Later this summer, a floating cinema will drift along the canals and put on a series of science-fiction themed film events.

On board talks cost between £5-£12; while open air screenings are free.

Most need booking in advance.

The full list of events is here.

My personal pick:

Venue: Three Mills

Us and Them (£5)

On board talk exploring how cinema from 1950’s to the present day has shaped our idea of alien imagery

The Day the Earth Stood Still (Free)

The original version, which is orders of magnitude better than the remake.

Workshop (Free)

As the sun goes down Paul Hill will lead a star- spotting workshop; picking out the galaxies and planets high above our London skyline.

Venue: Lea Rowing Club

Talk (Free)

Using clips and images from well-known Sci-Fi classics, Dr Marc Sarzi and Dr Lewis Dartnell will document the history of cinema’s influence on our beliefs, ideas and the shaping of technology.

Venue: The canalside steps behind King’s Cross station.

Silent Running (Free)

Once seen, always remembered as one of the greatest science fiction movies of all time that most people have never heard of.

Metropolis (Free)

The iconic silent movie that spawned an entire genre of dystopian futures.

Flash Gordon (Free)

Prizes for people who turn up in fancy dress. DIVE(ing) into the canal may be frowned upon.


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