Artistic Director Sarah is an actor and architect with a passion for film and theatre making. She trained as an architect at the Architectural Association and as an actor at Drama Centre, Central St Martins. Appropri8 unites these passions.
Cine-Theatre 1 transformed the site of the Old Paddling Pool at Millfields Park into a dual function pop-up; a cinema and open air theatre for, a day in the month of June 2017, as part of The London Festival of Architecture and now after winning some funding from Tesco Hackney and Groundworks we are back for Cine-Theatre 2018.
The Old Paddling pool, which has been disused for several years, has an amphitheatre like quality which lends itself to the creation of a stage.
We hope to host to the work of local filmmakers and performers and create a place where the diverse, Clapton community could engage in a shared experience. We hope to return in 2019 with an expanded programme.
The Cine at the Old Paddling Pool is viewed as a testbed project for a process that could be rolled out across various sites in London.
The Big Build - Morning and Afternoon
Over the course of a day visitors will be invited to take part in a Community Build to create the theatre and stage.
Spoken Word - Punctuating The Build
In the afternoon spoken word artists and storytellers will be invited perform in the evolving theatre.
Filmmakers - Early Evening
Short and Micro films from local filmmakers will be shown as it begins to get dark.
The Big Film – Late Evening
Envisaged as an evening, which embraces the social tradition cinema, the big film will be an open air screening of a classic. This Year as our project is concerned with journeys we are screening 'UP'.