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13/06/2018

2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Workshop: Women Reclaiming AI for Activism

In this workshop we will explore what a ‘conversational AI’ is and how it works. In an all-female space we will challenge the often-subservient female voices that are commonly used… read more

Talks , Technology

23/05/2018

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Would Like to Meet: Commons Sense Special

Join Knowle West Media Centre to launch a new programme of events exploring sensors, data, technology – and us. Digital sensors are all around: every day things are ‘sensed’ by… read more

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

Film

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

Training

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

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

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

Training

06/03/2018

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

Technology

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

30/11/2017

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

16/11/2017

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

Training

14/11/2017

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

Technology

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

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

20/10/2017

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

20/10/2017

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

17/10/2017

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

04/10/2017

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

26/09/2017

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

25/09/2017

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

13/09/2017

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

12/09/2017

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

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

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

Training

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

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

06/07/2017

9:30 am - 11:30 am

Would Like To Meet: Working with Young People

Due to the first Would Like To Meet event (6th July) being so popular, we don’t have sufficient numbers to run the second (13th July). If you were planning to attend… read more

Young People

07/09/2017 - 10/06/2017

9:30 pm - 12:00 pm

The Artist Hotel – Opening Night

Be the first guests to spend the night at The Artist Hotel: Knowle West! Can you imagine a future where ‘regeneration’ initiatives benefit artists and communities the most? How could… read more

Local issues

01/06/2017

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

MAKE IT Jewellery Course – Laser cut jewellery

Are you interested in designing and making jewellery? Would you like to see how new technologies can help with this? In June we’ll be running a free course for people… read more

Technology , Training

11/05/2017

4:30 pm - 8:30 pm

We Can Make … Test Space community launch

We Can Make…Homes explores new approaches to the housing crisis that have people and communities at their heart. The We Can Make…Test Space is a place for collaboration, conversation and hands-on… read more

Exhibitions , Local issues , Talks

16/03/2017

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

We Can Make…Homes: Making Space for the Citizen Sector

Join Knowle West Media Centre for a special workshop to explore new approaches to developing citizen-led housing, as part of the We Can Make…Homes project. Together we’ll explore how planning… read more

Local issues

04/03/2017

11:00 am - 3:00 pm

We Can Make…Homes Street Day

Join us for an outdoor Knowle West street event to explore the idea of ‘home’ and: – find out what community-led housing could mean for Knowle West and how you could… read more

Local issues

23/11/2016 - 28/02/2017

9:00 am - 6:00 pm

20/20 Visions: Re-valuing photography, people and place

The role of the photographer and the value of photography are in flux. Camera technology is now so cheap and pervasive that taking a photograph no longer holds an intrinsic value…. read more

Exhibitions , Local issues , Photography

14/02/2017 - 15/02/2017

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Half Term Photography Workshop

Looking for something to do this Half Term? Knowle West Media Centre and FotoNow are running a free two-day photography workshop on Tuesday 14th and Wednesday 15th February. Over two… read more

Photography , Young People

14/03/2017 - 14/02/2017

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Would Like To Meet: KWMC & Bristol Creatives

Join Knowle West Media Centre and Bristol Creatives to: – find out more about a new programme of residency opportunities and how you can be part of a regional network… read more

Local issues , Technology , Training

04/02/2017

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

We Can Make…Homes Hack Day

Knowle West Media Centre is leading a new programme of work, We Can Make…Homes, that will bring together a team of local people, artists, designers, architects and policy experts to explore… read more

Local issues

01/11/2016 - 20/12/2016

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Christmas ‘Make It’ workshops

Have you started planning your Christmas shopping? Why not join us at KWMC: The Factory and do some Christmas making instead?! This November and December we’ll be running a series of… read more

Technology , Training

09/12/2016

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Mince Pies & Movies: Festive Open Day

Did you miss our 20th birthday party this November? Don’t worry! We’re continuing the merriment in December with a special festive open day offering another opportunity to see our new exhibition 20/20… read more

Local issues

01/12/2016

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The ‘Made In Bristol’ Home

Knowle West Media Centre is working with students from the University of the West of England (UWE) on a new project called The Made in Bristol Home. The project is exploring how… read more

Local issues

24/11/2016

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

hOur:Bristol Timebank Launch

Timebanking is coming to South Bristol! hOur:Bristol is a new platform for professional and non-professional creatives to share skills and services. Instigated by artist Paul Hurley and writer Caleb Parkin,… read more

Local issues

22/11/2016

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

KWMC20: Birthday Party & Exhibition Preview

To mark the 20th year of Knowle West Media Centre we’re throwing a party to celebrate Knowle West and Bristol as places where amazing things happen – and you’re all invited!… read more

Local issues

28/09/2016 - 16/11/2016

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Skater Girls

Love skateboarding and being creative? Or fancy trying something new? Sign up for our free creative course! 8 weeks, every Wednesday (introductory session 5-6.30pm, all other sessions 5-8pm) For ages 13-19… read more

Training , Young People

28/09/2016 - 02/11/2016

5:15 pm - 7:50 pm

Illustration & Manga

Love Manga and comics? Sign up to our free creative course and get expert tuition to create your own stories! 6 weeks, every Wednesday 5.15-6.15pm (ages 10-14) / 6.30-7.50pm (ages 15-25)… read more

Training , Young People

28/10/2016

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Open Day & Introduction to E-Textiles Workshop

KWMC: The Factory will open its doors on Friday 28th October to the curious, playful and creative as part of the Crafts Council’s Make:Shift:Do programme.  We’re proud to be taking part… read more

Technology

22/10/2016 - 23/10/2016

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

South Bristol Gaming & Anime Expo II

Two days of gaming, anime and tech for all ages! The South Bristol Gaming & Anime Expo returns for its second year. Join us for a weekend of retro gaming,… read more

Technology , Training , Young People

02/10/2016

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The 100 Homes Launch

Friends of the SPHERE project are warmly invited to the 100 Homes Launch. Join the team from University of Bristol and Knowle West Media Centre on Sunday 2nd October to find out… read more

Health & Wellbeing

01/10/2016

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Sensor Tinkering Day

Over the last six months artists, technologists and local people have been experimenting with technology to tackle the problem of damp homes. Friendly frog sensors have been measuring temperature and… read more

Health & Wellbeing , Local issues , Technology

22/09/2016

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We Can Make: re-imagining manufacturing in Bristol

Smart factories, digital fabrication technologies, new materials and changes in distribution networks are among the changes that are radically re-shaping who makes what, where and how. WE CAN MAKE explores… read more

Environmental , Talks , Technology

10/09/2016

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Commons Brunch

Join us for an informal discussion about how the collective act of ‘common-ing’ can form networks and create social change.  We’ll be sharing The Bristol Approach, a commons-led project, while artists Paul Hurley… read more

Talks , Technology

07/09/2016

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

#SmartCityDamp DataCitizenSpectaculecture

Paul Hurley and Caleb Parkin present a new performance as part of The Bristol Approach to Citizen Sensing, an ongoing programme exploring how sensor tech and data can be made and… read more

Talks , Technology

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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