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The Floating Cinema Is Coming To Bristol This Summer

02 Jul 2015
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For the first time ever, bristol will welcome up project’s floating cinema as part of its ‘brentford to bristol & back again’ tour.

In the summer of 2011, The Floating Cinema began its voyage cruising along the waterways of London’s Olympic Districts in an old customised narrowboat, offering intimate on-board and larger open air film screenings, tours, performances and film related workshops.

Ahead of the 2012 Olympics, the Olympic Delivery Authority commissioned public arts organisation Up Projects to find a means of getting residents of the five Olympic host boroughs on board (pun intended) with the changes taking place in the neighbouring landscape.

Part of Portavilion – one of the most ambitious contemporary art projects to take place in London’s public sphere – The Floating Cinema proved successful and thus became a permanent fixture on London’s rivers and canals.

The project combined over 60 film makers and artists, toured 11 different waterways and hosted a total of 31 events.

London based Architects Duggan Morris designed a brand new boat from scratch for the project which was launched in 2013.

Since then, The Floating Cinema has sold out to audiences of 400-500 people across the capital.

This summer, for the first year ever, this unique vessel is venturing to the West Country in its Brentford to Bristol & Back Again tour.

The Floating Cinema arrives in Bristol Floating Harbour on Tuesday 7th July 2015 and departs on Saturday 11th July.

Among the exciting features to expect on the five day programme is an open air screening of Penny Woolcock’s From the Sea to the Land Beyond, and a boat tour of Bristol’s much loved Cube cinema.

All aboard!