In conversation with Emma Bettridge

In conversation with Emma Bettridge

Lunchtime Talks at the Pervasive Media Studio


Please note: This event took place in July 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.

Emma Bettridge is Bristol Old Vic Ferment Producer, and for the last 8 years has been the driving force behind Ferment, an extraordinary testing ground supporting artists to develop and share experimental work at an early stage. We have known Emma for many years and are endlessly inspired by her ideas and approach to developing talent. We have invited her to join Studio Managing Producer, Verity McIntosh in conversation to discuss this Summer's extraordinary cohort of artists, and to reflect on the last eight years as Ferment Producer.

About Ferment

Bristol Old Vic Ferment centres on artist development, with a focus on representing the South West's vibrant community of theatre-makers and supporting and develop exciting and adventurous new work.

Ferment creates a playful structure through which the best artists can explore theatrical ideas in an ongoing dialogue with audiences. Emma has worked with a huge variety of artists encouraging experimentation and exploring the theatre of tomorrow.

Ferment Fortnight runs from July 9th – July 21st for more info and tickets go here.

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