The Floating Cinema | Bio

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So much more than cinema

The Floating Cinema is an award winning architectural structure that brings programmes of film and expanded cinema events tailored to the canals and rivers it visits.

UP Projects created The Floating Cinema in 2013 designed by award winning Duggan Morris Architects. The Floating Cinema is an extraordinary floating structure, a mobile arts venue and cinema that navigates the waterways of London and the UK. UP Projects devises a programme of film screenings, participatory events, workshops and talks to a yearly changing theme, curated in partnership with artist / film-maker duo Somewhere [Nina Pope & Karen Guthrie]. The project has gained a reputation as one of London's cultural highlights bringing the innovative and the unexpected to a multitude of locations and communities across the city. Floating Cinema events vary in size from intimate floating tours for 12, on-board screenings, workshops and talks for up to 20 people, to large-scale outdoor screenings for audiences of 500+. The project is supported by a variety of partners including Foundation for FutureLondon (the charity of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park), Canal & River Trust, Arts Council England, BFI awarding funds from The National Lottery and King's Cross Central Limited Partnership.

"A magical idea... as a way to activate a lot of city with a small object, The Floating Cinema is hard to beat." The Observer

"From art shows to films, our canals are awash with culture." The Daily Telegraph

"Super eclectic and thoughtful." Time Out