AND produces, develops and stages one of the biggest media arts festivals in the UK. Travelling to and mapping a different terrain every occurrence, AND Festival is a rehearsal space and catalyst for new models of working. The programme invites new ways of seeing the world through re-negotiating our relationship to place featuring live cinema events, installations, online projects, residencies, public realm interventions exhibitions, performances, games and apps.

Fri 9th Jul 2021

Enter an subaqueous sonic reality on Kate Davies’ By the Sound of Things; a 3-hour immersive audiovisual experience onboard the unique steam-powered Mersey-built, Daniel Adamson.

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By the Sound of Things \\ Kate Davies

Fri 9th Jul — Sun 11th Jul 2021
Ongoing Ι

Conceived as a floating laboratory, WetLab is a space for creative minds to openly engage with the public and explore the ecology of the canal, envisaging potential future uses for this once essential piece of this national infrastructure.

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WetLab \\ public works + Assembly

Sun 13th Jun 2021
Thu 24th Jun 2021 Ι 10am - 4pm (Thu + Fri), 10am - 5pm (Sat + Sun)

Psychedelic audio-visual sculptures explode from land and water, and the Liverpool skyline playfully shapeshifts revealing a surreal alternate reality of the urban landscape in this new AR work.

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The Blue Violet River \\ Anita Fontaine

Thu 24th Jun — Sun 27th Jun 2021
Thu 1st Jul 2021 Ι 12pm - 6pm

Does Spring Hide Its Joy was an immersive audio experience by American composer Kali Malone featuring musicians Stephen O’Malley and Lucy Railton….

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Does Spring Hide Its Joy \\ Kali Malone

Thu 1st Jul — Sun 4th Jul 2021
Animated picture of child in front of the moon with two seals either side
Fri 2nd Jul 2021 Ι 4 - 6pm

Tomm Moore \ 2014 \ (UK) \ PG \ StudioCanal A family-friendly outdoor screening, curated by Scalarama Merseyside. The enchanting Irish animation…

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Observatory Cinema \\ Song of the Sea (PG)

Fri 2nd Jul 2021
Group of people looking straight ahead with man in centre holding onto steering wheel
Sun 4th Jul 2021 Ι 6.30pm - 10pm

Wes Anderson | 2004 | 15 | USA | Touchstone Pictures On the closing night of AND’s Observatory Cinema, we presented an…

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Observatory Cinema \\ The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (15)

Sun 4th Jul 2021
Shadow figures with red eyes amoungst fog
Sat 3rd Jul 2021 Ι 6.30pm - 10pm

John Carpenter | 1980 | 15 | USA | StudioCanal As night fell on Bidston Hill, we presented an outdoor screening of…

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Observatory Cinema \\ The Fog (15)

Sat 3rd Jul 2021
Man with probes on head and eyes closed with sun in backgound
Fri 2nd Jul 2021 Ι 7.30pm - 10pm

Theo Anthony | 2021 | no certificate | USA | Memory / Sandbox Films   The open air premiere of Theo Anthony’s award…

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Observatory Cinema \\ All Light, Everywhere

Fri 2nd Jul 2021
Old building with light shining on it. Dome roof to the right
Fri 2nd Jul 2021

The Observatory Cinema was a temporary open air cinema atop Bidston Hill. A big screen weekend projected the art of sculpting time…

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Observatory Cinema

Fri 2nd Jul — Sun 4th Jul 2021
Thu 21st Sep 2017

Abandon Normal Devices were proud to announce WATERLICHT  for AND 2017, an ambitious and large-scale digital installation by Dutch Designer, Daan Roosegaarde with…

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Waterlicht \ Daan Roosegaarde (2017)

Thu 21st Sep — Sat 23rd Sep 2017
Fri 22nd Sep 2017

Undercurrency Vault: 53.3414° N, 1.7921° W  was a performative journey underground that wove together subterranean, sonic, and somatic histories. Experienced as a multi-sensory…

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Undercurrency Vault: 53.3414° N, 1.7921° W \ AUDINT (2017)

Fri 22nd Sep — Sat 23rd Sep 2017
Fri 22nd Sep 2017

Indonesian artists, Ikbal Lubys and Tony Maryana produced a bespoke, sculptural musical instrument in response to the mouth of Peak Cavern. The…

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The Hive \ Ikbal Lubys & Tony Maryana (2017)

Fri 22nd Sep — Sun 24th Sep 2017