Events and exhibitions

Harbour Hopes Exhibition

20th November – 17th December, 10am – 4pm

Create Centre Gallery, B Bond, Smeaton Rd, Bristol BS1 6XN

Open to all

Harbour Hopes is the engagement programme for the regeneration of Western Harbour. Through this open conversation and exploration of ideas, we would like to know what your hopes for the area’s future are – whether you’re a regular or rarely come to this part of the city.

Come down to the Create Centre Gallery for an exhibition which builds on the engagement we’ve done to date. Share your hopes for what the western end of Bristol’s Floating Harbour could be, reflect on the emerging themes from engagement so far and whether they capture the area’s spirit, and consider how these themes could be used to guide the positive changes we want to see and help us build a set of principles or ‘place principles’ for the future.

These ideas will feed into a vision to evolve the area around Cumberland Basin into an active and sustainable neighbourhood. A place that respects heritage and local people as well bringing new places: to play, to work, to live – connected by better transport.

The exhibition will be staffed by BCC officers on 23rd November 10am – 7pm , 25th November 10am – 4pm, 29th November 10am – 4pm and 2nd December 10am – 7pm.

Regular Activity

Fabrication logo

‘The UK discards nearly a million tonnes of textiles every year ‘ (WRAP)

This exploration of some of the aspects of textile sustainability consists of two parts. Firstly the CREATE Centre hosts a permanent exhibition of information about textile sustainability, including advice, explanations, and facts and figures. This exhibition is open during CREATE opening hours. The second part is the practical activity days that take place on most Wednesdays from mid morning to mid afternoon. Here the exhibition is extended to include examples of domestic items made from fabrics that would otherwise have been sent to landfill. In addition, such items as cushions, tea cosies, table mats and many other items are being made on the spot, with the intention of encouraging visitors to start or continue their own work. At all the times the exhibition and practical activities are open, free small fabric pieces are usually available so that visitors can take them to incorporate in their own projects.

FABRICation is run by Mike Timmins, who is experienced in decorative textiles as well as textile science and technology.

Transformabin is now at Create!

Transformabin photo

As part of Bristol’s 2015 Green Capital celebrations, 14 unique community inspired projects were commissioned for each of it’s Neighbourhood Partnerships. Mufti Games with Baggator Young People’s Project successfully pitched to Ashley, Lawrence Hill and Easton Partnership to create a fun project highlighting issues relating to household waste, fly-tipping, and recycling in the local area.

From this the Transformabin was created; a communal bin converted into a playable games station. The simple labyrinth style game highlights the effects that waste has on our city, combining fun and imagination with a positive envorimental message.

The Transformbin is a permanent fixture at Create and can be found in our gallery,
Monday to Friday, 9-5pm.