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Introducing our newest Artist in Residence

Wed 24 Aug, 2016

‘Blues Song of a Lost Afronaut' is a completely new immersive experience exploring identity and mythology. It is the latest brilliant idea commissioned through Watershed’s Artist in Residence programme.

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Watershed shortlisted for UK Cinema of the Year 2016

Thu 18 Aug, 2016

Watershed has been shortlisted for UK Cinema of the Year 2016 at the prestigious Screen Awards, which recognises excellence in film distribution, exhibition and marketing in the UK film industry.

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Encounters Festival returns with local heroes

Wed 17 Aug, 2016

Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival returns from Tue 20 - Sun 25 Sept. This year audiences, filmmakers and industry players can expect five days of the best short films from more than 40 countries alongside a series of special big screen events, a comprehensive industry programme and Q&As with leading filmmakers.

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Introducing Watershed Jukebox by Stand + Stare

Wed 10 Aug, 2016

You may have noticed a new arrival in the Café/Bar – the Watershed Jukebox, a brand new arcade-style story booth which celebrates and showcases the people and stories of Watershed – from the bits you may know (like the cinema) – to those you may have not have experienced (yet!).

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Director Phillipa Lowthorpe visits for Swallows & Amazons preview

Mon 1 Aug, 2016

Join us for an audience with Bristol-based and BAFTA-winning director Philippa Lowthorpe (Call the Midwife, Jamaica Inn) as she visits Watershed for a Q&A after a special preview screening on Sun 7 Aug at 15:00.

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Rediscover great films this weekend

Tue 26 Jul, 2016

How about a gelato and a nice cool air conditioned dark room? For those of you not heading off to a field or beach, look out for the inaugural Cinema Rediscovered here this weekend with some truly great films, sounds and music icons!

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Fourth international Playable City Award is now open

Tue 12 Jul, 2016

The internationally acclaimed £30,000 Playable City Award - which puts people and play at the heart of the future city - invites creatives from across the world to respond to the theme Journeys. A Playable City approach to urban journeying re-­appropriates infrastructure and technology to start new conversations, imagine new futures and make human connections.

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Announcing our new Artists in Residence

Tue 28 Jun, 2016

Playable prints and objects in public spaces, foodie trends and a treasure hunt of Britain's most unsearchable town... these are the brilliant ideas the recipients of Watershed's New Talent Residencies and Micro-residency commissions.

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Watershed is open - EVERYONE is welcome

Fri 24 Jun, 2016

Watershed’s purpose is to promote diversity and WORLD cultures. We celebrate this diversity of cultures at home and abroad, building engagement and understanding to create a more open and collaborative city.

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Rediscover the joy of cinema at Watershed

Thu 23 Jun, 2016

Cinema Rediscovered will once again see classic films back where they belong – in a cinema on the big screen, entertaining audiences. Discover them anew for yourself with us in July.

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