Slow Boat, a converted canal boat, is the floating base for Ikon’s Youth Programme (known as IYP) and has recently settled at a new mooring at Warwick Bar. For two days the boat will be transformed in to an aquatic cinema, screening films selected by IYP members along with Flatpack Festival and artist Sarah Browne, whose exhibition How to Use Fools Gold is currently showing at Ikon. Sarah Browne is currently leading the artistic programme for Slow Boat’s second year with her project Scarcity Radio.
Friday 16 March
7-9pm: The Fog (dir: John Carpenter, USA 1980, 89 mins)
A classic spine-chiller, this film is chosen by Sarah Browne.
Saturday 17 March
1-2.45pm and 4.30-6pm: Archive canal programme
A rich and strange assortment of historic footage edited by members of IYP and accompanied live by the sounds of E. L. Heath and friends. With thanks to the Media Archive for Central England.
3pm: L’Atalante (dir: Jean Vigo, France 1934, 89 mins)
Heartbreaking French classic about two young newlyweds on a barge, selected by Flatpack.
These events are free but capacity is limited. To book or for more information contact Ikon on 0121 248 0708.