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15/12/2018

10:30 am - 2:30 pm

Christmas Market at Filwood Community Centre

Location: Filwood Community Centre, Barnstaple Road, Bristol, UK Come along to our Christmas Market at Filwood Community Centre on Saturday 15th December and browse a wide range of stalls offering refreshments,… read more

26/11/2018 - 10/12/2018

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

5-day course: Make It – Christmas Gifts & Trimmings

Free for 18 – 30 year olds living in Bristol*. Come and learn how to design, make and sell laser cut Christmas gifts and trimmings in this free five day… read more

Training , Young People

22/11/2018 - 06/12/2018

6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Workshop: Make your own laser cut Christmas card and tree decoration

Learn how to design and make a laser cut Christmas card and tree decoration in this 2.5 hour workshop at our digital manufacturing space KWMC: The Factory. This is an open… read more

02/10/2018 - 04/12/2018

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Audio Lates: Music Production Course

Location: Knowle West Media Centre, Leinster Avenue, Bristol This music production course will give you the skills to start writing and recording your own music. Over 10 weeks you’ll learn the… read more

Music , Training

29/11/2018

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Human Bias in Artificial Intelligence: Can we fix it?

Location: Knowle West Media Centre, Leinster Avenue, Bristol Artificial Intelligence (AI) – in computers, machines and robots – is increasingly making decisions on our behalf: who gets loans, access to… read more

Talks

22/11/2018

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

From Me to You: Letter Writing Workshop

Location: Knowle West Media Centre, Leinster Avenue, Bristol In our digital world, can a hand-written letter change a life? For someone feeling isolated through illness, a letter or card could… read more

Health & Wellbeing

20/11/2018

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

2018 Showcase & Exhibition Opening – Living, Working, Making Together

Location: Knowle West Media Centre, Leinster Avenue, Bristol This November, join us for an evening of creativity, making and fun as we celebrate the achievements of the fantastic KWMC community:… read more

Health & Wellbeing , Local issues , Music , Talks

16/11/2018

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Workshop: Make your own laser cut jewellery

Location: KWMC The Factory – Unit 24 Filwood Green Business Park Learn how to design and make a piece of laser-cut jewellery in this four-hour workshop at our digital manufacturing… read more

Training

15/11/2018

6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

We Can Make: The Knowle West Rule Book

Pop-Up Exhibition // Inspiring Talks // Drinks Too often regeneration means demolishing existing communities and replacing them with tall towers and bland boxes. But what if citizens set the rules?… read more

23/05/2018 - 31/10/2018

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Commons Sense

Location: Knowle West Media Centre, Leinster Avenue, Bristol The Commons Sense Test Space is open May – October 2018, Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm* Digital sensors are all around us:… read more

Exhibitions

27/10/2018

12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

DIY Tech Fair

Location: Knowle West Media Centre, Leinster Avenue, Bristol Bring your family to our DIY technology fair: explore how to make light up fabric, build robots and create your own DIY VR headsets…. read more

Environmental , Local issues , Talks , Technology , Young People

12/10/2018

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

We Are Bristol Film Preview

Location: Filwood Community Centre, Barnstaple Road, Bristol Performing dogs, dazzling singers, tap-dancing Brownies…spot the Knowle West stars in the first screenings of a new film made by Back to Back Theatre… read more

Film , Local issues

29/09/2018

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Women, Bikes + Bristol

  A fun, inclusive day for anyone who is interested in learning more about cycling in Bristol. Knowle West Media Centre will be showcasing their collaborative air quality sensing project… read more

22/09/2018

1:00 pm - 11:59 pm

Knowle West Fest Artists’ Showcase

Location: Filwood Community Centre, Barnstaple Road, Bristol Join us at Filwood Community Centre at the 2018 Knowle West Fest to find out what our five artists in residence have been up to, as part… read more

Local issues , Music

15/09/2018

10:30 am - 4:30 pm

Our Tools Our Senses

Location: Knowle West Media Centre, Leinster Avenue, Bristol Is your making or creativity confined to a specific space because of the tools you use? If you enjoy any activity that requires tools… read more

22/08/2018 - 13/09/2018

11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Virtual Realities presents: VR Experience Sessions

Location: Knowle West Media Centre, Leinster Avenue, Bristol From virtual safaris to immersive space stations, interactive rainforests and 360° tours of refugee camps, Virtual Reality (VR) enables new kinds of… read more

Film , Technology

24/07/2018 - 09/08/2018

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Jump Into…Summer – Holiday Activities for Young People

Knowle West Media Centre’s popular summer holiday activities for young people are back for 2018: join us for three weeks of fun and creativity as we jump into music, tech and photography! This… read more

Music , Technology , Young People

11/09/2017 - 23/07/2018

4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Control-Alt-Delete

Explore new technology in a fun and exciting environment. Every week we offer Minecraft and coding activities, as well as a range of specialist sessions exploring topics from Virtual Reality to 3D… read more

Technology , Young People

10/09/2014 - 18/07/2018

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Creative Hub

Creative Hub is a space for young people to experiment and create their own media and artwork: – work with a range of artists – independently or as part of a… read more

Technology , Young People

06/07/2018 - 16/07/2018

9:45 am - 3:00 pm

Make it & Market – Jewellery Design Course

Come and learn how to design, make and sell laser-cut jewellery in this free five day course at KWMC: The Factory. Over four workshops you will: — Explore a variety of techniques… read more

Training , Young People

07/07/2018

10:30 am - 4:30 pm

DIY Sensor Workshop: Explore E-Textiles

Did you know that you can make sensors with yarns and fabrics? Join E-Stitches Bristol to make a custom DIY sensor using electric fabrics and conducive threads. Together we’ll learn how to… read more

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

21/11/2018 - 16/04/2018

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Exhibition: Living, Working, Making, Together

Location: Knowle West Media Centre, Leinster Avenue, Bristol We invite you to drop in and explore the exhibition of the: Living, Working, Making Together artist residencies  Featuring work made by… read more

Exhibitions

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

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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