The area is one of 16 awarded the Creative Civic Change fund project, for three years. Each community is supported with funds and advisors to deliver on their own visions using creativity.

The local mission is to make a creative cultural hub for Knowle West and beyond (further south Bristol).

The locally developed aims include transforming local spaces using creativity in order to bring people together, growing local pride, changing perceptions about the area, and nurture, support and showcase local creative talents.

All ideas were developed with local people as part of co-design workshops and interactive outreach on the streets, in the centre and at events.  Currently these activities are happening weekly:

Everybody Dance Now
Dance and craft workshops for all ages
When: Wednesdays 6-7pm
Room: Sports Hall
Email [email protected]

Rising High 
Men’s baking group
When: Thursdays from 8.30am
Room: Cafe Space
Call Pat on 0747 047 2742

Our Music Club
Free music sessions for people living with dementia and their households, friends or supporters
When: Thursdays 11am-12.30pm
Room: Main Hall
Call Bristol Beacon on 0117 204 7103
Email [email protected]

To find out more visit

Filwood Community Centre, Barnstaple Road, Knowle West, Bristol, BS4 1JP