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Behind the scenes exhibition tour

21/03/2020
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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 some events will no longer happen ‘in person’ – including this exhibition tour.

However, you can take a virtual tour via our website! Access the full exhibition audio guide, audio descriptions of the exhibition panels, images by photographer Ibolya Feher, music videos by local artists Kala Chng and 3Culture, and films by The Architecture Centre about the past, present and future of Council housing.  Access it here and enjoy it at your leisure!

We are also planning to host a Q&A (Question & Answer) session next month with some of the tour guides you would have met. You will be able to tune in to the discussion and ask your questions about gardening, Garden Cities, landscaping, local history, and more! Watch this space for details of how to join the virtual chat.

If you were planning to attend the ‘in person’ tour and will have difficulty accessing the internet to see the virtual tour and Q&A, please contact us on 0117 903 0444 and we’ll see how we can help.

Location: Knowle West Media Centre, Leinster Avenue

Special Saturday opening of the 100 Years of Knowle West Style exhibition: hear from historians, biodiversity experts and landscape designers.

This tour will spotlight the ‘Garden City’ history of Knowle West and showcase garden designs from We Can Make – Knowle West’s community-led housing project. Weather permitting, there will also be a neighbourhood garden walk and planting. 

100 years of Knowle West Style

Our Autumn / Winter exhibition explores the hidden heritage of Knowle West and marks 100 years since the first council estates were built in Bristol.

From its ‘Garden City’ ideals to its ‘Do It Yourself’ (DIY) culture, explore what Knowle West has meant to people for nearly 10 decades.

Experience new artworks, hear local stories and revisit almost 100 years of history, music, architecture and memory.

There are lots of gems to be rediscovered: from bingo cards used at the Broadway Bingo Club to film footage of nights at The Venture Inn!

The interactive exhibition features commissioned work by artists Holly Beasley-Garrigan, George Lovesmith and Lukus Robbins, created in collaboration with Knowle West residents as part of 100 Years of Knowle West Style.

For more information click HERE

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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