The Abandon Normal Devices festival took place in Liverpool recently, from September 29th to October 2nd. I was lucky enough to be there and while I'd attended some smaller AND events before, I had little idea of what to expect. Nevertheless I dove into various exhibits, discussions and performances over the weekend.
Seeking emergency accommodation…
In June 2011, greenroom, Manchester’s iconic theatre for all things new, contemporary and experimental closed its doors for the final time. Beyond the loss of one of the Manchester‘s ‘hidden treasures’, there is also the story of the creative community it nurtured over the course of its existence, as a ‘home’ for artists, giving opportunities to literally thousands of young people looking to take their first steps into an often precarious career.
An award winning global festival of art, music & ideas taking place on 11-14 May 2011 in Manchester, England. World premieres of astonishing artworks, an explosive citywide music programme, visionary thinkers from around the world and awards for outstanding innovations.
Laugh your socks off at unitytheatre this April/May with some amazingly talented comedians such as Arthur Smith, Simon Munnery, Andi Osho and Pete Firman as Liverpool Comedy Festival 2011 comes rolling and laughing through unity! With past names such as Rhod Gilbert, Dara O'Brian, Andy Parsons, Jimmy Carr and John Bishop treading the unity boards, come and be jolly and have a laugh at 'Liverpool's most ambitious theatre'.
In less than 3 weeks moves - International Festival of Movement on Screen will unfurl a compelling programme of experimental cinema and inspiring video art in the Northwest of England. ONSCREEN | ONSITE | ONLINE