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Tue 6 Sep 17:30-21:00 at Pervasive Media Studio

Make Shift

A space for 18-30 year old creatives to come together

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Hosted by

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Liz Counsell

Liz is an interim Producer in Watershed’s Talent Development team, working on the production and delivery of programmes engaging young people, spanning Rife, the Pervasive Media Studio and Cinema.

Make Shift is a space for 18-30 year old creatives to come together in the Pervasive Media Studio at Watershed on the first Tuesday evening of each month. This is an opportunity to meet other creative people in the city, use one of our hot desk spaces, seek advice on projects you're working on or next steps in your career in a welcoming environment.

Each month we’ll have a guest from the Pervasive Media Studio working in the creative industries who will speak about their practice and can give advice. Guest speakers will be experts in their field, anything from a VR film maker to a finance professional.

PLEASE NOTE: There will be no Make Shift session in August. We're taking a break for the summer holidays and will be back in September.

As part of September's Make Shift, artist Lucy J Turner will share thoughts about visual storytelling.

Lucy J Turner is a Bristol based artist, digital illustrator, activist and creator. She has worked on projects with Rife Magazine, Watershed, Creative Youth Network, Rising Arts Agency, Arnolfini, Black minds Matter UK, 91 Ways, Shelby X Studios and Rockett St George.

Lucy will explore the importance of visual storytelling and how it pervades the world around us. She will share her approach to developing creative work and invite you to participate in a fun / informative visual storytelling activity.

We can't wait to welcome you!

The hosted element of the event will start at 17:30 and finish at 19:30. After that attendees are welcome to continue conversations or make use of our hot desks to do your own work in the Pervasive Media Studio until 21:00.

Booking Info

There is no need to pre-book. Head to the Café & Bar and then follow directions to Pervasive Media Studio.

If drop in systems aren't accessible for you, please email to book in. When you book in, we will link you up with a member of our team who will reach out to find out where you would like them to meet you and what time you will arrive. That team member can also arrange a time for you to visit the Studio for a 1-2-1 tour so you can familiarise yourself with our space before attending. We have a dedicated quiet space and dedicated quiet desks area, which all visitors are welcome to use.

Keeping Each Other Safe

Here is some useful information on what we expect from you and what you can expect from us when visiting us.

We ask you to please do the following:

- Where possible, take a lateral flow test before attending the event.

- Wear a mask when moving around the building, unless you are exempt. You are welcome to take it off when seated and if you are eating or drinking.

- Wash your hands regularly and/or use the hand sanitiser provided.

- Not shake-hands with other attendees.

- Socially distance at the event, wherever possible.

- Not attend in person if you have any Covid symptoms or have been advised to self-isolate.

To help keep staff and visitors safe, Watershed staff will do the following:

- Make sure that the venue is well-ventilated (the space can get cold, so we suggest wearing a jumper / coat)

- Clean equipment between uses.

- Manage the capacity to make sure spaces do not get too crowded.

About Pervasive Media Studio

The Pervasive Media Studio hosts an international community of over 100 artists, companies, technologists, and academics exploring experience design and creative technology.

We are a space for risk taking and early ideas; for the kind of projects and questions that inhabit the meeting points of art, technology, and society.

Our projects span play, robotics, location-based media, food, connected objects, interactive documentary, new forms of performance and more. We have an open plan studio with a culture if generosity, curiosity, and interruptibility. We believe that by clustering people together from a broad range of backgrounds, with differing skills, experience, and opinions, all of our ideas become better.

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Upcoming Events

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Producer Wednesdays

Wed 17 Aug 10:00-17:00

A regular offer, for those working in a Producing capacity in any art-form, to join us in the Pervasive Media Studio

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Lunchtime Talk

Supporting Fair Creative Economies (in Bristol and Bath)

Fri 2 Sep 13:00-14:00

In this talk, Dr Liz Roberts will present work on the Alternatives at Scale project, which identifies opportunities for change and dialogue within the creative sector in the South West UK to create a fairer, creative economy.

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Open Studio Friday

Fri 2 Sep 10:00-17:00

Please note there are no Open Studio Fridays in August. Our weekly offer to come and spend time with us in the Studio, and get to know the space and the community

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September First Friday

Fri 2 Sep 17:00-18:00

First Friday is a monthly social event open to anyone. These events are somewhere between the last meeting of the week and the first event of your weekend.

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Lunchtime Talk

Building a Martian House: interiors

Fri 16 Sep 13:00-14:00

In this Lunchtime Talk artists Ella Good and Nicki Kent share the process of creating their prototype of a Martian house that could be lived in on Mars, co-designed with architects, scientists and the general public.

Past Events

If you are interested in previous events at the Studio, take a look at our events archive.