The Floating Cinema presents On The Bench

The Floating Cinema returns 1 July 2017 with ‘In Dialogue’ featuring On the Bench: a new commission by artist Harry Meadley.

UP Projects have announced details of On the Bench, a new commission by Harry Meadley for this year’s Floating Cinema programme that will tour Yorkshire’s waterways to eight different locations: Sheffield, Rotherham, Swinton, Doncaster, Thorne, Goole, South Ferriby, and Hull, between 1 July – 13 August 2017.

Composed of a series of eight short films, this context-specific artwork spotlights the nuances and creative diversity of South and East Yorkshire. Developed and created with participants living or working in the eight locations where The Floating Cinema will present its programme, On the Bench features interviews with individuals who articulate how these places influence and inspire them.

At each tour stop, one or more of Meadley’s episodes will be released, either through outdoor canal-side screenings or via intimate on-board presentations. Each episode will then be published online at and be free to view. While docked at Hull Marina (7th -10th August) all eight episodes will unfold sequentially, with two episodes being shown per day. From the 10th – 13th August The Floating Cinema will act as a floating screening space. Its intimate setting will be used to present Meadley’s commission alongside other moving image works that complement and expand on the themes of Meadley’s commission.

On the Bench is the central feature of ‘In Dialogue’; the final programme to be presented by UP Projects on The Floating Cinema.

On The Bench will be presented by The Floating Cinema between 1 July and 13 August 2017.