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
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...
Following the route of The 2015 Floating Cinema Tour between Bristol and London this newly commissioned film takes a journey through archive and amateur film meticulously sourced from along this much loved canal route. Celebrating both people...
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...
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...
worked with ecologist Jon Grey
to develop a floating ecology tour of the Regent's Canal and to
identify some of the many species of plants and animals that people
have introduced into London’s aquatic environments. Participants...
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,...
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...
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...
Inspired by the hidden history of the Lea Valley, Channel 4
Presenter and Experimental Engineer Brendan Walker took his
audience on a floating adventure using an assemblage of live
readings, personal reflections, sound effects, music, audience...
MYSTERY RIVER is a film by Michael Smith co-commissioned by UP
Projects' Floating Cinema and The Departure Lounge and made with
support from the University of Bedfordshire. Read more about it in
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 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...
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...
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...
The Floating Cinema launched a Short Doc competition earlier in
the year with the help of BRITDOC
Foundation . Over 30 proposals from International and UK based
filmmakers that freely interpreted the Floating Cinema 2013 theme
Writer, TV broadcaster and East London
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...
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...
Acclaimed Hackney-based author Iain
Sinclair offered a poetic, alternative travelogue to
accompany 2 exclusive canal trips into the Olympic Park in the wake
of the publication of his recent book 'Ghost
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