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25/01/2018 - 29/03/2018

2:00 pm - 6:30 pm

The House That Knowle West Built: Tours & Tea with We Can Make

  Have you seen the We Can Make test home and wondered what it’s like? Drop in for a tour and a cup of tea and find out!   In… read more

Local issues

22/02/2018 - 26/04/2018

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Knowle West Tiny Film Club

Come round to ours for a movie night! Join us at the We Can Make test home (beside Filwood Community Centre, Barnstaple Road) for a cozy evening in with a good… read more


13/09/2016 - 18/07/2017

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

XLR Sessions

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… read more

Music , Young People

01/08/2017 - 17/08/2017

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Summer Programme 2017

Get creative, make new friends and have fun! Knowle West Media Centre’s Summer Programme returns for 2017 with three weeks of art, media and music for ages 10-16. ANIMAL PHOTOGRAPHY: Tuesday… read more

Young People

21/08/2017 - 25/08/2017

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

We Can Make: Product Design Week

Interested in designing products for the home and kitting out a brand new build? This summer KWMC: The Factory is running a week-long design and making course as part of… read more


07/09/2017 - 09/09/2017

6:30 pm - 3:00 pm

We Can Make: Housewarming & Tours

Do you want to see homes built differently? We Can Make is developing new ways of creating affordable homes that better meet the needs of communities. It has brought together… read more

Local issues


9:30 am - 11:30 am

Would Like To Meet…Jump Studios

The team behind Jump Studios, our programme for young people aged 10-21, would like to meet…youth workers, youth organisations, support workers, referral teams, parents, teachers, and anyone else working with… read more

Young People


10:00 am - 2:00 pm

MAKE IT Homewares – Free Training Course in September

Come and learn how to make laser cut products for your home! In September 2017, KWMC: The Factory will be running a free course for people over the age of 16… read more

Technology , Training


6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Hack a Heckle: EP Launch & Celebration Event

90% of British women report their first experience with harassment before age 17.* Hack A Heckle (HAH) is a social action campaign that’s using the power of music to challenge… read more

Local issues , Music


1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Happy and Active in Knowle West

The annual “Happy and Active in Knowle West” event returns to South Bristol for another year as part of the Celebrating Age Festival 2017. The afternoon has been jointly organised by Knowle West Media… read more

Health & Wellbeing , Local issues


10:00 am - 2:00 pm

MAKE IT: Homewares – Free Training Course in October

Come and learn how to make laser cut products for your home! In October 2017, KWMC: The Factory will be running a free course for people over the age of 16 who… read more


6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Future of Data: Taking Back Control?

Earlier this year Knowle West Media Centre (KWMC) and 3Gs Development Trust worked with young women from Bristol and Wales to explore how we’re sharing our lives online – and… read more

Talks , Technology


10:50 am - 11:50 am

Experiments in Citizen-led Housing

How do we create more homes that are shaped by the needs of citizens and communities rather than developers’ profits? This session brings together innovators from across the UK who… read more

Local issues , Talks


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The City Garden Re-imagined

Knowle West was the future of housing 100 years ago when it was founded as the ‘5,000 island forest’: 5,000 homes on a hill on the edge of Bristol, all… read more

Local issues , Talks

23/10/2017 - 26/10/2017

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Jump Into…Half Term

Looking for Half Term activities in Bristol this October? Young people aged 10 – 21 can jump into photography, animation and design with Knowle West Media Centre’s Jump Studios programme:… read more

Photography , Technology , Young People

04/11/2017 - 05/11/2017

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

South Bristol Gaming & Anime Expo III

The South Bristol Gaming & Anime Expo returns in 2017, with two days of retro gaming, Virtual Reality gaming, manga illustration, Minecraft and more. The event, organised by our Jump Studios programme, is… read more

Technology , Young People


6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Player 1 Meet Player 2

Are you a keen gamer or games designer? Interested in making participatory, street-based or immersive games? Could you make a game in just two weeks if you had the right… read more



10:00 am - 2:00 pm

MAKE IT: Christmas Stocking Fillers – Free Training Course in November

With Christmas just around the corner, join KWMC: The Factory to learn how to make laser cut Christmas cards, tree decorations and gifts. Perfect for your friends and family, or to… read more



6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Play Knowle West

Join Knowle West Media Centre for an evening of fun and games to mark the end of 2017 and the conclusion of our Gaming Season. play new games made by… read more

Exhibitions , Local issues

13/02/2018 - 15/02/2018

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Jump into…February Half Term

Jump into…Half Term activities with Knowle West Media Centre this February. Young people aged 10-16 can experiment with puppet-making, animation and creativity, and families can enjoy a movie afternoon. We’ll… read more

Film , Young People


12:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Love to Make

Are you a designer / maker based in Bristol? Are you interested in using digital technology in designing, prototyping, producing and innovating? The team at KWMC: The Factory would love to meet… read more


09/01/2018 - 20/03/2018

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Community Journalism Training

Do you have a nose for what’s happening in your community? Would you like to write for local publications, including The Knowledge newsletter? Our journalism training could be for you!… read more


09/01/2018 - 27/03/2018

10:00 am - 11:30 am

Getting To Know Computers

Our computer training sessions offer a friendly and informal environment for adults to learn more about digital technology. Whether you’d like to improve your computer skills, get to grips with a… read more

Technology , Training

06/02/2018 - 27/03/2018

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Drop-in Tech Cafe

We’ve teamed up with with the Connoisseur Cuisine Cafe to bring you a weekly Bristol Tech Cafe in the heart of the Knowle West community. Beginning on 6th February 2018,… read more

Technology , Training

06/04/2018 - 14/04/2018

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Make It & Market: Jewellery Design Course

This Spring Knowle West Media Centre: The Factory will be running a free jewellery design course for 18 – 30 year olds living in Bristol. Come and learn how to… read more


10/09/2014 - 18/07/2018

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Creative Hub

Creative Hub is a space for young people to experiment and create their own media and artwork: – work with a range of artists – independently or as part of a… read more

Technology , Young People

11/09/2017 - 23/07/2018

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm


Explore new technology in a fun and exciting environment. Every week we offer Minecraft and coding activities, as well as a range of specialist sessions exploring topics from Virtual Reality to 3D… read more

Technology , Young People

Contact Us

Knowle West Media Centre
Leinster Avenue
Knowle West
+44 (0) 117 903 0444

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