Pick of the Week – film watching on canals and rooftops

The Queen of Hoxton

Thursday 11, August

Open Thursday: a young person’s guide to the canals

Ever heard about The Floating Cinema? No, neither have we – until now! This unique cinema, created by Hackney-based architects Studio Weave and Somewhere, is a customised narrow boat, which navigates the waterways while showing movies.

This Thursday The Floating Cinema is inviting you to visit on its informal open day: meet the crew, relax and simply watch good films! This week young-oriented short films will dominate the screen with ‘The Nature of Laburnum Boat Club”, ‘Love Ducking”, and VAULT short films by Olympic borough teenagers.

Welcome on board!

Time: 2-6pm

Cost: free

Thursday 11 August – Sunday 14 August

Italian film night with Lauren Laverne @ Queen of Hoxton

There’s nothing better than Italian food. Oh, except for Italian cinema! Watch iconic Italian inspired films this weekend at the rooftop cinema in Hoxton. The venue will be transformed into modern terrace for the opening night on Thursday, where you’ll find tasty cocktails and canapés! See such classics as Romeo and Juliet on Thursday, Roman Holiday on Friday, Life is Beautiful on Saturday and Bicycle Thieves on Sunday. We have been told there are no more advanced tickets… but some tickets will be sold at the door, so arrive early on Thursday! More information could be found here: http://www.thequeenofhoxton.co.uk

Friday, 12 August

16 year-old talent Vicky Bass, whose voice, people say, sounds similar to Dolores O’Riordan’s from The Cranberries, will be playing at the Spitalfields Market this Friday. See this rising star perform her own songs about ‘all sorts of things’, as Vicky says. The performance is organised by Youth Music, who believe music can transform young people’s lives. More performances will be coming up this month, so check www.youthmusic.org.uk for details.

Performance starts: 2pm.

Cost: free!

Vicky Bass performing. Pic: Vicky


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