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The Live Cinema Conference 2016

Anatomy Lecture Theatre & Anatomy Museum, King’s College London
Conference/Seminar, Culture, Workshop
27/05/2016 (09:00-22:00)
Dr Sarah Atkinson -
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Conference: 9:00-18:00

Evening event: 19:00-22:00*

*Please note that the evening event is strictly for guests aged 18 or over

The Live Cinema Conference 2016 brings together artists, practitioners, producers, commissioners, exhibitors and academics to explore the realised and potential impact of collaborations in the emergent area of Live Cinema.  The conference includes speakers involved in the production, delivery and attendance of outdoor screenings, drive-ins, sing-a-longs, sensory augmentations, fully immersive experiences and event-led distribution, spanning the independent to the mainstream. The day will include live panel debates, workshops and masterclasses addressing some key emergent challenges identify in current research. 

The Conference forms part of a research project funded by the Arts Council England Grants for the Arts led by Lisa Brook of Live Cinema UK, in collaboration with Sarah Atkinson (King’s College, London) and Helen W. Kennedy (University of Brighton).

As part of the programme, delegates will be able choose from one of the following specialist sessions:

  • Funding ideas lab
  • Intellectual Property (IP) & Licensing Master class
  • Audience Development & Marketing Masterclass
  • Training, Development & Education Workshop

Evening Event – The Hangmen*, 19:00-22:00

We have devised a novel experience which draws together multiple elements, sensations and new collaborations from the live cinema and event cinema domains. Our event is centered on a film screening of the play The Hangmen (by Martin McDonagh) which was originally streamed live to cinemas on 3rd March to conclude its successful West End run. We will reintroduce The Hangmen’s theatrical context and the liveness of its original broadcast through a unique fusion of performance, film and food in a playful re-play of the play. For the first time, the forms and aesthetics of ‘event’ cinema, ‘live’ cinema and promenade theatre are united in a hybrid, multi-layered, immersive and sensory experience, which promises to delight, surprise and enthrall the audience.

(In partnership with NT Live, Omnibus and Edible Cinema with Bombay Sapphire)

For more information please follow the link: 



Day event - £120
Evening event - £35
Day & Evening event - £150
Available from:

If you require financial support to facilitate your attendance, there are some bursaries available from the Film Audience Network. You are advised to contact your own regional film hub to find out more:

or email 

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