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Explore your creative side with Watershed

We have a range of films, events and activities for families, friends and children, including:

Holiday Activities - join us for films that are suitable for the whole family during the school holidays. Where possible, our workshops and events are suitable for both adults and children, so each member of your group can get involved, get creative and enjoy making something together.

    Family Arts Festival - Bristol's one and only festival created especially for families and children! Join us during October half-term as we team up with other Bristol arts organisations to bring you an exciting programme of events. Part of the national Family Arts Festival.

    Cinébabies - a weekly film screening for parents/carers and children under 12 months on Mondays at 11:00. Find out more about Cinébabies.

      Birthday Parties - hire a cinema for a private screening or computer gaming. Find out more about our Children's Birthday Party packages.

      Plan your visit

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      Upcoming Events & Screenings

      Spooky Animation Workshop Anim18

      Workshop Spooky Animation Workshop

      Sat 27 Oct 10:30

      As part of our Anim18 season, we’re inviting families to make their own spooky mini stop motion animations in our drop-in workshop.

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      Scratch & Sniff The Curse of the Were Rabbit U Anim18

      Film Scratch & Sniff The Curse of the Were Rabbit

      Sat 27 - Sun 28 Oct

      Join us during October half term for Wallace & Gromit’s spookiest offering - a glorious adventure about a mysterious creature threatening the village’s annual giant vegetable growing contest, now enhanced with scratch ‘n’ sniff cards!

      Read More - Book Tickets for Scratch & Sniff The Curse of the Were Rabbit

      Utøya – July 22 15 (S) Cinébabies

      Film Utøya

      Mon 29 Oct 11:00

      Cinébabies is our weekly daytime screening of one of the current films in the programme specifically for parents/carers with babies under 12 months.

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      A Wrinkle in Time PG

      Film A Wrinkle in Time

      Mon 29 Oct - Thu 1 Nov

      From visionary director Ava DuVernay (Selma), this uplifting, big-hearted, mind-boggling family sci-fi is a bewitching adaptation of Madeleine L'Engle's beloved novel.

      Read More - Book Tickets for A Wrinkle in Time

      The Wizard of Oz U Reclaiming the Witch

      Film The Wizard of Oz

      Sat 3 Nov 14:00

      Kicking off the Reclaiming the Witch season, join us this for this classic to celebrate one of the most iconic witches in cinema: The Wicked Witch of the West.

      Read More - Book Tickets for The Wizard of Oz

      The Witches PG Reclaiming the Witch

      Film The Witches

      Sun 4 Nov 12:00

      Luke discovers that a coven of witches are planning to turn all children in England into mice - starting with him - in Nicolas Roeg's dark and witty retelling of Dahl's tale.

      Read More - Book Tickets for The Witches

      Peterloo 12A Cinébabies

      Film Peterloo

      Mon 5 Nov 11:00

      Cinébabies is our weekly daytime screening of one of the current films in the programme specifically for parents/carers with babies under 12 months.

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      Children’s African Art Library Afrika Eye

      Event Children’s African Art Library

      Sat 10 Nov 10:30

      Drop into Afrika Eye’s creative hub for children - hear stories, explore ideas or get stuck into a traditional game.

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      Africa's Classic Animations 15 (PS) Afrika Eye

      Film Africa Animated: Africa's Lost Classics

      Sat 10 Nov 12:30

      Animation has an extraordinary power to bring to life the oral storytelling so central to cultures across Africa.

      Read More - Book Tickets for Africa's Classic Animations

      Adama PG (S) Afrika Eye

      Film Adama

      Sun 11 Nov 12:10

      Beautifully told, Adama gives much-needed insight into the contribution of African soldiers and nations to the Great War.

      Read More - Book Tickets for Adama

      Widows 15 Cinébabies

      Film Widows

      Mon 12 Nov 11:00

      Cinébabies is our weekly daytime screening of one of the current films in the programme specifically for parents/carers with babies under 12 months.

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      Kiki's Delivery Service U Reclaiming the Witch

      Film Kiki's Delivery Service

      Sun 18 Nov 12:00

      This lush fantasy adventure from Hayao Miyazaki follows Kiki, a young witch who must fly off to a faraway city accompanied only by her chatty black cat to live alone for a whole year by using her magical powers.

      Read More - Book Tickets for Kiki's Delivery Service

      Suspiria 18 Cinébabies

      Film Suspiria

      Mon 19 Nov 11:00

      Cinébabies is our weekly daytime screening of one of the current films in the programme specifically for parents/carers with babies under 12 months.

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      Shoplifters 18 (CTBA) (S) Cinébabies

      Film Shoplifters

      Mon 26 Nov 11:00

      Cinébabies is our weekly daytime screening of one of the current films in the programme specifically for parents/carers with babies under 12 months.

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      Disobedience 15 Cinébabies

      Film Disobedience

      Mon 3 Dec 11:00

      Cinébabies is our weekly daytime screening of one of the current films in the programme specifically for parents/carers with babies under 12 months.

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