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Fundraiser aims to turn Millfields Park paddling pool into 'cine-theatre'

PUBLISHED: 15:27 23 May 2017 | UPDATED: 07:27 24 May 2017

Millfields Park in Hackney has just been awarded a special status in the world of parks and is going to have a revamp.

Millfields Park in Hackney has just been awarded a special status in the world of parks and is going to have a revamp.

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A mobile drama group is fundraising to turn a disused paddling pool in Millfields Park into an open air popup "cine-theatre".

Appropri8 needs £8,221 to host its event on June 10, intended to showcase local filmmakers and performers and tell the stories of Hackney lives.

The project is a one-off installation but if it goes well it could return both in Clapton and at other sites in London.

Visitors will also be invited to take part in building the theatre on the day with wood pallets and recycled materials.

A spokeswoman said: “The old paddling pool, which has been disused for several years, already has an amphitheatre like quality which lends itself to the creation of a stage.

“We hope this will be an engaging, informative and fun day which engages large sections of a diverse community. We want not just to share the end result with the community but to work with the community.”

The group has already raised almost £4,000. To donate, click here.

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