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Black Lives Matter – looking back at Watershed's year

Posted on Fri 18 June 2021

It is a year since Watershed stood in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and committed to the work we need to do. Clare Reddington, Watershed CEO, shares an update.

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Still form The Story of a Three-Day Pass showing a couple
Posted on Wed 2 June 2021
Cinema Rediscovered returns for its fifth edition this year from Wed 28 July – Sun 1 Aug, celebrating the return of the big screen experience that we’ve all missed with a line-up of brand new restorations and rediscoveries before going on a UK wide tour from Aug – Oct 2021.
June 2021 Cinema Podcast
Length: 30m 15s
In June's podcast Mark Cosgrove, Watershed Cinema Curator, discusses upcoming film highlights with Ti Singh founder of Bristol Bad Film Club, author of Born To Be Bad: Talking to the greatest villains in action cinema and lead on the BFI Film Audience Network's New Release Strategy, based at Watershed.
Jessica Bruder - Is Nomadland Our Future?
Length: 24m 21s
An online Q&A with journalist Jessica Bruder to discuss her book Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century, the inspiration for Oscar winning film Nomadland.

 Creative Producers Lagos Lab

Posted on Wed 12 May 2021

A 5 day online lab supporting and developing a network of Lagos-based producers working across theatre, film, festivals, visual art, radio, design and fashion.

Bristol, we're back (again)! We are re-opening the doors to our building on Tue 18 May

Posted on Wed 12 May 2021

We're back! We're super excited that on Tue 18 May we'll be re-opening the doors to the Watershed building. The Café and Bar will re-open on Tuesday and then on Wednesday our...

 May 2021 Cinema Podcast

Posted on Thu 29 April 2021

In May's podcast Mark Cosgrove, Watershed Cinema Curator, is joined by Dave Taylor of legendary Bristol video shop 20th Century Flicks. They reflect on the year that forgot cinema and the clutch of superb Oscar winning independent films arriving on the big screen very, very soon.

 Heart of Lightness by Bristol-based artist Lucy Turner, commissioned by Watershed 

Posted on Fri 23 April 2021

If you happen to be down by the Harbourside and walking past Watershed in the next couple of weeks you will spot some beautiful new artwork on Watershed’s downstairs...

 Coming out of lockdown 

Posted on Fri 2 April 2021 by Clare Reddington

Clare Reddington, Watershed CEO, looks ahead to re-opening the building, thanks Arts Council England for their continued support through the Culture Recovery Fund and asks for your help and feedback.

 Rife is seven 

Posted on Thu 18 March 2021 by Sammy Jones

Rife Written Content Editor Sammy Jones reflects on what we've learned from working with thousands of young people at Watershed's youth platform Rife

Welcoming our Inclusion Associates

Posted on Wed 10 March 2021

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Aisha Thomas and Katie Donovan-Adekanmbi as our Inclusion Associates who will be joining Watershed for a fixed term consultancy from March – June.

Depict '21 Call for Entries

Posted on Mon 1 March 2021

Submissions are now open for Depict ’21 – Watershed’s ultra-short film competition, part of Encounters Film Festival.

 March 2021 Cinema Podcast

Posted on Thu 25 Feb 2021

This month Mark Cosgrove, Watershed Cinema Curator, is joined by historian, writer and curator Edson Burton and Matchbox Cine producer Megan Mitchell. They share how their cultural life has changed and adapted over the last several months, and some of the things they have been enjoying and found themselves unexpectedly watching.

Introducing our Spring Residency Artists 2021

Posted on Thu 18 Feb 2021

Following an open call for our Spring Residencies programme, we’re delighted to announce the two Bristol-based artists who will develop ideas exploring environmental emergencies, technology and possible futures.

 February 2021 Cinema Podcast

Posted on Mon 1 Feb 2021

With the Watershed building and cinemas still closed, Mark Cosgrove (Watershed Cinema Curator) talks with Watershed friends to share their recent small screen highlights from film and TV series, old and new.