How to grow a story

How to grow a story

Lunchtime Talks at the Pervasive Media Studio


Please note: This event took place in Jan 2018

Lunchtime Talks are a series of informal presentations at Watershed's Pervasive Media Studio. They normally take place at 13:00 on a Friday, are free and are open to everybody who is interested in what they do. Come along, bring a sandwich, and get to know more about the Studio community, current and up-coming projects, or residents' work.

The Paper Cinema is an audio visual delight. Intricate pen and ink illustrations are skilfully manipulated in real-time in front of a video camera whilst simultaneously being projected onto the big screen. The puppeteers and musicians work together, in full view of the audience, ensuring precise choreography throughout, that is just as captivating to watch as the story, that is being played out above them.

In this talk Nicholas Rawling, creator of The Paper Cinema, will be joined by animation and puppetry Director Joseph Wallace to share ideas for their newest project, including storyboards, future plans and the particular challenges they are face whilst writing narrative that combines animation, music, film and theatre and a live soundtrack.

This Lunchtime Talk is presented in partnership with Bristol Old Vic Fement.

The Pervasive Media Studio is located within the Watershed building. Let us know if you'd like a tour and we'll be happy to show you around. Send an email to