This week we welcome magicians Stuart Nolan and Kieron Kirkland who are joining Watershed's Pervasive Media Studio as our first ever Magicians in Residence.
Over the next two months, these two amazing practitioners will conjure up creative ideas that blend technology, interaction design, magic and illusion, supported by Watershed and the University of Bristol.
To celebrate its 75th anniversary, Celebrity Series of Boston (which brings music and arts to the streets of Boston) have installed 75 street pianos from Bristol-originated art project Play Me, I’m Yours.
We are pleased to announce this new Animating the Zone pop up project as part of the Bristol Temple Quarter commissions, which aims to engage people with Bristol Temple Quarter through new cultural experiences designed to surprise, question and delight. From Mon 23 Sept until Mon 7 Oct two large billboards on Bath Road will feature work by Italian photographer Carmine Mauro Daprile. The billboards will pop up in between the existing advertising panels, but will bear no logos or slogans.
This September sees the UK premiere of Submergence, an uplifting new artwork near Temple Meads Station in Bristol. Visitors to the large-scale light installation, which will be free to explore, can immerse themselves in a continuously shifting ocean of thousands of differently coloured lights, created through a combination of digital pixels, light lanterns and the physical movement of the visitors themselves.
This summer, Bristol residents and visitors were able to spark up conversations with the city, using nothing else but the humble text function on any mobile phone. As the first winner of Bristol’s Playable City Award produced by Watershed, Hello Lamp Post provided city dwellers with a new way of communicating through lamp posts, post boxes and other familiar street furniture, by texting the unique codes found on each object.
Watershed is delighted to be one of eight national organisations that will be working with the BFI and regional partners to bring more specialised and independent British film to UK audiences in new and exciting ways.
In a ground-breaking new deal for UK audiences the BFI Film Audience Network (FAN) today takes a significant step forward as the BFI names eight lead partners (Film Hubs) appointed to help bring diverse and exciting films and events to audiences right across the UK.