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Tune into McLuhan's Message this October at Watershed

Fri 12 Aug, 2011

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.

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Call for entries open for both Electric December and DepicT!

Fri 29 Jul, 2011

Watershed is delighted that it's that time of year again when we are putting the call out for your fantastic short films - with both Electric December and DepicT! looking for entries.

Electric December is our online advent calendar featuring 24 days of digital delights made by young filmmakers from across Europe.

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Sky Orchestra Takes Flight

Mon 25 Jul, 2011

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.

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Cyclescreen: Bristol's Bike Film Festival 2011

Wed 20 Jul, 2011

This is an archive page. To see our 2015 Festival programme Click here

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Get into the Carnival Spirit at Watershed

Mon 27 Jun, 2011

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.

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M Shed Fortunes Game

Wed 15 Jun, 2011

Join the fun happening on Harbourside this weekend for the opening of M Shed and the launch of M Shed Fortunes, a new mobile phone application that brings Bristol city's history to life.

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Embedded: Residency at the Pervasive Media Studio

Mon 13 Jun, 2011

Watershed in collaboration with Sound and Music are currently accepting applications for the Embedded Artists Residency.

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Love at Watershed: New Grundtvig workshop

Mon 13 Jun, 2011

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.

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New Harbourside sound walk created at Watershed Grundtvig workshop

Mon 9 May, 2011

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.

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May Sunday Brunches: Cinema and the City

Thu 21 Apr, 2011

Cinema and the City is a season of five films which highlight the influence of the metropolis in the movies. Presented in partnership with Festival of Ideas, this strand examines the significance of place and how closely interlinks with film.

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