3 March 2015
We are now setting up for the MemoryScapes tea party and exhibition at KWMC. The event is free and open to everyone and we will also be providing complimentary afternoon tea. Hope to see you there!
2 March 2015
A display of his photographs, Frank Sinatra and harp music provided a fitting tribute to Bristol photographer George Gallop at Knowle West Media Centre - who sadly died last month at the age of 85. George who grew up in Tavistock Road, Knowle West, left a lasting legacy of 10,000 photographs, including many celebrities and royals - from Muhammad Ali to Princess Diana. They can be viewed on Flickr/George Gallop.
26 February 2015
Mushrooms and red dear spotted on our Merchants orienteering competition at Ashton Court...
10 February 2015
The memory chest has made its way to the final destination in the community (this time around!). It will be at St Barnabas church until next Monday, so be sure to visit it after the church service on Sunday at 11am.
10 February 2015
On March 5th between 5pm and 7.30pm Knowle West Media Centre will be hosting a free community tea party to celebrate the memories of South Bristol. Come along and indulge in the free afternoon tea and get involved with our art installation based on the stories of local residents, share your own memories with other local people and explore the archive of memorabilia we have collected. All ages welcome!
3 February 2015
The Memory Chest will be at Filwood Hope until next Tuesday morning, so feel free to pop by and have a look. The cinema seats have come back home to Filwood Broadway!
27 January 2015
Some of you will have heard about the Visible You campaign set up by KWMC's JDP's which looks at tackling social isolation in teenagers. The JDP's (Junior Digital Producers) are young people themselves and they have made this crowd funding video to help sustain their project. The video is now live on the Made Open platform. It would be smashing if you could watch our video (see the link below), share our campaign on your facebook / twitter pages and even jump on board and back us. Any pledges will help keep the momentum on our campaign rolling and will keep our spirits up, even if it’s only a quid. It all helps. Thanks all and hope you enjoy! http://www.madeopen.co.uk/projects/visibleyou
26 January 2015
The MemoryScapes Chest is now at Knowle West Children's Centre all week for everyone to come and view. Pop down at lunch time or when you pick your kids up and someone from KWMC will be there to show you how it works, but it is open to the public throughout The centre's regular opening times too. There's space to record your own memories of South Bristol, explore the memories of other residents or just to sit down and watch old films in the original Filwood Broadway cinema seats.
19 January 2015
We are at the 600 Club all week, come and visit and have a play with KWMC new interactive installation based on the memories of Knowle west residents.
8 December 2014
A big thanks to Knowle West Children's Centre for hosting our latest MemoryScapes workshop/ drop-in. We had a whopping 38 people attend, including parents, staff and children, as well as 4 of our existing members and other local residents. As ever, some hilarious stories were shared and new photographs were brought in and looked at, people in photos were identified and two participants even found out that they were distantly related! If you have anything that you would like to contribute to the installation, please contact me and I would be happy to scan it or take photos of it. Thanks Knowle West, What a great morning!