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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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Third Community Workshop

Mon 11 Jun, 2012

Rebecca and Pavla of Ladbury PR, the agency running the press for Heritage Sandbox, led our third Community Workshop.

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My Name in Lights

Wed 6 Jun, 2012

Last Wednesday members of the REACT Team joined Charlotte and Jo to test the prototype site of special interest element of their City Strata app. We met at Boston Tea Party on a beautiful sunny day and, smoothies in one hand and iphones in the other, set off to the historic Whiteladies Picture House. This was the first ‘actual thing’ that Heritage Sandbox (or REACT) has produced for us to play with so it was a significant moment for us and for the project team.

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Inspiration and background reading

Wed 30 May, 2012

Between Page and Screen: a digital pop-up book that contains nothing but QR codes on its printed pages:

 

Computational Sketchbook by Jie Qi at Ars Electronica 2009:

 

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Books&Print Ideas Labs

Wed 30 May, 2012

Register Now: Ideas Labs for REACT's Books&Print Sandbox in Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter

Following REACT's annuncement for Books&Print as the second Sandbox theme, we're pleased to inform you of three Ideas Labs.

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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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Ideas Labs | Save the Date

Thu 24 May, 2012

Register Now: Ideas Labs for REACT's Books&Print Sandbox in Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter

Following REACT's annuncement for Books&Print as the second Sandbox theme, we're pleased to inform you of three Ideas Labs.

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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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