Collaborators

To find out more about becoming a KIN collaborator, download our information pack.

Kambe Events Ltd

The makers of Shambala Festival!

Kambe Events is an award-winning event production team based in Bristol with over 20 years experience of producing creatively driven festivals and campaigns. Our flagship event Shambala Festival is well respected both for its musical and artistic output as well as its pioneering and award winning sustainable event production practices. Over the course of our history we have provided a
platform for thousands of musical and creative practitioners, and enabled them to develop and showcase their work across all our various stages and venues.

Our portfolio ranges from event consultancy and industry training, to producing and managing green-field music and arts festivals and large scale city events with over 80,000 attendees.

KIN is owned and produced by Kambe Events Ltd.

Arnolfini

KIN will be taking place at the Arnolfini, one of Europe’s leading centres for the contemporary arts.

Founded in 1961, this iconic building, located on the harbourside in the heart of Bristol is dedicated to producing and presenting visual arts, performance, dance, film, music and events, underpinned by a commitment to a dynamic civic role in the city. From 8-11th November, KIN will take over the full complex, comprised of airy art gallery spaces, theatres, an auditorium, café and bookshop, as well as stunning outdoor space by the water.

University of Bristol

Dr Keir Williams is a creative technologist, educator and researcher. Underpinning his approach to all three is a philosophy that recognises the potential for art, design and technologies to make and take on practical and effective roles in wider society and culture. Keir and his team from the Centre for Innovation at the University Of Bristol, will programme and manage two gallery spaces at KIN, called
the Brain and the Heart. Here various ‘makers in residence’ will work and interact with audience members producing work that reacts to, records, remakes and disseminates the emerging issues and experiences from the wider event.

Rife

The Watershed’s Rife project – an online magazine for under 24s in Bristol which showcases young peoples’ stories, opinions and ideas. Rife engages with young people across the city via workshops, events and content co-creation in arts, community and educational settings, and provides paid creative opportunities for young people, providing them with the skills, confidence and networks to succeed.

KIN is committed to providing high quality artistic content to new audiences. Our partnership with Rife Magazine, Bristol’s youth-led online platform, is to engage with a younger demographic and co-curate content that is devised for young people by young people. Rife engages with young people across the city via workshops, events and content co-creation in arts, community and educational settings, and provides paid creative opportunities for young people, providing them with the skills, confidence and networks to succeed.

The Rules

The Rules is a collective of organisers and activists that aim to address the root causes of inequality and focus on building citizen power. Across our various social networks you’ll find conversations and collaborations between individuals and organisations who share a belief that the capitalist system needs to be transcended.

Museum of Happiness

The Museum of Happiness is a pioneering non-profit, on a mission to make the science and art of happiness fun and accessible for everyone.  The project’s journey began two years ago when Vicky Johnson, along with co-founder Shamash Alidina, launched the world’s first pop-up Museum of Happiness in Spitalfields Market. Its programme of pay-it-forward classes and donation-based events, including weekly mindfulness classes, yoga and art therapy, attracted some 7,000 visitors.

Advaya

Advaya Initiative is an environmental and holistic wellbeing platform created by Ruby Reed and Christabel Reed, two sisters, activists and yoga teachers who see the ecological, social, political and personal crises of civilization as interconnected and as an opportunity to evolve, to come together and co-create. At KIN, Advaya will be running a Yoga for Social Change workshop, and a session on Re-echanting Your Every Day. Sign us up!

Julie’s Bicycle

Julie’s Bicycle are a London based charity that support the creative community to act on climate change and environmental sustainability. They believe that the creative community is uniquely placed to transform the conversation around climate change and translate it into action. Julie’s Bicycle have a deep engagement with the arts and cultural sector, working with organisations and independent professionals across the UK and internationally to embed environmental sustainability into their operations, creative work and business practice.

Community CoLab

In an ever changing world where change happens at an ever growing rate, the power of participation, collaboration, co-creation and co-design is key in building a sustainable future. Community CoLab support groups, collectives, projects, communities, NGOs, private and public organisations wanting to explore innovative ways of meeting, engaging, participating, designing projects and leading.