Events and exhibitions

Diverse Bristol Creative Writing Group Launch at The Create Centre

Join the Diverse Creative Writing  Group, for adults who identify as autistic, as they display examples of their work in the Create Centre café. Meet the writers and hear them read their pieces.

The group has been running since 2016. Our members have produced some incredible work, and performed at the Bristol Festival of Literature in 2020.

Diverse is an independent organisation run for and by people that identify as autistic in the Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire area. It runs activities for adults to attend organised by people who identify as autistic. Diverse aims to grow a friendly, neurodiverse connected community through social activities,

Event launch: 12th July at 1pm in the café space. FREE ADMISSION. All welcome.

Create Centre
Smeaton Road
Spike Island

Further information

The Diverse Creative Writing Group meets monthly on Tuesday afternoons at Bishopston Library. If you identify as autistic and would be interested in joining, email To find out more about Diverse South West Autism Groups, go to

How Time Flies

Picture Hotwells

A Millennium Exhibition by Hotwells and Cliftonwood Community Association.

There are scrapbooks of images and lots of information to see.


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.