AND Festival Resurfaces

AND Festival resurfaces in 2021 with a new hybrid format, exploring the post-industrial landscapes of the Manchester Ship Canal and River Mersey, with an ambitious programme of in-real life field trips via augmented reality seascapes, immersive voyages and floating laboratories, expanded through an online programme of radical and disruptive artworks, film screenings, performances, talks and workshops.


We are thrilled to announce that AND Festival will resurface from 27 May – 11 July 2020. Abandon Normal Devices Festival, the UK’s only roaming…

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Thu 18 Feb 2021
Image of Luke Moody against bushes

We’re very pleased to announce that Luke W Moody (LONO Studio and previously Sheffield Doc/Fest) has joined the team as AND’s Creative…

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Welcoming Luke Moody as AND’s Creative Director & new 2021 Festival Team

Wed 17 Feb 2021

2020 has been both monumental and mundane, seemingly nothing has happened while our lives have been restricted geographically and socially, while simultaneously…

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Farewell to 2020

Thu 17 Dec 2020

Inspired by Oblique Strategies, Abandon Normal Strategies is a series of card prompts to overcome creative blocks; an alternative approach to thinking and unexpected courses of action.

Inspired by Oblique Strategies, a series of card prompts to overcome creative blocks, Abandon Normal Devices has invited AND artists from the last decade to devise a new collection of strategies reflecting on our altered world and the way we are now required to exist and behave.

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Abandon Normal Strategies


COSMOS is a collaboration with The University of Manchester’s Jodrell Bank Observatory and bluedot festival, that launched in July 2017. Scheduled to take place each summer, COSMOS invites an international artist to create a new audio-visual work developed for, and to be projected onto, the iconic Lovell Telescope.

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Abandon Normal Devices over the years has established a programme of research through practice and participation focusing on the areas of New…

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