AND Festival is live 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 workshop. Explore the programme below, or via:

Map of the world
Thu 27th May 2021

Re-enacting the historical and modern flow of people, cargo, data and power One-Fifth of the Earth’s Surface invites you to walk amongst it and view how three continents are tethered via transatlantic data cables, air and sea routes and trade.

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One-Fifth of the Earth’s Surface \\ Hakeem Adam and Maxwell Mutanda

Thu 27th May — Sun 11th Jul 2021
Thu 27th May 2021

Toxicity’s Reach presents a collection of installations, spanning multiple disciplines as a way of exploring how industrial chemicals that are found in our waterways affect humans, animals and the landscape we live in.

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Toxicity’s Reach

Thu 27th May — Sun 11th Jul 2021
Thu 27th May 2021

AND Festival will resurface on the physical and virtual waves of the Manchester Ship Canal and River Mersey for 2021.

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AND Festival 2021

Thu 27th May — Sun 11th Jul 2021
Fri 4th Jun 2021 Ι 7pm

For New Cinema Shorts, AND Festival 2021’s weekly programme of short form cinema, we have invited curators Angela Chan, Tendai John Mutambu,…

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New Cinema Shorts \\ Every Friday

Fri 4th Jun — Sun 11th Jul 2021
Fri 11th Jun 2021 Ι 10am - 4pm

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

Fri 11th Jun — Sun 13th Jun 2021
Fri 11th Jun 2021 Ι 7pm

This collection of shorts premiered on Friday 11 June at 7pm over at and is available to watch here until Friday…

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New Cinema Shorts \\ Matt Turner: Counterflows

Fri 11th Jun — Fri 18th Jun 2021
Bodies intertwined against white background
Sat 12th Jun 2021 Ι 8pm - 9pm

No booking needed | Add this event to your calendar The new edition of Beginningless Mind activates embodied knowledge through movement, in…

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Beginningless Mind: (rivers, rhythms, rituals) \\ Marija Bozinovska Jones

Sat 12th Jun 2021
Old black coin on green background
Sun 13th Jun 2021 Ι 6pm - 7.30pm

Please note, tickets for this event will go off sale at 4.30pm on Friday 11 June, but our Front of House team…

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Resurface: Countercontrol – A reading group with Black Swan

Sun 13th Jun 2021
Aerial shot of Birkenhead Park's Serpentine lake and with Roman Boathouse
Wed 16th Jun 2021

A journey across the Wirral peninsula, Headwaters, curated by Michael Pierce and Monika Rodriguez of Scalarama Merseyside, invites you to explore our…

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Headwaters \\ Scalarama Merseyside

Wed 16th Jun — Sun 11th Jul 2021