Unfixed 2.0 - Challenging Perceptions of Disability

Posted on Thu 1 Sept 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?
Making Watershed accessible for everyone

Posted on Wed 24 Aug 2016

We have a whole host of events in September that are accessible for Deaf, hard of hearing and hearing people, including a robotics showcase, a creative workshop exploring 'feeling' sound, Deaf Conversations About Cinema, shorts programmes and more...
Introducing our newest Artist in Residence

Posted on 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.
Watershed shortlisted for UK Cinema of the Year 2016

Posted on 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.
Encounters Festival returns with local heroes

Posted on 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.
Introducing Watershed Jukebox by Stand + Stare

Posted on 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!).
Director Phillipa Lowthorpe visits for Swallows & Amazons preview

Posted on 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.
Rediscover great films this weekend

Posted on Tue 26 July 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!
Fourth international Playable City Award is now open

Posted on Tue 12 July 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.
Announcing our new Artists in Residence

Posted on Tue 28 June 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.