Designed by Duggan Morris architects and programmed with artist’s Somewhere, The Floating Cinema is touring London again this summer, offering audiences the chance to interact with the waterways around them through hands-on activities, bespoke screenings and learning opportunities. After the season launch at St Katharine Docks, they return for their longest residence of the summer with an eclectic programme ranging from film premieres to mud larking analysis and much, much more. Discover the secret finds in the Thames with artists Tracy & Hobbs’ Bureau of Lost & Found as well as special artist’s screenings and talks on the theme of water and our relationship to it.
The Floating Cinema is featured alongside this year's St Katharine Docks Classic Boat Rally. Please check the Floating Cinema website for updates on films, times and booking information. Current programme information is listed below.
Wed 10 Sept
On-board boat Workshop: Tracy & Hobbs Bureau of Lost & Found, 7pm - 8.30pm
Artist duo Tracy and Hobbs will uncover the secrets of St Katherine’s past, using St Katharine Docks archives, as well as artefacts washed up on the shores of the Thames. This participatory event will deliver a talk and animation workshop that will highlight the Docks’ rich social and maritime heritage and illuminate the Docks’ natural environment. Refreshments provided. Free; limited capacity; booking essential. Book via link below.
Thurs 11 September
On-board Screenings: Archival shorts about London’s waterways, Docks, Canal & Rivers, 3pm - 7pm
In collaboration with the Museum of London Docklands, The Floating Cinema presents a series of exclusive archive films and footage documenting the vast changes to London’s docks and the heritage and identity of the people who lived and worked there throughout history. Free; limited capacity; booking essential. Book via link below.
Fri 12 September
On-board Screenings: Archival shorts about London’s waterways, Docks, Canal & Rivers, 12pm - 7pm
Rolling programme of drop-in on-board screenings and shorts from the “Extra-International” Programme and Floating Cinema archive exploring docks, waterways and canals both locally and internationally. Free; limited capacity; booking essential. Book via link below.
Sat 13th Sept
Rolling film screenings and Artist Talks, 11am - 6pm
The London Film Premiere of ‘AFLOAT’, a film by artist Neville Gabie commissioned by IOTA.
Talk on the use and inspiration of water in artist’s work speakers including Neville Gabie, Tania Kovats, and Lise Autogena. More information can be found on the website. Further booking information on website - link below.
Sun 14 Sept
Mudlarking with Tracy & Hobbs, 11.30am - 1pm & 1.30pm - 6pm
Tower Beach, 11.30am - 1pm
Join artist duo Tracy & Hobbs on a mudlarking expedition to Thames Beach to uncover the secrets of the Thames riverbed. Search for long-forgotten artefacts, items and maybe even lost treasure before piecing together the clues to create your own Thames mystery on board the Floating Cinema’s Bureau of Lost and Found. Free; Limited capacity. Booking essential. Book via link below.
The Bureau of Lost and Found - The Floating Cinema, 1.30pm - 6pm
Artist duo Tracy & Hobbs (Emily Tracy and Lizzy Hobbs) will transform the interior of the Floating Cinema to create ’The Bureau of Lost and Found’, a transformed world whisking you back in time to a bygone era. Historic articles from the Thames river bed will set the scene and ignite flights of the imagination. Participants are invited to step on board and explore the history of the Thames and the Docks using mudlarking artefacts to piece together stories from the past.
Working in partnership with Totally Thames and Museum of London Archaeology, the events on board the Floating Cinema will link in with mudlarking activity taking place on Tower Beach, providing opportunity for mudlarkers to then take part in creative activity responding to their mudlarking finds. Free; Limited capacity, drop-in or book via link below.