Happy 30th birthday, Watershed Bristol, Barbican, Channel 4

It’s hard to imagine a world without laptops, DVDs or satellite TV, but they were all part of the future in 1982, the year that Watershed, The Barbican Arts Centre and Channel 4 came into being.

We’re all familiar with Channel 4 and The Barbican, but it’s worth shining a special spotlight on Bristol’s Watershed, inspiring filmmakers, artists and technologists over the past thirty years, including such luminaries as King’s Speech and Shame producer Iain Canning, who explains:

Without it I wouldn’t have been inspired to produce the films that I have made, and for that I am incredibly grateful. Looking forward to another extraordinary 30 years!”

In order to contrinue to inspire, the multi-faceted independent cinema, arts venue and technology hub has put together a totally free, totally awesome programme of screenings, performances and art exhibits all with a surprising connection to Bristol (think Morph, get surprised at Citizen Kane), all day on Thursday 7th June - their 30th birthday. Take a look for yourself at watershed.co.uk/30.

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