The Floating Cinema 2014 presented a summer programme of events devised by artist duo Somewhere (Nina Pope and Karen Guthrie). This unique canal boat, journeyed from east to west London, hosting on-board events such as performances, talks, workshops and screenings, alongside open air ‘Weekenders’ in partnership with leading film festivals and cultural partners from around the world.

‘Extra-International’focused on themes of migration, and the interpretation of the UK, its culture and its people through the experiences of other nationalities. Taking the waterways as a framework, the programme also explored themes of transient cultures and the shifting context of the canals, rivers and seas both locally and internationally.

Working in partnership with Ambulante (Mexico City), Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (Manchester, UK), and Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival (Jihlava, Czech Republic) the programme showcased global film and cultural highlights with a special focus on Central and South America, China and Central and Eastern Europe.

The Floating Cinema Education programme featured the creation of a new environmental project in partnership with St Paul's Way Trust School and artist collective Guerilla Science, a series of creative workshops and commissions specially created for young people and a volunteers training scheme.

The Floating Cinema was supported by The Legacy List, the Charity of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, in partnership with the Canal & River Trust.


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June - September 2014

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