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Pervasive Media Studio Residents win Europe’s biggest theatre prize

Wed 15 Nov, 2017

We are delighted to warmly congratulate Pervasive Media Studio resident Tim X Atack on winning the 2017 Bruntwood Prize award for his play Heartworm. Tim X Atack is a Bristol-based award-winning writer, composer and sound designer for stage and screen. His previous plays have already been met with great acclaim, a number having been adapted for BBC Radio.

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Bristol named UNESCO City of Film

Wed 1 Nov, 2017

Great news – we are proud that Bristol has been named UNESCO City of Film, a global recognition of the city’s outstanding contribution to film culture and creativity.

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Introducing our Artist in Residence duos...

Tue 31 Oct, 2017

Continent-spanning love songs and making sound from the city’s light: these are the brilliant musical ideas from our latest Artists in Residence, two duos who will explore the points where art and technology meet to play a different kind of border-crossing tune.

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Afrika Eye Festival returns

Mon 30 Oct, 2017

The South West’s biggest celebration of African cinema and culture returns with a packed weekend, join us for a fantastic programme of films (features, shorts and documentaries), discussions, workshops and live music, with film talent, artists and academics from across Africa and the diaspora.

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Fancy a film-themed Christmas Party?

Thu 12 Oct, 2017

Are you still looking for a place to host your Christmas party? Perhaps you’ve wanted to have a James Bond, Harry Potter, Top Gun, Star Wars or other film-themed bash? Then look no further – our movie-mad Events team are here to help you put on an A-list night to remember with our Christmas Party Package.

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Filmmakers from Mexico, France and the UK share DepicT! Awards

Fri 29 Sep, 2017

Filmmakers from Mexico, France and the UK shared the glory in this year's DepicT! – Watershed’s 90 second filmmaking competition - at this year’s Encounters Short Film Festival in what was our most international shortlist to date, selected from over 500 entries from 66 different countries.

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DepicT! '17 Shortlist is now live

Tue 5 Sep, 2017

Watch, vote and comment now

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

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Winner of the first Smart Oxford Playable City announced

Tue 1 Aug, 2017

Watershed and Smart Oxford are delighted to announce the winner for the first Smart Oxford Playable City Commission is UK based Guerilla Dance Project, who will encourage citizens to activate beams of light to map constellations from the night sky onto with their winning Star Light, Star Bright project.

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Rife: Championing the voices of young people

Thu 27 Jul, 2017

On Thursday 27 July, Bristol City Council Cabinet endorsed a report which would introduce funding cuts to its range of youth services including a cut to Online Youth Services, a contract currently held by Watershed through which we deliver Rife Magazine, RifeGuide and Go Places To Play.

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Bristol Festival of Puppetry returns

Thu 20 Jul, 2017

You can forget what you thought you knew about puppets, Bristol Festival of Puppetry is returning to the city between Fri 1- Sun 10 Sept to start conversations with audiences – showing how iPads can become hand puppets, film and animation can be a form of puppetry, and that puppets, just like humans, come in all shapes and sizes, with different abilities.

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