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DepicT! '11 Shortlist Now Live!

Mon 10 Oct, 2011

DepicT!, Watershed's international competition as part of Encounters International Film Festival, is very proud to announce that the 2011 shortlist of 90-second mini movies are now all available for your viewing pleasure over at

2011 has been a record year: we received more entries than ever before (over 500 from more than 30 countries!). It was hard work whittling it down to 14 of the most distinctive, imaginative and engaging films but we're very proud of the fantastic tiny films.

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Watch See No Evil’s official video “Who’s Lenny?”

Wed 5 Oct, 2011

Following the premiere screening of See No Evil’s official documentary Who’s Lenny? here at Watershed on Mon 3 Oct, the video is now available to watch online. See No Evil shone international light on Bristol during the 18 -20 Aug 2011 and saw over 60 renowned street artists from across the globe transform Nelson Street into the UK’s largest street art installation. Hurricane Media captured the event as it unfolded.

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Attention young people: we want your short films!

Mon 3 Oct, 2011

Are you a young filmmaker, aged 21 or under? Perhaps you’ve been considering picking up a camera and making a film for a while? Maybe you work with young people and can put your heads together to make a short film? Well, good news! Electric December, our online advent calendar and short film competition, is open for submissions – and it’s open to all of Europe.

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'Beef Penang to die for!'

Mon 3 Oct, 2011

Bristol businesses gathered at Watershed to sample our new menu and their feedback shows it went down a storm!

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Name the New Watershed Wheat Beer

Fri 30 Sep, 2011

For quite some time now you’ve been asking us for a local wheat beer. Our answer to this request has always been that whilst we take great pride in our locally sourced menus, and stock lots of local favourites as part of our drinks selection, wheat beer from the South West has so far escaped our hot little hands… until now.

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Wild Watershed: a weekend in the woods

Mon 26 Sep, 2011

Our intrepid Exec Chef Oliver Pratt has just spent the weekend foraging in the Wye Valley for all the wild goodies he can find to add a genuine taste of autumn to our seasonal menu. Oliver makes this trip annually with his ecologist friend Ben and this year's trip resulted in a bumper haul of autumnal fruits, nuts and berries - not to mention buckets of inspiration!

Oliver says:

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The Space Metronome is working!

Mon 19 Sep, 2011

Two weeks ago, artist Jen Southern began the Embedded Residency at Pervasive Media Studio in collaboration with Sound and Music, to develop a new project exploring sonic art, pervasive technologies and touch.

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Celebrating Black History Month and Afrika Eye

Fri 16 Sep, 2011

This October we are hosting two great programmes celebrating black experience, heritage and culture – Celebrating Black History Month (Sat 15 – Sun 23 Oct) and Afrika Eye (Fri 28 – Sun 30 Oct). Both seasons of films, discussion and live music have a focus on how music and song, as well as political events, can affect democratic change.

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Culture 24: Let's Get Real - How to evaluate success online?

Tue 6 Sep, 2011

How can arts organisations really gauge their success online? Does counting the visitors to our websites really tell us anything? Do we need all the social media channels we start? Is there evidence of real engagement happening online? Do we really know what we are trying to achieve and who it is for?

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Discover the new

Wed 31 Aug, 2011

Welcome to the new Watershed website! It’s been a long time coming. More than five years, to be exact. What was wrong with the old one, you may wonder.

It was dated. It was becoming unwieldy. It had teeny tiny text. But most of all, it didn’t accurately reflect the vibrancy and passion of Watershed or the wide variety of activities and opportunities we offer that make us special.

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