About The Centre

Filwood Community Centre is an iconic red brick building  at the head of Filwood Broadway, in Knowle West, and a central point of south Bristol. It’s well loved by the community and a point of pride for the positive changes that are happening in the area.

Our team aim to bring fun, friendship, and fantastic experiences to your lives. We host a variety of groups, activities and events – bringing you social, creative (and sometimes quirky) leisure activities to you all.

We work to ensure Knowle West and south Bristol people have access to arts and culture locally; giving a well deserved boost to our wellbeing! : ) We also love our planet and we are taking steps to help at a local level. Get in touch, we’d love to meet you and tell you more!

The team

IMG_3189
Filwood team by : Ibolya Feher (left to right – Paul , Kate, Makala , Cher, Jenny, June)

June is ‘The Guardian of the building’ aka Centre Manager, keeping the centre safe.
Paul ‘The Magician’ – working his magic to take care of the building repairs.
Makala ‘The Fairy’ – flies around with her sparkly dust for events, comms and biz.
Jenny ‘The Unicorn’ – using her magic to keep the building clean and tidy.
Kate ‘Posh Bird’ flies between developing the Springboard project and IT support.
Cher ‘The Angel’ – volunteering her time to help with admin and front of house.
We also have many other volunteers including Don the volunteer gardener and Mary and Tom running arts workshops and Marcus helping with the Darkroom.

The visitors

In the last quarter (July-Sept 2018) we have had the following numbers of people through the doors:
Regular activities(usually weekly): 868
One off events (private parties, group presentations/events ): 1070
Events and other: 1148
One off bookings (meetings and visitors):  553
(this quarter is usually lower due to summer holidays)

In the previous quarter (April-June 2018) we have had the following numbers of people through the doors:
Regular activities(usually weekly): 848
One off events (private parties, group presentations/events ): 1070
(This is correct it just happens to be the same figure in total as following quarter)
Events and other: 222
One off bookings (meetings and visitors): 1634

Management and support

In 2010, the Community in Partnership Knowle West (CIPKW) Charity took on the responsibility for the day to day management of the Centre. They are tasked with managing the centre for the benefit of the people of Knowle West, to help build a stronger community where everyone can come together and have their say in their area.

FCC is currently supported by: BRISTOL CITY COUNCIL, COMIC RELIEF, QUARTET FOUNDATION, CHURNGOLD ENVIRONMENTAL, JOHN JAMES FOUNDATION

Find out more about the building’s history.