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March News from UP Projects

Date uploaded: March 20, 2013

March News from UP Projects:


Designs for UP Projects' new Floating Cinema are progressing well and Duggan Morris’ innovative design won the Judges’ Special Recognition Award at the 2013 Architectural Review Future Projects Awards.

The new Floating Cinema has been commissioned by The Legacy List with corporate partner Bloomberg as part of Bloomberg East in partnership with the Canal & River Trust.


UP Projects invite inventive proposals for a short documentary film to be created especially for the Floating Cinema. The commissioned film will premiere at the launch of the new Floating Cinema this summer and applicants should respond to UP Projects' “Extra-Ordinary” programme theme devised by Floating Cinema artists Somewhere (Nina Pope & Karen Guthrie).  The competition is produced in partnership with BRITDOC Foundation. For competition details, budget info and deadlines click here.

Somewhere’s ‘Extra-Ordinary’ programme will celebrate of the overlooked and everyday brilliance of ‘ordinary’ life and will feature newly commissioned content, screenings and tours.  Further details of the programme will be coming soon. 


UP Projects dug out their wet weather gear to deliver a series of school workshops, inspired by Jacques Nimki’s Common Knowledge project on Tooting Bec Common. Braving the elements the year 3 pupils of Furzedown and Smallwood Primary School took to the Common to became the new ‘Guardians’ of Tooting Bec Common. Actives included a ‘micro hike of discovery’ and ‘meet a tree’! These workshops coincided with the development of an education activity pack, which will be free to download for all.

With Spring only around the corner, a series of free public walks and events led by artist Jacques Nimki will explore the Common further. Themes include unlocking the origins of plant folklore, as well as a search for the more unusual inhabitants of the Common. For full listings click here.

Common Knowledge is a Secret Garden Project, commissioned by UP Projects in partnership with Wandsworth Arts Team and is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Design image courtesy of Duggan Morris Architects

Design image courtesy of Duggan Morris Architects