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
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
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
Old black coin on green background
Sun 13th Jun 2021 Ι 6pm - 7.30pm

Link to text – All Power to the {Historical} Imagination! by McKenzie Wark Follow – Collective Reading: From Modes of Production to…

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Resurface: Countercontrol – A reading group with Black Swan

Sun 13th Jun 2021
Sun 30th May 2021 Ι 6pm - 7pm

Celebrating the opening of AND Festival, we invited you to our open gathering to meet commissioned artists and the Abandon Normal Devices…

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Resurface: Abandon Normal Gathering

Sun 30th May 2021
Ongoing Ι 6pm - 8pm

Friday 18 + Friday 25 June This event was an online gathering and shared storytelling space led by artists Angeliki Diakrousi and…

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Weedweavers \\ New Emergences Gathering

Fri 25th Jun 2021
Sat 5th Jun 2021 Ι 11am - 2.30pm

Toxicity’s Reach artist Mary Maggic led a live digital collaging workshop! 11am – 1.15pm Session #1 – Live stream open session via…

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Workshop: Queering Consumerism

Sat 5th 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