Events

November

Talk

U Fest x The Floating Cinema in partnership with Link Up TV Day 2

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford Waterfront Pontoon (near the Aquatics Centre), E20 2ST

The Floating Cinema are excited to apart of this years UFest, a creative spark of a festival showcasing the best of young London. The Floating Cinema in partnership with Link UP TV are proud to host two-days of music industry talks, screenings and promos as part of Ufest. Join Link Up TV presenter Remel London for a series of exclusive interviews with some of the professionals working behind the scenes with some of your favourite artists.

Talk

U Fest x The Floating Cinema in partnership with Link Up TV Day 1

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford Waterfront Pontoon (near the Aquatics Centre), E20 2ST

The Floating Cinema are excited to apart of this years UFest, a creative spark of a festival showcasing the best of young London. We are in partnership with Link UP TV and are are proud to host two-days of music industry talks, screenings and promos as part of Ufest, featuring an exclusive interview with Lady Leshurr, one of the UK’s most exciting up and coming artists.

Film Screening

Into Film, Lotte Reiniger: The Fairy Tale Films

Limehouse Basin, Disabled Access Pontoon, E14 8EG

Floating Cinema were apart of this years Into Film Festival, a free and annual celebration of film and education for 5-19 year olds across the UK. We showed a collection of Lotte Reiniger's 1930s Fairy Tale Films: The Frog Prince, The Gallant Little Tailor, The Sleeping Beauty, Snow White and Rose Red, Cinderella, Puss in Boots.

Boat Tour

Newton's Floating Cinema Afternoon

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford Waterfront Pontoon (near the Aquatics Centre), E20 2ST

Come aboard the magical Floating Cinema for an afternoon of tours and screenings exploring the waterways of East London. Join a tour of the park’s waterways, led by those involved in Newton’s Cottage and watch a series of short films that celebrate the history and heritage of the waterways in London exploring their significance both past and present.

September

WORKSHOP & TOUR

The International Village Shop

Embark: Number 90, 90 Wallis Road, Hackney Wick, E9 5LN

International Village Shop at Trade Show, Eastside Projects, 2014. Photo: Stuart Whipps, Courtesy of Eastside Projects

Fed up with online shopping? We joined international artist’s initiative Myvillages for an afternoon of friendly sales talk, workshops and films as they transform the Floating Cinema into ‘The International Village Shop’.

Film Screening

Art Moves

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford Waterfront Pontoon, E20 2ST

The Floating Cinema participated in Art Moves – a celebration of the extraordinary world of mobile art vehicles at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Bringing together twenty-five of the most ingenious and inventive art vehicles, Art Moves offered a unique showcase of mobile architecture and art as part of London’s Open House weekend and the Park’s arts and culture programme.

Festival

St Katharine Docks Residency - Day 5

Central Basin, St. Katharine Docks, 50 St Katharine’s Way, E1W 1LA

Image from Tracy & Hobbs' 'Bureau of Lost & Found'

The Floating Cinema took residence in historic St Katharine Docks for five days of screenings, workshops and talks as part of Totally Thames.

Festival

St Katharine Docks Residency - Day 1

Central Basin, St. Katharine Docks, 50 St Katharine’s Way, E1W 1LA

The Floating Cinema took residence in historic St Katharine Docks for five days of screenings, workshops and talks as part of Totally Thames.

Festival

Angel Canal Festival 2014

Graham St Park, Adjoining City Road Lock, Off Danbury Street, Islington, N1 8JX

Photo: Nina Pope

We were apart of Angel Canal Festival 2014 where we screened a rolling programme of fantastical animations in collaboration with Animate Projects!

August

Film Screening

Open Air Weekender: Others on Earth - Day 3

Riverside Green, Three Mills Lane, E3 3DU

Moored at Riverside Green, Three Mills

Event highlights: Einstein goes to Hollywood; Sunup to sundown with Paul Hill; The Visit

OPEN AIR FILM

Brentford - Return Journey

Brentford Lock, Off High Street, Brentford Lock, Grand Union Canal, TW8 8EE

On Tour Finale!

FILM SCREENING & TOUR

Rare Fruit - Exotic and Everyday Encounters

Meanwhile Gardens Community Association, 156-158 Kensal Rd, W10 5BN

Film still from 'The Fruit Hunters' Directed by Yung Chang (2012). Photo: Mila Aung-Thwin

Yung Chang’s ‘The Fruit Hunters’ exquisitely documents the obsessions of exotic fruit hunters, including Hollywood actor Bill Pullman and his crusade to create a community fruit garden in LA.

Boat Tour

Contra Band

Warwick Avenue, W2 1XB

Contra Band was a new commission, by Leah Lovett, which brough together musicians and audiences from Brazil and the UK for an experimental live performance of songs censored in both countries between 1964-1985. These dates mark the duration of the military dictatorship in Brazil

Workshop

Marc Isaacs Documentary Film Masterclass

Merchant Square, Paddington, W2 1AS

Renowned documentary filmmaker Marc Isaacs led a workshop aimed at participants with some experience of film-making.

Talk

Lost In Translation

Merchant Square, Paddington Basin, W2 1AS

The British consider themselves the world leaders in laughter, but can comedy transcend the barriers of language and culture?

TALK & FILM SCREENING

I Love Venice

Paddington Station, Canal Exit, W2

Beautifully and thought-provokingly documenting the relentless tourist trade of the world’s most iconic watery city, I Love Venice predicts that by 2030 the city will have become uninhabitable due to rising property prices.

Festival

OPEN AIR WEEKENDER WEST

Merchant Square, Paddington, W2 1AS

Film still: Across the Border

We took residence in Merchant Square Paddington for a weekend of open air film, music and workshops from Central and Eastern Europe, curated in partnership with Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival.

Festival

OPEN AIR WEEKENDER WEST

Merchant Square, Paddington, W2 1AS

Film still: Cooking History Dir. Peter Kerekes

Join us in residence in Merchant Square Paddington for a weekend of open air film, music and workshops from Central and Eastern Europe, curated in partnership with Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival.

Festival

OPEN AIR WEEKENDER WEST

Merchant Square, Paddington, W2 1AS

Film still: Empire Me Dir. Paul Poet

We took residence in Merchant Square Paddington for a weekend of open air film, music and workshops from Central and Eastern Europe, curated in partnership with Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival.

Boat Tour

Dusk Tours - Float, Float On

Towpath near Rembrandt Gardens, Warwick Avenue, W2 1XB

The Floating Cinema. Photo: Jack Hobhouse

As the sun goes down over the water, we unwound by floating along and enjoyed the unique atmosphere of the local rivers and canals.

July

OPEN AIR SCREENING

Swansong at Sunset

Moored at: New / Harbour Inlet, Millennium Promenade, Bristol Floating Harbour, BS1 5AD

Workshop

Cube-Cola Lab

Moored at: New / Harbour Inlet, Millennium Promenade, Bristol Floating Harbour, BS1 5AD

We created our very own cola from an open source recipe on-board The Floating Cinema.

Workshop

Making Music from Noise

Moored in Bathurst Basin, off Lower Guinea Street (near The Ostrich Pub), Bristol Floating Harbour, BS1 6TJ

WALKING TOUR

Venom and Vittles Guided Walk

Dundas Aqueduct, Brassknocker Basin, Monkton Combe, Kennet & Avon Canal, BA2 7JD

A walking tour through the Avon Valley.

On-board screening

Matinee Tours

Moored at Kennet & Avon Canal Trust Cafe, The Wharf, Frome Road, Kennet & Avon Canal, BA15 1LE

Floating Cinema screenings

Talk

Beyond Eurovision: The Real Pop Music of the Rest of the World

in front of: King's Cross Filling Station Goods Way, N1C 4UR​

We joined music journalist Kieron Tyler on his illustrated personal musical odyssey around the world, learning (and hearing) what people really listen to as they go about their lives across the globe.

Boat Tour

Contra Band

Moored outside King's Place, 90 York Way, N1 9AG

Contra Band was a new commission, by Leah Lovett, which brought together musicians and audiences from Brazil and the UK for an experimental live performance of songs censored in both countries between 1964-1985. These dates mark the duration of the military dictatorship in Brazil

Workshop

Beastly London

The Pirate Castle, Oval Road, NW1 7EA

We hosted a creative writing and illustration Workshop for children (ages 8-11 years) to design our own beastly creature inspired by our journey along the canal surrounding London Zoo, experiencing the sounds and smells of the animals.

Workshop

Beastly London

The Pirate Castle, Oval Road, NW1 7EA

We hosted a creative writing and illustration Workshop for children (ages 8-11 years) to design your own beastly creature inspired by our journey along the canal surrounding London Zoo.

Boat Tour

My London - Robert Elms

Towpath near Hawley Lock, Near bottom of Haven St, Camden, NW1 8QX

Broadcaster and man-about-town Robert Elms led a floating and walking tour revisiting the haunts of Camden’s nightlife heyday of the 1980s.

Boat Tour

My London: Robert Elms

Near bottom of Haven St, Camden, NW1 8QX

Broadcaster and man-about-town Robert Elms led a floating and walking tour revisiting the haunts of Camden’s nightlife heyday of the 1980s.

Boat Tour

Eat The World

Towpath near Hawley Lock, Bottom of Haven Street Camden, NW1 8QX

Journalist and ‘The Street Food Revolution’ author Richard Johnson, leads a tour exploring the new generation of international mobile menus to be found on the streets of London.

Boat Tour

Eat The World

Towpath near Hawley Lock, Bottom of Haven Street, Camden, NW1 8QX

Journalist and ‘The Street Food Revolution’ author Richard Johnson, led a tour exploring the new generation of international mobile menus to be found on the streets of London.

FILM SCREENING & WORKSHOP

The Universal Language Of Hope

Granary Square Towpath, Off Good’s Way, N1C 4AA

Photo: Sam Green

Esperanto is a global common language first introduced in 1887 with the utopian ideal of eradicating language barriers and fostering world peace.

Festival

OPEN AIR WEEKENDER CENTRAL

Canalside Steps, Granary Square, Off Good’s Way, King’s Cross, NC1 4AA

We took an eclectic look at contemporary Chinese culture focusing on artist’s film, workshops and music curated in partnership with Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (Manchester, UK)

Festival

OPEN AIR WEEKENDER CENTRAL

Canalside Steps, Granary Square, Off Good’s Way, King’s Cross, NC1 4AA

Film Still from Haze & Fog by Cao Fei, 2013, courtesy CFCCA & University of Salford

We too an eclectic look at contemporary Chinese culture focusing on artist’s film, workshops and music curated in partnership with Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (Manchester, UK)

Festival

OPEN AIR WEEKENDER CENTRAL

Canalside Steps, Granary Square, Off Good’s Way, King’s Cross, NC1 4AA

We took an eclectic look at contemporary Chinese culture focusing on artist’s film, workshops and music curated in partnership with Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (Manchester, UK)

Boat Tour

Dusk Tours - Float, Float On

Embark London Canal Museum, 12/13, New Wharf Road London, Regent's Canal, N1 9RT

The Floating Cinema. Photo: Jack Hobhouse

As the sun goes down over the water, we unwound by floating along and enjoy the unique atmosphere of our local river or canal.

Boat Tour

Dusk Tours - Float, Float On

London Canal Museum, 12-13 New Wharf Rd, N1 9RT

As the sun goes down over the water, unwind by floating along and enjoy the unique atmosphere of your local river or canal.

June

Film Screening

Lock-a-Thon

Caen Hill Café, Caen Hill, The Locks, Devizes, Kennet & Avon Canal, SN10 1QR

On Board Screening

The Film That Buys the Cinema

Moored near The Barge Inn, Honey Street, Pewsey, Kennet & Avon Canal, SN9 5PS

We hosted an onboard screening of 'The Film That Buys The CInema', a collection of seventy artists films commisioned to raise funds for Bristols independent cinema, CUBE.

Talk

Crop Circles & Other Mysteries

Moored near The Barge Inn, Honey Street, Pewsey, Kennet & Avon Canal, SN9 5PS

Is crop circle-making art or deception?

OPEN AIR SCREENING

All Smoke & Mirrors

Moored at Crofton Beam Engine, Crofton Pumping Station, Crofton, Kennet & Avon Canal, SN8 3DW

On Board Screening

Matinee Tours

Moored at Crofton Beam Engine, Crofton Pumping Station, Crofton, Kennet & Avon Canal, SN8 3DW

Talk

Feral Trade Talk

Moored near The Lock, Stock & Barrel Pub, 104 Northbrook Street, Newbury Lock, Kennet & Avon Canal, RG14 1AA

We joined artist Kate Rich to talk about her project Feral Trade in the historic market town of Newbury.

On Board Screening

Matinee Tours

Moored near The Lock, Stock & Barrel Pub, 104 Northbrook Street, Newbury Lock, Kennet & Avon Canal, RG14 1AA

Floating Cinema screenings

ARTIST TALK

YELLOWCAKE: HOW WE USED TO WORK

Canalside Cottage, Wharfside, Aldermaston, Kennet & Avon Canal, RG7 4JS

Artist Gair Dunlop discusses new projects.

Film Screening

Before the M4

Brentford Lock, Off High Street, Brentford Lock, Grand Union Canal, TW8 8EE

FISHING DEMO, FILM SCREENING & TALKS

Come Fishing!

Tottenham Lock, Ferry Lane, N17 9NE

Film still from 'Kiss the Water', Directed by Eric Steel (2013)

Following a screening of Eric Steel’s beautiful homage to fly fishing ‘Kiss the Water' [PG], we tried our hand at fishing accompanied by experts from Fishing London at Walthamstow Reservoir.

Boat Tour

Contra Band

East London, Unit 7, Queens Yard, White Post Lane, E9 5EN

Contra Band was a new commission, by Leah Lovett, which brought together musicians and audiences from Brazil and the UK for an experimental live performance of songs censored in both countries between 1964-1985. These dates mark the duration of the military dictatorship in Brazil

Film Screening

Leave to Remain: on-board boat screening

Queen Mary University of London, Westfield Way, Mile End Road, Regent's Canal, E1 4NS

Film still from 'Leave to Remain'. Director: Bruce Goodison (2013)

Born out of a filmmaking project for young asylum seekers, Bruce Goodison’s debut feature ‘Leave to Remain’ tells the story of Omar, a new arrival to the UK experiencing the harsh realities of the immigration system.

Film Screening

Cine is Dead, Long Live Cine

Outside Lea Rowing Club, Spring Hill, Clapton, E5 9BL

The Umit & Sons Shop, Hackney

THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED!

The Way of the Dodo, Screening and Talk - Local hero Umit Mesut of Clapton’s Umit and Son film emporium, piled high with Super 8 and Super 16 reels, quests tirelessly to stop celluloid film from becoming extinct.

Film Screening

Vertical Living

Cotall Street, Entrance to Limehouse Cut tow path by Upper North Street Bridge, E14 6JR

Balfron Tower. Photo: Sebastian F

We hosted a screening and Panel Discussion, as apart of London Festival of Architecture. Moored near Erno Goldfinger’s iconic Balfron Tower, The Floating Cinema formed the location for a screening of international short films exploring the impact of urban renewal, followed by a panel discussion on vertical living.

Boat Tour

Dusk Tours - Float, Float On

Outside CRATE, The White Building, Unit 7, Queens Yard, White Post Lane, Hackney Wick, E9 5EN

The Floating Cinema - Springfield. Photo: Hydar Dewachi

As the sun goes down over the water, we unwound by floating along and enjoy the unique atmosphere of our local river or canal.

December

Boat Tour

'Project Floater': The Biofuels Boat Show

Cotall Street, Entrance to Limehouse Cut tow path by Upper North Street Bridge, E14 6JR

We hosted a boat trip along the Limehouse Cut hosted by Guerilla Science, to see the brilliant new film created by the young people and Chocolate Films.

October

Workshop

Fun Palaces

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford Waterfront Pontoon (near the Aquatics Centre), E20 2ST

Forming part of the Fun Palaces initiative, The Floating Cinema was transformed into a laboratory of digital happenings with the human body as its subject. Led by artist group Super/Collider and curated by Floating Cinema volunteers, voice and movement became intertwined with colour and image.