Five from Hitchcock - the Master of Suspense

Posted on Tue 31 July 2012

“Give them pleasure - the same pleasure they have when they wake up from a nightmare.”Alfred HitchcockThe BFI has preserved, promoted and championed Hitchcock's early films, including nine from the silent era and is presenting a major celebration of the most influential and iconic British film director of all time.
Collaborating with 'thinking' machines and Sonic Graffiti

Posted on Thu 26 July 2012

These are the two ideas that will be explored through Watershed's Studio Residencies 2012 commissions: Collaborating with Artificial Intelligence and Sonic Graffiti.
Young South West citizen journalists report live from the Olympic sailing events

Posted on Wed 25 July 2012

This weekend, RELAYS at Watershed have organised the experience of a lifetime for a team of young people from Colleges and Universities across the South West: they will be at the heart of the action at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Sailing events in Weymouth, reporting live as part of their Citizen Journalism project.
Sprinting to success?

Posted on Mon 23 July 2012

All eyes are on the UK as the country prepares for the opening of the London 2012 Olympic Games this Friday. Our athletes are under immense pressure to succeed: what exactly does it take to perform at gold medal level, and how do they cope with the huge stress? Find out how some of our hottest young sprinters feel in this Q&A we've just published on DShed with the Director and Producer of Personal Best, a portrait of what it takes to succeed and progress in athletics.
Opportunities to play with your energy field this summer....

Posted on Thu 19 July 2012

If you missed danceroom Spectroscopy (dS), one of the biggest hits at our 30th birthday celebrations, there are two more opportunities to experience this interactive art installation and use your energy to control its images and sound: at the Bristol Harbour Festival this weekend or in Weymouth later in August.
Mail, Maps and Motion at See No Evil 2012

Posted on Fri 13 July 2012

Watershed’s visua­­­l spectacular, ‘Mails, Maps and Motion’ starts See No Evil’s weekend programme in style. On the evening of Fri 17 Aug, Bristol’s iconic Passenger Shed will be transformed with a host of one-off commissions and collaborations which blend cutting edge music and film.
New REACT support announced

Posted on Wed 11 July 2012

We are pleased to announce two new funding opportunities and two future themes for REACT Sandboxes:Project & Pump Priming Funding Opportunities
PUSH ME in The Space: Unlimited films are live

Posted on Mon 9 July 2012

The PUSH ME films are now released into The Space, this summer’s go-to destination to discover the UK’s incredibly rich and vibrant arts and culture scene.Epic in scale and substance each film is packed into just 90 seconds: watch them to find out how the artists are pushing themselves and see how what they are creating is pushing others.
Getting Cinematic in Castle Park

Posted on Fri 6 July 2012

This week the City Strata project took to the green, green grass of Castle Park in Bristol to test the Cinemapping app with some Year 10 students from Fairfield High School. Therein lies the first lesson; when testing be brave and test with your scariest users. The students were entirely unfamiliar with the app, with how to test and were, well teenagers. Charlotte Crofts rose to the challenge brilliantly, briefed them on the app and, with a little reassurance about normal response levels, sent them on their way.
Watershed welcomes producers of the future

Posted on Tue 3 July 2012

Watershed’s development programme for 18-25 year olds, the Future Producers, kicked off last week. The group will be working with us here until December, learning about the skills needed to programme an arts venue like Watershed.  
Fast track your film career with FilmWorks

Posted on Tue 3 July 2012

Are you an emerging producer or director in the English regions looking to develop a short or feature film project? FilmWorks, a networked professional development scheme managed by Watershed, is a priceless opportunity to get the skills, contacts, and knowledge required to raise your profile, and fast track your project, to a national - and international - level.
Bristol welcomes the Kenyan Olympic Team

Posted on Mon 2 July 2012

Travelling all the way from East Africa to the South West of England the Kenyan Olympic team are landing in Bristol this week as they make their final preparations for the Olympic Games.