Following a hugely successful three years in London, the Floating Cinema made its first voyage outside the capital on a tour across South West England during the summer of 2015. The tour started at Brentford, travelling along the Kennet & Avon canal, across Wiltshire, through Bath to Bristol and back!

Along the route artist duo, Somewhere, curated a programme of film screenings from national and local archives about the people and places the boat visited.

In addition, Yann Seznec our artist-in-residence, travelled the five-week journey to Bristol aboard the Floating Cinema, documenting the tour and creating a digital sound library, including 'forgotten sounds' from the canal's industrial past as well as exploring time-lapse and underwater sound recording. On the return journey the Floating Cinema was presented as a mobile audio installation, slowly making its way through the rural countryside back to its London home. 

Programme highlights included on-board screenings as part of the Reading Water Fest and an evening of immersive projections, music and steam at the magnificent Crofton Beam Engine in Wiltshire.

This epic journey explored the rich diversity of urban and rural living, celebrated a slower pace of life and encouraged a playful discovery of local landscapes and heritage.

The Floating Cinema: On Tour is supported by BFI awarding funds from The National Lottery, Arts Council England and Canal & River Trust.


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