Floating Cinema Returns To London's Waterways

Laura Reynolds
By Laura Reynolds Last edited 24 months ago
Floating Cinema Returns To London's Waterways

The Floating Cinema is back in London this summer, with film screenings and workshops designed to address a range of topics.

King's Cross, The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Hackney Wick and Mile End all get visits from the custom-built barge throughout July, August and September.

It begins with what is believed to be the world's first English-Brazilian soap opera, with live performances screened simultaneously from the Floating Cinema in the Olympic Park, and in Rio de Janiero, to mark the start of the Olympics. If you can't make it to the Park (or Rio), the event will be live streamed online.

The ways in which London is changing and mutating are examined at a weekend in Hackney Wick, featuring film screenings, talks and workshops, taking place both on the boat and on dry land.

Ghosts of Green and Pleasant Lands at King's Cross examines what the English countryside means today, and finally Mile End's Swarming the Castle is a female-led weekend focusing on topics such as religion, identity and what it means to be British.

See The Floating Cinema website for full schedule and booking information.

Last Updated 20 June 2016