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26/11/2019 - 30/04/2020

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Virtual Tour: 100 Years of Knowle West Style

Following the coronavirus outbreak, we have put¬†measures in place¬†to protect our team and visitors. This included closing KWMC. However, you can take a virtual tour of the exhibition via this… read more

Exhibitions & Events , Local issues , Music

02/09/2020

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

KWMC The Factory: September INSPIRE Talk – Filwood Fantastic Mini Golf

Our September INSPIRE Talk will explore the Filwood Fantastic¬†Mini Golf Club¬†– a fun and inclusive community arts project in the Filwood (Knowle West) area of Bristol. We will be joined… read more

Making & Manufacturing

09/10/2020 - 09/09/2020

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Block West: Robot Demo

Robot demo with our Making Together: for Trades group Join us Live Streaming on Youtube to see a live demonstration using a design App and an industrial robot to transform… read more

Exhibitions & Events , Making & Manufacturing

29/09/2020

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Block West: Interview with local residents involved in the build

Interview with local residents involved in the build See Knowle West residents Don Jones, Megan Clark-Bagnall and John Bennett¬†being interviewed by Automated Architecture Labs (AUAR) as they describe the process… read more

Exhibitions & Events , Making & Manufacturing

29/09/2020

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Block West: A Talk With The Architects

Join a live stream with Automated Architecture Labs (AUAR), the architects behind Block West. Hear them talking about the increasing opportunity for people and communities to¬†experiment with new forms of… read more

Exhibitions & Events , Making & Manufacturing

09/10/2020

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Block West: Participation meets Automation

This talk will bring together cutting-edge perspectives on community participation and automation. Contributors include Automated Architecture (AUAR Labs) at The Bartlett School of Architecture, WikiHouse and We Can Make. What… read more

Exhibitions & Events , Making & Manufacturing

28/10/2020

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Making Together: Tech, Tools & Tactics to Level Up Communities

Online Event Housing is the most unaffordable it has ever been.¬† Inequality is severe and has been made starker by COVID-19.¬†What hope is there for ‚Äúlevelling-up‚ÄĚ people and places? This… read more

Local issues , Making & Manufacturing

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28/10/2020

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

KWMC The Factory – Online Members Meet Up (October)

Factory members assemble! Every month we invite our members to catch up over a virtual lunch or a well earned cup of tea. The aim is to unite makers and… read more

Making & Manufacturing

29/10/2020

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

MADE in South Bristol: Project Launch Briefing (ONLINE)

Live online event delivered by video call MADE‚ÄĮin South Bristol‚ÄĮis a‚ÄĮnew‚ÄĮsupport programme for emerging and established creative SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) and entrepreneurs based in South Bristol.‚ÄĮWith making at… read more

Making & Manufacturing

05/12/2020

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Jump into…Christmas 2020

Online event Jump into the Christmas spirit! Learn how to design your own laser-cut Christmas decorations and remix a Christmas tune. Join the Jump Studios team from Knowle West Media… read more

Making & Manufacturing , Music , Young People (10-30)

08/12/2020

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Joined Up: Exploring Co-Creation Practice

Location: online event Joined-Up: Exploring Co-Creation Practice in Bristol, Gloucestershire and Somerset What do we mean when we talk¬†about ‘co-creation’? How does creating¬†together¬†enrich our projects¬†and ideas? How can it be… read more

Local issues

08/12/2020

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Live Stream & Annual General Meeting 2020

Location: online event This year people across Knowle West and Bristol have been finding new ways to learn, live, work, support each other and respond to local needs. Join us… read more

Exhibitions & Events , Local issues

Table Talk by Holly Webb

15/12/2020

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Your Factory: Workspace Co-Design Workshop (Online)

Booking essential (Factory Members only) The Factory is soon to undergo an exciting renovation. As part of this we are looking to design and make the furniture / storage in… read more

25/02/2021

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Project Night Online

Project¬†Night¬†is a bi-monthly meet-up for creatives, makers, artists and producers working in and with communities. It is part of the national¬†Social Art Network. Project Night¬†is an open space for you… read more

Exhibitions & Events , Health & Wellbeing , Local issues

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01/03/2021

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

STEAMhouse Presents: Maker Monday with KWMC The Factory

The team¬†at KWMC The Factory are delighted to have been invited to present the¬†ReThink, ReMake, ReCycle¬†sustainability programme at the online event Maker Monday. Maker Monday is powered by¬†STEAMhouse, a new… read more

Image of Amy Morse wearing a hat and vibrant scarf

15/04/2021

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Talk: Content Confusion – How to Choose the Right Content Marketing Platforms for Your Business with Amy Morse

This event was delivered online as part of KWMC The Factory’s INSPIRE Talk series The event has now taken place and is available to view here.¬† With so many different… read more

Making & Manufacturing

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09/06/2021

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Webinar with Q and A: Creative Industries Fund – Fast Start Business Growth Pilot with James Wheale

What is it? KWMC The Factory are delighted to host this free advice session, delivered by guest speaker James Wheale, Creative Sector Lead for the Innovate UK EDGE team in… read more

Exhibitions & Events , Film & Photography , Local issues , Making & Manufacturing , Music , Training

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10/06/2021

10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Instagram for Business 101

The Factory are thrilled to partner with NatWest to provide business support and skills training for women founded and led businesses in Bristol. A head of The Factory’s MADE/NatWest programme,… read more

Making & Manufacturing , Training

11/06/2021

10:00 am - 11:00 am

Come Together: Q&A drop in

We are looking to commission a cohort of artists¬†and content creators¬†as part of the new¬†KWMC (Knowle West Media Centre)¬†Come Together¬†programme.¬†The programme is designed to support artists and communities to develop… read more

Exhibitions & Events

24/06/2021

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Project Night

Project¬†Night¬†is a bi-monthly meet-up for creatives, makers, artists and producers working in and with communities. It is part of the national¬†Social Art Network. This Project Night will¬†have a special focus… read more

Exhibitions & Events , Film & Photography

14/07/2021

2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Pricing: Most Common Mistakes and Strategies (Online Talk)

Getting your pricing right is vital, but for many small businesses it is a challenge. Are you setting the right prices for your products and services, or are you undervaluing… read more

Making & Manufacturing

19/07/2021

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Proxy Politics: Making and Unmaking Perspectives on Access

Workshop as part of the KWMC Come Together Project Led by artists:¬†Benjamin Redgrove, Arjun Harrison-Mann and Kaiya¬†Waerea, who developed ‘A DIY guide to¬†Proxy Protest‘ Working through simple prompts, we will… read more

Health & Wellbeing , Training

21/07/2021

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Creating Inclusive hybrid spaces

Workshop (on zoom or IRL at KWMC) facilitated by¬†John Kelly¬†and KWMC – with guests: Eilis Bevan-Davies (Artistic Director of¬†Extraordinary Bodies Young Artists)¬†and¬†Access all Areas Together we will¬†explore some of the… read more

Health & Wellbeing , Training

The photograph is taken in a busy Factory, with two people, one child and one adult, sanding down a round piece of wood together.

27/07/2021 - 11/08/2021

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Introducing our programme for young people, aged 10-17, this summer! ‚ėÄÔłŹ

We are taking bookings for our Summer Programme for Young People! Below is more information about each of the programmes: 27th/28th July 10-3 pm (10-16 y/o) Young People Can Make… read more

26/08/2021

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Project Night

Project¬†Night¬†is a bi-monthly meet-up for creatives, makers, artists and producers working in and with communities. It is part of the national¬†Social Art Network. Project Night¬†is an open space for you… read more

Exhibitions & Events , Health & Wellbeing , Local issues

28/09/2021

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Public Art in Knowle West

What kind of Public Art could we imagine for Knowle West? Knowle West is unique as a neighbourhood in having its own Public Art Strategy (written in 2011),¬†you can take… read more

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06/10/2021

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

KWMC The Factory INSPIRE Talk: Tales of Care & Repair

Do you fix things for a living? Or like to make do and mend? Come and share your stories of repair, from professional to DIY, and even failed attempts! KWMC… read more

Making & Manufacturing

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15/10/2021

10:00 am - 4:30 pm

Workshop: Tales of Care and Repair

Do you fix things for a living? Or like to make do and mend? Come and share your stories of repair, from professional to DIY, and even failed attempts! KWMC… read more

Local issues , Making & Manufacturing

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28/10/2021

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Factory Takeover!

Suitable for families* KWMC: The Factory and Maker City have teamed up to put on an event in half term that is open to families. Join us to learn about… read more

Making & Manufacturing , Young People (10-30)

28/10/2021

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Project Night: Creativity and Care

We invite you to a Project Night special with¬†Josephine Gyasi and¬†Roseanna Dias. Thursday 28 October 2021, 6- 7:30pm¬† What does care mean to you? How do you show care for… read more

04/11/2021

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Joined Up 2: South West Co-creators Get Together

A meeting for artists, practitioners and organisations who are co-creating in the South West to meet one another, share practice and shape a network. Last year¬†nearly 100 people from across… read more

Exhibitions & Events

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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