12 September 2015
Knowle West Media Centre opened its doors this morning with tours of its straw bale eco building - and a toy workshop. Youngsters were entertained by the Arts team which showed them how to create new toys from old, broken and discarded ones. The Forgotten Toys Compendium is encouraging people to look in their lofts, sheds and garages for toys and games which can be re-used and re-purposed. The Media Centre was one of 70 charities, businesses and buildings opening up to let the public have a peek behind-the-scenes at the work it does. It was reported to be the most popular Open Doors yet - with thousands turning out in the sunshine to view buildings across the city.
7 September 2015
The latest 'Make Sunday Special' was held in Hartcliffe's Willmott Park at the weekend - with a range of workshops, stalls and entertainment for all ages. Live music all day and DJs from Bass Radio, crazy bikes and a dog show were just some of the attractions. The ferret show and a Wild West showdown also proved popular. These family-friendly, community-led events have been held in neighbourhoods across Bristol - the next one is in Avonmouth on September 13.
5 September 2015
Bristol-born Arcadia returns to the city with a performance in Queens Square featuring a robotic 50 tonne spider created from recycled military and industrial machinery, breathing fire from biofuel. The spectacular show "Metamorphosis" - run in partnership with Bristol Green Capital - uses cutting edge technology and effects - from acrobatics to lasers alongside a DJ sound system. Arcadia has travelled from Glastonbury to Bangkok - and returns to its home this weekend.
31 August 2015
The hugely popular Bristol Whales art installation will be moving to the Portway shortly. To celebrate its success - the BBC's Big Blue Live was screened in Millennium Square, showing footage of the threatened blue whale in Monterey Bay, California. The installation highlights the fragility of our oceans and is made of willow from Somerset and 70,000 plastic bottles. Bristol Green Capital is urging people to swap plastic bottles for reusable ones to help save our seas. http://www.apeuk.org
26 August 2015
Young people from Bristol developed the tree planting app, Democratree, during Young Rewired State festival at KWMC. We have been developing it further with them and are now piloting the app, available for android phones and on the website www.democratree.org.uk. If you are interested in having your say on where trees should be planted in Bristol, be sure to plot a tree on the Democratree map, give it a name and write the story of why you want it. Be sure to vote on other people's trees, as the trees with the most votes get sent to Bristol's One Tree Per Child project who will look into planting them with Bristol City Council.
22 August 2015
Kwmc the factory exhibiting at the Bristol mini maker faire, with mini furniture!!
18 August 2015
Stunning gardens by the Clifton Downs with giant lily pads, a Chinese medical herb garden, Bristol wildflowers, beautiful glasshouses and a fantastic Shaun decorated by a local artist.
13 August 2015
5 August 2015
My friend and I took our 6 kids to @Bristol today. We had so much fun!
5 August 2015
Girls having fun