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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Embedded Artists Residency recipient announced

Tue 30 Aug, 2011

iShed and Sound and Music, are delighted to announce that artist Jen Southern has been awarded this valuable opportunity, to develop a new project exploring sonic art, pervasive technologies and touch at Pervasive Media Studio.

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Watershed Hosts Partnership Hub for SW Creative Industries

Tue 16 Aug, 2011

The University of the West of England (UWE) has been chosen to lead one of four prestigious Knowledge Exchange Hubs for the Creative Economy by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).

UWE is teaming up with the Universities of Bristol, Exeter, Bath and Cardiff, as well as Watershed and a wide range of creative industry partners, to form the new Research and Enterprise in Arts and Creative Technologies Hub (REACT) for Bristol, the South West of England and South Wales.

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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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