The feature documentary by Naomi Smyth


Photos from Watershed screening

Joe Spurgeon, Editor of Venue magazine,Squat Goes Up… Naomi’s fast-moving film takes you from the Bristol Audi garage squat in 2006, through evictions, corporate collaborations and finally to creating CarnyVille – a circus spectacular for thousands of people at Bridewell Police Station in the heart of Broadmead. Against a backdrop of city development and its slide into recession, this confident debut reveals a community of unpaid artists devoted to creating beauty and silliness out of blood, sweat and tears.

Martin, Bristol Culture blog: This is a must-see for anyone with an interest in the changing city landscape, theatre in derelict buildings, and an inspiring window into a world outside the rat race.

Encounters Film Festival Blog:

Helen Martin at Amelia’s magazine:

Helen Brown at 247 online magazine:

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