AND Festival 2020

It is with great sadness that we are postponing AND Festival 2020, which was due to take place 14th to 17th May. We are extremely disappointed to have reached this decision but with the ongoing concerns about the spread of COVID-19/coronavirus and the impact this will have nationally and globally in the coming months, we believe that this is necessary to protect the wellbeing of our staff, artists, our festival community and the public.


As the 9th edition of AND Festival has paused, we are reflecting on festivals and events gone by and celebrating the brilliant…

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AND Echoes: Lou Hargreaves

Thu 28 May 2020

As the 9th edition of AND Festival has paused, we are reflecting on festivals gone by and celebrating the brilliant individuals who…

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AND Echoes: Jonathan May

Fri 22 May 2020

This weekend (14 – 17 May 2020) was set to be the 9th edition of AND Festival, but like so many of…

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Introducing Abandon Normal Strategies

Fri 15 May 2020


Over the years we have 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.


Kyriaki Goni
Ongoing is an alternative space for the distribution of artworks, using the backstreets, black markets and divergent parts of the internet to create,…

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In the Eyes of the Animal is now online.  Virtual reality (VR) experience In the Eyes of the Animal is an artistic interpretation…

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ITEOTA / Online Experience


Originally released online, this new video work commissioned by AND, explored the role and experiences of online ‘content moderators’ – an elusive…

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Dark Content

The Hive for Abandon Normal Devices


Over the past decade AND Abandon Normal Devices has commissioned over 80 works which have toured internationally to locations such as Berlin, Utah, Shanghai, Italy and Sydney as well as across the UK. These works allow our touring partners opportunities to provide unique routes into contemporary digital culture for their local audiences.