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July First Friday

Fri 1 Jul 17:00-18:00

First Friday is a monthly social event open to anyone. For this event, during the month of Bristol Pride, we are celebrating the LGBT+ community associated with the Studio and Watershed.

Image from the word 'Chalay' from the Living-Language-Land project by Neville Gabie and Philippa Bayley
Lunchtime Talk

Listening beyond our languages

Fri 1 Jul 13:00-14:00

In this talk, creative co-producers Neville Gabie and Philippa Bayley share their project living-language-land, a journey through endangered and minority languages that reveals different ways of relating to land and nature.

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Lunchtime Talk

Songography: Spiritual Cartography

Fri 24 Jun 13:00-14:00

In this talk, composer, creative producer and artist Jennifer Bell discusses her research project 'Songography' which looks at alternative ways of mapping an area, based on how we locate ourselves and our communities.

A production image from the VR drama Adult Children.
Lunchtime Talk

Emotional Engagement in Virtual and Mixed Reality

Fri 17 Jun 13:00-14:00

Director Sacha Wares shares some thoughts-in-progress about crafting emotional engagement in virtual and mixed reality.

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The Future is Collective social

Tue 14 Jun 17:00

Come to Pervasive Media Studio for a free informal social event, as part of the Festival of Nature, open to anyone with an interest in climate and community activism. 

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Nature Visuals

Fri 10 Jun 13:00-14:00

This Lunchtime Talk is part of the Festival of Nature, Toby Smith from Climate Outreach will explore how inclusive imagery of the natural environment is key to building a diverse climate movement.

An image of Rik Lander and Phil D Hall, both looking at the camera and smiling
Lunchtime Talk

Dramatic Conversational AI

Fri 27 May 13:00-14:00

In this talk, participatory dramatist, Rik Lander and conversational AI designer, Phil D Hall discuss their live show I am Echoborg which adapts each time based on audience conversations with an artificial intelligence.

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Lunchtime Talk

Audience Psychology

Fri 20 May 13:00-14:00

In this Lunchtime Talk Professors Danae Stanton Fraser and Iain Gilchrist will discuss the range of methods available to measure audience response to performances and share ideas on how to enhance your current practice.

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Bristol Working Class Writers Group, Launch

Thu 19 May 18:00-20:00

The first session of Bristol’s new dedicated, monthly space for writers who self-identify as Working Class

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Lunchtime Talk

The Department of Dreams

Fri 13 May 13:00-14:00

In this talk, Mathilde Petford, Department of Dreams Lead at Civic Square Birmingham shares how the team use play, imagination and story, to tap into the minds of dreamers to explore regenerative futures & civic life.