Here’s an e-bulletin bonus to fire you up for February.

We’re continuing our current season in Waterside 1 at Watershed, 1 Canon’s Road, Harbourside, Bristol, BS1 5TX, with meetings at 7.30pm every Tuesday until 24 February – visit our What’s on page for a list of dates.


Tigress wants TV watching habits for One Show film

Tigress Productions is a Bristol-based production company creating short films for The One Show on BBC One.

This Friday, 6 February, the company is shooting a film about TV watching habits at Broad Quay House in the city centre, and wants to hear from people interested in taking part.


Short scripts for New Writing Platform

Bierkeller Theatre’s New Writing Platform is accepting script submissions for its next showcase at the theatre in All Saints Street, Bristol, from Monday, 4 to Wednesday, 6 May.

The event, curated by Southwest Scriptwriter Amy Bethan Evans, will present six short plays performed and directed by local actors and directors.

Writers based in south west England and in Wales can submit scripts that are five to 15 A4 pages in length with 12-point text size and on any subject. Amy hopes to include one script marking Bristol’s status as European Green Capital in 2015, and has set aside another of the slots for a student writer – if you’re a student, you can submit your work for both the open and student opportunities.


Brass Works Theatre seeks short, sharp satires

Brass Works Theatre in Warmley is prefacing this year’s general election with Mayday! a set of short, satirical comedies reflecting on British politics today and in the past. It will present the show on Friday, 1 and Saturday, 2 May – the final weekend before the vote on Thursday, 7 May.

Brass Works Theatre’s artistic director and Southwest Scriptwriters committee member, Adrian Harris is seeking ten-minute plays with maximum casts of four – up to two male and two female actors, but no monologues – from writers with BS and BA post codes.

You can draw on British politic from the suffragettes, Churchill, Thatcher, Blair and Brown to Cameron, the coalition and UKIP as source material for your short script.

If you’d like to turn your hand to satirical songwriting, the show also needs musical parodies as bookends. Take the tune of an existing song as the music for your spoof lyrics.

Adrian will select the funniest and most original scripts and songs for the show, and rehearse them with the cast over the two weeks before the performances.

Brass Works Theatre will pay the writers of the successful scripts a stipend of £50 each.

Email your satirical scripts and parody song lyrics by 5pm on Tuesday, 31 March.