Past Events




While working as a goldsmith in Hatton Garden, Shaun Leane began a long-standing collaboration with the late Lee Alexander McQueen. United by a shared passion for craftsmanship, together they created breathtaking, provocative catwalk jewels with iconic status.Exploring the role of the jewel, they challenged femininity and fashion, and the perceptions of form, preciousness and meaning.

Please join us to a must-see group show of photorapher Ann Ray and jewellery designer Shaun Leane while celebrating his upcoming book.


London and New York Dates to be announced soon, 2020


Sexual desire takes a dangerous turn in Kubrick’s enigmatic swansong, starring Kidman and Cruise. 

Please join us at the BFI Southbank for the screening of Kubricks final film, music by Jocelyn Pook. Followed by a discussion with Katharina Kubrick, Jocelyn Pook and Matt Wells.
Eyes wide shut is an incredible display of precision and suspense, featuring a fragile relationship played out by (then) real-life couple Kidman and Cruise. When Alice Harford admits to her husband Bill that she’s having sexual thoughts about another man, it sets off an obsession in him to have an erotic encounter – which leads him into an unforgiving world that he isn’t prepared for. Shot over a mammoth 15-month period, and based on Arthur Schnitzler’s novella Dream Story, Eyes Wide Shut explores the seductive and dangerous sexual underbelly of New York’s elite..

Dir Stanley Kubrick
With Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Sydney Pollack, Todd Field
UK-USA 1999

Eyes Wide Shut Screening and Discussion

Friday 29 November 2019, 18:30
BFI Southbank, NFT 1

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kingmaker screening at the bfi london film festival

An enraging portrait of entitlement, opulence and corruption, The Kingmaker starts as a profile of Imelda Marcos but soon widens its perspective to depict a Philippines in peril…

Don’t miss the screenings of Kingmaker at the BFI London Film Festival. Art Cinema is proud to announce that the music has written by Jocelyn Pook.
Centred on the indomitable character of Imelda Marcos, The Kingmakerexamines, with unprecedented access, the Marcos family’s improbable return to power in the Philippines.

Dir Lauren Greenfield
Music by Jocelyn Pook
Prod Frank Ever, Lauren Greenfield


Monday 07 October 2019, 17:45
Curzon Soho Cinema, Screen 1
Wednesday 09 October 2019, 20:40
ICA Cinema, Screen 1

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Prom 49 : The lost words

A celebration of nature in music, inspired by the bestselling book The Lost Words. Pounding oceans, enchanted woods, threatened birds and the powerful words of Greta Thunberg …

Art Cinema is proud to announce Jocelyn Pook’s new original musical work composed for Prom number 49, featuring the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain and performed by the Southbank Sinfonia. Pook’s new piece sets words from speeaches by environmental activist Greta Thunberg to music. The concert celebrates the rich musical landscape of nature and is inspired by the bestselling book The Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane which revives disappearing words describing the natural world. The concert will be accompanied by live painting by Jackie Morris.

Performance: Prom 49: The Lost Words

Sunday August 25th, 2019
Royal Albert Hall

Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 2AP, UK

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JOCELYN POOK AT earth (Evolutionary arts hackney)

ComposHER is a new concert celebrating the best new music to moving picture, featuring a stunning roster of some of the best women composers writing for the screen today. The aim of the concert is not only to showcase this incredible talent in the UK, of composers scoring film, TV and more, but also to inspire the next generation of women composers and to seek to make this area of the industry as inclusive as possible for future generations.

Art Cinema is proud to announce Jocelyn Pook’s music being played as part of ComposHer concert series. With composition being one of the most unequal areas of the global music industry, much work to tackle this has already taken place: 2018 saw the launch of the UK Women Composers’ Forum, as well as a new global database of women composers writing for visual media on concert seeks to continue to support and empower the UK women composers’ community, towards further progression and change in 2019.

Performance: ComposHer

Wednesday June 12th, 2019
EartH (Evolutionary Arts Hackney)

11-17 Stoke Newington Rd, London N16 8BH

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the sound of kubrick

To coincide with “Stanley Kubrick: The Exhibition” at the Design museum, the Jocelyn Pook ensemble will perform excerpts from Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut Soundtrack and other material on May 3rd as part of the Museum Late: The Sound Of Stanley Kubrick event.

Art Cinema is proud to present The Jocelyn Pook Ensemble performing excerpt from Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut Soundtrack, composed in 1999 by Britain’s most successful female composer: Jocelyn Pook. The Jocelyn Pook Ensemble will perform music from her albums Untold Things, Flood and selections from some of her film scores including Stanley Kubrick’s 1999 psychological drama Eyes Wide Shut.
The line-up will include stellar vocalists and regular collaborators: Melanie Pappenheim, Carnatic vocalist Manickam Yogeswaren, and Tanja Tzarovska from Macedonia, as well as cellist Sophie Harris whose sublime solo playing features on the soundtracks of The Wife, The Staircase, Eyes Wide Shut and Brick Lane; Jon Banks on gothic harp and the Arabic qanun, violinists Emma Smith and Alice Zawadski, and Jocelyn on viola.

Performance: Jocelyn Pook Ensemble

Friday May 3rd, 2019
The Design Museum Atrium

224-238 Kensington High St, Kensington, London W8 6AG

During the event the exhibition will remain open.

In Partnership with Taiwan Film Festival UK, HTC Vive Arts, Curzon Cinemas, Tate Film at Tate Modern, Art Cinema is pleased to present:


A feature length Virtual Reality Film for a new experience of Cinema.

Opening Date: April 3 2019
Asia House 63 New Cavendish St, London W1G 7LP

The UK premiere of The Deserted, Tsai Ming-Liang’s 2017 feature length virtual reality (VR) film, is one of the highlights of the inaugural Taiwan Film Festival UK. The initial screening is on 3 April 2019, at a specially designed VR pop-up cinema at Asia House in central London, and will then be open to the public from 4-8 April, with seven showings a day.

The Deserted tells the surreal story of a man living in a ruined house in the mountains with two ghosts and a fish. Recovering from an illness and unable to communicate with the ghosts, his only companion is the lone fish who swims with him in the bathtub.
A lauded master of slow cinema, Tsai Ming-Liang chose this film to open the retrospective that he curated in close collaboration with Festival director, Aephie Chen for the Taiwan Film Festival UK. This includes a selection of his fiction feature-length films and shorts showing at the Tate Modern’s Starr Cinema from 5 – 7 April and Tsai will participate in post-screening Q&As, as well as lead a filmmaking masterclass at the Tate. This is a rare opportunity to hear him in conversation as Tsai has not been to the UK for over a decade.

The VR cinema is in partnership with Art Cinema and sponsored by HTC Vive Arts and MSI, the Festival’s virtual reality partners. The UK premiere of The Deserted will be shown in 8K resolution, which is a significant improvement on the 4K resolution of the original world premiere at the 2017 Venice Film Festival.

Director Tsai Ming-Liang collaborated with Taiwanese architect Rain Wu to create the cinema, incorporating visual clues from the The Deserted’s film set – a rural ruin with lush tropical nature visible through the wall punctures. High performance gaming computers from MSI and HTC’s groundbreaking VR Theatre Management System will be used to create a synchronised, immersive cinema experience where 20 people can watch the film at the same time. This technology has influenced the design of the physical space which resembles the lobby of a cinema, typically seen as a waiting space. It represents the area in between constant reality (the outside world) and a temporal reality (the cinema screen), a Purgatory space between the living and the dead of the film.

“Art Cinema is thrilled to work with Taiwan Film Festival and help stage the UK premiere of The Deserted by the highly-acclaimed Director Tsai Ming-Liang. This installation aims to bring the most thrilling experience to an array of audiences ranging from Film d’Auteurs lovers all the way to the most savvy explorers of virtual reality realms. Such encounters establish what 21st-century paradigms of art display and engagement are all about.”
Art Cinema founder, Myriam Blundell Phillips

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