Let All The Children Boogie: BBC Radio 6 Music Fringe

Let All The Children Boogie: The Fringe at Watershed

Season

Please note: this season finished in Feb 2016

Supported by BBC Radio 6 Music Festival

The power and influence of popular music was never more poignantly evident than in the response to the death of David Bowie. We realised just how much his music and presence were and are part of the fabric of our lives.

Whilst we mourn we also celebrate and as the BBC Radio 6 Music Festival takes over Bristol we present a range of films, music and events which feature influential icons such as Janis Joplin and Mavis Staples, Bristol talent from Tricky and Fresh 4 to BBC Introducing the next generation of new music talent. Special guests include The Pop Group's Mark Stewart (who will introduce Re:sound), Tom Geens (director of Couple in a Hole) and lots of great DJ names - see below for further details.

There will be films, there will be DJs, there will be dancing and there will be Bowie; there will always be Bowie.

Throughout The Fringe season Scott Hendy (Boca 45/Malachai) will be our resident DJ in the Café/Bar, spinning tunes with special guests from Thu-Sat 19:30 – 00:00 and Sunday 14:00 – 20:00. Entry to The Fringe DJ events are free, and with guests ranging from John Parish (PJ Harvey), John Stapleton (Wanted Records), DJ Cheeba (Ninja Tune/Solid Steel), Billy Fuller (BEAK>) and Fresh 4’s DJ Krust, Suv and Flynn spinning everything from Bristol sounds, 60s/70s psych, rock, soundtracks, soul, funk, reggae and blues – there’s something for everyone.

Let’s dance.

Tickets: £3.00 - £9.00. Radio 6 Festival ticket holders can get concession price to all our 6 Music Fringe events - this price is not available online, please call Box Office on 0117 927 5100 or visit in person.


Previous screenings & events in this season

Wishing on a Star - Fresh 4 in conversation with Gilles Peterson  12A   BBC Radio 6 Music Fringe

Wishing on a Star - Fresh 4 in conversation with Gilles Peterson
Please note: This event took place in Feb 2016
Event
It's now 25 years since Fresh 4's Wishing on a Star changed the Bristol music landscape and influenced a generation of artists. At this special event they are joined by Gilles Peterson for an evening of music and conversation discussing their past, present and future.

Tricky Double Bill: Naked and Famous & in Concert  12A   BBC Radio 6 Music Fringe

Tricky Double Bill: Naked and Famous & in Concert
Please note: This was screened in Feb 2016
Film
A double bill of documentaries focusing on Knowle West boy Tricky: Naked and Famous, the story of his life thus far which sees him return to the school and streets of his youth, and Tricky Live, a unique record of Tricky at full throttle at an iconic 1997 gig at Shepherds Bush Empire.

Scott Hendy Presents The Fringe All Day Session with DJ Krust, DJ Suv and Flynn BBC Radio 6 Music Fringe

Scott Hendy Presents The Fringe All Day Session with DJ Krust, DJ Suv and Flynn
Please note: This event took place in Feb 2016
Performance
Catch Scott Hendy (Malachai/Boca 45) and guests in the Café/Bar for an all day session as part of the BBC Radio 6 Music Fringe. He is joined by special guests DJ Krust, DJ Suv and Flynn for a classic Fresh 4 set after the Fresh 4 in conversation event with Gilles Peterson.

Preview: Mavis!  15   BBC Radio 6 Music Fringe

Preview: Mavis!
Please note: This was screened in Feb 2016
Film
The first documentary on gospel/soul music legend and civil rights icon Mavis Staples and her family group, The Staple Singers, reveals the struggles, successes, and intimate stories of her journey.

Scott Hendy Presents The Fringe Sessions with John Stapleton BBC Radio 6 Music Fringe

Scott Hendy Presents The Fringe Sessions with John Stapleton
Please note: This event took place in Feb 2016
Performance
John Stapleton (Wanted Records) and Scott Hendy (Malachai/Boca 45) play soul, funk and gospel from 19:30 - 00:00 in the Café/Bar.

James Wheale: Musical Tastes (SOLD OUT) BBC Radio 6 Music Fringe

James Wheale: Musical Tastes
Please note: This event took place in Feb 2016
Event
Can what you listen to affect your tastebuds? Can music alter how food tastes to you? Join chef, musician, 'neuro-gastronomer’, and resident at Watershed’s Pervasive Media Studio James Wheale for an afternoon adventure into food and music.

Labyrinth  U   BBC Radio 6 Music Fringe

Labyrinth
Please note: This was screened in Feb 2016
Film
We celebrate the chameleonic legend that was David Bowie by bringing one of his best acting roles to the big screen: Jareth the Goblin King in Jim Henson's fantasy - all big hair, tight trousers, loads of puppets, and super cool contact juggling. Dance, magic dance!

Special Screening - Janis: Little Girl Blue  15   BBC Radio 6 Music Fringe

Preview Janis: Little Girl Blue
Please note: This was screened in Feb 2016
Film
An intimate, insightful portrait of the complicated, driven, and iconic Janis Joplin from Oscar®-nominated director Amy Berg (West of Memphis, Deliver Us From Evil).

Scott Hendy Presents The Fringe Sessions with John Parish DJ Set BBC Radio 6 Music Fringe

Scott Hendy Presents The Fringe Sessions with John Parish DJ Set
Please note: This event took place in Feb 2016
Performance
John Parish, known for his work with PJ Harvey, and Scott Hendy (Malachai/Boca 45) play 60s/70s psych, rock and soundtracks from 19:30 – 00:00 in the Café/Bar.

RAM Motion Capture Showcase BBC Radio 6 Music Fringe

RAM Motion Capture Showcase
Please note: This event took place in Feb 2016
Talk
This week's Lunchtime Talk is the culmination of a two day workshop at Watershed, exploring RAM - a new kind of choreographic motion capture tool. Come along to hear more from the Japanese team who developed the tool, see it in action and hear from those who have had a chance to try it out.

Preview: Couple in a Hole + Director's Q&A  18   BBC Radio 6 Music Fringe

Preview: Couple in a Hole
Please note: This was screened in Feb 2016
Film
A darkly funny, very moving tale of a Scottish couple who quite literally live in a hole in the woods - with a woozy, subliminal score from Bristol band BEAK>. With an introduction from director Tom Geens and BEAK>'s Geoff Barrow and Billy Fuller.

Scott Hendy Presents The Fringe Sessions with Billy Fuller (BEAK>) and DJ Cheeba DJ Sets BBC Radio 6 Music Fringe

Scott Hendy Presents The Fringe Sessions with Billy Fuller (BEAK>) and DJ Cheeba DJ Sets
Please note: This event took place in Feb 2016
Performance
Billy Fuller (BEAK>), DJ Cheeba (Solid Steel/Ninja Tunes) and Scott Hendy (Malachai/Boca 45) play Bristol Sounds from 19:30 – 00:00

Re:sound  15   BBC Radio 6 Music Fringe

Re:sound
Please note: This was screened in Feb 2016
Film
A documentary project exploring what has shaped the musical sounds in Bristol we hear today - beginning with The Pop Group's first album in the post-punk era of the 70s through to more recent movements in drum and bass and trip hop. With an introduction from The Pop Group's Mark Stewart.

Films at the Fringe  15   BBC Radio 6 Music Fringe

BBC Introducing
Please note: This event took place in Feb 2016
Event
A night of the best alternative music films Bristol has to offer, plus live music performances from SJ Esau, Wenonoah and Ichi, and interviews with music video directors including John Minton, Sam Wisternoff, James Hankins and Harry Wright.