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Bristol VR Lab opens

Thu 12 Apr, 2018

A landmark new facility establishing Bristol as a central development hub for Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) skills and content officially opens its doors today.

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New Creative Technology Network announced for the South West

Wed 11 Apr, 2018

Watershed is delighted to be a part of the new South West Creative Technology Network, a regional consortium which aims to drive digital innovation in the South West.

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Cinema Rediscovered 2018 Highlights announced – and Passes on sale

Mon 26 Mar, 2018

Cinema Rediscovered returns for a third edition between Thu 26 - Sun 29 July 2018, bringing the best digital restorations, contemporary classics and film print rarities back where they belong - on the big screen with support from the BFI awarding funds from The National Lottery.

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Thank you to the people of Bristol and beyond

Thu 22 Mar, 2018

A big thank you to the people of Bristol and beyond for making the Layered Realities 5G Showcase weekend such a success…

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Depict 2018 - Can you do it in 90 seconds?

Thu 1 Mar, 2018

Submissions are now open for Depict 2018 – our ultra-short film competition that asks filmmakers from around the world to create an original short film under 90 seconds long. Committed to uncovering emerging filmmaking talent, we’re looking for your mini-masterpieces to be in with a chance of being selected for this year’s shortlist.

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Playable City Award Commission launches during Layered Realities 5G weekend

Wed 28 Feb, 2018

We are delighted to unveil Stop, Smile, Stroll – the winning commission of the 2016 international Playable City Award, created by UK based design and technology consultancy Hirsch & Mann, which will transform the everyday pedestrian crossing experience into a 30-second party.

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Can we talk about the toilets please?

Tue 27 Feb, 2018

Here at Watershed it’s important that our building and organisation is accessible to all the communities who use us – and a big part of that access is the toilets – particularly the provision of gender-neutral toilets.

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Bristol hosts UK's first public trials on new 5G testbed

Thu 22 Feb, 2018

Over one weekend in March Smart Internet Lab at the University of Bristol and Watershed invite audiences to experience the extraordinary possibilities of 5G, the next generation of smart internet connectivity.

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Catching up with our Artists in Residence

Thu 15 Feb, 2018

We’ve been genuinely struck by the creative ideas of our artists in residence over the past year. With themes of climate change, communication, Brexit, identity, food futures and LGBTQ histories, research has spanned many concerns. Hosted within the Pervasive Media Studio, the artists have pushed themselves and their practice. So what have they been up to?

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Watershed's Clare Reddington Shortlisted for a WOW - Women in Creative Industries Award

Tue 6 Feb, 2018

Clare Reddington, Watershed’s Creative Director, has been nominated for a WOW - Women in Creative Industries Award 2018, alongside fellow nominees such as Imogen Heap and FKA Twigs, for her contribution to Bristol’s culture.

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Coming soon... Layered Realities Weekend - a 5G showcase

Mon 29 Jan, 2018

Exploring what difference 5G might make to culture, society and the economy

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