On the Bench formed the central feature of In Dialogue, the final programme to be presented by UP Projects on The Floating Cinema. Alongside this new artwork, In Dialogue presented a corresponding programme of films and documentaries that echoed the themes of dedication, perseverance and determination that feature in Meadley’s artwork.
On the Bench was filmed in Sheffield, Rotherham, Doncaster, Swinton, Thorne, South Ferriby, Goole and Hull. Each location formed part of The Floating Cinema's 2017 tour.
The commission and The Floating Cinema were supported by Arts Council England's Strategic Touring Programme, BFI, Film Hub North, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Canal & River Trust, Hull City Council and forms part of Hull City of Culture 2017.