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Tue 21 May, 2013
Last week Bristol was buzzing as we welcomed legendary composer Philip Glass (creator of more than 20 operas, 50 film scores, 8 symphonies and several concertos) to the city for two special Filmic events: an intimate talk here at Watershed and a performance at St George's.
Thu 16 May, 2013
It's that time of year again: where the world's media descend on the South of France for two weeks of premieres, press conferences and parties. Our Head of Programme has dived into the 66th Cannes Film Festival, searching for films, partnerships and creative ideas to bring back to Bristol, and to Watershed.
Thu 2 May, 2013
Why are couscous, Lithuanian beetroot soup and Shopska salad meaningful and full of passion? What happens when fifteen strangers, all from different countries, come together to make stories about food? Find out when you take a seat at Theatre Jukebox, a jukebox that plays stories instead of records, which is in Watershed's Café/Bar for the next two weeks.
Tue 30 Apr, 2013
We are impossibly excited to launch our search for a Magician in Residence! We are seeking an adventurous soul with an appetite for the unusual, an artistic temperament and an affinity for geek, with suggested skills of 'disappearing interfaces, conjuring circuits, pulling robotic rabbits out of haptic hats'.
Tue 23 Apr, 2013
Part exploration, part battle, part collaboration, this unique commission for Bristol Temple Quarter uses the new artist-designed BikeTAG light system to create an innovative street game to light up Bristol’s Enterprise Zone.
Mon 22 Apr, 2013
DepicT!, Watershed's micro short filmmaking competition as part of Encounters Short Film & Animation Festival, is thrilled to announce a new partnership with the Royal Photographic Society which doubles the prize money for its awards and introduce a brand new award celebrating the art of cinematography.
Wed 10 Apr, 2013
Watershed explores the rich past and complicated present of Egypt in our April season Egypt Now. Focusing on a recent surge in contemporary filmmaking in Egypt, we present five fascinating films providing an essential context to the momentous upheavals that led to the unfolding of the Arab Spring. These films are the perfect complement to Pharaoh: King of Egypt, a British Museum touring exhibition at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, exploring some of Egypt’s incredible history.
Tue 9 Apr, 2013
Writer and Pervasive Media Studio Resident Tom Abba shares a little background on the story of These Pages Fall Like Ash, a first of its kind narrative experience that will allow you to become part of its story, to explore Bristol, and discover a whole new way of reading.
Thu 4 Apr, 2013
Bristol itself plays a leading character in this passionate love story of an older woman and a young Muslim man, opening at Watershed on Fri 12 April. Filmed last year in the city centre, Harbourside Clifton, the Downs, Easton and Stokes Croft, Flying Blind shows some very recognisable Bristol locations.
Wed 27 Mar, 2013
It's been all systems go in Watershed’s Pervasive Media Studio lately, with two of our residents hurtling into 2013 with a line up of exciting projects and new adventures.