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Future Legacy Project

Future Legacy Project (FLP) is an exciting creative programme supporting young women and non-binary people to make a difference in the world by creating their own digital social action project. 

The aim of the programme is to support the participants to learn and develop key STEAM skills (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths) to be able to plan, design and implement digital social action projects. Head to to see the projects they have created!  

FLP gives you the opportunity to be yourself and work towards something important and have fun in the process!   

 We have run the programme 3 times over the past 3 years. In May 2022, our latest cohort graduated from a programme where they learnt new skills such as web development, photography, video, animation, and product design. We also worked with brilliant mentors and had many opportunities to meet inspirational professional women and non-binary folk. 

As part of the programme, we go on a 4-day retreat at Folly Farm to connect and develop skills in social action. We wanted to share that experience with you, through the voices of the participants whose blogs you can find below: 

For more information about the project, you can head to or email 

Taster Evening

We started the year 2022 with a taster evening. This meant inviting potential participants to come along with a friend, family member, or support worker, to come and find out what the project has to offer! The whole team was there to welcome people into the space. There were live demonstrations of digital fabrication equipment that we would be learning...

Introduction Day

We kicked off the start of Future Legacy Project 2022 with the introduction day on the 12th of February at Knowle West Media Centre.

We were delighted to welcome the cohort to the space to officially start the programme, meet the team and get to know each other! We always like to start with a bit of fun and silliness to...

What to Expect Event

We began the day by writing our names down on name tags and introducing all the facilitators and participants, asking everyone what their favourite food or snack was so that we could get to know each other better.

Before we got into the activities Louise, did a presentation on what it would be like to be a participant in The Future...

Replanning the FLP Retreat

When storm Eunice blew into our lives, we did not think we would be cancelling the retreat two days before we were due to head off on it. The storm had damaged the roofs at Folly Farm which meant it was no longer safe to stay in. We got the call late on the Friday night, so the team met...

Maker Monday

All ‘Maker Mondays’ should start with a game of Buzzy Bees so that’s exactly what we did! The group could think imaginatively and move actively, playing outside and having lots of innovative fun. 

This led us into a morning based on mental health and wellbeing. We wanted to make sure we were creating a safe space for young people...

Take Action Tuesday

Take Action Tuesday took place in the gorgeous Cooper’s Hall at Bristol Old Vic. After everyone arrived and grabbed their breakfast and coffee, we began the day with an energising game led by Clara. In groups, the young people had to work together and use their bodies to form an object. After that, Megan Clark-Bagnall arrived to facilitate a...

Wind Down Wednesday

Our first Wind Down Wednesday was at KWMC The Factory following our day at Bristol Old Vic. Wind Down Wednesday was all about prepping the work we have been doing over the past 2 days ready to show off to the rest of the group!

The cohort was able to start turning their ideas generated in Megan’s social...

International Women’s Day

KWMC is a Women-led organisation with over two-thirds of the staff being women, it felt only right to spend the week celebrating women in Bristol and beyond. International Women's Day 2022 was the perfect fit to touch base with the FLP cohort. We had just come off the back of an amazing event at KWMC The Factory Enterprising Women...

Mentoring Session

The mentoring session was all about shifting the cohort from their comfort zone into their stretch zone. The session was held virtually so the cohort was speaking to women from all over the country. We started the session by making lists of women who inspire us in our lives. We played a game of ‘Who Am I?’; the group shared...

The Open Day

We had originally planned for the celebration, as an Open Day at KWMC The Factory, but we had to make changes thanks to storm Eunice. The idea of young people being able to access the amazing facilities we have at KWMC The Factory is something that has been in the making for quite some time across all our Making...

Day 1 of the Retreat: Carmen’s Reflection

The first day of the retreat was a day for everyone to get comfortable in the new space and be introduced to their new surroundings.

The first day was really fun and easy-going, we took this day to settle in before we started working on our projects. We arrived around 4 p.m. and had a small talk in the lounge area...

Day 2 of the Retreat: Levi’s Reflection

Maker Monday at Folly Farm was a productive day for everyone to get hands-on with all the new technology we have to offer.

My experience on the Future Legacy Project retreat at Folly Farm was an amazing, unique and adventurous time - that is how I would summarise it to anyone who would ask me. We were able to have our own...

Day 2 of the Retreat: Daisy’s Reflection

Stephanie did yoga this morning at 8, but I slept so well last night I didn’t wake until 8:30 so I missed that. I will definitely make an effort to go tomorrow as it seems really good, considering the environment we are in and the weather seems so nice. I made sure to bring some yoga stuff; we were going...

Day 3 of the Retreat: Jenna-Leigh’s Reflection

Take Action Tuesday was an opportunity to focus on social action plans and bring them life

During our time at the future legacy project, we participated in a retreat. The retreat was designed to allow us to get to know each over more and learn new skills. The retreat ran from Sunday to Wednesday. It was held at Folly Farm which...

The Retreat: Rylie’s Reflection

An overview of some of the activities and workshops held at the FLP retreat.

We went on a retreat to Folly Farm for the Future Legacy Project. During the four days we were there, our groups worked on presentations for our projects, which we would be presenting on the final day. 

On Monday, it was very eventful and we achieved a...

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Knowle West Media Centre
Leinster Avenue
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