Fun Palaces - space


Thu 2 - Thu 30 Oct

A place where space, pyramids, funk and politics collide, Afrofuturism is one of the most imaginative ways of re-defining and re-imagining black identity in the past, present, and the future. Get up to get down and discover a world where today's boundaries blur into insignificance!



Fun Palace Weekend

Sat 4 & Sun 5 Oct

You the brilliant Bristol public have helped shape us into a Sci Fi wonderland this weekend. Join us on the Mothershed for a celebration of science, art, and - most importantly - fun. We have activities for the whole family and guess what? They are all entirely FREE!

Shadowing with dog


What will your shadow get up to?

Shadowing, the winner of our second Playable City Award, has arrived on Bristol's streets. As streetlights come on across the city, traces of those who have passed by will be played back as shadows. So keep your eyes peeled - who knows where you'll encounter someone's shadow?


Aged 16 – 19? Passionate about film?

BFI Film Academy - apply now

Participants will get an insider’s perspective on what it’s like to work in film from writing scripts to getting movies to the cinema screen. Apply now!

Sigourney Weaver in Alien

Sci Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder

Register your interest now!

This winter we are taking a giant leap into the world of Sci Fi with a huge season dedicated to the world's most popular film genre. Get a sense of the shape of the season here, and sign up for updates...

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What's on today - Tue 30 Sept

Feature Showing Book
Shadowing All Day Ticket info
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Food & Drink

Watershed offers the perfect social space. We are open from early in the morning to late at night.

We are committed to projecting passion, care and pride in the whole Watershed experience. Our food is now as organic, seasonal, locally sourced and ethically produced as we can possibly make it. Sample our menu, get some drinks in or just come for a coffee before or after a film – the choice is up to you.

Find out more about Food & Drink

Conference Hire

At Watershed we have a passion for innovation and creativity: we take pride in making your event stand out from the rest.

We offer imaginative choices to meet your conference needs, delivered in the inspirational surroundings of this independent organisation with its intimate and vibrant atmosphere. With customers at the heart of our organisation Watershed delivers a diverse programme of films, events, festivals and conferences.

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18 Sep, 2014
Sci-Fi: to Bristol and Beyond!

Take a giant leap into the world of Sci-Fi with a series of out of this world screenings and events coming to Bristol and beyond. Sci-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder, the BFI’s biggest ever themed season of film and television, will, together with O2, present over 1,000 screenings across the UK including a packed programme of events in and around Bristol.