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Maker City x Stemettes

A new creative programme supporting young women to make a difference in the world by creating their own digital social action project. Includes a free residential retreat!

Are you passionate about changing the world? Want to meet new people or make new friends?

Do you want to learn new skills and increase your self confidence? Are you a self-identifying woman aged 16-18?​

YES?! Then this programme is exactly what you need!

What is it?

The Maker City x Stemettes Curiosity Project brings together girls from London and Bristol to work on big ideas to create positive change. Maker City (from Knowle West Media Centre, Bristol) and Stemettes (London) have teamed up to create an amazing programme for 20 young women.

What will I be doing?

During the programme you will learn about social action and how to develop your ideas into a campaign. You’ll develop new skills to help drive your project, like photography, video, animation, design and web development. You’ll also work with brilliant mentors and meet inspiring professional women!

No previous digital or tech experience is necessary.

Why should I take part?

– Build your self confidence
– Improve your wellbeing
– Meet other like minded young women from Bristol and London
– Develop a creative social action project
– Learn new technology skills such as laser cutting, digital embroidery and web design
– Build your CV
– Receive 1-2-1 mentoring and coaching

When is it?

If live in Bristol and are part of the Bristol cohort you will need to be available on the following dates:

– Sunday 2 February 2020, 10am – 4pm
– Retreat: 14 – 16 February
– Development session #1: 21 February, 10am – 4pm
– Development session #2: 15 March, 10am – 4pm
– Graduation: 28 March, 10am – 4pm

If you live in London you will need to be available on the following dates:

  • Saturday 1 February 2020, 10am – 4pm
  • Retreat: 14 – 16 February
  • Development session #1: 20 February, 10am – 4pm
  • Development session #2: 14 March, 10am – 4pm
  • Graduation: 28 March, 10am – 4pm
About the Retreat

You’ll be spending two nights away in a beautiful venue just outside of Bristol (about 90 minutes from London). All transport, bedding, food and drinks are included.

This is a great time to get to know everyone. We’ll be working through your passion project ideas, and meeting some inspiring women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths). You’ll also get the chance to do some photography, filmmaking and creative writing!

Everyone will be expected to attend the full retreat: Friday 14 to Sunday 16 February 2020.


We will have an amazing graduation event in London where we will celebrate your achievements, share your projects and get your certificates!

Is there a cost to taking part?

There is no cost to you to take part in Maker City x Stemettes!

How do I get involved?

Not sure if this for you? Get in touch: email or Whatsapp / text 07518272039 (Monday to Friday, 9am – 6pm).

Contact Us

Knowle West Media Centre
Leinster Avenue
Knowle West
+44 (0) 117 903 0444

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