Welcome to the Pervasive Media Studio

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!

Unlimited Connects

Photo of transducers workshop with five artists participating around a table.
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.

Cinema Rediscovered 2018

Cinema Rediscovered 2018
Please note: This event took place in July 2018
Join us for the third 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.

Bristol Youth Links

Photo of your people at Bristol Talent Lab
Ended in March 2018
A collaboration between Watershed and Bristol City Council to create a platform for young voices in Bristol.

Layered Realities, 5G showcase

Photo of Layered Realities 5G showcase in Millennium Square Bristoltol
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.


Rife journalists promo image
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.

BFI Film Academy Bristol

Young people as part of camera crew
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

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.

Playable City

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.

Venue hire

Watershed Waterside 3 wedding layout
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.

Our Residency Programme

Image of These Pages Fall Like Ash by Circumstance
Current activity
Watershed's annual funded Residency Programme supports practitioners to develop creative technology projects.

City Campus

Photo of the exterior of Watershed, Bristol
Current activity
Watershed is part of University of West of England's City Campus

Developing Virtual Reality

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.

Film Hub South West

Film Hub South West logo
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.


Filmic poster
Current activity
Talks and interviews recorded as part of our annual Filmic programme, exploring the enduring relationship between music and moving image.


Still from Parasomnia by Steph Dalley
Current activity
Depict, Watershed’s short filmmaking competition, has been challenging filmmakers since 1998 to make 90-second mini movie masterpieces.

McLuhan's Message: Picnic in Space

McLuhan's Message: Picnic in Space
Picnic in Space is a rare jewel of a film in which Marshall McLuhan banters with his long time cohort Harley Parker.

Cinema Rediscovered 2017

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Thu 27 - Sun 30 July 2017
Join us for the second 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.