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Announcing our 2016 Residency programme

Tue 23 Feb, 2016

We are very excited to announce this year’s programme of residency opportunities at Watershed. There will be three programmes to choose from, each offering something slightly different.

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Talented creatives selected for Playable City Lagos

Wed 10 Feb, 2016

After assessing over 100 applications for our the Playable City Lagos Open Call, we are delighted to reveal the participants in the Lab, which will bring together seven creative practitioners from Lagos (Nigeria) and four from the UK, to exchange ideas and develop new works that respond to the theme of the Playable City.

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Why we absolutely love Fabulous Beasts

Tue 26 Jan, 2016

Today marks the launch of a crowd funding campaign for an entirely new kind of digital and physical game called Fabulous Beasts, and we wanted to share with you a bit about how Watershed has supported its development, how you can come and have a play, and invite you to get involved.

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Let All The Children Boogie: Fringe Festival at Watershed

Wed 20 Jan, 2016

There will be films, there will be DJs, there will be dancing and there will be Bowie; there will always be Bowie. Check out the full season of films, events and DJ sets - some are already selling out so get in there while you can!

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New kitchen and new menus – Happy New Year!

Tue 5 Jan, 2016

We are very excited to announce that our brand new, environmentally friendly and efficient kitchen is ready! After six weeks of behind the scenes toil - and plenty of patience from you, our lovely customers - our kitchen refit is complete and ready for action.

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Watershed Top 10 Sellers of 2015

Tue 5 Jan, 2016

We've recycled the wrapping paper, taken the tinsel down and swept up the pine needles: 2015 is over, and 2016 is here with a vengeance. Here’s a quick run down of our top sellers, and what the year in film at Watershed looked like…

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Urbanimals in hibernation after 26,000 plays across Bristol

Thu 10 Dec, 2015

The Urbanimals retired on Thu 19 Nov to mark the end of the Playable City Conference. The winner of this year’s Playable City Award, the Urbanimals were hunted down by Bristolians, who discovered the eight animals in all corners of the city. Over 26,000 people have played with Rabbit, Dolphin, Kangaroo and Beetle over the Urbanimals’ 10 week life span between September – November.

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We took part in #GivingTuesday: A day to give back

Tue 1 Dec, 2015

Forget the excesses and consumerism of Black Friday and Cyber Monday - Tue 1 Dec, was #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving, and was the perfect antidote to the two biggest shopping days of the year.

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Watershed in December: Strong women, Christmas treats, and satirical cartoonists...

Wed 18 Nov, 2015

There's no denying it - markets have suddenly appeared, selection boxes are hugging the shelves, winter spice is being added to everything from coffee to cake, the John Lewis ad is on the telly... it's nearly Christmas. It's 37 days away, in fact, but don't worry - we're here to ease you into the festive season with a great line up of films and a warming welcome in the Café/Bar.

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We are getting a new kitchen...

Fri 13 Nov, 2015

We are really excited to announce that we will be refitting our kitchen in December which will involve ripping out the entire space and putting in state of the art, energy efficient kit. Read on to find out what is happening and how this work is going to affect service during the building works. Thank you.

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