Studio Aki & Appropri8 Take Over Millfields Park
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 it returned in 2018 after winning funding from Tesco Hackney and Groundworks
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.
The idea was 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