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.

Our Century

Two older black women, one looking into the camera
Ended in June 2013
Joff Winterhart and Tom Stubbs worked with 28 older people around Bristol to time-travel through living memory.

Digital Dishes

Digital Dishes
A week long workshop for over fifties from across Europe, creating digital stories based on their personal experiences with food.

Grundtvig Digital Literacy Workshops

Grundtvig participants at work
Ended in April 2013
Two digital literacy workshops for learners aged over fifty who had little or no experience of working with digital media.

90 Second Film Challenge

90 second challenge logo and image
Ended in September 2012
A fun film challenge that encouraged businesses in Bristol’s Temple Quarter Enterprise zone to get creative and make a short film.


Image from The Garden by Jenny Sealey and Strange Fruit
Ended in September 2012
A Watershed produced collaboration which follows 12 artists working as part of Unlimited, the Cultural Olympiad programme focusing on disability.

RELAYS at Watershed

RELAYS at Watershed
A programme of film screenings, events and projects exploring the rich connections between sport, media, and culture.

Bristol Stories from the Railways

Photo of steam train
Ended in May 2012
A collection of films focusing on Bristol's railways which were created for Bristol Stories, Watershed's creative digital storytelling project.

Love: A Digital Storytelling Workshop

Still from 'Chiselled from the Heart'
Ended in July 2011
A digital workshop for European learners aged over fifty that resulted in a collection of short films themed around love.

Memories and Mediascapes

Memories and Mediascapes harbourside map
Ended in May 2011
An innovative digital workshop designed for pan-European learners aged 50+ which culminated in a harbourside soundwalk app and online map.


Engage logo
Ended in December 2010
A development programme for European youth workers that explored how web 2.0 and social media tools can extend and enhance their practice.

Young Leaders Volunteer Programme

Photo of three young leaders. Photo by Sean Malyon,
Ended in April 2010
Two new scores for Alice in Wonderland (1903), and two documentaries about the workshops, originated by a group of sixteen Young Leaders.

18 Summers

18 Summers
Ended in March 2010
Digital Stories by fourteen older people (aged 50+) from across Europe, recording their memories of the summer they turned eighteen.

Electric Cinema

Electric Cinema logo
Ended in December 2009
Electric Cinema showcased a monthly programme of short films from Watershed’s range of work from 2005 through to 2009.


STARS logo
Ended in July 2009
A new web tool for discovering and describing connections between Watershed video content and its makers and themes.

Bristol Stories

Bristol Stories website
Ended in July 2009
A creative digital storytelling project giving an insight into the lives of Bristolians and their experience of the city.

Bristol Bhangra Facedances

Still from Facedance
Ended in February 2009
Lively and entertaining video portraits of peoples’ faces filmed whilst listening to Bhangra music.

Nature of Mind

Nature of Mind photo
Ended in February 2009
Recordings from a Watershed event as part of The Fragmented Orchestra – a geographically distributed performance spanning music, art and science.