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Audiences at an outdoor screening at Cinema Rediscovered, our annual film festival

Audiences at an outdoor screening at Cinema Rediscovered, our annual film festival

A gift for you: see you at the cinema, online!

Posted on Fri 20 Mar, 2020

We might have closed our cinemas but we still want to share great films with you. Here's one way.

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Photo of the exterior of Watershed at night with a large neon sign saying Cheers Drive, as part of Bristol Light Festival
Posted on Tue 17 March 2020
Given the national picture the Watershed building will temporarily close from 14:00 on Tue 17 March and our upcoming events and screenings are cancelled for now.
Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Posted on Sun 15 March 2020
In the sixth and last instalment of Thought in Action, we had the delight of welcoming Albertine Fox (University of Bristol), Isobel Carrol (UWE Level 3 Student) and Charlotte Alderwick (UWE Bristol, Chair) to discuss the themes in Céline Sciamma’s Portrait of a Lady on Fire. UWE BA Philosophy student Georgia Harrison continues the conversation and explores Sciamma’s mesmerising exploration of the female gaze.
Cheers Drive
Posted on Fri 13 March 2020
Here at Watershed the health and wellbeing of our staff and customers are our number one concern.

Watershed & MAYK present: Art & Climate, Winter Residencies Showcase

Posted on Thu 5 March 2020

Join us for a free Art & Climate Showcase event to experience the new work created by Watershed & MAYK’s Winter Artists in Residence - Xavier Velastin, Robbie Thomson, Ella Good and Nicki Kent.
Other Animals

 Other Animals

Posted on Thu 5 March 2020

Watershed/MAYK 2020 Winter Residency Robbie Thomson talks about his series of public interventions which use soft robotic sculptures to raise awareness of local ecological issues and the wider climate crisis.
[whalesong]

 [whalesong]

Posted on Thu 5 March 2020

Watershed/MAYK 2020 Winter Residency sound artist Xavier Velastín on his human-computer duet about the noise in the oceans.
Building a Martian House

 Building a Martian House

Posted on Thu 5 March 2020

Watershed/MAYK 2020 Winter Residency artists Ella Good and Nicki Kent on their project to Build a Martian House.

Cinema Rediscovered 2020 Early Bird Passes Now on Sale

Posted on Wed 4 March 2020

Cinema Rediscovered is back for an expanded five days for its 5th edition taking place in and around Bristol from Wed 22 - Sun 26 July 2020. Join us for the finest digital restorations, contemporary classics and film print rarities back where they belong - on the big screen.

Submissions are now open for Depict ’20

Posted on Wed 4 March 2020

Submissions are now open for Depict ’20 – Watershed’s ultra-short film competition part of Encounters Film Festival committed to uncovering emerging filmmaking talent since 1998. We’re calling for creatives from around the world to submit their shorts of 90 seconds or under to be considered for this year’s shortlist and awards.

 Thought In Action: Parasite 

Posted on Tue 3 March 2020

In the fifth instalment of Thought in Action, we are welcomed with the expertise of Dr. JongMi Kim (Media and Cultural Theology, Coventry University), Dr. Maria Rousso (Philosophy, San Raffaele University, Milan), Dr. Bola Adediran (UWE Politics, chair) and Katie Preece (Philosophy UWE student) on the themes raised in Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite. UWE BA Philosophy student Georgia Harrison explores the various avenues taken to create the masterful portrayal of the destructive effects of Capitalism.