During the Creative Mile weekend, we will be hosting the exhibition Seeing I by Mark Farid.
We present a thriving year-round programme of cinema, fringe theatre, exhibitions and workshops in our stunning riverside location in Brentford, opposite Kew Gardens. We are an independent charity with a wide outreach programme across Hounslow and beyond too, reaching tens of thousands of people who would otherwise enjoy little or no arts provision, and working with them to build community through the arts.
Our Brentford venue houses an independent cinema, 250-seat theatre, contemporary art gallery and creative spaces for the community. In our cinema, find the latest movies, as well as festivals and talks. In our theatre, discover children’s theatre, cabaret, dance, fringe theatre and digital performance. And in our gallery, a year-round programme of free exhibitions focusing on digital arts. We aim to showcase the very best of arts and culture in West London.
Our large riverside cafe and restaurant – including a gorgeous outdoor riverside terrace – is the perfect place to while away a day by the river, or chill out before or after a show. The food is freshly-prepared Indian, with a range of Indian bar snacks at the bar and a fabulous-value Express Lunch if you’re in a rush, and children’s menu available.
Beyond our venue, discover Bell Square, our outdoor arts venue in Hounslow Town Centre, where we present fortnightly free performances May-December. We also run the major Arts Council-funded Creative People and Places programme in Hounslow. Our 10-year vision is to build a confident, colourful and creative Hounslow, and we are well on the way already. You can read more about our CPP Hounslow work here.
Watermans is a social enterprise and holder of the Social Enterprise Mark. This means that any money we make is ploughed back into providing events and opportunities to take part for the whole community.