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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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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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