Network for Creative Enterprise
A partnership which offered business support for creative individuals and small companies to develop a creative idea into an economically sustainable business.
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Current activity
A five-year programme connecting the worlds of university research and creative business to develop a shared vision for tomorrow’s creative industries.
Cinema Rediscovered 2019
Thu 25 - Sun 28 July 2019
Join us for the fourth edition of Cinema Rediscovered – a chance to discover some of the finest new digital restorations, contemporary classics and film print rarities from across the globe where they were meant to be experienced – on the big screen.
Welcome to the Pervasive Media Studio
Want to be inspired, take a break, and learn more about brilliant projects and people working with creative technology? Maybe you want to know what creative technology even is exactly? Visit the Pervasive Media Studio and find out more!
Layered Reality 5G weekend: an introduction
A short film introducing the Layered Reality 5G weekend: the first urban testbed for public users.
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Ended in May 2018
MAYK, Unlimited and Watershed worked in partnership in May 2018 to deliver Unlimited Connects, a day-long celebration with Deaf and disabled artists.
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Ended in March 2018
A collaboration between Watershed and Bristol City Council to create a platform for young voices in Bristol.
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Ended in March 2018
An exploration of the potential of 5G through a series of experimental events - asking artists, researchers and creatives to produce bold new works in public space.
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Current activity
We develop young people’s digital skills, voice, confidence, experience and networks so they go into the creative sector and thrive. We want young people’s voices and creativity to be setting the agenda in the sector, driving it forward so it continues to innovate and inspire.
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Current activity
The film and television industry in the UK is thriving but a skills shortage and lack of diversity within the sector threaten to undermine it's future. The BFI Film Academy identifies and nurtures young talent to help the sector continue to thrive.
The Last Blues Song of a Lost Afronaut
An immersive theatre piece, developed as part of our 2016 Artist in Residence programme, in which protagonist Afronaut Femi travels through space in search of life on other planets.
Urbanimals
Current activity
Playable City puts people and play at the heart of the future city, re-using city infrastructure and re-appropriating smart city technologies to create connections – person to person, person to city.
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Current activity
Watershed runs a thriving Event, Conference and Room Hire business with all income generated going to support our programme of cultural cinema, art & technology and work with young people.
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Current activity
Watershed's annual funded Residency Programme supports practitioners to develop creative technology projects.
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Current activity
Watershed is part of University of West of England's City Campus
Bristol VR lab illustration
Current activity
As Watershed partners on a new Bristol VR Lab, we share knowledge and learning across Virtual, Mixed and Augmented Reality.
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Current activity
Watershed is the regional Hub Lead Organisation for the BFI’s Film Audience Network initiative to develop audiences for a broader range of film. We work with cinemas, film exhibitors and distributors across the South West to promote great British and international independent cinema.
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Current activity
Talks and interviews recorded as part of our annual Filmic programme, exploring the enduring relationship between music and moving image.