Lunchtime Talks

Lunchtime Talks

Lunchtime Talks are a series of informal presentations hosted by Watershed's Pervasive Media Studio. They usually take place at 13:00 on a Friday, are free and are open to everybody who is interested in what they do.

Join us in the building and streaming online (on YouTube). Come along, bring a sandwich, and get to know more about the Studio community, current and up-coming projects, or residents' work.

From 10:00 - 17:00 you can stay at the Studio for Open Studio Fridays - join us to continue the conversation or work on your own projects. The Studio provides chairs, tables, wireless and a great space. You bring what you need to work with (laptop/mobile). Tell us what you’re up to, or allow us to facilitate conversations within the resident community. Studio staff and residents will be around to chat, answer questions, or tell you more about what we do. The open afternoons close at 17:00, sometimes with a trip to the Café & Bar.

The Lunchtime Talks take place in the Pervasive Media Studio, which is in the Watershed building. The Studio is just beyond the Café & Bar, turn right and then go down the corridor to your left (where the toilets are). The double doors here will be open, go all the way down until you reach the Studio. A member of staff will sign you in, and check your ticket, if you have booked.


Upcoming events in this season

Prehension Blooms

Lunchtime Talk
Prehension Blooms
Fri 8 July 13:00
In Venue Talk + Live stream
In this talk Hemma Philamore and Adrienne Hart will discuss Neon Dance and Bristol Robotics Lab's collaboration 'Prehension Blooms': a live performance work that also considers remote audience members, by providing access to creative spaces using robot avatars.

Reworking Technology

Lunchtime Talk
Reworking Technology
Fri 15 July 13:00
In Venue Talk + Live stream
In this talk, artist Brian Gibson shares his process of deconstructing non-functioning objects to reveal the concealed architecture of tech through a process of assemblage, print and photography.
Nature, creativity and coaching
Fri 22 July 13:00
In Venue Talk + Live stream
In this talk, Roy Kareem will discuss the science of what being outdoors brings to our mental health and creativity, the stories and work that emanate from such experiences, and how we can bring more of if all into our lives.
Building horror experiences
Fri 29 July 13:00
In Venue Talk + Live stream
In this talk Sophie Shaw and James Wheale, founders of Stormjar, share the learnings, insights and tools they’ve discovered along the way.