Knowle West Media Centre Leinster Avenue Bristol BS4 1NL

About KWMC

At Knowle West Media Centre we believe that the arts have the power to make a difference to our lives, our neighbourhoods and our environment.

We’re an arts organisation and charity based in Bristol and we’ve been supporting individuals and communities to get the most out of digital technologies and the arts since 1996. In practice, this means providing exciting and relevant ways for people to get involved in community activism, education, employment, and local decision-making.

Our activities range from after-school groups for young people and innovative energy-saving projects, to music workshops and art exhibitions. Take a look at the ‘Projects’ section to find out what’s going on at the moment and see our projects live in action. Many of them have been replicated and learnt from elsewhere in the UK and Europe!

You can commission us to undertake bespoke creative projects, such as graphic design, video production, and social media consultancy, and we also offer event, meeting and office space for hire within our strawbale building.

As our name suggests, we wouldn’t be anywhere without Knowle West, an estate of approximately 5,500 households in the south of Bristol. Since we began we’ve been working with residents, local organisations and young people to develop new and creative models for achieving positive social change – and celebrate the assets of our community.