Discover the new

Posted on 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.
Embedded Artists Residency recipient announced

Posted on 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.
Watershed Hosts Partnership Hub for SW Creative Industries

Posted on 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.
Tune into McLuhan's Message this October at Watershed

Posted on 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.
Call for entries open for both Electric December and DepicT!

Posted on Fri 29 July 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.
Sky Orchestra Takes Flight

Posted on Mon 25 July 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.
Cyclescreen: Bristol's Bike Film Festival 2011

Posted on Wed 20 July 2011

This is an archive page. To see our 2015 Festival programme Click here
Get into the Carnival Spirit at Watershed

Posted on Mon 27 June 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.
M Shed Fortunes Game

Posted on Wed 15 June 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.
Embedded: Residency at the Pervasive Media Studio

Posted on Mon 13 June 2011

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