We are 30 on Thu 7 June

Posted on Mon 30 April 2012

We may not look it, but we're fast approaching the big 3-0, and we're busy beavering away behind the scenes to make it a day to remember not only for us but also for you, everyone who has engaged with us whether audience, artist, funder or staff.
Hollywood beckons for DepicT! '11 Winner

Posted on Thu 26 April 2012

Watershed's super-short filmmaking competition DepicT! proves it's a genuine springboard to success with the news that previous winner Tim Bassford has won the top prize in The Pitch: a £25,000 budget to turn his film idea into a 20 minute short, and a once in a lifetime chance to go to Hollywood.
REACT funding success in Exeter

Posted on Tue 24 April 2012

The University of Exeter’s College of Humanities has been awarded funding for a range of exciting new research projects under the REACT banner. These projects are designed to change the way we interact with culture and enhance our experience of artefacts, manuscripts and other cultural works.
The Future of Print

Posted on Fri 20 April 2012

Print media isn't having a happy time of late. Commentators have been hearing (and ringing) its death knell for quite a while now, and its slow decline shows no sign of abating: what does the future hold for the world's magazines, books and newspapers?
Bringing Properties to Life

Posted on Thu 19 April 2012

Designing experiences that will connect audiences with places is at the heart of what the National Trust does. Since I joined the NT 7 years ago I think its fair to say we have developed a richer understanding of these audiences, their interests, motivations, drivers, and barriers.
'Let's get together and feel all right'

Posted on Wed 18 April 2012

We all think we know Bob Marley: the face on the t-shirt, the voice on an album. He's the last king of reggae, and a music legend. But do we really know anything deeper about the man and his life?This was a man who suffered years of prejudice as the child of an elderly white father and who himself fathered 11 children by seven different women. He used to conquer his stage fright by practicing in the local cemetery to sing for the evil spirits and was the target of an attempted murder.
Pervasive Media Studio at Bordeaux's Digital Week

Posted on Thu 12 April 2012

Watershed's Pervasive Media Studio was invited to take part in this year’s Bordeaux Digital Week (Semaine Digitale), France’s foremost creative technology festival, exploring the very latest in digital experiences.
Watershed is part of The Space with 12 Unlimited Artists

Posted on Tue 10 April 2012

PUSH ME, a collaboration led by Watershed, is one of the 53 digital arts projects commissioned by Arts Council England and BBC for The Space.
This Easter do you have junior chocolatiers - or amateur Aardman animators?

Posted on Tue 3 April 2012

Getting lost under the debris of Easter egg packaging and sitting in front of the television is not an option this Easter break here at Watershed: we've been cooking up some ace free workshops for kids and fun films for families to enjoy. The hardest thing you'll have to do is decide whether your young ones will be junior chocolatiers - or amateur Aardman animators.
Thriving in a sandbox

Posted on Mon 2 April 2012

We have just kicked off the first Heritage Sandbox meeting, which is pretty exciting, hearing about the project's plans for the next three months. As part of the introduction, I shared what I thought the manifesto for a flourishing sandbox project might be: