Knowle West Media Centre staff learnt more about the workings of the Furniture Factory at Filwood Green Business Park as part of a team day. This was followed by a stint of creativity when they tried their hands at making objects for themselves.
Really enjoyed Saturday's KWFest! Lots of great activities, workshops, food, projects, music, local people!
Young people from South Bristol joined Knowle West Media Centre (KWMC) this month to make their green pledges for Do 15 in 15 campaign. They pressed the button supplied by Bristol 15 which is travelling around the city helping organisations launch their pledges. The young people aged 9-18 were taking part in KWMC'S Summer Programme. View KWMC's green actions to see what they're doing to reduce their environmental impact: http://kwmc.org.uk/projects/greenactionsfor2015/
Youngsters learnt how to build and programme robots today at Knowle West Media Centre. It was one of the many activities taking place during the organisation's STEAM week (Science, Technology, Art and Maths) which runs until Friday 14 August for young people aged nine and above.
Local parents and children came to celebrate the long-awaited opening of a new playground in Knowle West - complete with carved tree sculpture.
The Inns Court Playground was opened by Bristol Mayor George Ferguson. It took a year for Bristol City Council to plan in consultation with local people and six weeks to construct - and is already proving a hit with young families during the school holidays. The sculpted giant redwood tree was created by wood carver Andy O'Neill using a chain saw - and took ten days to complete.
A week of coding, app-making and fun has been happening at Knowle West Media Centre (KWMC). Young people aged 8-18 have been designing and making their own apps - with the help of mentors - at the Rewired State Festival of Code. They will all be off to Plymouth University on Friday 31st July for the weekend to present their apps to a team of judges - we wish them luck.
KWMC staff enjoyed a lovely Caribbean lunch at Rochlata in The Park, Daventry Road yesterday. Top favourite was Akee and Saltfish with rice and peas, closely followed by Jerk Chicken. Great to be able to sample international flavours right on our doorstep. It's advisable to book your food in advance if you don't want to wait as they get very busy.
An unveiling of the brand new Pop-up Furniture factory for Knowle West attracted crowds of local people when it opened its doors to the public last week.
A showcase of new factory equipment - including a laser cutter and CNC router as well a range of recycled furniture made by local people were just some of the attractions.
There was also the chance to chat to groups using the building such as Sew Clever and find out about local projects run by KWMC and re:work.
Excellent presentation from @knowlewestmedia junior digital producers @wshed this lunchtime http://t.co/DNGvaFOXPU
Wildfest 2014 saw hundreds of people once again ambling to the Northern Slopes for a day of free creative and green activities! Lots of smiling people, great food, music and activities enjoyed by all! Thanks to Youth Moves for organising.