"The biggest festival of outdoor arts ever to be seen in the capital... Showtime will be produced in association with proven industry talent, Bridey Watson, who’s CV is steeped in Glastonbury Festival projects"
‘Production is really creative, it’s an art in its own right - and if you view it like that it changes the way you work.’
Bridey Watson has been invaluable in the recreation of this complex and challenging project. My project feels safe in her hands.
Without the creative production skills of Bridey, the Guilty Pleasures’ nights would have none of the wow factor which people expect from us.
Bridey Watson…couldn’t do what I do without her…
As a mentor Bridey integrates her wealth of production experience with a deep understanding of MSF's frontline work to help MSF create unique projects that deliver a serious message in an interactive and imaginative way.
The Unfairground had the distinction of being the best-produced field and this was due to the efforts of Bridey and her team. Since then I’ve engaged her services on every job I’ve taken…I would not dream of starting a project without involving her.
Working with Bridey on our event made everything so easy for me. Not only did the event run without a hitch but it looked amazing too. From start to finish Bridey’s production, management and advice were invaluable.
Illustration by: Joanna Layla
Bridey Watson has production in her blood and artistic vision in her bones. With an exceptional track record, she has that rare ability to transform any project’s creative dreams into spectacular reality.
Immersed in the festival circuit and her mother’s shows from a tender age, Bridey was just six years old when she encountered Mutoid Waste Co.’s legendary Car Henge at her first Glastonbury Festival. Twenty years later she found herself collaborating with the collective to deliver Glastonbury’s most talked-about area, Trash City.
A Fine Art graduate (specializing in multimedia installation) with a post-graduate diploma in Stage and Event Management, Bridey has worked as production manager on boundary-pushing site-specific events such as Carnesky’s Ghost Train and Bells (staged in Trafalgar Square). She set up Missmanage Ltd with Kerry Veitch overseeing Glastonbury Festival areas such as Trash City and Block9, and went on to produce the Common and The Unfairground. Missmanage stood at the forefront of a creative movement that would change the face of the festival.
After being handpicked for the Clore Leadership Emerging Leaders programme, the Greater London Authority selected Bridey as a Producer for London 2012’s Showtime – a city-wide outdoor arts festival that forms a major part of the Cultural Olympiad. Her dedication to making a lasting difference with her work has also guided her into consultancy roles with charities Médecins Sans Frontières and War Child.
Bridey’s thirst for supporting artists and vision for cutting-edge projects continues to propel her towards new adventures…
Bridey Watson is a pioneering producer with a depth of experience and a reputation for groundbreaking large-scale arts projects. She is sensitive to a client’s needs, providing them with invaluable support to exceed the ambitions of their creative vision. Highly organized, collaborative and with an innate belief of nurturing artists, Bridey builds a supportive climate to overcome challenges and surpass expectations. Accomplished at providing structure in a creative environment, she is renowned for bringing projects in on time and within budget.
- Artistic programming
- Artistic development
- Live event management
- Event design and planning
- Event plans and documentation
- Managing teams of 100+
- Project development and management
- Event and Festival Logistics