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Bangthebore.org will be bringing together a bill of some of the hidden charms of the UK improv scene - the sort of head-scratching quietly improvised splendour that puts the (e) in improv(e)
As always, Supernormal brings you a heady and eclectic mix of aural delights, spread across two open air stages and one gloriously ramshackle old barn.
SUPERNORMAL is an evolution from BIAW (Braziers International Artists Workshop), an artists’ collective and annual residency that took place at Braziers Park 1995-2000. Embracing difference whilst celebrating common cause, SUPERNORMAL is intended to give the arts a far wider audience and artists a greater challenge than the usual artists’ residency or conventional Festival ‘with art attached’ ever can. The focus remains firmly rooted in art, collectivity, environment and pushing boundaries.
Alongside a programme of experimental, bizarre, beautiful and enrapturing music Thee Bald Knobbers will be presenting a few short films, workshops, hosting an alternative nightly ‘chill-out’ space and plenty more.
We have invited artists to present a variety of workshops and activities for all ages to participate in. From sound-related workshops taking place around the site to more child focussed activities happening throughout the weekend.
There's a tonne of all-ages activities at Supernormal. We've highlighted a few that the nippers might get a kick from.

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After the Rain

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There is a deep devotion to the “alternative” artistic streams, but never does the festival appear to force itself into strange places for the sake of it; Supernormal feels as though it’s sprouted out of its enthusiasm for the left-field, with the weekend’s line up and activities acting as a natural product of such a genuine mindset.

ATTN Magazine – Jack Chuter

Overall, it was an inspiring event that tickled my ears and rubbed my brains, which is basically ideal. I want to live there. And make you a workhorse for eternity. [4-pages of personal reflections at link below]

Bang The Bore

Barnabas Yianni

Bermuda Triangle Test Transmission Broadcast Engineers

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Bilge Pump

Bilge Pump

Black Octagon

black octagon

Black Tempest’s Space Opera

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Bleeding Heart Narrative

Bleeding Heart Narrative

Blurt

blurt

Bolide Awkwardstra

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Bristol Diving School

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Bugbrand

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Campbell Works – Bread Head

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Caroline Weeks

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Charlie Murphy

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Chooc Ly Tan

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Coffee+Sponge

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Cold Pumas

Cold Pumas

Cool Diabang

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Cosmo House

Cosmo House

Costa & Nero

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Covergirl

Covergirl

Dagger Brothers

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Daniel Alexander Hignell

DJ Scotch Bonnet

Scotch_Egg

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Earth Creature

Embla Quickbeam

embla quickbeam

Emergent Behaviour

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Fairhorns

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Fat Bicth

Fat Bicth

Field Research

field research

Fiona MacDonald

I-got-a-tale...

Gary Goodman & Nick Hudson

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Gaynor O’Flynn

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Gertrude and Friends

Gertrude

Gigantes

gigantes

Ginko

Gingko

Hamilton Yarns

Hamilton Yarns

Hexenverfolgung

hexenverfolgung

Hey Colossus

Hey Colossus

Holly Slingsby

holly slingsby

James Blackshaw

James Blackshaw

Jarek Hubloj

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Jerrica

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Joeyfat

Joeyfat

John Holland

John-Holland-2

John Hughes

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Kate Mahony TM

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Kay Walsh

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Kogumaza

Kogumaza

La La Vasquez

La La Vasques

Let Me Feel Your Finger First

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Lina Hakim

Lina Hatoum

Liquid Crystal

liquid crystal

Live Timeline Actions

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Lonesome Cowboys from Hell

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Make and Move

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Mary Hampton Cotillion

Mary Hampton

The entire site is buzzing with a sense of ‘anything’s possible’ creativity and community unmatched by any other festival, the boundaries between performer and audience member at times close to non-existent. That spirit, and by extension the whole festival, is something to cherish

Nightshift – Stuart Fowkes

Nil

One Unique Signal

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Oo Mysteroons

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Patrik Fitzgerald

Patrik Fitzgerald

Pentagram Cinema

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Petals

Plurals

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Queer’d Science

queerd-science

Raagnagrok

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Ramesses

Ramesses

So, again, another great year…that was just a few words about the music, there was loads of great art and performance art all over the festival, and like before is full of great people

Rocket Recordings

Ryan Hughes

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Sauna Youth

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Secret AV

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Seefeel

Seefeel

Shudder Pulps

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Sitting Room University

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Sly & the Family Drone

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Society is Possible

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Spike McClarrity

white rabbit

Stig Noise

Stig Noise

Structures and Spaces

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Sweet Williams

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Sylvester Anfang II

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Team Sports

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The vibe of the festival was commune-esque. It seemed you were never more than two or three degrees of separation from knowing someone you’d just bumped into, and there was a total lack of separation between artists and punters…

Supernormal, to me, felt like I’d imagine a safe space at a protest camp to feel like… I mean it felt like a small community of artistically minded people intent on being thoroughly excellent to each other.

The 405 – Ben Martin

The Analogue Photographer’s Magic Show

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But the music was only half of it. With art everywhere, workshops from life drawing to bookbinding and even people made entirely of bread, Supernormal isn’t quite like any other festival.

Evidently, the modern hippy is less about bongos and more about amps. Still, that idealistic vision of genuine musical community remains in safe hands.

The Argus – Nick Aldwinckle

The Black Neck Band Of The Common Loon

Black Neck Band

The Cosmic Dead

The Cosmic Dead

The Cult of Flat Soufflée

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The Family Elan

Family Elan

The Hackney Secular Singers

hackney sec singers

The Murder Act

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The Museum of Received Ideas

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The Pheromoans

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The Photo Tent

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The Sticks

TheSticks

The Telescopes

The Telescopes

The Wandering Hand Society

Wandering Hand

The Zero Map

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Tim Ridley

Tim Ridley

Tom Woolner

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Tribal Fighters

tribal fighters

Tribe of Hermits

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Trojan Horse

Trojan Horse

Twenty-One Crows

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Undersmile

Undersmile

Various Artist

Various artist

White Bully

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Will Cruickshank’s Swing Harmonograph

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Woolf

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Workin Man Noise Unit

Workin Man Noise Unit

You’re Smiling Now But We’ll All turn into DEMONS

Demons

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