A few people from the Bristol Community Links, who regularly attend our allotment, are having a great time helping keep the allotment beds tidy and picking the strawberries.
The Filwood Gets Fit Banner makes and appearance at Filwood Broadway along with me and my bike! Filwood Gets Fit will run 6th-10th July - look out for the full programme available mid June!
After MemoryScapes success over the past few months, KWMC has decided to create bespoke memory chests and reminiscence workshops for local community groups. So, if you work for an organisation that supports people with dementia, or you know a group of older people or young people who might be interested in exploring the history of Bristol through a sensory reminiscence experience, please get in touch with me. firstname.lastname@example.org, 01179030444
App developers 500 More are trialling their new walking wellbeing app 'Walking Safari' with the staff at KWMC. Hopefully it will boost our walking meetings and get some fun competition going amongst staff. I'm happy to say that I am at the top of the leaderboard!
We just had a great session here at KWMC on the history of Filwood pool. Loads of pictures were brought in by local residents and some great stories were told. Thanks to everyone who has donated pics to us, especially the original photographs. It is so interesting. Who knew Bob Fisher met the Duke of Edinburgh! Really looking forward to our next session at the Children's Centre on Leinster Avenue, drop in between 9am and 12 noon, 8th December.
Today we have had free posture checks and a workshop on healthy posture from the amazing team at Willow Chiropractic. By using a fab new app they can analyse our weak spots and give us advice on how to improve them, and we can sign up to a free in depth assessment at their local clinic. Great day, thanks Willow!
Thanks to everyone who made the Dot to Dot walk on Saturday so much fun. We counted up the steps recorded by everyone's pedometers during the week and calculated that Knowle West had walked 150 miles! A great end to Filwood Gets Fit.
We're halfway through the health and fitness festival Filwood Gets Fit, and already we've had pop-up exercise sessions at local clubs, running, and free tasters happening across the community. One of my highlights happened on Monday morning, when the Deputy Lord Mayor Cllr Faruk Chowdhury presented sports vouchers to children from Ilminster Avenue E-Act Academy for winning the logo competition. Look out for the photos in the next issue of the Knowledge newsletter!
We had a great day on the Novers Steps for Filwood Gets Fit yesterday. We challenged people to tackle the 96 steps and see who could get the fastest time - or scale them in the most imaginative way. The best time was just 27 seconds! If you enjoyed the event why not get into Bootcamp or join the local running club? Details at: http://www.knowlewest.co.uk/filwoodgetsfit
Staff enjoying lunch in the studio :)