23 & 24 August 2018


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European Lesfic Literary Conference

Venue Information


An iconic Bristol landmark, The Watershed  is situated on the Harbourside, overlooking the river Avon. Located in the warehouses that once dotted Bristol’s thriving harbour, it boasts of a popular independent cinema, an elegant events & conference venue, a well-known cafe/bar and a media research centre.

Address: 1 Canon’s Rd, Bristol BS1 5TX

(It is easier to use BS1 5TJ when looking for accommodation)


Watershed Bristol outside Harbour-venue-ELLCon


It has three conference rooms, the largest of which has beautiful views of the harbour. It is located close to the centre, within easy walking distance of shops, cafes and restaurants, and good links to the train and bus station.







Public Transport:

From Bristol Temple Meads train station, use bus 8 (every 10 minutes), 9 or 72, to get to the Hippodrome/College Green/Bristol Cathedral. A single adult ticket costs £2.

From the airport, use the A1 airport flyer to get to Bristol Temple Meads train station, and switch to bus routes 8, 9 or 72 . The Flyer will drop you off just next to the bus top at Temple Meads. A single ticket on the flyer costs £7, and a return £11.

Bus fares can be paid by cash, or using the First Bus mobile app.

To book train tickets use National Rail Enquires or the Split Tickets site.


By Car:

The nearest car parks are the Millenium Square car parkPrince Street car park, College Street car park and Trenchard Street Car Park.  You can also use the Park and Ride service to get into Bristol, or park at the West End long stay car park and walk down (or get a bus from Queens Road, outside of Sainsbury’s) to the centre.

Disabled Parking: There are two Blue Badge spaces to the rear of the watershed, on Canon’s Road.


By Ferry:

Bristol Ferry runs a regular ferry service from (behind) Temple Meads to the Harbourside, just alongside the Watershed. Ferries run every forty minutes, and a single ticket costs £3.


Left Luggage:

There is a left luggage facility at the Tourist Information Centre, at the Harbourside, next to the Watershed. Each bag costs £5, and the office is open 10-5 pm.


If demand exceeds the capacity of the Watershed, we might move to one of the slightly larger venues around the harbourside. Ticket prices will remain unaffected.