The Floating Cinema 2015: On Tour


Caen Hill Locks, Devizes Wiltshire Photo: UP Projects


Avoncliff Aqueduct Bradford, Wiltshire. Photo: UP Projects

Looping the Locks: Brentford to Bristol & Back Again
4 June - 2 August 2015

The Floating Cinema’s 2015 cultural programme, will include Floating Cinema on Tour - its first voyage outside the capital as well as a London programme, supported by an impressive group of partners including Arts Council England, the charity of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park: The Legacy List, Canal & River Trust and the BFI, awarding funds from The National Lottery.

The Floating Cinema, a regular summer cultural highlight in London will, for the first time tour across South West England. Departing in June, from Brentford Lock and cruising along the Kennet & Avon Canal across Berkshire, Wiltshire and through Bath before arriving into Bristol in early July. This unique mobile arts hub will capture the imagination and interest of new audiences on route with an exciting programme of free films, al fresco bankside screenings, workshops and talks.

The Floating Cinema Tour will draw inspiration from the unique ecology, rich history and heritage of the waterways as well as key sites including Brentford Lock, Crofton Pumping Station, Caen Hill Locks and Bristol Floating Harbour. The programme will include screenings of specially selected films from local and national archives co-curated by artist duo Nina Pope and Karen Guthrie (Somewhere). Floating Cinema On Tour event partners include Arnolfini, Bristol City Council, Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre, Kennet & Avon Canal Trust and Canal & River Trust.

UP Projects is also delighted to announce a new artist in residence for Floating Cinema on Tour. Artist and musician, Yann Seznec will travel the 5 week journey to Bristol aboard the Floating Cinema creating a digital library of ‘forgotten sounds’ and musical responses, created with communities along the route.

More information coming soon.