Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Charles Darwin: Genius

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Professor Yaffle from Bagpuss he may resemble (according to the Guardian tv guide this week), but Professor Richard Dawkins new tv series 'The Genius of Charles Darwin' is well worth watching. Genius is very apt indeed as the theory of evolution by natural selection continues to explain a very large mountain of facts, including masses of genetics that Darwin would have loved to ponder but of course new nothing about! The clip below features Dawkins attempting to open the minds of some young people to basing their views on the best available evidence.

Knowle West Media Centre Events/News

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Received from Makala Cheung:
Here’s the latest from Knowle West Media Centre August 2008.

You’re welcome to share any or all of the content with contacts, or to
get in touch if you’d like to know more about any of the items.


Special screening

Special screening of two short films from Moving Image's recent
partnership projects with BBC Face2Face and the Tor Programme, at KWMC
in the Studio on 27th August at 5.30pm

Tabard Crusader is a satirical look at how far one charity worker will
go to help his subjects…whilst making a tidy profit.

Light and Dark is about two filmmakers, Michael Smith and Tom Stubbs
and their friends 'Graham Lightside’ and 'The Dark Fox'.

RSVP: Penny Evans penny@kwmc.org.uk

Eco Detectives

Digital media and eco group for young people 16-20 years old in South
Bristol, Wednesday evenings at the Knowle West Media Centre.

Eco Detectives explore travel and sustainability, visiting people and
places close to Bristol. Using digital media technologies we will
communicate our findings far and wide. We will also create our own eco/
media-conference linked to the Schumacher Conference "Less is More".

Contact: Jim O’Shaughnessy tel/text: 07726 335899 jim@kwmc.org.uk
George Rose tel/text: 07810 441470 georgerose@kwmc.org.uk

A partnership project between Knowle West Media Centre and The
Schumacher Society.

Knowle West Arts Trail

Knowle West Media Centre will open its doors for The Knowle West Arts
Trail on Saturday September 13th 10am-4pm. Photography, animation and
moving image from the community will be on display, the environmental
team will also be organising a recycled sculpture.

Arts Trail venues also include St Barnabus church and green including
artist stalls and Angels dance performance, Café Carmel, Restore, and
the convent on Filwood Broadway. There will also be a street
exhibition of photography along Daventry Road and Leinster Avenue. A
horse and cart will transport visitors between St Barnabus Church and

Connaught School pupils have been taking photographs of the Northern
Slopes (an important habitat for mini-beasts and flowers), which will
be exhibited as part of the Arts Trail. Plus, Secret Gardens of Knowle
West will include 16 households along Leinster Avenue and Daventry
Road will have their back gardens photographed, and exhibited on front
gates as part of the arts trail and will also be used to create a
Knowle West calendar for 2009.

The Arts Trail received £500 from Neighbourhood Management to fund the
publicity, being designed by KWMC Design.

KWMC Contact: Nicky Williams 0117 353 2745 nicky@kwmc.org.uk

‘Back in the Day’ returns to KWMC

The Amazing Archive Exhibition ‘Back in the Day’, returns to the
Knowle West Media Centre on Saturday 13th September for the first
Knowle West Arts Trail. If you are interested in becoming involved as
a volunteer to help with creating a living archive for Knowle West
please contact us.

The exhibition has been well received at the Bristol City Records
Office. The young people involved in the project met the Lord Mayor
at the press review on Monday 14th July where they received
commendations for their excellent work.

Contact: Nicky Williams 0117 353 2745 nicky@kwmc.org.uk,
Or call KWMC’s main line - 0117 903 044
Funded by the Young Roots Heritage Lottery Fund and managed by Knowle
West Media Centre.

Silverscreen goes to Weston

Silverscreen, the monthly film club for people over 50 based in South
Bristol, will be traveling to The Playhouse in Weston-Super-Mare to
watch the Bucket List, Tuesday 12th August. Tickets cost £7.00, lunch
and coach included in price.

Contact: Katie 0117 903 0444 katie@kwmc.org.uk
Or for more info please visit http://www.kwmc.org.uk/


NLARGE, our young photographers group have just launched their brand
new website at http://www.nlargephotography.co.uk/. Please check out the site
and have a look at their great new photos. The group has just
finished a commission for White Design Architects, and is completing a
project with the new Merchants Academy School in Withywood. Their
photographs of the new academy will be on display at the official
launch on September 22nd. To commission Nlarge or enquire about
joining please contact us.

Contact: Nicky Williams 0117 353 2745 nicky@kwmc.org.uk


Graphic Designer

Salary £14,420-£18,282 pro rata
Part time and flexible working negotiable

Thriving media centre is looking for a Graphic Designer to become part
of a growing design department. You will have proven ability and
experience of design project delivery with a comprehensive knowledge
of InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator as well as Quark XPress.
Your role will be to work on design projects from conception through
to completion, as well as managing projects of your own.

Closing date 22nd August at 5pm, Interviews 29th August.

Contact: Katie Taylor for an application pack - email: katie@kwmc.org.uk
More info: http://www.kwmc.org.uk/

Artists Residency

Artist Beth Hamer will be launching the "Bikeshed" on August 11th with
events including a picnic, taking place at community garden sites
around Knowle West. The tool shed on a tricycle was made for Community
Gardener, Mil Lusk during Beth’s residency in July.

Artist Charlie Baker from URBED, in Manchester will be coming in the
first week of September to work with young people and the community
imagining what the future might look like, and building a model of
something that might one day occupy a space in Knowle West. The four-
day residency will involve looking at public spaces for inspiration,
collecting materials for production, reusing scrap and waste
materials, and looking at bike and solar powered objects such as

Digital Neighbourhoods Programme

The Digital Neighbourhoods vision is for South Bristol to become a
state of the art digital city. This is very ambitious and will take
time! The programme will work to get more local people using computers
and taking advantage of the Internet, it will encourage local
businesses to offer their services via the Internet and will work with
Bristol City Council to develop new ways to provide their services.

The programme will work to develop good local support services to help
advise, train and fix problems. In the background we will be trying to
influence development to provide top quality digital infrastructure to
provide fast connections. The key to all of this is getting people
involved so we will be running some interesting projects over the next
few months.

For more information or to get involved contact Makala
Cheung or Dylan Martlew.

Contact: Dylan: 0117 903 0444 (ext.215)
Makala 0117 353 2895 / email makala@kwmc.org.uk

Office Space with Business Support

KWMC and BRAVE are teaming up to offer a Business Support Package for
new and emerging creative businesses. We are able to offer a unique
space in a brand new environmentally friendly media centre with one-to-
one business advice in association with Business Link, networking
opportunities and business mentoring. Services include manned
reception, broadband access, telephone system, lifts, car parking and
access to meeting rooms.

Business Support Package is £110.00 per month.
More info: http://www.kwmc.org.uk/

Contact: Katie Taylor 0117 903 0444 (ext 201) katie@kwmc.org.uk

KWMC Photography work with Museum of Bristol

Knowle West Media Centre will be working with the Museum of Bristol to
create photography content for the new museum when it opens in Spring
2011. A series of photography workshops with community groups will
take place around the city in late 2008. The aim is to uncover and
explore the places of importance and significance in the city's

To find out more or get involved contact us.
Contact: Nicky Williams 0117 353 2745 nicky@kwmc.org.uk

South West Screen’s Virtual Voices

Four young people and two media associates were asked to run one of
the workshops 'Voices, Stories and Campaigns; how to develop ideas and
points of view into media' at the Virtual Voices conference, July 10th.
Davina, one of the young people, said: "Myself, Marcus and Chanel
were young facilitators for the workshop. We worked with a group of
professional adults to produce a pod cast about what they thought was
important to young people. The adults said that they had gained
something from our workshop, which was actually knowing what was
important to young people! As a young person I felt the workshop went
really well and that young people may now have the confidence to speak
up and discuss their passion for media without feeling as if they are
being judged by a professional."

More info: http://www.swscreen.co.uk/News/258.aspx
Contact: Penny Evans 0117 377 2828 / penny@kwmc.org.uk

Managed Workspace…only 2 units left!

Rent a managed workspace unit in our classy new purpose built, climate
friendly HQ. With access to meeting rooms, edit suites and fully
equipped training rooms this is an offer not to be missed.
Also as part of the managed workspace package Business Link are
offering FREE 6 & 12 monthly business advice sessions that are
tailored to each individuals need. Managed Workspace is from £310.00
per month. Call now for more information.

Contact: Katie Taylor 0117 903 0444 (ext 201) katie@kwmc.org.uk


K West at KWMC have a wide range of facilities for hire including 2
large meeting rooms, a 70-seater studio, edit suites and 2 high-end
training rooms. We also offer catering packages at very reasonable

Contact: Katie Taylor 0117 903 0444 (ext 201) katie@kwmc.org.uk

KWMC Design offers design services from leaflets, brochures, branding,
and logo design, to web design, and animation. Print work is produced
with high quality recycled paper and vegetable inks.

Contact: Romy Purshouse 0117 353 2746 romy@kwmc.org.uk
Link: http://www.kwmc.org.uk/index.php?department=2

KWMC Photography delivers a wide range of creative programmes for all
ages. We can offer workshops to schools, community groups and other
organisations in photography and digital media.

Contact: Nicky Williams 0117 353 2745 nicky@kwmc.org.uk
Link: http://www.kwmc.org.uk/index.php?department=4

KWMC Moving Image develops innovative and experimental film making
projects with young people and the wider community. We take on
commissions for clients from both corporate and public sector

Contact: Penny Evans 0117 377 2828 / penny@kwmc.org.uk
Link: http://www.kwmc.org.uk/index.php?department=3


Reminders of our new contact details
Main switchboard: 0117 903 0444
New email-style: name@kwmc.org.uk
New address: Knowle West Media Centre, Leinster Avenue,
Knowle West, Bristol, BS4 1NL

Next bulletins

Our plan is to issue e-bulletins at the start of each month. If you
know of any colleagues who ought to be on our mailing list, please
forward their details, or ask them to get in touch.

Makala Cheung
Digital Neighbourhoods & Communications Coordinator
Direct line: 0117 3532895
Main tel: 0117 9030444
Knowle West Media Centre
Leinster Avenue, Knowle West,
Bristol BS4 1 NL
Company No. 4358350,
Charity No. 1092375
Fax: 01179030 445