Knowle West Fest is back

Building on the success of the last three years – Knowle West Fest will be back in September even ‘bigger and better’ than before.

This year it’s a double celebration as the festival’s theme not only focuses on ‘Proud of Knowle West’ – but also celebrates the 80th birthday of Filwood Community Centre where the event will be hosted.

The festival has been made possible with funding from the Big Lottery and will be run by Knowle West Together – a group of organisations working to improve the area.

Makala Cheung from Community in Partnership Knowle West (CIPKW) will be leading the event this year.

She says: “Showcasing the hidden talents of Knowle West, all the acts performing and stalls on the day are from the local area. Come and celebrate with your community and make new friends.”

X Factor’s Daniel Quick will be one of the acts. Seen here performing at last year’s Knowle West Fest

Activities will span across the whole of Filwood Community Centre and the green space in front of the building.

There will be live music from local musicians and DJs, martial arts and dance as well as a local market, den making and a circus. Other attractions include a sing-along, tattoos and face painting and a range of food stalls and arts and crafts.

Additional support will be provided by LinkAge and Active Ageing to provide activities for older people.

The celebrations run from 1 to 10pm.  RSVP or get tickets on Facebook – Knowle West Fest 2018 or for more information or to get involved contact Makala on on 0117 914 9216, email