Since 1996, the Bristol-based arts organisation Knowle West Media Centre (KWMC) has been supporting people to use technology and the arts to make positive changes in their lives and communities.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, KWMC's buildings are currently closed, but the team have adapted their Spring programme to offer a range of online activities and support for people of all ages. This includes:

Regular meet-ups for artists and creatives

KWMC's Project Night takes place online every fortnight: each meet-up has a different theme and guest speaker, and includes time for guests to share projects they’re working on and get feedback and advice.

Speaker presentations can be viewed online after each meet-up, alongside other videos and resources: recent meet-ups focused on Self Care & Community Wellbeing, Being Creative with Digital Tools and Staying Connected.

Design and sewing tutorials 

KWMC’s making space KWMC: The Factory has created a series of worksheets to help you get started with the free 2D design programme InkScape and Youtube videos to guide you through simple sewing projects, including a 10-step tutorial to make your own fabric face masks.

Online resources for young people 

KWMC's Jump Studios team have compiled their recommendations of free resources that young people and their families can use to keep learning, making and creating at home. The resources include music-making tools and free coding and design programmes, and complement what young people would have been exploring in after-school sessions this term.

The KWMC teams are regularly posting activities at and on social media @knowlewestmedia and they'd love to hear what you're up to!

Open hours today: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Monday

    9:00 am - 6:00 pm

  • Tuesday

    9:00 am - 6:00 pm

  • Wednesday

    9:00 am - 6:00 pm

  • Thursday

    9:00 am - 6:00 pm

  • Friday

    9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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  • September 30, 2020 5:04 pm local time