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We Are Bristol

We Are Bristol brings together people from across the city to create exciting new artistic work.

Knowle West Media Centre is delighted to be part of this exciting three year programme, produced by In Between Time and developed in partnership with Up Our Street and Ambition Lawrence Weston.

We Are Bristol builds on an existing partnership between the organisations which began with 2015’s Night Walks with Teenagers, where young people from Knowle West collaborated with artists Mammalian Diving Reflex to create an interactive tour of their community, including song, performance and some unexpected surprises…

This continued in 2017’s The Record, where 40 people from across Bristol, including the neighbourhoods of Knowle West, Easton and Lawrence Hill, and Lawrence Weston, worked with New York theatre company 600 HIGHWAYMEN to create a performance for the stage of the Bristol Old Vic.

We’re delighted to be continuing our collaboration with In Between Time to support people from across Bristol to explore their creativity, develop new artistic work, and access exciting new opportunities – particularly those who have had the least opportunity.

For more details about We Are Bristol visit the In Between Time website.


The Democratic Set – the first We Are Bristol project

The people of Bristol were asked – ‘What would you do if you had just 15 seconds to create a performance?’  In July 2018 Knowle West hosted a performance space where the people of Bristol explored their creativity and celebrated their city.

Created with renowned Australian theatre company Back to Back Theatre, The Democratic Set went to Netham Park, Barton Hill, on 17 – 18 July and Filwood Community Centre, Knowle West, on 19 – 20 July 2018.

The Democratic Set is a rapid series of live performances and screen-based video portraits. Bristol residents applied to perform and then worked with the director and filmmaker from Back to Back Theatre over the course of an hour to create a filmed performance.

The Democratic Set came to the UK for the first time for In Between Time’s IBT10 Festival.  Watch the short film created at IBT10 here.

The premiere of The Democratic Set film will take place in Bristol in 2019. A preview of the film for everyone involved in the event took place at Filwood Community Centre on 12 October 2018.

Image: Carl Newland
We Are Bristol is supported by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation

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

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