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Jump Studios: Free Activities for Young People

Experiment with new technologies, develop your skills as a leader or media-maker and enjoy being creative. Jump in!

Jump Studios is Knowle West Media Centre’s programme for 10 – 18 year-olds. We offer a range of after-school groups, creative courses, work experience, training opportunities and holiday activities.

We are so excited to welcome young people back to the Jump Studios programme starting this September: W/C Monday 18th September 2023 at Knowle West Media Centre and KWMC: The Factory!

Young People’s Programme Flyer September 2023 – August 2024

After-School Programmes:

Mondays Creative Hub 
Creative arts, photography, coding, tech and gaming
Starting 18th September 2023 | 4.30-6 pm
Ages: 10-16 | Free | Knowle West Media Centre, Leinster Avenue, BS4 1NL

Tuesdays Maker City
STEAM, creative tech and social action
Starting 25th September 2023  | 4.30-6.30pm
Ages: 10-14| Free | KWMC: The Factory, Filwood Green Business Park, BS4 1ET

Tuesdays Maker City Seniors 
STEAM, creative tech and social action
Starting 25th September 2023  | 5:00-6.30pm
Ages: 14-18| Free | KWMC: The Factory, Filwood Green Business Park, BS4 1ET

Wednesdays  Sound Wave 
Introduction to music making, sound writing and production
Starting 18th September 2023 | 4.30-6pm
Ages: 10-14 | Free | Knowle West Media Centre, Leinster Avenue, BS4 1NL

Wednesdays Sound Wave + 
A series of open jamming sessions for local musicians looking to expand their knowledge and networks
Starting 18th September 2023| 6.30-8pm
Ages: 14-18| Free | Knowle West Media Centre, Leinster Avenue, BS4 1NL

October Half Term: Maker City
Date: Monday 23rd – Thursday 26th October 2023| 10:00-3:00pm
Ages: 10-16| Free | Knowle West Media Centre, Leinster Avenue, BS4 1NL & KWMC: The Factory, Filwood Green Business Park, BS4 1ET

February Half Term: Soundwave 
Date: Monday 12th – Wednesday 14th February| 10:00-3:00pm
Ages: 10-14| Free | Knowle West Media Centre, Leinster Avenue, BS4 1NL

Summer Programme
We will have 2 weeks of action-packed arts, creative tech and music activities. Watch this space for more details!

Youth Council 
Join the KWMC Youth Council and make positive change in our community, through art and tech. Take part in discussions, social action campaigns and local decision making!
Date: Thursdays, at least 1 session every month
Ages: 10-18| Free | Knowle West Media Centre, Leinster Avenue, BS4 1NL

Work Experience 
Date: Programme will run between June & July 2024
Ages: 14-18| Free

Arts Award
Arts Award is a recognised qualification, available to anyone under 25. If you’re interested in getting involved and completing the Arts Award alongside any of our programmes or would like to do it in your own time, but need an Arts Award Centre to support you, get in touch!

Get Involved

Register your interest here

​​If you have any issues filling out the form or can’t access it, please contact the team via e-mail at or by phone on 0117 903 0444 or 07729238700


Free Resources

At the beginning of the COVID-19 lockdown we put together a list of online resources that we use at Jump Studios that young people can access at home for free.  If you fancy some offline creative activities there is also a list of activities without technology!


Music production / podcasting: Soundtrap

Coding with Music: Sonic Pi

Chrome Music Lab: Music Lab


Hour of Code:

Learn Python:



Code Club:

3D & Laser cutting design software







Other cool resources!

Google Fonts:

February Half Term: girls in tech and Wonder Women!

On 13th February 2018 we kicked off our February half term programme, which saw young people from South Bristol and beyond learning, making new friends and having a great time while doing it! The week began with our sold-out puppet making course led by avid puppeteer Sarah Green. Young people had the opportunity to conceptualise a story and bring it to life using cut-outs and other crafts....

Exploring masculinity and mental health

In February 2018 the Jump Studios team had the opportunity to speak to year 11 students at Ralph Allen school in Bath, UK. Their aim was to open a discussion around men's mental health and perceptions of masculinity. The team are in the process of planning a new programme called 'The Male Room' which will explore these topics further, so engaging with...

Looking Back on Half Term

As we approach the end of the year, the Jump Studios team have been reflecting on October Half Term. We had an exciting few days, as our creative courses welcomed new young people for the first time and saw young people already connected to KWMC come back for more. Aquarium Photography Course (23/10/17 & 24/10/17) Following on from our sold-out summer Animal Photography Course we took a trip to Bristol...

Fun and Games at the Gaming & Anime Expo

On Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th November Knowle West Media Centre opened its doors once again for the annual South Bristol Gaming & Anime Expo. Attracting people from all over the city and beyond, the event pulled out all the stops, satisfying every gaming enthusiast's taste for retro and modern gaming! The two day Expo included a breadth of games that ranged from classics such...

Jump Studios’ Animal Photography Course

"It inspired my son to be a wildlife cameraman!" Photography and wildlife unite this summer in Jump Studios' latest course for young people. To kick off the 2017 Summer Programme at Knowle West Media Centre we took a trip to Bristol Zoo Gardens with fifteen 10 to 16 year olds from the local area.  Some young people were introduced to photography for the first...

Tech on the Table is a smash hit

"Everyone is just ready to try something new; they are curious and motived” Our Tech on the Table summer activities launched on 8th August with another group of excited 10-16 year olds ready to embark on a creative journey. Two days almost didn't seem enough for a course that included building robots, interacting with At-Bristol's fully functioning NAO robot and the Minecraft...

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

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