Knowle Time Machine Heritage Festival

Celebrate Knowle’s Heritage with our Time Machine Festival on the afternoons of 11th September & 18th September 2021

Over the two weekends we’ve got:

Makers and Creators

Learn artisan skills in a series of workshops. Sign up to canal art, rag rugging, felting, ceramics, journal making and glass making. For the programme, scroll to the bottom of this page and to order tickets visit Eventbrite.

Talk of the Town

Find out more about Knowle from Knowle Society & Knowle History Society, Canal and Riverside Trust, the Women’s British Legion and more. Join Knowle Society for a guided walk or pick up a trail leaflet to enjoy at your leisure. For the programme, scroll to the bottom of this page and to order tickets visit Eventbrite.

Take a Bow

Enjoy entertainment from local groups including Knowle Male Voice Choir, Knowle Revels Drama Group and more. For the programme, scroll to the bottom of this page and to order tickets visit Eventbrite, although for many entertainment sessions you can just come along.

Living Memories

Visit exhibitions from Knowle Society, Knowle Local History Society, Steve Chaplin’s Army Vehicles, Knowle British Legion and more. Deposit your own memories of Knowle in our memory bank or join a workshop to learn how to start researching your family tree. For the programme, scroll to the bottom of this page. To sign up to a family tree workshop, go to Visit Knowle’s Eventbrite page.

Future Scope

As a family create your vision of Knowle in the future with lego, or visit Knowle, Dorridge and Bentley Heath Forum to find out more about what they do. Hang your wishes for the future of Knowle on our Wishing Tree. To sign up to a family lego workshops, visit Visit Knowle’s Eventbrite page.

Food and Drink

Enjoy an Eric Lyons Hog Roast outside their shop on the 11th September or traditional burgers on the 18th September and visit one of our many pubs and cafes to enjoy a drink while you’re here.


Our full programme will be published soon but ticketed events can be found on Eventbrite.

Photography Competition

To celebrate Knowle’s heritage and the theme of time, we’ll be running a photography competition. Details can be found here.


Many of our activities are by ticket only in order that we can manage visitors on each day. Tickets can be ordered on Eventbrite. Some workshops are free of charge, whilst for others there will be a small fee to cover the cost of materials. It is strongly recommended that tickets are bought in advance due to limited availability. Tickets will only be available on the day if we are not sold out.

Ticket Refund Policy

We will review refund requests on a case by case basis.


We request that all attendees take a lateral flow test prior to attending the event. Anybody who records a positive test, or is showing symptoms of Covid 19 should not attend the event under any circumstances. Anybody who has been advised to self-isolate should not attend the event.

September 11 Programme

NB Due to unforeseen circumstances, Bard in the Yard has been cancelled.

Book your Place

Places are limited at workshops and Bard in the Yard, to book yours visit our Eventbrite page.

September 18 Programme

Book Your Place

Places are limited at workshops, to book yours visit our Eventbrite page.