Now Playing \\ AND Festival 2021 trailer

AND Festival resurfaces for 2021, taking you on an extraordinary journey responding to the Manchester Ship Canal and River Mersey. The programme follows the flows of shipping, energy and political power structures, from container ports on our doorsteps to the depths of the ocean floor; through ecosystems bound up with industrial chemicals, minerals and microplastics, to their effects on our planet, human and non-human bodies.

AND Festival 2021 will take place online, on docklands and on the water, featuring field trips in the physical world 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. Inviting radical artists, critical thinkers and curious audiences to renavigate the industrial landscape from physical and virtual perspectives, the programme brings into focus the oceanic scale of networked industries and infrastructures that form part of our daily contemporary consumption.

Audiences local and remote are invited to trace the entangled flows of shipping routes, oil refineries, chemical industries, recycling plants and energy systems from these ports, and unearth the impact on our ways of living.

Live \\ Next 7 Days

Sun 13th Jun 6pm - 7.30pm Resurface: Countercontrol – A reading group with Black Swan Find out more
Wed 16th Jun — Sun 11th Jul Headwaters \\ Scalarama Merseyside Find out more
Wed 16th Jun 7pm - 8.30pm Headwaters \\ Show and Flow Find out more
Thu 17th Jun 7pm - 8pm Deeper: Weedweavers \\ New Emergences Find out more
Fri 18th Jun 7pm Notes from the Periphery \\ Tulapop Saenjaroen Find out more