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Archive for June, 2018

Star in a film celebrating the people of Bristol!

What would you do if you had just 15 seconds to create a performance?  This July Knowle West will be hosting a performance space where the people of Bristol can explore their creativity and celebrate their city!

THE DEMOCRATIC SET is the first arts project of We Are Bristol, a three year programme produced by In Between Time and developed in partnership with Knowle West Media Centre, Up Our Street and Ambition Lawrence Weston.

Created with renowned Australian theatre company Back to Back Theatre, THE DEMOCRATIC SET will be in Netham Park, Barton Hill, on 17 – 18 July and Filwood Community Centre, Knowle West, on 19 – 20 July.

Bristol residents can apply to perform in the space, where they will work with a director and filmmaker from Back to Back Theatre over the course of an hour to create a filmed performance.

  • No performance experience needed
  • Anyone living in Bristol of any age can take part
  • Individuals and groups (2-15 people) are welcome

Click here to apply. Applications close on Sunday 1st July 2018.

Film location 1: 17 – 18 July, Netham Park, Barton Hill
Film location 2: 19 – 20 July, Filwood Community Centre, Knowle West

A premiere of THE DEMOCRATIC SET film involving everyone that has taken part will take place in Bristol in 2019.


A rapid series of short live performances and screen-based video portraits created in collaboration with communities, THE DEMOCRATIC SET came to the UK for the first time for In Between Time’s IBT10 Festival.  Watch the short film created at IBT10 here.

It is part of the We Are Bristol programme, which builds on an existing partnership between the Bristol organisations.  For us, it began with 2015’s Night Walks with Teenagers, where young people from Knowle West collaborated with artists Mammalian Diving Reflex to create an interactive tour of their community, including song, performance and some unexpected surprises!  We’re delighted to be continuing our collaboration with In Between Time to support people from across Bristol to explore new opportunities and create exciting artistic work.

For more details visit the In Between Time website.

Image: Carl Newland


KWMC one of England’s most “innovative and disruptive companies”

In May 2018 Creative England announced their annual list of “the most exciting, innovative and disruptive creative companies and individuals across the country” – a list that includes Knowle West Media Centre!

In their announcement Creative England highlighted a “move towards technology and creativity merging to create meaningful solutions to real-world problems” with many of the companies shortlisted “championing diversity, and giving a platform to unheard voices.”

They praised our team for “exceptional work within the local community” and concluded that KWMC is “working on a community level to drive real change”.

We’re thrilled to be included in the CE2018 list and want to take this opportunity to thank our fantastic team of staff and volunteers for their dedication, our partners and funders for their ongoing support, and the communities, artists and makers we work with for their enthusiasm for trying new things and working together.

We’re excited to be expanding our programme this year and want to enable more people to access new manufacturing technologies, set up their own enterprises, develop new skills, and address the issues that are important to them and their communities.

If you’re interested in getting involved with KWMC or working with us then we’d love to hear from you: drop in Monday to Friday, contact us on or 0117 903 0444, or have a chat with us on social media @knowlewestmedia.

You can read the full CE2018 list here.

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

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