“Descending into the caves and shafts of the Peak District National Park, world class artists and filmmakers will mine the earth's layers through virtual and artistic experiments which invite prophetic, provocative and uncanny reflections on the verticality of the earth.” How the Abandon Normal Devices (AND) Festival is described on the website.
Held in Hope Valley, nestled in the heart of the Peak District, AND Festival explores our Earth through workshops, exhibitions, performances, installations, and subterranean adventures. Now in its 8th year, AND will return on Thursday 21st September 2017, with the final day being Sunday 24th September.
Winnats Pass will be playing host to the spectacular, large-scale digital installation Waterlicht by Daan Roosegaarde. Completely free of charge, this huge event will flood the dramatic landscape with light and smoke to reveal the geological history of the site – stretching back to the times of the Ice Age. Truly something to be seen to be believed, with no booking required, Waterlicht will be presented on 21st – 23rd September between 19:00 and 23:00.
Whilst a good selection of the AND festival is completely free, some events are ticketed. Festival Passes are available to buy, or individual event tickets can be purchased separately. For more information please see the Abandon Normal Devices website here.
The Three Roofs Café is open 7 days a week, centrally located in the village of Castleton whilst you are enjoying AND Festival.