We’re really pleased that Knowle West Media Centre will be the first venue south of the river to host ‘I’m Staying’, which is on the move around the city as part of the Bristol Biennial. We’re looking forward to seeing our straw-bale building lit up by Shaun Badham’s artwork this summer.
The statement of Shaun’s piece is particularly poignant for us in a number of ways. We’ve been based here since 1996 and while the reach and scope of our work has expanded since then – regionally, nationally and internationally – Knowle West stays at the heart of everything we do.
As well as our journey as an organisation, ‘I’m Staying’ speaks to some of the things we see, know and love in our neighbourhood: fun, determination and a real strength of community.
You’re all invited to join us for a special switch-on event and outdoor celebration on Wednesday 3rd June, 7-9pm. Enjoy music and performances from local talent, free drinks and refreshments, and see new photographic work by Tommy Sussex in the exhibition ‘What Takes Hold’. As night draws in we will illuminate the sky with the proclamation: ‘I’m Staying’!
A huge thank you to everyone who has voted for us and helped to bring Shaun’s work to Knowle West.
Image: Bristol Biennial. Artist Shaun C Badham.
I’M STAYING is produced by Bristol Biennial in partnership with Blink Giant Media and sponsored by Nationwide Platforms, Badger Electrical, Simmons & Simmons and Jeremy Lewison Ltd.