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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.

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      Upcoming Screenings & Events

      Big Bad Fox and Other Tales U (D) Anim18

      Film Big Bad Fox and Other Tales

      Until Tue 21 Aug

      From the makers of Ernest and Celestine comes a new trio of joyful animations featuring some of the wisest cracking animals that you could ever hope to meet.

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      Cartoon Illustration Workshop Anim18

      Workshop Cartoon Illustration Workshop

      Fri 17 Aug 10:00

      To celebrate our special 30th anniversary screenings of Who Framed Roger Rabbit we invite cartoon fans of all ages to join us for a free hands on drawing workshop.

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      Who Framed Roger Rabbit PG Anim18

      Film Who Framed Roger Rabbit

      Fri 17 - Sun 19 Aug

      This technically ground-breaking film is 30 years old and we’re inviting audiences of all ages to join us to celebrate Roger Rabbit.

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      The Guardians 15 (S) Cinébabies

      Film The Guardians

      Mon 20 Aug 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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      Aardman Triple Bill U Anim18

      Film The Wrong Trousers

      Mon 20 - Thu 23 Aug

      A rare chance to see award-winning films A Grand Day Out (1989), The Wrong Trousers (1993) and A Close Shave (1995) back to back and on the cinema screen - thumb prints and all!

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      Psychedelic Pattern Making Workshop Anim18

      Workshop Psychedelic Pattern Making Workshop

      Fri 24 Aug 10:00

      Join us for a free hands on workshop for families as we get inspired by the imaginative psychedelic imagery and patterns of The Beatles’ movie Yellow Submarine.

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      Yellow Submarine + Singalong U Anim18

      Film Yellow Submarine + Singalong

      Fri 24 - Mon 27 Aug

      Music fans of all ages can enjoy this newly restored riotous ode to psychedelic music, fashion, art and animation – and with this special singalong version, each generation of the family can enjoy!

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      The Children Act 12A Cinébabies

      Film The Children Act

      Mon 27 Aug 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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      Mary and The Witches Flower U (D) Anim18

      Film Mary and The Witches Flower

      Tue 28 - Thu 30 Aug

      A magical anime - the first from Studio Ponoc, which is largely made up of ex-Studio Ghibli filmmakers - that will absolutely charm young and old alike.

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      Sea Creatures Making Workshop Anim18

      Workshop Mini Animation Making Workshop

      Fri 31 Aug 10:00

      To celebrate the breathtakingly illustrated Song of The Sea we’re inviting families to a morning of making mini stop motion animations at this free drop-in workshop.

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      Song Of The Sea PG Anim18

      Film Song Of The Sea

      Fri 31 Aug - Sun 2 Sept

      A gorgeous hand-drawn animation inspired by Celtic magic and folklore - this time inspired by the ancient Irish legend of the Selkies, magical beings who live as seals in the water and as humans on land.

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