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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.


Sci Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder

This October and November Watershed is taking a giant leap into the world of Sci Fi with a huge season of film, music, events and workshops dedicated to the world's most popular film genre.


Watch Making the City Playable Conference Live

We are delighted to announce that we will be live streaming our Making the City Playable conference


DepicT! '14 shortlisted film Full Fat Simon by Dave Anderson

Vote now for your favourite DepicT! ‘14 films

Which of the 20 shortlisted DepicT! films of 90-seconds-or-less will win your vote on


Unleash your shadow with Shadowing

We are very excited to announce that at dusk on Thu 11 Sept Shadowing, Watershed’s second Playable City Award, will be unveiled. This interactive public artwork invites Bristol’s citizens to discover and play with their shadows under eight modified streetlights spread across the city.


Will Self

Encounters Festival 20/20: Looking back to look forward

Marking two decades as the UK’s leading short film and animation festival, Encounters 20th Short Film and Animation Festival will be returning to Watershed from Wed 17 to Sun 21 Sept.


The Run To Draw Team: Peter, Amelia and their drawing device Pheidippides © Pete

Announcing our new Artists in Residence

We are thrilled to announce our new Artists in Residence. Our Studio Artists Residency has been awarded to Run To Draw, a collaboration between illustrator Amelia Johnstone and product designer Peter Hathaway. We have also awarded a Micro-residency to performance artist Tom Marshman.


Intergalactic Launch for BFI Sci Fi

On Thursday 17 July we travelled to BFI Southbank to attend the launch of Sci Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder, BFI’s biggest and most ambitious film season yet. We joined the brightest and the best voices of the science and technology world to explore the genre, eat a few space snacks, and meet some classic characters.


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.