A floating cinema will be navigating its way through Reading this year when it comes to the town as part of Water Fest 2015.
Journeying along the Kennet and Avon Canal from Brentford, the mobile screen will moor up at Chestnut Walk near Abbey Square for two days before continuing on its route to Bristol.
The open air screenings, including a rolling programme of on-board archive films exploring Reading’s Rock Hall of Fame, will be followed by a late night workshop to collect the sounds and noises of Reading, creating a floating library of forgotten sounds.
During the eight week journey, Floating Cinema on Tour will stop at eleven locations along the route, offering an action packed event programme that will screen rarely seen film from local archives, alongside features, historic canal classics, artist talks and hands-on educational activities for all ages.
The events, both on-board and on land, will explore the histories, myths and legends along the route including Wiltshire’s world-famous crop circles and alternative trade in historic market town Newbury.
The attraction will form part of this year’s Reading Water Fest on Saturday, June 13. The event will celebrate canal life when Chestnut Walk is transformed into a “craft avenue” of stalls selling handmade products.
Beautifully painted narrow boats will line the towpath and a number of boat parades will work their way along the canal throughout the day.