14 September 2015
Really enjoyed Saturday's KWFest! Lots of great activities, workshops, food, projects, music, local people!
31 July 2015
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.
21 April 2015
Today a man dropped off some paperwork he thought I might like for MemoryScapes. After buying a box of books at a car boot sale, this local resident found these papers- details of the students from Merrywood Secondary School from 1906. Amazing! Even more amazing to see that the father's occupation was recorded right alongside the details of the student's progress!
18 February 2015
The reminiscence chest has reached it's final stop on the tour: Knowle West Media Centre. It will be here for a couple of weeks, ready for the tea party event on the 5th March. Be sure to pop down and see it now if you aren't around for the event.
11 February 2015
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.
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!
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!
26 November 2014
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.