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Summer 2015 Documentary

Film

November 2015

Following our 2015 Floating Cinema programme, this short documentary interviews our artists, audiences and partners to explore the unique qualities and creative spirit of UP Projects. Filmed and edited by: Emma Crouch With...

The Floating Cinema 2015: Extra-Terrestrial

Film

August 2015

An Intergalactic programme of films and events across London's waterways! This summer the Floating Cinema set journey beyond Earth to explore our relationship with outer space; from imagined alternative worlds and the historical race for...

Biofuel Pioneers

Film

December 2014

Science & art collective Guerilla Science worked with pupils of St Paul's Way Trust School in Poplar to explore how biofuel can be created and it’s wider implications for sustainability. Throughout the project, pupils were joined by...

Biofuel Project

Commission

May 2014

Science & art collective Guerilla Science will be working with pupils of St Paul's Way Trust School in Poplar to explore how biofuel can be created and it’s wider implications for sustainability. Throughout the project, pupils will...

Go-Pro Challenge

Commission

May 2014

Following the Floating Cinema’s tour from east to west London, the GoPro Challenge asks young people to tell the story of their area. Using GoPro cameras our intrepid filmmakers will take you on a tumultuous adventure exploring the city’s hidden...

Live Art Commission 2014 with Live Art Development Agency

Commission

May 2014

Artist Leah Lovett has been specially commissioned to create a new Live Art work for the Floating Cinema in collaboration the Live Art Development Agency . Contra Band is a new commission which brings together musicians and audiences...

Water Folk - The Documentary

Film

November 2013

The Floating Cinema commissioned artists Tracy & Hobbs to create a new education and animation project called 'Water Folk' for the 2013 programme. The artists, in collaboration with Cambridge University scientist, Professor Malcolm Burrows...

Everyday Science Part 1 with Helen Keen

Film

September 2013

Helen Keen of BBC Radio 4's It Is Rocket Science! led a floating tour of the Limehouse Cut whilst channeling the spirit of Lunar Society luminary John Smeaton to fuse comedy with early civil engineering - as a jumping off point to explore canals,...

Water Folk - a film by Tracy & Hobbs

Film

September 2013

The Floating Cinema is working with artists Tracy & Hobbs on a new animation project ‘Water Folk’, inspired by the 1931 ‘Secrets of Nature’ film of the same name. The artists, in collaboration with Cambridge University scientist, Professor...

East End Acts

Film

August 2013

Professor Nadine Holdsworth (University of Warwick) led a lively talk about the influencial doyenne of East End Theatre, Joan Littlewood, and her work in the East End with the Theatre Workshop Company. She was joined by Actor, archivist of Theatre...

Mystery River Trailer - a film by Michael Smith

Film

August 2013

Broadcaster and Film maker Michael Smith has been selected to create a 20 minute film about the River Lea. The film’s narrative will follow the river’s journey, from its source near Luton, through sites of interest such as Waltham Abbey, Hackney Wick,...

The Floating Cinema Horror Weekender

Film

August 2013

The Floating Cinema took up residency in Granary Square in King's Cross over a weekend in August 2013 to host a variety of Horror screenings, workshops, talks and Director's Q&A's co-curated in partnership with Steven Shiel, Director of Mayhem...

London Lost Tour with Natasha Powers

Film

August 2013

Natasha Powers, Head of Osteology at the Museum of London Archaeology and expert in human skeletal remains and London’s burial grounds, led a floating tour about the what lies beneath the surface of London's Waterways, embarking from London Canal...

Jim Dahl's Unreal Boat Tour - Tim Bromage

Film

August 2013

A special one-off Live Art commission by artist Tim Bromage developed in collaboration with Live Art Development Agency and premiered along the canal in central London in August 2013. Inspired by the site of The Regent’s Canal, this commission...

Water Folk

Commission

June 2013

The Floating Cinema is working with artists Tracy & Hobbs on a new animation project ‘Water Folk’, inspired by the 1931 ‘Secrets of Nature’ film of the same name. The artists, in collaboration with Cambridge University scientist, Professor...

Live Art Commission with Live Art Development Agency

Commission

June 2013

Artist Leah Lovett has been specially commissioned to create a new Live Art work for the Floating Cinema in collaboration the Live Art Development Agency . Contra Band is a new commission which brings together musicians and audiences...

Michael Smith tour into the Olympic Park

Film

September 2011

Writer, TV broadcaster and East London resident Michael Smith ( BBC The Culture Show, Citizen Smith, Drivetime ) led two Olympic Park waterborne tours, premiering his directorial debut - the short film 'Drift Street' - aboard. This atmospheric...

Susie & Jemima's tour into the Olympic Park

Film

August 2011

A unique tour of the Olympic Park led by Susie Donkin (attempting to promote her Olympic cake company) and Jemima Burrill (attempting to convince the group of her previous Olympic swimming glory). Their performance was enhanced by an equally brave...

Holly Burn's tour into the Olympic Park

Film

July 2011

Holly created masses of new live material for her two unique tours of the 2012 site. Posing as the enthusiastic but erratic hostess of the low-budget 2011 London Olympics, her passengers were required to go through a series of no-frills Olympian...