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Archive for November, 2014

An Annual General Meeting with a difference

We invite you to attend an Annual General Meeting with a difference…This year we’re celebrating the opening of the Eagle House Pop-Up Furniture Factory – a temporary community making space in the heart of Knowle West – and we’d love to welcome you.

When: Wednesday 19th November
Where: Eagle House Pop Up Furniture Factory & Eagle House Social Club, Newquay Road, Knowle West

From 3pm you can take a guided tour of the Pop Up Factory, meet some of the people working there, and see products being made. You can also try your hand at making your own product.

The official business of our Annual General Meeting (AGM) will start at 6pm, next door at the Eagle House Social Club. There you can experiment with technologies and apps, meet the KWMC team, and find out more about our future plans.

We hope you can join us to celebrate the year and explore opportunities for the future.

Please feel free to drop in to the Pop Up Factory Open Day whenever you like.  If you’re able to attend the AGM from 6pm we’d be grateful if you could RSVP to rachel.clarke@kwmc.org.uk or call 0117 903 0444.

We look forward to seeing you then!

XLR Sessions bring music to KWMC

Last night the very first XLR Session took place at Knowle West Media Centre in Bristol. XLR is a six month music project offering amazing opportunities to create original, inspiring music alongside KWMC and some of Bristol’s finest music institutions. With opportunities to perform, record, develop skills and confidence and create long lasting relations with other musicians, these sessions build on the successful XLR Festival that was established in 2010.

Working with 13 – 19 year olds citywide who have an existing interest or experience in music, XLR will help to develop creative ideas far beyond making music. From promotion to graphics, networking, performance skills and more, the musicians involved will have the opportunity to return after six months to mentor the new groups, and develop long lasting links within the local community and music scene.

Spanning every genre, the project will evolve with the young people’s tastes and interests, finding masterclass leaders, and performances that are best suited to the musicians’ needs. With projects being developed for online platforms including Bandcamp and Soundcloud, in addition to social media sites including YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more, the artists will gain exposure through regular promotion and support from local media.

The project last for two years, creating four blocks of six month sessions. Last night’s session introduced the young musicians to the team, and each other. Using ice breakers, group activities and discussions, the group got to know each other’s musical interest and styles. Next week the group will be jamming and beginning to create music ideas….

Follow @XLRFest on Twitter.

Our team last night was: James Kennaby (aka Vice) – Producer / MC
Phoebe Langton Beck – MC / Singer Songwriter
Sophie Hosken Taylor – Singer Songwriter
Bim – Producer / DJ / Multiinstrumentalist

XLR Sessions Logo - KWMC (1 Col - P447c)

Contact Us

Knowle West Media Centre
Leinster Avenue
Knowle West
Bristol
BS4 1NL
+44 (0) 117 903 0444
enquiries@kwmc.org.uk

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