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Here you can find out what's on at Watermans over the next few weeks and months. Film, cabaret, comedy, live music, exhibitions and lots more. We hope you'll find something for you! If you'd like to search by date, check out our handy calendar.


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Exhibitions

Regeneration on Hounslow Heath

24 Jul - 11 Sep

“Beginning in summer 2018, I came across the remains of a fire on Hounslow Heath. I began documenting the fire, […]

Exhibitions

What You Do Not See

24 Jul - 11 Sep

This exhibition from the Creative People and Places Hounslow Visual Arts Programme brings together the work of seven UK-based contemporary visual artists […]

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Brentford Art Trail Artists Entry

03 Sep

For artists wishing to exhibit their work or open their studio as part of the Brentford Art Trail (BAT), 3-5 […]

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What You Do Not See: Creative Data

30 Sep

This free online talk with artists Aminder Virdee and Luca M Damiani will look at how artists use data in […]

Exhibitions

Animal Stories

24 Jul - 11 Sep

Discover the history of Hounslow in a whole new way!  From the rare species of snails found in Isleworth Ait, […]

Children

Dinosaurs and all that Rubbish by Roustabout

24 Jul - 31 Oct

Michael Foreman’s classic picture book about space travel, dinosaurs, and ecological balance gets a thrilling new lease of life in […]

Special Events Cinema

I Never Cry (15) – Polish Cinema Screening and Talk

28 Jul

Join us for a series of screenings and talks exploring gems of Polish cinema, hosted by Polish cinema expert Michael […]

Children

Myths and Adventures from Ancient Greece: Midas

24 Jul - 31 Dec

In this new series of tales from Ancient Greece, children will enter a miniature world full of exciting adventures, with […]

Children

Myths and Adventures from Ancient Greece: Pandora

24 Jul - 31 Dec

In this new series of tales from Ancient Greece, children will enter a miniature world full of exciting adventures, with […]

Children

Myths and Adventures from Ancient Greece: Persephone

24 Jul - 31 Dec

In this new series of tales from Ancient Greece, children will enter a miniature world full of exciting adventures, with […]

Children

Myths and Adventures from Ancient Greece: Theseus and the Minotaur

24 Jul - 31 Dec

In this new series of tales from Ancient Greece, children will enter a miniature world full of exciting adventures, with […]

Exhibitions

Vibrant Landings

24 Jul - 11 Sep

This new exhibition by artist Noelle Genevier from CPP Hounslow's Visual Arts Programme explores colour and nature through contemporary collage.  […]

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Animated Animal Stories Workshop with Amber Cooper-Davies

25 Sep

Please note, this event takes place online. Places cost £6 per per screen login. You will need: – to print out some […]

Exhibitions

HOME exhibition

24 Jul - 11 Sep

Documenting everyday life lived almost exclusively in domestic spaces, these works respond creatively to sudden and increased restrictions and limitations. […]

Outdoor Arts

We Are Watching by Dan Archer

11 Sep

WE ARE WATCHING is a monumental eye, made up of thousands of portraits contributed from 190 countries. It flies high […]

Exhibitions

A World Between Us

24 Jul - 31 Aug

A World Between Us was developed by Heston & Cranford Local Advisory Group with artist Becky Warnock in early 2020. […]

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2D Animation (8-12yrs)

10 Aug

For all you budding filmmakers out there, in this inventive and fun workshop, you’ll create and direct your own short, […]

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3D animation (8-12yrs)

09 Aug

Discover a new and creative way of using your phone or tablet to tell a story! In this fun and […]

New Media Arts

Anna Jochymek: Crowd Crystal

24 Jul - 25 Jul

Crowd Crystal is a video-performative project conducted by Anna Jochymek. Curated by Klio Krajewska Through her performative action – that […]

Special Events Cinema

Bogowie (15) (Gods) – Polish Cinema Screening and Talk

28 Sep - 29 Sep

This the second in a series of screenings and talks exploring gems of Polish cinema, hosted by Polish cinema expert […]

Special Events Cinema

Bowie Remix

25 Jul

David Bowie is the Man Who Fell to Earth   Presented as part of the Wonderous Stories Film Festival   Additional Seats […]

Children

Comedy Club 4 Kids (6+yrs)

05 Aug

Like the name says it’s a Comedy Club for Kids! We can now announce your acts for the afternoon's entertainment, […]

New Media Arts

Connected Nature

22 Oct

The exhibition outlines the diversity of the current environmental landscape by exploring both major and marginal phenomena, their qualification often […]

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Creative Chinese Calligraphy (12+yrs)

03 Aug

Find out about the ancient craft of Chinese calligraphy and make your own beautiful bookmark with authentic tools using Chinese […]

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Creative Chinese Calligraphy (5-8yrs)

28 Jul - 03 Aug

Find out about the ancient craft of Chinese calligraphy and make your own beautiful bookmark with authentic tools using Chinese […]

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Creative Chinese Calligraphy (8-12yrs)

28 Jul

Find out about the ancient craft of Chinese calligraphy and make your own beautiful bookmark with authentic tools using Chinese […]

Special Events Cinema

David Bowie Special Event

24 Jul

David Bowie is the Man Who Fell to Earth Presented as part of the Wonderous Stories Film Festival Additional Seats released […]

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Decorating Papier-mâché Bowls (8-12yrs)

12 Aug

Learn how to decorate the papier-mâché bowl you made in the Making Papier-mâché bowl [link to workshop] workshop with designs […]

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Decorating Papier-mâché Bowls (all the family)

12 Aug

Learn how to decorate the papier-mâché bowl you made in the Making Papier-mâché bowl [link to workshop] workshop with designs […]

Family Cinema

Dogtanian And The Three Muskehounds (U) – Summer Family Cinema

26 Jul - 29 Jul

Dogtanian is an ambitious young swordsman who dreams of becoming a hero and joining the legendary Muskehounds. After proving his […]

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Drum Circle (All the Family)

12 Aug

Who can resist a drum? Our ever-popular Drum Circle is back by popular demand. A unique and exhilarating opportunity to […]

Special Events Cinema

Eco and Sustainability Special Event

24 Jul

Presented as part of the Wonderous Stories Film Festival  Note this event is a double bill, one ticket will get […]

Special Events Cinema

Good For Nothing

24 Jul

Presented as part of the Wonderous Stories Film Festival Please note that while this event is initially sold social distanced […]

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Graffiti Lettering (12+yrs)

02 Aug

Create your own graffiti lettering artwork to put on a cap to take home and wear with style and pride! […]

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Graffiti Lettering (5-8yrs)

29 Jul - 02 Aug

Create your own graffiti lettering artwork to put on a cap to take home and wear with style and pride! […]

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Graffiti Lettering (8-12yrs)

29 Jul

Create your own graffiti lettering artwork to put on a cap to take home and wear with style and pride! […]

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Grow with love postcards

28 Jul - 28 Aug

Colour, learn, join in! We’ll be sending a beautiful limited-edition postcard to households in Hounslow and Brentford, as well as […]

Special Events Cinema

Hanging Out with the Grownups Special Event

25 Jul

Presented as part of the Wonderous Stories Film Festival  Please note that while this event is initially sold social distanced […]

Special Events Cinema

Havel

25 Jul

Presented as part of the Wonderous Stories Film Festival  Please note that while this event is initially sold social distanced […]

Cinema

I Never Cry (15)

26 Jul - 29 Jul

A bittersweet coming-of-age drama that explores the complications of family bonds and the cost of separation.  The film explores the […]

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Making Papier-mâché Bowls (8-12yrs)

09 Aug

Inspired by the work of ceramist and artist Grayson Perry, make your own bowl using quick drying papier-mâché in this hands-on […]

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Making Papier-mâché Bowls (all the family)

09 Aug

Inspired by the work of ceramist and artist Grayson Perry, make your own bowl using quick drying papier-mâché in this hands-on […]

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Meet The Music – An Introduction to the String Quartet (All ages)

04 Aug

Discover all about the string quartet in this informative and interactive concert for all the family. With music ranging from […]

Children

Mellow Baku (all the family)

28 Jul

Ease your family into summer to the sounds of soul music, jazz, reggae, folk and blues with this chilled-out concert […]

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Movement about Plastics (all the family)

09 Aug

Come explore the world of plastics through dance and movement – what makes plastics so drastic yet fantastic. Come and […]

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Short Breaks: Drumming Circle

11 Aug

THIS WORKSHOP IS EXCLUSIVE TO HOUNSLOW SHORT BREAKS FAMILIES. Drum circle’s have been popular with Short Breaks families for many […]

Children

Short Breaks: Magic Labyrinth

11 Aug

THIS WORKSHOP IS EXCLUSIVE TO HOUNSLOW SHORT BREAKS FAMILIES. A sensory experience with opportunities to play & discover using light, […]

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Short Breaks: Peter Rabbit 2 (U)

15 Aug

THIS EVENT IS EXCLUSIVE TO HOUNSLOW SHORT BREAKS FAMILIES. In Peter Rabbit 2, the lovable rogue is back. Bea, Thomas, […]

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Short Breaks: Raya And The Last Dragon (PG)

08 Aug

THIS EVENT IS EXCLUSIVE TO HOUNSLOW SHORT BREAKS FAMILIES.   Raya and the Last Dragon travels to the fantasy world of […]

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Short Breaks: The Croods 2: A New Age

22 Aug

THIS EVENT IS EXCLUSIVE TO HOUNSLOW SHORT BREAKS FAMILIES.   The prehistoric family the Croods are challenged by a rival family […]

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Short Breaks: Tom & Jerry: The Movie (PG)

01 Aug

THIS EVENT IS EXCLUSIVE TO HOUNSLOW SHORT BREAKS FAMILIES.   One of the most beloved rivalries in history is reignited when […]

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Small World Photography (5-8yrs)

05 Aug - 10 Aug

Using small model figures, tiny props, and macro photography techniques you’ll create and photograph your own miniature world in this […]

Take Part Young People

Small World Photography (8-12yrs)

05 Aug - 10 Aug

Using small model figures, tiny props, and macro photography techniques you’ll create and photograph your own miniature world in this […]

Special Events Cinema

Stalking Chernobyl: exploration after apocalypse

24 Jul

Presented as part of the Wonderous Stories Film Festival  Please note that while this event is initially sold social distanced […]

Special Events Cinema

Sweat (15) – Polish Cinema Screening and Talk

24 Aug - 25 Aug

A series of screenings and talks exploring gems of Polish cinema, hosted by Polish cinema expert Michael Brooke. We screen […]

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The Bewonderment Machine

10 Aug - 12 Aug

A beautifully crafted cycle-powered carousel of the imagination. This handmade, human-powered merry-go-round combines hand-carved animals, puppetry, and original music. The […]

Cinema

Two Of Us (PG)

25 Jul - 29 Jul

Golden Globes nominated and Shortlisted for Academy Awards 2021 – Best Foreign Language Film When Nina Dorn (Barbara Sukowa) met […]

Take Part Young People

Upcycle – Heat Press Printing (12+yrs)

04 Aug

Transform that old t-shirt with a pattern of your own design. Using heat press printing techniques, this interactive workshop will […]

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Upcycle – Heat Press Printing (8-12yrs)

04 Aug

Transform that old t-shirt with a pattern of your own design. Using heat press printing techniques, this interactive workshop will […]

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Upcycle: Printing Block (12+yrs)

30 Jul

Don’t bin it. Up-cycle it. Transform your old t-shirt with a pattern of your own design. This inspiring and interactive […]

Take Part Young People

Upcycle: Printing Block (8-12yrs)

30 Jul

Don’t bin it. Up-cycle it. Transform your old T-shirt with a pattern of your own design. This inspiring and interactive […]

Live Performance

Watermans & Akademi Dance Film Co-Commission

26 Nov

Akademi and Watermans are commissioning an artist / small collective working with South Asian dance forms to create a new […]

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We Are Watching: Art & Collage (5-8yrs)

03 Aug

Children are the future they are watching and listening to all we do. In this workshop we will be discussing […]

Take Part Young People

We Are Watching: Art & Collage (8-12yrs)

03 Aug

Children are the future they are watching and listening to all we do. In this workshop we will be discussing […]

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