Push The Button, Playable City 2015

Clare Reddington | Posted 08.06.2016 | UK Tech
Clare Reddington

We have a very strong, international shortlist of seven - honed down from the 197 entries we received from 60 countries. The projects vary hugely - from event-based spectacular projects to quieter, more ambient installations. Across the board though, the standard is high.

Conversations about Cinema: The Impact of Conflict

Mark Cosgrove | Posted 30.03.2015 | UK
Mark Cosgrove

As a subject, conflict has always drawn filmmakers, whether driven by political or social ideals, or inspired by more humanitarian concerns.

How Come the BBC Was Right to Show a Rape Scene in Eastenders?

Lykke Scheel Lyons | Posted 14.12.2014 | UK Entertainment
Lykke Scheel Lyons

If you choose to watch the soap with your child, you should be willing and able to discuss any issues the programme brings up, including that of sexual violence. If your child is old enough to understand that the implied rape scenes depict a rape, then she is old enough to be taught that rape does not just happen on an unlit path at night.

Changing Values and Internet Versus TV Watershed

Pippa Smith | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Pippa Smith

While the watershed does usefully remind us that there is offensive and harmful material on our screens after 9.00pm, with the challenge posed by the internet and on demand TV is the watershed past its sell by date?

Too Many Films....Not Enough Time: Reflections on Rotterdam and Berlin Film Festivals

Mark Cosgrove | Posted 05.05.2014 | UK Entertainment
Mark Cosgrove

"Too many films......not enough time," is a sentiment I heard a few times at this year's Berlin Film Festival. The Berlinale present approximately 200 films. Combine that with the European Film Market's in excess of 200 films and add in the 200 or so from the previous month's Sundance and Rotterdam and well, you have a lot of films to work your way through and only so much time.

Playing with the Proms

Clare Reddington | Posted 22.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Clare Reddington

Bristol Proms, the brain child of Artistic Director Tom Morris, is an opportunity to bring classical music back and to overcome some of the obstacles people think of when they imagine what a classical music concert is like.

Making Magic

Clare Reddington | Posted 04.09.2013 | UK Tech
Clare Reddington

Apart from a few exceptions, magic has been slow to respond to more recent emerging technology areas, like the internet of things. Creating time and space to explore how technology could produce new experiences, stories, tricks or products, seemed like a good investment to us.

Bristol's Digital Makeover Invites Public To Chat To Street Furniture

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK Tech

A swarm of digital lamp posts you can talk to via text message are to be installed in Bristol next month as part of a 'playable' digital makeover for ...

Michael Rundle

Explore A City, Read A Book - And Reinvent The Interactive Novel?

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Rundle | Posted 17.06.2013 | UK Tech

A unique new art project is aiming to combine physical reading, real-world exploration and digital books. 'These Pages Fall Like Ash' is described ...

What Can We Expect From Our Future Cities? It's All About 'Playfullness', Argues Clare Reddington

Clare Reddington | Posted 10.02.2013 | Home
Clare Reddington

I remember clearly my first trip to New York City. I was seven and in awe of the skyscrapers and the sense of possibility. I remember too my uncle lying down on the floor to take a photo, which my younger, well-behaved self found shocking.

African Cinema: From Margins to Mainstream?

Mark Cosgrove | Posted 16.01.2013 | UK Entertainment
Mark Cosgrove

Given that cinema along with television are two of the most important and influential platforms through which we get images presented to us and understand the world it is surely significant that images of Africa are limited: limited to either conflict, crisis or natural history.

Naked Playboy Models Shown Before Watershed Cost Channel £40,000

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.11.2012 | UK

A digital TV channel has been slapped with a £40,000 fine after screening a back-to-back series of racy shows featuring nude Playboy models before th...

The BBC Needs a New USP

M.R. Hall | Posted 14.01.2013 | UK Entertainment
M.R. Hall

In short, the BBC is flush with cash - nearly £5 billion each year - but doesn't quite know what it should be doing with it. It's not quite sure if it's a quasi-business or a public service, it's nervous of sounding patrician and it's terrified of taking big creative risks for fear of losing ratings.

Media, Magic and Mayhem: Reflections on 30 Years of Watershed

Mark Cosgrove | Posted 06.08.2012 | UK Entertainment
Mark Cosgrove

30 years ago today, on 7 June 1982, Britain's first media and communication centre opened its doors to the public. At a time when VHS was winning over betamax as the domestic recording technology du jour and "the web" was something spiders made, Bristol's Watershed "multi-media hub" as it was then known, was born.

Pushing Watershed's Dick Penny into The Space, Arts Council England's New Digital Platform Created in Partnership With the BBC

Jo Verrent | Posted 30.06.2012 | Home
Jo Verrent

It's a good job the café is empty. Dick Penny is animated when excited; his language is loud and rich in profanity. We are discussing arts funding in the UK. There is a lot of swearing going on.

VIDEO: As Ryanair Is Slammed For 'Red Hot' Ad, What Else Is Too Racy For TV?

Posted 15.02.2012 | UK

Ryanair's latest advert has been banned after a string of complaints. The poster, featuring scantily-clad girls underneath the slogan "Red Hot Far...