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The Watershed opened in 1982 was Britainís first Media Centre of its kind in the country. The ornate facade, complete with a domed tower, was designed by Edward Gabriel in 1893 to disguise two converted utilitarian warehouses overlooking the floating harbour.

There is an extensive programme of feature films, video, digital media, courses and events presented in three cinemas, three event suites and online. There are photography exhibitions, access to photographic darkrooms, a digital suite and exhibition area for everyone to experience, enjoy and learn everything there is to know about contemporary moving image media. There are free exhibitions.

There is an excellent education programme at the Watershed including film evening classes and film events, Cinephiles (a film discussion group), school and college screenings with introductions and documentation, and online learning resources. The Watershed also runs a programme of Digital courses and there are other events including talks and music programmes.

There are two small meeting rooms suitable for seminars and interviews. Waterside 1 & 2 can be used individually or in conjunction with Waterside 3 to create one large space.

Waterside 3 on its own is an ideal area for conferences, events and receptions. Cinema 1 has seating for up to 200 in raked seating allowing an uninterrupted view of the screen. Cinema 3 seats up to 55 and is ideal for small conferences and seminars. State of the art in house audio-visual facilities and full technical support can be provided free of charge.

The Watershed is open seven days a week and has a fully licensed cafť/bar with marvellous harbourside views from its first floor windows. There is also a shop, where cards, posters, videos, stills and other gifts can be bought.



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