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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

Tales of Care & Repair logo

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

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

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

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! ☀️

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lou Chudley using an iPhone

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

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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

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

A hand holds a circular piece of recycled plastic, made at The Factory

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

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

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

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

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)

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 in South Bristol is a new support programme for emerging and established creative SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) and entrepreneurs based in South Bristol. With making at… read more

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 “levelling-up” 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

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

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 - 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

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

13/07/2020 - 28/08/2020

11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Jump into… Creativity

Location: Knowle West Media Centre, Leinster Avenue Jump into…Creativity is an open session for young people aged 10-16 to get creative with art, technology and music. Booking is essential and… read more

Music , Young People (10-30)

11/08/2020 - 13/08/2020

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Jump into… Music

Location: Knowle West Media Centre, Leinster Avenue Come along to this two day summer music workshop and learn how to create your own music using free music production software! Booking… read more

Music , Young People (10-30)

04/08/2020 - 06/08/2020

11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Jump into… Secondary School

Location: Knowle West Media Centre, Leinster Avenue Would you like to meet other young people going to the same secondary school as you? Come along to a closed creative group… read more

Young People (10-30)

13/07/2020 - 29/07/2020

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Jump into… Virtual

Location: Online Due to COVID-19, we have been unable to run our programme for young people in the way we are used to. We have been using Microsoft Teams to bring together… read more

Young People (10-30)

29/07/2020

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

KWMC The Factory: July INSPIRE Talk – Human and Community Centred Design

Making the Difference: Human and Community Centred Design ***Please note this talk was originally scheduled for 22nd July but has been moved due to speaker availability*** Join our Factory technician… read more

Local issues , Making & Manufacturing

22/02/2020 - 08/07/2020

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Making Together

Following the coronavirus outbreak, we have put measures in place to protect our team and visitors. This includes closing KWMC and KWMC: The Factory. We are liaising with participants to organise alternative… read more

Local issues , Making & Manufacturing , Training

03/06/2020

12:30 pm - 12:30 pm

INSPIRE Talk: Coronavirus Response

In the first of our new Making the Difference strand of talks (which explore making as a tool of social change), join us in conversation with Hack the Pandemic, Airway… read more

Health & Wellbeing , Making & Manufacturing

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

08/04/2020

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

INSPIRE Talk: PositiveNegativePositive

Following the coronavirus outbreak, we have put measures in place to protect our team and visitors. This includes closing KWMC: The Factory. This INSPIRE Talk will now take place online! ‘PositiveNegativePositive’ with… read more

Local issues , Making & Manufacturing

03/04/2020

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sustainable Sewing & Textiles

An environmental twist on our Sewing & Textiles monthly meet-up at KWMC The Factory Make scrunchies from scrap fabrics and upcycle old clothing. No need to book, just pop in!… read more

27/02/2020 - 02/04/2020

6:15 pm - 8:15 pm

Course: Colour, Pattern, Surface

Location: KWMC: The Factory, Filwood Green Business Park A six-week introduction to creating tactile textile designs, using hands-on and digital techniques. No experience required, just a love for pattern, shape and… read more

Making & Manufacturing , Training

21/03/2020

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Behind the scenes exhibition tour

EVENT UPDATE: Change to event format Following the coronavirus outbreak, we have put a number of measures in place to protect our communities and the people we work with. This means that… read more

Exhibitions & Events , Local issues

05/12/2019 - 05/03/2020

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

We Can Make…Meet Up

Location: We Can Make test home, corner of Barnstaple Road and Marwood Road We Can Make are getting together every month for a social…We Can Meet! It’s a space to catch up,… read more

Exhibitions & Events , Health & Wellbeing , Local issues

29/02/2020

11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Not Green

Meet at The Park, Daventry Road, BS4 1DQ A daytime walk experience led by artist Richard Layzell. This is a rare chance to explore the biodiversity and hidden natural wonders of… read more

Exhibitions & Events , Health & Wellbeing , Local issues

27/02/2020

2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Back to Nature

Location: Knowle West Media Centre, Leinster Avenue There’s more to a neighbourhood than bricks and tarmac. Join us as we explore wild edges, green shoots, and growing better connections with… read more

Exhibitions & Events

22/02/2020

11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Making Together: Family Taster Day

Location: KWMC: The Factory, Filwood Green Business Park Calling all carpenters, brickies, crafters, DIY enthusiasts, and curious people of all ages and backgrounds! We’re mixing traditional construction tools, digital tools… read more

Local issues

19/02/2020 - 20/02/2020

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Jump Into…Music – February Half Term 2020

Location: Knowle West Media Centre, Leinster Avenue Do you want to make new friends, learn new skills and have a great time with music? Join Jump Studios during February half term… read more

Music , Young People (10-30)

08/02/2020

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Behind the scenes exhibition tour: 100 years of Knowle West Style

Location: Knowle West Media Centre, Leinster Avenue We invite you to join us for a special saturday opening of the 100 Years of Knowle West Style exhibition: enjoy a behind-the-scenes… read more

Exhibitions & Events , Local issues

24/01/2020 - 07/02/2020

11:00 am - 6:30 pm

We Can Make…our first 4 homes! Community Feedback

We Can Make is working with families in Knowle West to create affordable, environmentally friendly homes. We have the first four designs ready for you to see. Drop in for… read more

Exhibitions & Events , Health & Wellbeing , Local issues , Making & Manufacturing

01/02/2020

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Workshop: Laser Cut Jewellery

Location: KWMC: The Factory, Filwood Green Business Park Learn how to design and make items of laser-cut jewellery in this four-hour Saturday workshop at our digital manufacturing space KWMC: The… read more

Training

blue spaces workshop bristol

01/02/2020

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

RESPiRES Walking Workshop: River Frome

Do you want to connect more with nature? Join us for a walking workshop to explore how technology could help… Inviting you to take part in our second walking workshop exploring our connection… read more

Film & Photography , Health & Wellbeing

blue spaces workshop bristol

25/01/2020

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

RESPiRES Walking Workshop: Crox Bottom

Do you want to connect more with nature? Join us for a walking workshop to explore how technology could help… Inviting you to take part in our first walking workshop exploring our connection… read more

Film & Photography , Health & Wellbeing

15/01/2019 - 10/12/2019

1:30 pm - 12:30 pm

SilverScreen Film Club

Location: Novers Park Community Centre, Novers Park Road (behind Knowle West Media Centre, Leinster Avenue) SilverScreen is a monthly film club in Bristol for over 50s. Based in Knowle West, South… read more

Film & Photography

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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