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Watershed and The Art of The Turnaround 

Posted on Thu 18 April by Clare Reddington

In light of the huge challenges that so many arts and culture organisations have faced in recent years, Clare Reddington , Watershed's CEO, shares five ‘rules’ for turning your organisation round.

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An illustration of the exterior of Watershed building covered in greenery with people swimming in the floating harbour.
Posted on Tue 12 March by Clare Reddington

What will the world want from a cultural venue in a climate crisis?  

Exterior shot of Watershed Building and the harbour with a yellow ferry boat going past
Posted on Thu 30 Nov 2023 by Mark Cosgrove

On the day that one of the commercial cinema spaces in the city is sadly closing, Mark Cosgrove, Watershed Cinema Curator reflects on the changing cinema exhibition landscape...

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 Mujer with a Movie Camera: A season of films by female directors from Latin America 

Posted on Mon 23 Oct 2023 by Lorena Pino

In this article MA Curating placement student and Mujer with a Movie Camera Season Curator Lorena Pino Montilla explains the process behind creating her season.

 Watershed's Balance and Belonging Data 2023 

Posted on Thu 12 Oct 2023 by Helen Jaffa

Balance and Belonging is an approach we began in 2021 to understand the intersectional identities of the people who work at Watershed (Balance), and how their identities and backgrounds impact their experience of working with us (Belonging).

 Undershed - an immersive gallery for Watershed 

Posted on Wed 4 Oct 2023 by Clare Reddington

Clare Reddington, Watershed's CEO talks about the plans for Undershed - a new immersive gallery opening downstairs in Watershed in Spring 2024. 

 In memory of Trini 

Posted on Tue 1 Aug 2023 by Clare Reddington

With sad hearts we want to acknowledge the death of Adriene Layne or Trini as we knew her. Trini was a member of the Pervasive Media Studio community since 2017, having joined us on a micro residency to develop her Voice Letter prototype into a product, and quickly became a full resident.  

 X-rated: Crossing Fact and Fiction in Kamikaze Hearts 

Posted on Fri 28 July 2023 by Harriet Taylor

Guest writer Harriet Taylor from SWITCH offers a fresh take on Juliet Bashore's quasi-documentary Kamikaze Hearts, screening at Cinema Rediscovered 2023 on Thu 27 July and Sun 30 July.

 Film on Film: Morvern Callar revisited  

Posted on Wed 26 July 2023

20th Century Flicks' Daisy Steinhardt takes us through Lynne Ramsay’s Movern Callar (2002), which is being screened from a new BFI 35mm print as part of Cinema Rediscovered 2023.

 The Sound of Cinema Rediscovered  

Posted on Tue 25 July 2023

Guest writer Sean Wilson explores some of the soundtrack highlights & musical motifs of this year's Cinema Rediscovered programme.

 Look Who’s Back: the Hollywood Renaissance and the Blacklist 

Posted on Tue 25 July 2023 by Andy Willis

​​​​​​​Andy Willis (Professor of Film Studies at the University of Salford and Senior Visiting Curator at HOME in Manchester), curator of the Look Who's Back: The Hollywood Renaissance and the Blacklist strand at this year's Cinema Rediscovered festival, dives into the thinking behind the strand and the political context of this era of Hollywood filmmaking.

 Becoming a Living Wage Employer 

Posted on Tue 18 July 2023 by Clare Reddington

Watershed is delighted to announce that we are now accredited as a Living Wage Employer, joining a growing list of employers in Bristol striving to drive change and reduce in-work poverty. 

 Packing our rucksack for the next 40 years 

Posted on Wed 7 June 2023 by Clare Reddington

Clare Reddington, Watershed's CEO shares our new values created with our communities.

 Contemporary Chilean Film Directors in UK Cinema 

Posted on Fri 24 March 2023 by Lorena Pino

UWE MA Curating student Lorena Pino reflects on recent trends in contemporary Chilean cinema with a focus on some exciting new releases in the UK and highlighting the work of a group of young female filmmakers that are telling stories from a fresh point of view.