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Projects, resources and stories from Knowle West Media Centre

Coming Soon at KWMC The Factory: ReThink, ReMake, ReCycle (Bristol and Bath Creative R&D Inclusion Programme)

As part of the Bristol and Bath Creative R&D Inclusion Programme, The Factory will be investigating the scale and impact, both locally and globally, of common household waste materials such as paper and plastics. Together with our Factory community and local... read more

Posted on: September 18th, 2020 by Fiona Dowling

Exploring new ways to build shared spaces

Knowle West residents have been busy during COVID-19 lockdown, learning to use new digital design and construction tools.  The result is “Block West”, a temporary pavilion that showcases adaptable building systems and people-friendly technology that can help communities collaborate to create the... read more

Posted on: September 17th, 2020 by Rachel Clarke

Learning under Lockdown: Online digital skills with Our Digital City

As part of the ongoing mission to equip community organisations with the digital skills necessary for adequate development in the modern world, Our Digital City delivered a series of film making workshops via online video conferencing during the period of national lockdown. Our Digital City were approached by... read more

Posted on: August 25th, 2020 by Lewis Campbell

The Factory offers enterprise support through new programme

We're excited to be a partner in a new enterprise support service for South Bristol that launched at the end of July 2020. South Bristol Enterprise Support (SBES) is designed to help residents of South Bristol who are looking to start a business... read more

Posted on: August 4th, 2020 by Rachel Clarke

KWMC receives support from Community Fund

In July 2020 Knowle West Media Centre received a donation of nearly £1,500 from the Direct Line Group  (DLG) Community Fund, after being nominated by a staff member from their Bristol office. In April 2020, Direct Line Group (DLG) launched their new strategy to... read more

Posted on: July 21st, 2020 by Rachel Clarke

Plans to build eco-friendly homes in Knowle West

The We Can Make housing initiative has moved a step closer to building affordable and sustainable homes in Knowle West: at the end of June 2020 the We Can Make team submitted plans to Bristol City Council to build the first two homes! We Can Make... read more

Posted on: July 21st, 2020 by Rachel Clarke

Call for ideas – Knowle West Fest 2020

We are excited to announce that Knowle West Fest 2020 will be happening online this year.  The annual festival usually takes place in the late Summer / early Autumn and celebrates the talent, creativity and community of Knowle West. Inspired by the many festivals that have... read more

Posted on: July 10th, 2020 by Martha King

Exterior of Knowle West Media Centre, Leinster Avenue

KWMC receives Emergency Response Funds

This week Arts Council England (ACE) announced it will be supporting Knowle West Media Centre through its Emergency Response Funds - funding for organisations and individuals in need of immediate support due to the COVID-19 crisis.

The last... read more

Posted on: July 8th, 2020 by Rachel Clarke

Filmmakers explore ‘isolation’ in lockdown

In late 2019 we welcomed two talented young women to our team at Eight, KWMC's creative agency.  Mevis Birungi and Dee Hassan are taking part in the placement scheme Creative Workforce for the... read more

Posted on: June 16th, 2020 by Rachel Clarke

Project Night explores making work after lockdown

On Thursday 28 May artists, producers and makers who work in and with communities came together over Jitsi (an open-source video call platform) for another Project Night to discuss ‘safe next steps for projects.’ After the last Project Night discussion... read more

Posted on: June 9th, 2020 by Rachel Clarke

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