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Programming Palestine

Bristol Palestine Festival Director David Owen shares a bit of insight into how he programmed the season, what highlights to expect, and how he hopes the Festival will grow in the future.

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Catching Up With DepicT! '14 Winner Daniel Chisholm

Learn about DepicT! '14 award winner Daniel Chisholm's filmmaking journey, two months on from his big win!

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A Christmas menu, muppets, mulled wine & more...

There’s no denying it: markets have suddenly appeared, selection boxes are hugging the shelves, winter spice can be sniffed, the John Lewis ad is on the telly… it’s nearly Christmas. It’s 44 days away, in fact, but don’t worry – we’re here with a cracking line up of food, films, drinks and general merriness to see you through the festive season and beyond.

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100,000 Shadow Plays Across Bristol

Fri 31 Oct, marked the last day of Shadowing, the winner of this year’s Playable City Award. Over the previous six weeks, Bristol residents and visitors hunted out the clandestine locations of eight ‘enchanted’ street lights, and played, danced and shaped their shadows over 100,000 times in all corners of the city.

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DJ Cheeba live events announced

We're thrilled to reveal that Bristol’s own audio visual pioneer DJ Cheeba will perform a live one-off re-score to Ed Wood’s sci-fi classic Plan 9 From Outer Space on Fri 21 Nov here at Watershed.

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Halloween Photo Competition: Shadowing

Send us your best Halloween pictures and films of you playing in the Shadowing lamp light and win a night out on us. If you are out trick or treating, why not visit your nearest Shadowing street light and take petrifying party portrait?

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Introducing Afrofuturist Writers

Wednesday’s forthcoming Afrofuturism screening is Black Sci Fi (18:00hrs) takes a closer look into a specific time in the history of black science fiction in literature, film and TV. We are delighted that Cheryl Morgan editor, critic, publisher and Ujima Radio presenter has kindly written this piece which takes a look at the rise, prominence and importance of black authors in sci fi.

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Four New Young Journalists Announced for ongoing internship

A filmmaker, a popular vlogger, a DJ and a comedy writer team up for Rife Magazine’s second round of paid internships.

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Unveiling the future of play

The fourth round of REACT Sandbox funding has been announced today - six successful bids have secured funding to complete their proposals for Play Sandbox, which sees academics, companies and children collaborate for the first time to design six new products for play.

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The Afrofuturist melting pot

Our Afrofuturism season launches into space this week. It has been curated by Dr Edson Burton, who has kindly written this article on Afrofuturism’s influences and influencers, inspirations and ideas – including his own personal journey.

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