Visit London Blog » Portavilion Enjoy the very best of London Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:00:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Floating Cinema Coming To East London in 2011 Mon, 13 Dec 2010 16:55:04 +0000

Here at VL, we’re fans of both pop-upĀ events and outdoor cinema. So we’re delighted to hear that the two will be combined next year when a floating cinema sets sail in East London!

The Floating Cinema will navigate the waterways of the five Olympic host boroughs in summer 2011.

Climb aboard for floating film-screenings, film-related activities and larger outdoor screening events.

The Floating Cinema is part of the Portavilion project, whose pop-up dance tent travelled around London earlier this year.

Artists Nina Pope and Karen Guthrie (known collectively as Somewhere) are developing the event which aims to create a “human blueprint” of London’s waterways and their connections to the Olympic Park and the Games.

We can’t wait to see it.

The Floating Cinema, Jun-Sep 2011

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Portavilion Launch in Potters Field Park Thu, 20 May 2010 16:00:50 +0000 Portavilion in Potters Field Park Rosy (the ballerina) tent is right in front of the Mayor's office Inside Rosy - the performance begins Bouncy balls inside Rosy (the ballerina) Siobhan Davies Dance and Sadler's Wells This looked like such fun!

I popped down to Potters Field Park this afternoon for the launch of Portavilion – a portable tent that’s coming to an open space in London near you this summer.

Rosy (the ballerina) is the semi-opaque tent’s name. Appropriately, the opening event inside Rosy was a Big Dance performance by the Siobhan Davies Dance Group in association with Sadler’s Wells. (Read about the launch of Big Dance this morning.)

Although the show was aimed at kids aged 3-7, I really enjoyed the 10-minute performance, which incorporated rubber balls, a cello and lots of bouncing and sliding.

To see Rosy for yourself this summer, check out her locations and performance times (you can visit and enter even if nothing’s on) at

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