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Bristol Festival of Puppetry returns

Thu 20 Jul, 2017

You can forget what you thought you knew about puppets, Bristol Festival of Puppetry is returning to the city between Fri 1- Sun 10 Sept to start conversations with audiences – showing how iPads can become hand puppets, film and animation can be a form of puppetry, and that puppets, just like humans, come in all shapes and sizes, with different abilities.

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Life changing experiences - Watershed's Artist Residencies

Tue 18 Jul, 2017

Our current Artists in Residence Aidan Moesby and David Lisser have been busily working up their projects at Pervasive Media Studio. With research spanning the creative repurposing of weather-sensing equipment to industrial cannibalism, let’s take a closer look at what they’re up to and how you can get involved…

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Creative Producers International: Meet Our Global Cohort

Wed 12 Jul, 2017

We are thrilled to introduce the 15 incredible people who will be joining us on Watershed’s new global talent development programme Creative Producers International.

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Smart Oxford Playable City® Shortlist announced

Mon 10 Jul, 2017

Watershed and Smart Oxford are delighted to announce the shortlist for the very first Smart Oxford Playable City Commission 2017 - revealing six innovative projects placing shared experience at the heart of the future city.

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Watershed's 2017 Residencies: Why you should apply...

Wed 28 Jun, 2017

We currently have an Open Call for Watershed’s 2017 Residencies and thought it would be helpful to tell you a bit about some of our past residents and what they are doing now...

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Watershed receives continuing Arts Council England National Portfolio Funding until 2022

Tue 27 Jun, 2017

Watershed receives continuing Arts Council England National Portfolio Funding until 2022

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2016 Winner Lee Charlish Tells Us About His DepicT! Journey

Mon 26 Jun, 2017

We’re getting excited as there is only one week left until this year’s submission deadline (Mon 3 July) for DepicT!

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Watershed introduces Virtual Reality immersive experiences

Mon 5 Jun, 2017

Watershed have teamed up with virtual reality pioneer Catherine Allen to produce a season of immersive experiences in VR this June (Wed 14 – Sat 17 June) - the first of its kind for a UK independent cinema and arts venue.

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An Interview with DepicT! '16 Winner Petra Balekic

Mon 5 Jun, 2017

With the Mon 3 July deadline for entries to this year’s DepicT! – Watershed’s super short film competition – beginning to loom on the cinematic horizon, we took some time out to catch up with Croatian director Petra Balekic, one of last year’s DepicT! winners, to get her insights into what it takes to be successful DepicT! filmmaker.

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Watershed appoints a new Executive Director

Tue 30 May, 2017

Watershed is delighted to announce the appointment of Miriam Randall as its first ever Executive Director. Miriam will join the Watershed team in August bringing invaluable expertise gained in her role of Executive Director of Lighthouse in Brighton, where she has been based for the past ten years.

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