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 18th Jun 2021 Ι 7pm

AND Festival 2021 commissioned artist and filmmaker Tulapop Saenjaroen to create a new short film exploring themes of globalised networks, territoriality, and…

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Notes from the Periphery \\ Tulapop Saenjaroen

Fri 18th Jun — Sun 11th Jul 2021
Ongoing

Turbidity curated by Angela YT Chan [26 mins] Turbidity – the amount of solid particles that are suspended in water and that…

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New Cinema Shorts \\ Angela YT Chan: Turbidity

Fri 9th Jul 2021
Fri 25th Jun 2021 Ι 7pm - 8pm

RIOT curated by Tendai John Mutambu.  Riot / John Akomfrah / 1999 / 50 min Curated by Tendai John Mutambu, we are…

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New Cinema Shorts \\ Tendai John Mutambu: RIOT

Fri 25th Jun — Fri 2nd Jul 2021
Fri 11th Jun 2021 Ι 7pm

Counterflows curated by Matt Turner [63 mins] Moving like the tides, shifting shapelessly, the works in this programme reflect the flow of…

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New Cinema Shorts \\ Matt Turner: Counterflows

Fri 11th Jun — Fri 18th Jun 2021
Silvery liquid shape against the backdrop of the sea
Fri 4th Jun 2021 Ι 7pm - 8.10pm

Beyond Bodies, Towards Waters curated by Natasha Thembiso Ruwona [71mins] We float, in search of answers or, m e m o r…

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New Cinema Shorts \\ Natasha Thembiso Ruwona: Beyond Bodies, Towards Waters

Fri 4th Jun — Fri 11th Jun 2021
Water crashing on rocks
Wed 23rd Jun 2021 Ι 7pm - 8.30pm

Scalarama Merseyside presented an evening focused on water activism on film, using local footage on the historical misuse of water and the…

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Headwaters \\ Turbulent Flow

Wed 23rd Jun 2021
photo of a dog on New Brighton beach with houses and shops in the distance
Wed 16th Jun 2021 Ι 7pm - 8.30pm

What can we learn from cinema preservation in the quest to protect water? As cinemas reopened once more, Scalarama Merseyside presented an…

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Headwaters \\ Show and Flow

Wed 16th Jun 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
Ongoing Ι 12pm - 11:45pm (UTC+1)

To mark the final day of AND Festival 2021, we ran our online programme of AV performances, music, talks and films that…

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Closing Tide: All Day Broadcast

Sun 11th Jul 2021