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From Bristol to Brooklyn

Thu 11 Oct, 2012

Next week Watershed's Head of Programme Mark Cosgrove and Director of the Pervasive Media Studio Clare Reddington will be part of a Bristol group of creatives, musicians and artists heading over to the US to present a slice of Bristol’s burgeoning street art, music and film at the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn.

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Exploring Science and Technology

Tue 9 Oct, 2012

In a rapidly shifting technological landscape, finding the time and space to develop ideas that explore the potential of new technologies is difficult. Watershed offers a number of opportunities that address this dilemma, and at the moment we are looking for graduates, new talent, and craft makers to take up our two current residency opportunities.

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Matango: Fungus of Terror!

Tue 2 Oct, 2012

On Saturday night monsters will be among us for a double bill of cult classics from legendary Japanese sci-fi director Ishiro Honda: in Mantago: Fungus of Terror, scientists fall prey to mutated mushroom creatures, while in King Kong vs Godzilla, the two mighty monsters duke it out to see who will rule Mount Fuji.

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King Kong vs Godzilla

Tue 2 Oct, 2012

On Saturday night monsters will be among us for a double bill of cult classics from legendary Japanese sci-fi director Ishiro Honda: in Mantago: Fungus of Terror, scientists fall prey to mutated mushroom creatures, while in King Kong vs Godzilla, the two mighty monsters duke it out to see who will rule Mount Fuji.

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From wild ideas to working prototypes

Mon 1 Oct, 2012

The 'REACT Showcase:Heritage' event on Friday included opening words from John Dovey and Clare Reddington (Director and Executive Producer of REACT), a great keynote from Charles Leadbeater and six short films about each of the Heritage Sandbox projects. These will all be available on the brand spanking new REACT site shortly. Matt and I also had a little cameo role to outline Sandbox and to introduce the films. In case you missed it, here is what we said (we looked confident and stylish by the way if your imagination needs a prompt):

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From wild ideas to working prototypes

Mon 1 Oct, 2012

The 'REACT Showcase:Heritage' event on Friday included opening words from John Dovey and Clare Reddington (Director and Executive Producer of REACT), a great keynote from Charles Leadbeater and six short films about each of the Heritage Sandbox projects. These will all be available on the brand spanking new REACT site shortly. Matt and I also had a little cameo role to outline Sandbox and to introduce the films. In case you missed it, here is what we said (we looked confident and stylish by the way if your imagination needs a prompt):

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FilmWorks 2012 Participants Announced

Thu 27 Sep, 2012

We are delighted to announce the producers and directors selected for FilmWorks 2012, a Film Networks project supported by the National Lottery through the BFI and Creative England, specifically targeted at filmmakers in the English regions.

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DepicT! 2012 Winners Announced

Wed 26 Sep, 2012

Following a fantastic buzz at the sold out DepicT! Showcase filmmakers, distinguished guests and jury members gathered on the evening of Sat 22 Sept for the grand finale of the 18th Encounters Short Film & Animation Festival, the UK’s leading short film festival. Aardman Animations’ David Sproxton, DepicT! Jury member and long-standing supporter of the competition introduced the DepicT! Awards to a full house.

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Calling all Books & Print applicants!

Mon 24 Sep, 2012

I have spent the last few weeks knee-deep in Books & Print and I'm very excited. Running surgeries at the Pervasive Media Studio has been a real pleasure; reflecting on what we learned from Heritage Sandbox, seeing new relationships blossom and above all talking about ideas. I can't wait for the application deadline. You may not be feeling the same way.

So, to respond to some of the most common issues raised and to offer a bit of advice to those who couldn't make it in person. Here are my headline things to remember as you settle down to write your bid:

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Curating international spaces

Sat 15 Sep, 2012

Last week we shared a few examples of our international work taking place in New York, USA, Venice, Italy and even all the way over in Okinawa, Japan. However, our cultural and creative links stretch much further afield than just these three places.

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