The Bristol Book Fair

Come along to this year’s Bristol Book Fair!!

Old, rare and vintage books, maps, manuscripts and ephemera from the dawn of printing to modern first editions. Prices range from a few pounds to many thousands.

When- Friday 29th June 1pm – 7 pm & Saturday 30 June 2018 10 am – 4.30 pm

Where – The Passenger Shed, Station Approach, Bristol BS1 6QH

How Much – £2, or FREE with complimentary ticket


For complimentary tickets please visit the website:

Open Call for our Winter Residencies Programme

Supporting creative practitioners to have freedom and resources to develop ideas is an incredibly important part of our work at Watershed, so we are truly delighted to announce an open call for this year’s funded residencies…

About the programme

Our Winter Residencies programme is a fantastic opportunity to develop and share ideas, to meet incredible people, to make, experiment and think. It is open to creative practitioners of any discipline, career stage and background, who have ideas for projects that blend art and technology.

We have three residencies available. Each comes with a structured programme, work space at the Pervasive Media Studio, a network of peers, plus financial, technical and critical support. The programme will take place in Winter 2018/19 and we’re flexible about how you structure your time. This is a remarkable opportunity to have time, space and freedom to get an idea off the ground.

Apply Here

Job opportunity for Graphic Design Students

We’re looking to bring in a junior designer on an ad-hoc basis to help manage some of our workload. This will primarily consist of things like delivering iconography, graphics, digital illustrations and logos that we can then incorporate into our client’s projects. Any additional skills like coding, motion graphics, etc. are very beneficial and will result in more work being passed over.
A bit about us –
We’re a small, agile team (primarily working between Bristol and London) that mainly works with early to mid-stage startups (usually around 5 projects at a time). Due to this, it’s really important that the person we bring on board is very responsive and can deliver high-quality work to tight deadlines (it can be a pretty fast-paced environment).
A few quick examples of some of our recent and current projects (to get a flavor for the type of work):
1) A mindfullness/wellness app founded by a Milan-based fashionista who’s worked with some of the biggest names in the fashion industry and was in Time’s top-20 list for the fashion industry multiple times across her career.
2) An educational app that’s going to be used by one of the largest financial consultant companies in London.
3) Branding + website design & development for a London-based product design studio who work with companies like Google, Nike, and Samsung.
I hope that’s enough to go with! If any of your students are interested, could they please link their portfolio, or some recent work examples (Instagram, Flickr, etc. is all good) to

Final reminder, Bronze Casting Scholarship

DEADLINE for FREE SCHOLARSHIPS: Midnight, Thursday 17 May 2018 


Workshop runs Saturday 26 to Monday 28 May, 10am–5pm

Two scholarship places are available, see below for details.  Normal cost £330 / £280 concessions. 

Join Ore and Ingot for a three day introductory course to learn how to cast bronze using the lost wax ceramic shell process. Gain the basic skills and hands-on experience of bronze casting in a safe and supportive environment and leave with a cast of your own.

Scholarship places

Two scholarship places are available for those who could not attend without financial support. 

  • Support Scholarship is for those who could not attend without the financial support of a scholarship.
  • Spike Island Scholarship is for a Spike Island building user, inclusive of Spike Island Studio Holders, Staff, Cultural Tenants, Spike Associates, Spike Design Tenants, and Spike Print Studio members.

To apply, please send no more than 150 words stating why you would benefit from the Bronze Casting Course and which scholarship you are applying for to by midnight Thursday 17th May. 

Please note: the scholarship will cover costs of the course only and the award holders will be responsible for meeting their own travel costs. Applicants will be informed by the 21 May 2018

Search For New – Publication Launch Friday 18th May

You will be connected with the people around you, they will make you feel warm inside.

This is wasting time talking to people you don’t care about, on communication that you never use, with no purpose
This is diluting your earnings into pretending to contact with your friends.
This is using technology to undermine your self confidence.
This is sitting alone in a dark room with nobody to talk to, and those who you wanted to talk to ignoring you.

You will come to the launch of Search for New, and help us find a new way to examine the murky consumerist society we live in. This is for the UWE Graphic Design launch and takes place at the 5pm on the 18th May 2018 at Unit 5, The Arcade, Broadmead


Common Sense Exhibition Opening 23rd May

Knowle West Media Centre are excited to launch their new ‘Commons Sense’ exhibition and season of live events exploring sensors, data, open source tech and the inspiring world of ‘citizen sensing’. 
The ‘Commons Sense’ exhibitionmade in collaboration with artists Becca Rose and Peter Bennett opens on Wednesday 23rd May and runs until end September at Knowle West Media Centre. 
Would Like To Meet: Commons Sense Special: Wednesday 23rd May, 6-9pm
Meet new people, explore sensor tech, play with interactive artworks and watch live performance. Free Drinks available.
Come along a bit earlier, 4.30-6pm and take part in a free workshop led by dancer, Lisa May Thomas and her collaborators – including movement activities, sensors, Virtual Reality tech and a room full of giant string figures!
Book your free place for the opening event and / or workshop here: 
There is also a Women reclaiming AI for activism’ workshop on Wednesday 13th June 2-5pm followed by a networking discussion event that might be of particular interest to your network: more info here –
For full Commons Sense listings please see the attached flyer. For further information please email me or call 0117 903 0444 

Digital Designer Vacancy

Purpose of the role:

  • To support the execution of marketing activity for the insurance and wider businesses
  • Help build reputation and external perception of brands
  • Create innovative artwork to help grow awareness and sales for all businesses
  • Improve user experience of digital journeys to build customer experience
  • Ensure consistent brand approach between all areas of digital experience from email campaigns to websites
  • Assist the wider business with internal comms approach and professionalism of corporate materials.


Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Work simultaneously on multiple projects, managing urgent requests and longer projects
  • Create artwork for emails, social media, websites, presentations and print.
  • Work within a variety of creative disciplines from photo-editing, to infographics, iconography and illustration.
  • Challenge briefs, by consulting marketing leads to ensure designs reflect each clients’ goals and effectively engage their audiences.
  • Ability to communicate and present ideas to a range of stakeholders
  • Stay on-top of digital trends to inspire creative, marketing and development teams
  • Develop an understanding of UX principles and integrate these into our workflow.
  • Enhance digital advertisements (and social media) by incorporating motion
  • Support web development team by updating content and creating prototypes for new pages


Desirable for the role:

  • Experience – Working with some degree of autonomy in an in-house or agency design team.
  • Skills – Highly computer literate, advanced knowledge of key Adobe software
  • Qualifications – Any advanced qualification that shows continuing development, for example UX, copy-writing, web design or marketing related.
  • Portfolio – Show breadth of work across a variety of print and digital assets and designs


Further Information: