Quirky miniature cinemas to be hidden in Chapelfield Gardens in Norwich

A metal bucket attached to a tree may seem like an unlikely place for a cinematic experience, but the quirky contraption is one of eight miniature movie theatres that are to be hidden in Chapelfield Gardens during the Norfolk and Norwich Festival's Garden Party.

Festival-goers will find the tiny solar-powered cinemas installed on lampposts, put up trees, and placed in other crazy settings in the city park on Saturday and Sunday, and they will be showing short movies featuring vast landscapes, trifling incidents, and miniature catastrophic moments captured on film by artist Leslie Hill in America.

The films play with scale and feature toy cars that were posted to America for filming and then posted back to the UK to be incorporated into the mini cinemas made by Colchester-based Chris Dobrowolski.

Mr Dobrowolski said he hoped people would enjoy stumbling across the miniature screens in the park, and that part of the idea behind the project was to give people a different relationship to film compared to the conventional cinema experience.

The film project is called Vanishing Point and it has been granted the Inspire Mark by the London 2012 Inspire programme which recognises innovative projects inspired by the 2012 Games.

Vanishing Point will be making its world premiere at the Norfolk and Norwich Festival.

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