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Image from Kieron Kirkland's Magic Hack at Pervasive Media Studio

Julie's Bicycle Environmental Data Lab

This autumn, we are delighted to be partnering with the nice folk at Julie’s Bicycle to host a two-day Environmental Data Lab here at the Pervasive Media Studio, and right now we are looking for creative practitioners to take part.


danceroom Spectroscopy Festival dome in Bristol, October 2013

dS transforms the way science is taught in schools

Dr David Glowacki from the University of Bristol has collaborated with Bristol's Fairfield High School to create new classroom science teaching videos for national distribution by the Royal Society of Chemistry.


Rae Spoon's songs for the prairies

Growing up queer and trans in an abusive, evangelical Christian household in Alberta, Canada, gave Rae Spoon a unique perspective on life. My Prairie Home is a musical-documentary that tells Spoon's story in a lyrical way that will speak to anyone who's ever felt out of place.


ACE NPO Announcement

Watershed secures cash standstill Arts Council England National Portfolio Funding 2016 -2018


Robbie Ryan

DepicT! Announces Star Judge Robbie Ryan

DepicT!, our super short filmmaking competition (as part of Encounters Short Film & Animation Festival) is thrilled to announce that world class cinematographer Robbie Ryan will be judging this year's entries on behalf of DepicT! sponsor The Royal Photographic Society.


Rife Magazine - new online platform now launched

Rife Magazine, an online platform by young people for young people, has officially launched and is covering, events, local news and social issues. A partnership between Watershed and Bristol Youth Links, Rife currently employs four young journalists to curate the online magazine and ensure the stories are relevant and interesting to other young people like them.


Recife Playable City

Recife: The Playable City celebratory film released

Recife: The Playable City was a fantastic cultural exchange between Watershed and Brazil’s Porto Digital. It brought together practitioners from the UK and Brazil to explore how play can shape the future of our cities. Watershed produced the programme earlier this year in partnership with the British Council and Brazilian technology park Porto Digital. We’re now delighted to announce the release of a short film that shares what happened.


Shadowing wins Playable City Award 2014

Interactive public artwork will invite Bristol’s citizens to play with their shadows. Watershed is delighted to announce that the winner of the 2014 international £30,000 Playable City Award is Shadowing, created by design duo Jonathan Chomko and Matthew Rosier, based in New York and Treviso, Italy respectively.


Ken Loach delights Bristol audiences with his final film

Legendary director Ken Loach visited Watershed on Monday for a sell out screening of his latest film, Jimmy’s Hall. He claims this will be his final major film and is ready to take some much needed rest and recuperation.


CitySelfie - one of the eight projects shortlisted for the Playable City Award 2

Playable Bristol

There's just over a week left until we announce this year's winner of the Playable City Award. Young journalist Emma Morsi joined us for the shortlisting, and has written a great piece on what the Award means to her.