RELAYS at Watershed
In 2008 the Olympic Games seemed a distant concept and not obviously related to Watershed’s usual programme of activity, but it presented intriguing possibilities so we joined up with the RELAYS project.
Thus began a journey that took us to all sorts of new places, led us to meet and work with new partners, brought in different audiences, got us trying out innovative projects with young people and on this four year route engaged thousands of people with a wide range of activity – from film screenings and talks to citizen journalists reporting on sporting and cultural events.
A month long celebration and reflection on sport, culture and cinema presented throughout July 2012.
Watershed is training young people as citizen journalists and taking them out to sporting and cultural events where they put theory into practice.
Workshops for schools exploring topics such as the use of language, cliche and meaning in sports’ media, and representations in the media of sporting personalities.
Relays news from 2008 to the present.