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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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REACT funding success in Exeter

Tue 24 Apr, 2012

The University of Exeter’s College of Humanities has been awarded funding for a range of exciting new research projects under the REACT banner. These projects are designed to change the way we interact with culture and enhance our experience of artefacts, manuscripts and other cultural works.

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The Future of Print

Fri 20 Apr, 2012

Print media isn't having a happy time of late. Commentators have been hearing (and ringing) its death knell for quite a while now, and its slow decline shows no sign of abating: what does the future hold for the world's magazines, books and newspapers?

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Bringing Properties to Life

Thu 19 Apr, 2012

Designing experiences that will connect audiences with places is at the heart of what the National Trust does. Since I joined the NT 7 years ago I think its fair to say we have developed a richer understanding of these audiences, their interests, motivations, drivers, and barriers.

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'Let's get together and feel all right'

Wed 18 Apr, 2012

We all think we know Bob Marley: the face on the t-shirt, the voice on an album. He's the last king of reggae, and a music legend. But do we really know anything deeper about the man and his life?

This was a man who suffered years of prejudice as the child of an elderly white father and who himself fathered 11 children by seven different women. He used to conquer his stage fright by practicing in the local cemetery to sing for the evil spirits and was the target of an attempted murder.

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