invites you to abandon your normal devices and submerge yourself in this industrial waterscape.


Deadline: Midnight Sunday 22 March 2020 AND Festival 2020 Abandon Normal Devices (AND) produces and presents one of the biggest and critically…


CALL OUT: Application for Festival Volunteers

Wed 19 Feb 2020

Jonathan May, Director (maternity cover) introduces the site for AND Festival 2020 This year Abandon Normal Devices’ roaming biennial of new cinema,…


Introducing AND Festival 2020

Fri 31 Jan 2020

Established in 2009, Abandon Normal Devices (AND) produces and presents one of the biggest and critically respected new media arts festivals in…


OPPORTUNITY: Chair of Trustees for Abandon Normal Devices

Thu 30 Jan 2020

AND Festival 2020


Abandon Normal Devices are a leading organisation in commissioning work for digital culture in the UK. Over the past decade, AND has commissioned over 80 works from international artists that have pushed boundaries, engaging and inspiring thousands of audience members both nationally and overseas. After being premiered by AND, some of these works are available to hire.



AND over the years has established a programme of research through practice and participation focusing on the areas of New Cinema, Cultural Activism and Connecting Art and Science. Through research projects we create a space for high-level industry based knowledge exchange and wider public engagement, conversation and debate.