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Celebrating Women of Knowle West

2018 marks 100 years since the right to vote was extended to some women in Britain. Activities and celebrations will be taking place across our city and country this year and we’re keen to make sure that the women of our community are recognised and remembered.

Through our recent projects exploring local history and celebrating the hidden talents and skills of local people, we’ve seen that many women in Knowle West have made great things happen in their community and beyond, and had a profound impact on the lives of others.

Beginning on International Women’s Day (8th March 2018), we’ll be gathering stories about amazing Knowle West women and creating a special Women of Knowle West gallery at

Illustration by Joff Winterhart

Do you know an inspiring woman or group of women from Knowle West?  If so, we’d love to celebrate them!

She could be well-known or known only to you. Maybe she’s a friend, relative, or neighbour. She could be someone you’ve never met, an inspiring woman who has passed away, or a historical figure.

We’re keen to hear about:

– women living, working or volunteering in Knowle West (past and present)
– historical figures with a connection to Knowle West
– groups of women
– women of all ages and backgrounds

Share a story

If you’d like to share a story, please get in touch with us and tell us:

Your name and contact details
The name of the woman / group you’d like to celebrate
Why they’re special to you (100 words or less)

You can e-mail us at, call 0117 903 0444 or text 07520 634144.

Everyone who sends at least one story will receive a free photoshoot session later this year!*


Stories: Stories will be published at They may also be displayed at Knowle West Media Centre (for example, in our annual showcase event) and feature in publications created by KWMC (such as our annual report).

Privacy: We understand that some women may appreciate being put forward for the collection but may wish to remain anonymous or keep details of their story private. We may need to seek permission from a woman or group of women before their story is included, or edit the story you have submitted to protect their privacy.

*Photoshoot: everyone who shares at least one story before 31st May 2018 will receive a free photoshoot session. We will offer at least two dates for you to choose from and dates will be confirmed soon. Photoshoots will take place at KWMC and will last approximately 15 minutes each. You will need to come ready to be photographed: make-up and styling is not included.  After the photoshoot you will receive digital copies of photographs taken during the session.  KWMC will retain the copyright of these pictures; you are welcome to print them or use them for personal use but we ask that you contact us if you would like to use them for other purposes (such as for business).

Texting: The text number is a text-only number and calls will not be connected. You will be charged your standard network rate.

Illustration credit: Joff Winterhart

Contact Us

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

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