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Archive for September, 2019

Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport visits Knowle West

On 24 September we welcomed Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Nicky Morgan MP, to KWMC during her visit to Bristol.

She met the teams behind our Jump Studios young people’s programme, We Can Make housing initiative, and the recent Making It and From Her Digital training courses, which supported women to develop vital skills to help them progress in the digital industries.

Both Making It and From Her Digital were funded by the Department of Digital, Culture, Media & Sport: part of the West of England Combined Authority project WIDJET (Women into Digital Jobs, Education and Training).

During the visit, KWMC Director Carolyn Hassan emphasised the importance of working with our WIDJET partners, such as Boomsatsuma, to start to address issues around a lack of diversity in the creative and digital industry workforce across the region, and the need for this work to be sustained and invested in going forward.

Our team shared how KWMC and KWMC: The Factory support people of all ages to develop the skills, confidence and networks to succeed and develop personally – and be a positive force for change in their community.

We also discussed the impact and importance of taking a creative approach to tackling issues identified by communities, and our programmes supporting individuals and groups who have experienced barriers to accessing the opportunities that Bristol has to offer, from education and enterprise opportunities to full participation in culture and community.

If you’re interested in finding out more about KWMC, please contact us to book a tour or call 0117 903 0444. You can read more about the impact of our work here.

Discounts in 24hr Flash Sale

The 24-hour Culture Flash Sale is back for autumn 2019: for one day only, discounted tickets and offers are available at a host of venues across Bristol and Bath!

Over 30 organisations are taking part across the two cities, offering discounted tickets and offers on a range of shows, events, exhibitions, workshops, gigs, talks and plays.

The sale begins at 10am on Thursday 5 September 2019 and runs until 10am on Friday 6 September 2019. Offers are limited – when they’re gone, they’re gone!

Read on for details of discounts on our discounts, as well as offers from other organisations involved in the Culture Flash Sale.

10% off: Make your own…Laser-cut Jewellery

Design your own jewellery and stand out from the crowd! Learn how to design and make laser-cut pieces in wood and acrylic at this weekend workshop at KWMC: The Factory. Beginners welcome! Ages 16+

Deal: 10% off the usual price of £55. Visit our online shop during the Flash Sale and use the code laserjewelleryflash19
Date: Saturday 14 September, 10am – 2pm
Venue: KWMC: The Factory, Filwood Green Business Park

10% off: Make your own…Christmas Laser-cut Jewellery

From snowflakes and sleighbells to stockings and Santa Claus: learn how to design and make Christmas-themed pieces of laser-cut jewellery at this weekend workshop at KWMC: The Factory. Beginners welcome! Ages 16+

Deal: 10% off the usual price of £55. Visit our online shop during the Flash Sale and use the code laserjewelleryflash19
Date: Saturday 7 December, 10am – 2pm
Venue: KWMC: The Factory, Filwood Green Business Park

Limited-edition ticket / art postcard offer: the We Can Make Chat Show – Live

What would happen if communities had the power to build the homes they want and need?Join UK pioneers for a live Chat Show exploring the future of community-led housing. Book your ticket during the Flash Sale and receive a pack of limited-edition postcards produced with No Bindings, featuring poetry and artwork created by Bristol artists in response to the We Can Make project and its approach to putting local needs and know-how at the heart of development.

Deal: Book online during the Flash Sale and selected the Flash Sale ticket offer.
Date: Monday 14 October, 5.30 – 8pm
Venue: Filwood Community Centre

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Other Bristol deals
15 – 25%: discounts at Tobacco Factory Theatres

Our South Bristol neighbours are offering discounts on a range of productions and events, including Opera Project’s The Barber of Seville, Snow White, Noisy Nativity, Much Ado About Nothing, and Once Upon A Time.

Deal: discounts from 15 – 25%
Date: multiple dates between September and December

20%: Planetarium shows at We The Curious

Fellow explorers in the world of innovation, We The Curious are offering a range of discounts on their Planetarium shows. Planetarium Nights is a special presenter-led, extended show for adults, while Planetarium Sounds: In the Steps of Apollo 3D celebrates the 50th anniversary of the moon landings, combining specially commissioned works by composers from Sound World with 3D visuals.

Deal: 20% off
Date: dates in September and October

Keen to know more? Search #CultureFlashSale on social media and read the full list of Flash Sale offers on the Visit Bristol blog.

About the Flash Sale

The Culture Flash Sale is co-ordinated by the Bristol Arts Marketing Network in co-operation with Bristol and Bath Cultural Destinations Project, Visit Bristol and Visit Bath. This is the 11th edition of the sale, which aims to stimulate interest and sales in cultural events across the region.

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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