News

"Don't just do brilliant stuff, but help someone else do brilliant stuff"

Thu 13 Sep, 2018

Take a moment to watch this beautiful film - with contributions from Watershed staff past and present, friends, partners and funders - that shows Dick Penny (CEO of Watershed from Sept 1998 - July 2018) through the eyes of the people that have had the pleasure of working with and learning from him.

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Network and nominate with Rife Magazine

Wed 12 Sep, 2018

Rife Magazine, our very own in-house online platform for young people, has loads of exciting opportunities for you right now. Check them out below and get involved - in one, two, or all three!

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Bristol and Bath - leading the way in inclusive innovation and growth

Thu 6 Sep, 2018

‘Bristol & Bath Creative R&D’ will receive a multi million pound investment from the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s Creative Industries Clusters Programme, to support, connect and amplify the brilliant strengths of the region.

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Depict ’18 Shortlist is live

Tue 4 Sep, 2018

We are delighted to announce that this year's Depict shortlist is live - and we need your votes to decide the winner of the coveted Shooting People Audience Award.

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Watershed makes a big splash in Tokyo this Autumn

Mon 20 Aug, 2018

We are very excited to announce that the Biennial Playable City Conference will take place in Tokyo, Japan this year on 28 September in partnership with the British Council.

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Cinema Rediscovered goes on Tour

Wed 1 Aug, 2018

Cinema Rediscovered returned to Bristol (which is now a UNESCO City of Film) for its third edition this July, putting lesser known cinematic visions centre stage, asking questions about the role of cinema, delighting audiences and launching a UK wide tour with support from BFI awarding funds from National Lottery.

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Leadership changes at Watershed

Mon 30 Jul, 2018

Today Watershed announces a change in its leadership as it looks forward to the next part of its ongoing Bristol story.

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Free outdoor screenings for Cinema Rediscovered

Wed 18 Jul, 2018

Cinema Rediscovered kicks off next weekend! The festival puts rarely-screened cinematic gems centre stage, and invites everybody to experience great films back on the big screen.

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Queer Vision returns for 2018

Wed 27 Jun, 2018

Join us for this year’s Bristol Pride film festival, Queer Vision. Enjoy an outstanding selection of shorts and feature films of striking beauty, diversity, hope, laughter, love - and the challenges we still need to overcome.

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Two UK designers explore the playful city in Tokyo

Wed 27 Jun, 2018

Watershed and the British Council are delighted to announce the two UK creatives who won the Playable City Tokyo 2018 open call to travel to Tokyo for a two-stage residency in June and September - Bristol-based designer Tom Metcalfe and London play scholar, Sophie Sampson.

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Catching up with Artists in Residence Action Hero

Thu 21 Jun, 2018

In May 2018, Watershed’s latest Artists in Residence Action Hero, set off from Bristol on a six month journey across Europe. In a motorhome housing a recording studio, they are currently travelling over 30,000km, recording songs of love, hope, heartbreak, loss and desire, sung by the people they meet.

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