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Clare Reddington, Watershed CEO receives an Honorary Doctorate

Posted on Mon 15 July

Today Clare Reddington, CEO of Watershed in Bristol, has been awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of the West England (UWE) in recognition of her leadership in the cultural sector and her contributions to Bristol’s creative ecology.

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Three women chat to each other in a high ceilinged tent-like structure.
Posted on Tue 18 June

The workshop series examining technologies and their past, present, and future role in climate justice publishes their findings.

Alain Delon in Le Samouraï. Graphic text edited on reading: Cinema Rediscovered.
Posted on Mon 10 June

Our annual festival dedicated to the rediscovery and revival of great films is back, taking place in-and-around Bristol: City of Film from Wed 24 - Sun 28 July with 60+ screenings and events, launching a UK wide tour of highlights (Aug – Dec 2024).

Layered Realities Weekend - Millenium Constellations 16th March 2018 (Photographer Jack Offord)
Posted on Tue 28 May

Watershed is excited to announce Undershed, a new immersive gallery on the ground floor of Watershed that will be a home for curated exhibitions of extraordinary work from local...

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Cinema Rediscovered reveals highlights as Early Bird Passes go on sale

Posted on Tue 7 May

Indulge in the big screen experience at Cinema Rediscovered (Wed 24 – Sun 28 July), Watershed’s annual festival dedicated to the rediscovery and revival of great films in and around Bristol – a UNESCO City of Film.

Watershed spotlight on Japan

Posted on Wed 10 April

Executive Producer Jo Lansdowne discusses Watershed's celebration of Japan's creativity and culture throughout 2024, focussing on *Omosiroi: A Japanese concept translating roughly as a combination of amusing, fascinating, fun...

More Than AI Sandbox

Posted on Tue 9 April

Watershed and MyWorld unveil six teams awarded £45K to build prototypes exploring the creative potential of Artificial Intelligence

Save the dates: Cinema Rediscovered is back for 2024!

Posted on Fri 5 April

Wed 24 - Sun 28 July

Stephen Gatfield appointed as Chair of Watershed

Posted on Thu 28 March

Thank you to James Touzel who is stepping down after 11 years as Chair and hello to Stephen Gatfield who has been appointed as our new Chair.

Meet our MyWorld Fellow

Posted on Thu 29 Feb

Introducing creative practitioner and educator Frazer Meakin who is undertaking a MyWorld Fellowship to explore the relationship between young people, technology and their careers.

Watershed Sunday Season traces the final films seen by cultural icons before they died.

Posted on Thu 29 Feb

On Sundays throughout March, Watershed will be remapping the first century of cinema according to the final films watched by a selection of its cultural icons from JFK to Kurt Cobain and Charlie Chaplin. The season offers the opportunity to ‘see what those who see no more last saw’.

We've got a new Box Office ticketing system

Posted on Fri 2 Feb

We've now switched over to our new ticketing system, thank you for your patience!

Watershed in £6 million UK-wide programme supporting artists to make and share extraordinary immersive work

Posted on Wed 31 Jan

Over 200 artists from across the UK will be commissioned to explore the possibilities of immersive technology through this new research & development programme, focusing on skills and the creative potential of the art form.

Introducing our Winter Residency Artists 2024

Posted on Tue 23 Jan

Following an open call for our Winter Residencies programme we’re excited to introduce our two recipient artists. Responding to the theme of Other Minds their work will harness...

Watershed Flushed with Success at the Loo of the Year Awards

Posted on Fri 19 Jan

Watershed picked up a major honour at the 2023 Loo of the Year Awards, winning the National Award for England in the Individual Business Category at a ceremony in Birmingham yesterday.