Whispering clouds & leaping dolphins

From Marimba benches to whispering clouds, Watershed unveiled the seven shortlisted projects last week, each in line to win the 2015 Playable City Award. The award launched earlier this year, inviting artists, designers, architects, technologists and creative practitioners from all … Continue reading

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First speakers announced for No Boundaries 2015

Arts and culture industry’s annual conference takes place 29-30 September 2015 at Watershed, Bristol and HOME, Manchester With just over four months to go until this year’s No Boundaries conference, the first contributors have just been announced in what is … Continue reading

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Matt Johnson’s Midday to Midnight Marathon

Starting at noon today, 7 May 2015 and Election Day, I urge you to take a break from the corporate media mush and tune-in to Matt Johnson’s ‘Midday to Midnight Marathon’ – 12 hours of non-stop coverage on his radio … Continue reading

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The psychology of disorientation & Nania meets the Tardis

Its been over week now since the brilliant creative duo, May Abdulla and Amy Rose were awarded the BOMBAY SAPPHIRE ® Storyscapes Award at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival for Door Into The Dark – a ground breaking immersive documentary … Continue reading

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Hello Tokyo!

This Friday, 25 April 2O15, international public art project Hello Lamp Post will launch in Tokyo at the city’s Roppongi Art Night, a one-night, all-night, art extravaganza celebrating art in the everyday. Hello Lamp Post is a delightful system created … Continue reading

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Creative technology studio Mbryonic transforms renowned concert venue into huge virtual instrument

Renowned concert venue Sage Gateshead and digital arts commissioner and website The Space have launched a brilliant new app developed by creative technology studio Mbryonic and Atomhawk Design, which transforms Sage Gateshead into a virtual music instrument. The app is … Continue reading

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Sporting heroes Tim Henman & Tessa Sanderson-White CBE to join panel at second Andrew Reed Debate to discuss how sport can change lives of disadvantaged children

On Thursday 5 February 2015, Reed’s School will host its second Andrew Reed Debate at London’s Guildhall, in partnership with the Tessa Sanderson Foundation & Academy, Tottenham Hotspur Foundation and Harlequins Foundation. This year’s debate will focus on the power … Continue reading

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Altruism, generosity, solidarity and civic spirit are not like commodities that are depleted with use

As more and more community centres and town halls are closing down, and libraries are being re-branded as ‘Ideas Stores’, designer, social innovator and creator of The Civic Shop Cassie Robinson, asks, what role should public and social institutions play in 2015 and how do they relate to … Continue reading

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From an app designed to tempt children away from the screen to flat pack cinemas – REACT Sandbox explores the future of Play

For the past three years we’ve been working on an incredible project called REACT Sandbox, an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded project that has a particular focus on bringing together collaborative teams of academics and creatives to work … Continue reading

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Date for the Diary: No Boundaries 2015

“No Boundaries’ eclecticism and sideways approach is part of its appeal” Lyn Gardner, The Guardian Looking ahead to next year, we have the date for No Boundaries 2015 firmly in our diary. On 29 & 30 September, Watershed will be … Continue reading

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