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Hirsch & Mann revealed as winners of Playable City Award

Wed 26 Oct, 2016

We are delighted to announce the winner of the 2016 international Playable City Award® as UK based design and technology consultancy Hirsch & Mann, who will transform everyday pedestrian crossings into playful multi-sensory experiences.

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Watershed recognised for Ambition

Tue 25 Oct, 2016

We are thrilled to announce that Watershed has been awarded a substantial grant by Arts Council England for our new Creative Producers International programme.

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Get the A-List treatment with our Film-themed Christmas Party Package

Tue 18 Oct, 2016

Are you still looking for a place to host your Christmas party? Perhaps you’ve wanted to have a James Bond, Harry Potter, Top Gun, Star Wars or other film-themed bash? Then look no further – our movie-mad Events team are here to help you put on an A-list night to remember with our Christmas Party Package.

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Afrika Eye Festival returns

Tue 11 Oct, 2016

Afrika Eye - the South West’s biggest celebration of African cinema and culture – returns in November with a packed weekend of new films, discussions, family workshops plus live music featuring Abass Dodoo, the Ghanaian master drummer.

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Fourth international Playable City Award Shortlist Revealed

Thu 22 Sep, 2016

From emotionally responsive signposts to mischievous footprints, the Playable City Award’s eight shortlisted projects place journeys at the heart of the future city. Now open for your comments.

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Open Sourcing our Approach to Creative R&D

Thu 22 Sep, 2016

Today we are sharing two pieces of work, a guide to running a Watershed Sandbox and the REACT Report which distills the learning from our collaboration with five Universities over the past four years.

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‘A small film with a big heart’ – Esther May Campbell’s first feature opens at Watershed

Tue 20 Sep, 2016

Light Years opens at Watershed with a special preview screening at Encounters Short Film Festival and is the first feature from Bristol-based Esther May Campbell, starring singer-songwriter Beth Orton. A lyrical drama about family relationships wilting in the late summer heat, Light Years is Beth Orton’s big screen acting debut.

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New Talent Residencies

Tue 6 Sep, 2016

Playable prints, curious playgrounds and a treasure hunt of Britain's steel towns... these are the brilliant ideas from the recipients of Watershed's New Talent Residencies. We thought we’d find out how they are getting on so far…

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DepicT! '16 Shortlist is live!

Fri 2 Sep, 2016

With this year’s DepicT! film entries numbering a record breaking 700 films from 63 different countries, we had an especially exciting and diverse pool of mini movies to whittle down to our shortlist of just fifteen films: the shortlist is now live on and awaiting your votes and comments.

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Unfixed 2.0 - Challenging Perceptions of Disability

Thu 1 Sep, 2016

Unfixed is a creative research project bringing together UK and Australian disabled artists to explore notions of the 'fixed' and 'unfixed' body through the lens of art and technology. If disabled people are able to access ways of being in the world that the ‘able-bodied’ are not, who exactly is disabled?

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