Photo: Michael Bowles
The Floating Cinema, a 10-week programme of events throughout summer 2013, returns to London's waterways next month. The Floating Cinema has been designed by Duggan Morris Architects in partnership with artists and filmmakers Nina Pope and Karen Guthrie (aka Somewhere) and is conceived as a collection of 'extraordinary cargoes' placed atop a traditional, industrial canal barge.
There’s a scene in the award-winning US sitcom 30 Rock which features David Schwimmer dressed up as “Greenzo – America's first non-judgmental, business-friendly environmental advocate”. My favourite scene sees him chastise a colleague for leaving the refrigerator door open commenting ‘Here's a tip, Cerie. Decide what you want before you open the refrigerator. You just released enough hydroflorocarbons to kill a penguin... *produces a photo of a penguin*…This penguin!”
Watching American movies growing up, I was always intrigued by the thought of the Piano Bar. It seemed that guests would go along with the intention of having a Very Important Conversation; the music would soften right at the crux of their argument and then rapidly increase in volume to fill any poignant silence or pauses.
Bees are dying in their millions. And the consequences of the depletion of bee colonies go much further than having to spreading honey a little thinner on your toast. Oscar nominated director Markus Imhoof travelled to Switzerland, the U.S., Australia and China to show how desperate the crisis is becoming. The result is stunningly-shot More Than Honey. A documentary which takes great pains to remind viewers that a shocking “one third of our food would not exist without bees.”
It’s any art lover’s fantasy, being able to parade the title of ‘art collector’ but knowing that your bank account is not dropping into minus figures. For one magical summer’s day dreams can be made reality as The Art Car Boot fair comes to town and takes over the Brick Lane yard on Sunday 9th June.