Pop Up Cinéma Matinée is a unique and free cinema event for all members of the public which will take place in th courtyard of ‘The Barras Centre’ on Friday 20th August from 11.30am – 1pm.

The event will aim to create a discussion on the ‘collective urban identity’ of Glasgow and look at the current shape of regeneration taking place in the city by showing a series of original short films which deal with issues of identity, community and memory in Glasgow’s changing urban landscape. Pop Up Cinéma Matinée is also intended as a celebration of Paddy’s Market, an historical flea market in Glasgow City Centre, which closed in the May of 2009.

Pop Up Cinéma Matinée will take the form of a 1:1 temporary bespoke cinema installation, designed and created by Marc Cairns and Dele Adeyemo; two Masters of Architecture students from the University of Strathclyde. The installation will utilise the covered courtyard space at The Barras Centre, a project by ataSTUDIO.   

Pop Up Cinéma Matinée will see various artists from the city come together to show their work in a collective presentation and in an unexpected ‘pop up’ environment to new and old audiences. Providing an opportunity for artists within the city to meet, share, understand and appreciate their work with not only one another but the general everyday public and the city.

Pop Up Cinéma Matinée is presented to you by ‘Pidgin Perfect’ as part of the SASA 2010 event day, www.sasa010.blogspot.com. Pop Up Cinéma Matinée is an example of a SASA event which seeks to prove that collective thought creates a more powerful response.

The list of original short films by local artists we will be showing at Pop Up Cinéma Matinée is as follows,

‘Remembering Paddy’s Market’ by Chris Leslie

‘For Fur A Fiver’ by Silje Eirin Aure
‘Multi-Story’ (Artist Residency) by Lindsay Perth (www.multi-story.org) (www.lippi.org)

‘Bridgegate Stories’ by Polyark II

‘Letterfrack 2008′ by easaEIRE

Refreshments and a variety of snacks will be available, sponsored by Vitamin Water and The Barras Bistro.

With thanks to Central Station, Vitamin Water, The Barras Bistro, Rock Cof , Collective Architecture  and Page/Park Architects.


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