Media pioneer and theorist Herbert Marshall McLuhan was born 100 years ago. To celebrate the extraordinary impact he had in media and communications Watershed is hosting McLuhan's Message, a season of events throughout October curated by artist Simon Poulter.
Phrases such as the 'Global Village' and 'The Medium is the Message' have entered into the public realm and dramatically affected the way we think about electronic media, television and radio.
Electric December is our online advent calendar featuring 24 days of digital delights made by young filmmakers from across Europe.
Sky Orchestra, a project created and produced in Bristol, will wake up Londoners to the sound of music, as seven hot air balloons projecting sweet melodies soar above the capital, heralding a year to go to the 2012 Games.
The Mayor of London Boris Johnson has teamed up with the London International Festival of Theatre (LIFT) to bring Bristol artist Luke Jerram's Sky Orchestra to the city. Taking place over the next six days, Sky Orchestra also marks LIFT's 30th anniversary for groundbreaking - and in this case uplifting and gravity defying - productions.
Watershed is getting into the legendary spirit of St Pauls Carnival, Bristol’s annual celebration of Afro-Caribbean arts and culture, with a special Carnival warm-up night on Fri 1 July featuring film and music.
The night will kick off at 20:30 with home-grown short film Carnival Memories, featuring recollections from the huge variety of people that help make Carnival happen in Bristol every year.
This summer, Watershed is hosting innovative workshops for older people from across Europe to learn about digital media and to experience cutting-edge technology for themselves. Fourteen participants (all aged over 50) are visiting Bristol this week from Norway, Portugal, Slovenia, Iceland, France, Germany, Lithuania, Belgium and the UK to explore and share their memories of love, a universal emotion.
This summer, Watershed is hosting innovative workshops for older people from across Europe to learn about digital media and to experience cutting-edge technology for themselves. Fourteen participants (all aged over 50) are visiting Bristol this week from Turkey, Romania, Portugal, Slovenia, Italy, Iceland, Greece, France, Netherlands and the UK to create a new audio tour or sound walk, around Bristol's historic Harbourside.