UP Projects collaborated with author Hari Kunzru to present the 2016 Floating Cinema season Another Country. The programme explored ideas around nation, identity which had been brought into sharp focus by Brexit, and the distinctly British relationship between the city and the countryside.

The programme included screenings, talks, workshops and events which examined London as both a local and global city, its place in the world and the forces that are shaping us in the twenty-first century.

The programme unfolded through three long “Weekenders”:

World Cities

World Cities, 19-21 August 2016, in Hackney Wick launched with an outdoor screening of Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing followed by Sarah Turner’s Public House and included a three day presentation of Off Shore Transactions by artist collective They Are Here on board the boat.

Ghosts of Green and Pleasant Land

Ghosts of Green and Pleasant Lands, 1-4 September in Granary Square, Kings Cross offered an alternative look at the history of Kings Cross and included pond swimming with artist Cath Haynes, green making and baking with the Kings Cross Skip Garden and an outdoor screening of Shane Meadow’sSomers Townwhich was screened right where the film was shot 10 years previously.

Swarming the Castle

Swarming the Castle, 23-25 September in Mile End Park, celebrated contemporary feminist organising in London and beyond. From Riot Grrls to punk Hijabis, feminist zines to Bollywood subversions. Workshops on how to code, or start your own punk band ran alongside screenings of 90s cult classic The Craft  and Lizzie Borden’s Born in Flames.  

Another Country was supported by British Film Institute, Canal & River TrustKing’s Cross Central and Film London.

Past events

Ghosts of Green and Pleasant Lands

1–4 Sep 2016, 6–11pm

Swarming The Castle 23-25th September

23–25 Sep 2016, 6–11pm

Related Projects

The Floating Cinema

July 2013 - August 2017