Two women in spacesuits in a barren landscape holding hands

Building a Martian House by artists Ella Good and Nikki Kent.
Photo by: Robert Keller, Satori Photos.

Culture declares a Climate and Ecological Emergency

Posted on Thu 17 Oct, 2019

Today, Watershed, Bristol Old Vic and Colston Hall have signed up to the growing global community of  arts and culture champions  declaring a  climate and ecological  emergency. 

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Introducing our Winter Residency artists

Ella Good and Nicki Kent, Building a Martian House. Credit: Robert Keller, Satori Photos
Posted on Thu 17 Oct 2019
Following our open call for Watershed and MAYK’s Winter Residencies programme, we’re delighted to announce the three artists who will develop works exploring technology and climate breakdown.

 "If you scream at just the right time, it might just save your life." 

William Castle
Posted on Wed 9 Oct 2019 by Simon Ball
Ahead of our 60th anniversary Halloween screening of classic 50's frightener The Tingler our Front of House Duty Manager and B Movie aficionado Simon Ball looks back at the career of director William Castle - the undisputed king of cinema gimmickry.

Say hello to some new members of Watershed’s Leadership Team

Anne Wong-Erven, Watershed General Manager smiling into camera
Posted on Tue 8 Oct 2019
Watershed welcomes Anne Wong-Erven as General Manager and Sharmaine Lovegrove and Parys Gardener who join the Watershed Board.
 Weimar Sundays 

Posted on Fri 4 Oct 2019 by James Harrison

James Harrison, co-director of South West Silents and co-curator at Cinema Rediscovered, discusses the rationale behind the Weimar Sundays season throughout October 2019.
From Bristol to Melbourne

Posted on Wed 2 Oct 2019

Update from Playable City’s very own Hilary O’Shaughnessy 
 Conversations About Cinema : Thought in Action 

Posted on Tue 1 Oct 2019

Conversations About Cinema returns this year with Thought In Action. The strand presented in partnership with the UWE Philosophy and Politics departments provides an opportunity for audiences to engage in deeper conversation about issues and ideas arising from films in our programme.
Depict '19 Winners Announced

Posted on Tue 1 Oct 2019

Films from UK, Spain and Brazil amongst the awards in this year’s Depict - our 90 second filmmaking challenge
Rife Talent Network

Project Current activity

Rife develops young people’s digital skills, voice, confidence, experience and networks so they go into the creative sector and thrive.
October 2019 Cinema Podcast
 October 2019 Cinema Podcast

Posted on Tue 1 Oct 2019

Our October Podcast discusses Shextreme and other highlights this month
Activities and Achievements

Published on Mon 30 Sept 2019

Watershed delivers a diverse cultural programme of films, events, festivals, artist commissions, workshops and conferences with audiences and participation at its heart. Find out more about some of that work here...