Our #GivingTuesday prize winner, Gill Roberts, invited 100 of her friends and family to join her for a private screening of a film of her choice here at Watershed – the groundbreaking 1954 musical Carmen Jones.
The Watershed and Playable City team are currently in Lagos, Nigeria, for a ten day sprint that brings together a group of brilliant creative practitioners from Lagos and the UK to exchange ideas and develop new works that respond to the theme of the Playable City. Catch their updates here...
You think you know horror? Two new films from debut directors are released this month – Goodnight Mommy and The Witch – are continuing to defy the conventions of the genre, going way beyond straightforward shocks to deliver visceral, experimental (and proudly independent) scares.
Our annual celebration of all things ‘Filmic’ returns with gigs and screenings that highlight the symbiotic relationship between music and the moving image. This is not simply in the ways in which they are used together, but also how each one can inspire the other. This is music for the movie in your mind, or the soundtrack in your head. This year we focus largely on ideas of technology in sound and vision.
We are back for our 20th year of DepicT!, our ultra short film competition that asks filmmakers from around the world to create an original short film under 90 seconds long.
We are thrilled that Arts Council England has just announced that we have been successful in applying to the Creative Local Growth Fund. Watershed will receive £500,000 to work with the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership and a consortium of leading arts and cultural organisations - UWE, Spike Island, Knowle West Media Centre and The Guild Bath to develop the Regional Arts Incubation Network (RAIN).
Here at Watershed we want to be as welcoming, inclusive and accessible as we can for everyone: for all of our customers, audiences, staff and visitors. We have been making some really positive changes recently for Deaf and hard of hearing people, proving that co-production, creativity, innovation and a little bit of practice can encourage diversity and increase participation.
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.
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.