What's on this week Thu 22 - Wed 28 Feb

Daniel Day-Lewis, in what he says will be his last acting role, gives an impeccable final performance as a punishingly obsessive and unwaveringly perfectionist 1950’s couturier in Paul Thomas Anderson’s perverse psychological fable of unchecked ego and unhinged desire.

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A couple entangled in a messy divorce have no option but to join forces and search for their son when he disappears in the latest gem from the boldly imaginative Russian auteur Andrey Zvyagintsev (Leviathan).

Read More - Loveless Book Tickets for Loveless

Greta Gerwig's critically adored directorial debut is a sweet, funny ode to adolescence, small towns, the early 2000s and, ultimately, the relationship between mothers and daughters - and it's one of our favourite films of the year...

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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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Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth, Crimson Peak) returns with this deliciously weird and extraordinary fairytale (leading the Oscars® race with a whopping 13 nominations) about the romance between a lonely, isolated woman and an amphibious creature.

Read More - The Shape of Water Book Tickets for The Shape of Water

In this Lunchtime Talk resident artist Aidan Moesby discusses his new project, ‘I was naked, smelling of rain’. Aidan will be joined by his collaborator, psychiatrist David Cousins.

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Acclaimed director Clio Barnard (The Selfish Giant, The Arbor) returns with this emotionally charged drama about the old wounds and bitter new grievances that come to light when a woman returns to her family's Yorkshire farm.

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In this fun, interactive, workshop children and their families get the chance to make and animate their own Morph Aardman character with a little help from expert Aardman model makers and sign language interpreters.

Read More - Aardman Animation Workshop 1: Build Your Own Morph

Director Louis Neethling talks about how the popular Deaf drama Switch came into being and shares memories from the making of the programmes.

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On Saturday and Sunday in Waterside 1 (our event space through the Café/Bar) we will be running a free-drop in screening between 12:15 - 16:00 on Saturday and 12:15 - 17:50 on Sunday screening some of the iconic episodes from this landmark series including the first pilot which screened as part of See Hear's 20th anniversary.

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In this fun, interactive, workshop children and their families get the chance to make and animate their own Shaun the Sheep character with a little help from expert Aardman model makers and sign language interpreters.

Read More - Aardman Animation Workshop 2: Build Your Own Shaun the Sheep

See Hear on Tour explored Deaf life in five different European capitals. Each half hour programme was filmed with just three people on location! Come and find out how they did it, and see clips and behind the scenes footage from the programmes.

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In this fun, interactive, workshop children and their families get the chance to make and animate their own Gromit character with a little help from expert Aardman model makers and sign language interpreters.

Read More - Aardman Animation Workshop 3: Build Your Own Gromit

Reverberations and To Know Him are the latest films from Deaf directors Samuel Dore and Ted Evans. Join us for this special preview screening of two of the British Sign Language Broadcasting Trust’s most anticipated films.

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This documentary about young Deaf children at Mary Hare Grammar school provoked a strong reaction from Deaf audiences when it screened late last year. Come and watch it and take part in a discussion with the people involved in the making of the programme.

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Paul Thomas Anderson expertly channelled the writings of cult author Thomas Pynchon with this groovy, funny, mystery set in 1970 during the dying days of free love.

Read More - Inherent Vice Book Tickets for Inherent Vice

Wind down after the weekend with a special preview of Todd Hayne's Wonderstruck followed by our regular Deaf Conversations About Cinema in the Café/Bar.

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Raise the Bar's February edition of live performance poetry will feature Queen of UK spoken word Joelle Taylor, as well as Bristol-born poet James Bunting! Hosted by Craft-D and Connor Macleod.

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Thu 1 - Wed 7 March

Daniel Day-Lewis, in what he says will be his last acting role, gives an impeccable final performance as a punishingly obsessive and unwaveringly perfectionist 1950’s couturier in Paul Thomas Anderson’s perverse psychological fable of unchecked ego and unhinged desire.

Read More - Phantom Thread

A couple entangled in a messy divorce have no option but to join forces and search for their son when he disappears in the latest gem from the boldly imaginative Russian auteur Andrey Zvyagintsev (Leviathan).

Read More - Loveless

Greta Gerwig's critically adored directorial debut is a sweet, funny ode to adolescence, small towns, the early 2000s and, ultimately, the relationship between mothers and daughters - and it's one of our favourite films of the year...

Read More - Lady Bird Book Tickets for Lady Bird

Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth, Crimson Peak) returns with this deliciously weird and extraordinary fairytale (leading the Oscars® race with a whopping 13 nominations) about the romance between a lonely, isolated woman and an amphibious creature.

Read More - The Shape of Water Book Tickets for The Shape of Water

Acclaimed director Clio Barnard (The Selfish Giant, The Arbor) returns with this emotionally charged drama about the old wounds and bitter new grievances that come to light when a woman returns to her family's Yorkshire farm.

Read More - Dark River Book Tickets for Dark River

In this talk we’ll hear from friend of the Studio, Howard Baker who created the BBC micro:bit in response to the BBC’s ambition to inspire its audience to engage with coding, computer technology and digital creativity.

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Chilean director Sebastián Lelio follows up his 2013 hit Gloria with this luminous and life-affirming gem about a young transgender woman struggling to live with her own grief - and the prejudice she suffers - after the death of her lover.

Read More - A Fantastic Woman Book Tickets for A Fantastic Woman

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 rising young police detective in Cairo is assigned the case of a murdered singer that leads to the President's inner circle in this brilliant Egyptian thriller, winner of the Jury Prize at Sundance.

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An exceptionally unsettling score by Italian composer Pino Donaggio underlies Nicholas Roeg’s haunting adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's supernaturally charged short story about a couple who relocate to Venice in an attempt to come to terms with the accidental death of their young daughter.

Read More - Don't Look Now Book Tickets for Don't Look Now

Cinéphiles is a film discussion group that meets once a month to discuss films chosen from Watershed's programme. All are welcome.

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Thu 8 - Wed 14 March

Chilean director Sebastián Lelio follows up his 2013 hit Gloria with this luminous and life-affirming gem about a young transgender woman struggling to live with her own grief - and the prejudice she suffers - after the death of her lover.

Read More - A Fantastic Woman Book Tickets for A Fantastic Woman

A rising young police detective in Cairo is assigned the case of a murdered singer that leads to the President's inner circle in this brilliant Egyptian thriller, winner of the Jury Prize at Sundance.

Read More - The Nile Hilton Incident Book Tickets for The Nile Hilton Incident

To celebrate International Women’s Day join us for a screening of this documentary about Hedy Lamarr, a Hollywood wild child who also a brilliant mind who co-invented 1940s wireless technology, followed by a Satellite Q&A.

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Lynne Ramsay (We Need To Talk About Kevin, Ratcatcher) makes a long-awaited return with this brilliantly executed minimalist noir starring Joaquin Phoenix as a gun-for-hire who specialises in saving victims from child sex rings.

Read More - You Were Never Really Here Book Tickets for You Were Never Really Here

Accused of murder, an Aboriginal stockman and his wife try to stay ahead of a fervent posse in this powerful period drama from acclaimed Australian director Warwick Thornton (Samson and Delilah).

Read More - Sweet Country Book Tickets for Sweet Country

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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An immortal masterwork of music composition, composer Bernard Herrmann’s peerless score for Alfred Hitchcock’s timeless thriller set such a high watermark for cinematic suspense it’s left everything that’s followed feeling a dizzyingly long way down in comparison.

Read More - Vertigo Book Tickets for Vertigo

To celebrate this year’s International Women's Day (8 March) and to mark the centenary of women's suffrage, join us for a screening of Sarah Gavron’s Suffragette, followed by panel discussion about women’s leadership in our community featuring Lynne Franks.

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Join us at this special showcase event, sharing work being made by Watershed’s current New Talent Residents, Lawrence Hoo & Michael Jenkins, Alec Stevens & Nikki Hogg plus Jon Flint & Vytautas Jankauskas.

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A heart-warming and life-affirming story of the triumph of the human spirit, this intimate and beautiful documentary follows the stories of two young Nepalese women, trafficking survivors who create their country's first circus.

Read More - Even When I Fall + Directors Q&A Book Tickets for Even When I Fall + Directors Q&A

Thu 15 - Wed 21 March

Lynne Ramsay (We Need To Talk About Kevin, Ratcatcher) makes a long-awaited return with this brilliantly executed minimalist noir starring Joaquin Phoenix as a gun-for-hire who specialises in saving victims from child sex rings.

Read More - You Were Never Really Here Book Tickets for You Were Never Really Here

Accused of murder, an Aboriginal stockman and his wife try to stay ahead of a fervent posse in this powerful period drama from acclaimed Australian director Warwick Thornton (Samson and Delilah).

Read More - Sweet Country Book Tickets for Sweet Country

Director Ruben Östlund (Force Majeure) returns with this Palme d'Or-winning hilarious satire on art, culture and communication in the digital age.

Read More - The Square Book Tickets for The Square

Based on the romance between 17th-century Mughal ruler Shah Jahan and his queen this epic silent film is the ravishing, romantic tale behind the creation of the Taj Mahal.

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Literary critic and cultural historian Joanna Scutts presents a lecture on Marjorie Hillis and her 1930s ode to living and loving single life.

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Feminist activists, writers and journalists discuss the role of feminist protest, writing and activism in 2018, the challenges the movement faces, and our hopes for a feminist future.

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Tim Kindberg considers what types of experiences people can have when using mobile phones simultaneously, en masse: how they are designed, what people are prepared to do, and what type of coordination is involved.

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Choose to be a witness or a player and explore two sides of a beautiful, poetic VR world in Kaleider's experimental experience.

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Imagine the future of Millennium Square in this theatrical guided tour where you can take a walk through time, watching as future architecture appears before your eyes and hearing what different worlds may sound like.

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ginger coons will explore what might happen to privacy and (in)equality in a 5G future, imagining how these issues could be exacerbated in a future of 'ubiquitous computing'.

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Jake Applebee, co-founder of Crack Magazine, discusses the possibilities 5G might present in the music industry, from live-streaming to virtual reality, augmented reality and more.

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As part of the Layered Realities Weekend 5G Showcase we are presenting two of our Playable City Commissions; Stop Smile Stroll and Shadowing which play with the idea of Layered Realities and the ways technology can bring new life to our cities.

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Join writer, broadcaster and journalist Bidisha as she speaks to some of the UK’s leading contemporary writers as they discuss their work in a lively and inspiring panel discussion.

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Stuart Nolan explores and questions how 5G can impact our sense of physical, mental and emotional connection: what does it mean for imagination, synchronicity, empathy, knowledge and touch?

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This fantastic projected spectacle of 3D-like visuals, projected on to a screen of water, explores the way technology changes our perception of the world. Come and experience it as night falls...

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Professor Marie-Mulvey Roberts will explore and speak about just what it is about Shelley’s Frankenstein that was so enduring, as well as exploring gothic genre.

Read More - 200 Years of Frankenstein with Professor Marie Mulvey-Roberts

Sorcerer William Friedkin’s breathtakingly visceral thriller is a supremely tense study in psychological breakdown and contains a soundtrack by German electronic outfit Tangerine Dream that has the ability to ratchet-up the suspense with every turn of its synthesized screw.

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Read Woman project founder Joanna Walsh and her fellow Read Women tweeters: Alexia Richardson, Shoshana Kessler join Bristol Women’s Literature Festival founder Sian Norris in discussion.

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Holly Bourne, Sara Barnard and Patrice Lawrence will join Eleanor Pender to discuss their love of writing, how they approach telling stories for a young adult reader and their forthcoming projects.

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