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Bristol welcomes the Kenyan Olympic Team

Mon 2 Jul, 2012

Travelling all the way from East Africa to the South West of England the Kenyan Olympic team are landing in Bristol this week as they make their final preparations for the Olympic Games.

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The Summer Menu has arrived!

Thu 14 Jun, 2012

We don't want to jinx anything, but it seems like Summer has finally arrived after weeks of relentless rain. Our Executive Chef Oliver Pratt and his team are waving goodbye to the dreary weather and saluting the glories of the sun with a new Summer menu stuffed full of fresh, light, summery seasonal treats.

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RELAYS at Watershed: Power, Politics and Play

Tue 12 Jun, 2012

It's nearly July and here at Watershed we are reaching the climax of four years of RELAYS activities and the start of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. To mark these momentous times we are presenting a celebration and reflection on sport, culture and cinema throughout the whole of July.

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Proud to be Made in Bristol

Mon 11 Jun, 2012

We turned 30 last Thursday and celebrated in true Bristol fashion, throwing open our doors and sharing films, food, art, music and magic with our lovely customers - all for free.

Like all birthday hosts, we were a little nervous that the Jubilee weekend, half term and the dreary weather might prevent people from coming but goodness, were we wrong...

danceroom Spectroscopy

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Watershed explores openness in Guimarães 2012

Tue 29 May, 2012

We are thrilled to be curating a series of artistic commissions exploring the concept of ‘openness’ in relation to city development for Guimarães 2012, this year’s European Capital of Culture.

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Watershed celebrates 30 years of media, music and magic on Thu 7 June

Tue 22 May, 2012

The world was a very different place 30 years ago. No mobile phones, no internet, no iPhone apps, Facebook or touchscreen technology, not even digital cameras or video game consoles. Yet with an uncanny sense of foresight, Watershed media centre was established in 1982, the same year that Channel 4 and the Barbican Arts Centre were born, the year that saw the launch of the Commodore 64 and Sony’s first CD player, and the only year in history that Time Magazine’s Person of The Year was a computer.

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Live from the Croisette

Thu 17 May, 2012

This week the 65th Cannes Film Festival kicked off, and amongst the red carpet, A-listers and yachts our Head of Programme Mark Cosgrove will be in the thick it, searching for films, partnerships and creative ideas to bring back to Bristol, and to Watershed.

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Made in Bristol

Wed 2 May, 2012

We will be celebrating our 30th birthday on 7th June by showcasing some of the extraordinary creativity that comes out of Bristol, screening 30 hours of creative work Made in Bristol – films, television, pop promos, wildlife docs, Morph and more. It will all be free, and a great opportunity to raise a glass not only to us, but to the work of this great city.

And to show how much great television continues to be Made In Bristol, the city has this year been nominated for a whopping 14 BAFTA Awards!

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We are 30 on Thu 7 June

Mon 30 Apr, 2012

We may not look it, but we're fast approaching the big 3-0, and we're busy beavering away behind the scenes to make it a day to remember not only for us but also for you, everyone who has engaged with us whether audience, artist, funder or staff.

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Hollywood beckons for DepicT! '11 Winner

Thu 26 Apr, 2012

Watershed's super-short filmmaking competition DepicT! proves it's a genuine springboard to success with the news that previous winner Tim Bassford has won the top prize in The Pitch: a £25,000 budget to turn his film idea into a 20 minute short, and a once in a lifetime chance to go to Hollywood.

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