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157 Lambeth Walk SE11 6EE
Welcome to Creative Sparkworks!
We are an established grassroots community arts charity based since 2008 at our studio in the famous Lambeth Walk SE11 6EE at Number 157. Our friendly tutors offer accredited free skills and employability training to young unemployed adults in workshops relating to their specialisms of film and media, mural painting, mosaic, ceramics and printmaking. We also offer formal volunteering opportunities to adults, young people and organisations in the wider community including corporate social responsibility.
Below is what some participants have had to say about us so far:
Producer of FILMLONDON “London Calling” prize winning production Knock Down Ginger
“I’m so, so thankful for coming into contact with Sylvia and all the “Learn2Film2£earn” team involved at Creative Sparkworks. They were an absolute godsend for our BFI/Film London backed short film ‘Knock Down Ginger’. We employed 8 of their film course students as runners and marshals and their general effort, enthusiasm and film knowledge was inspiring to see. No job was a chore and they all without exception where a joy to have onset. I wouldn’t hesitate in employing them to do future projects – I feel very grateful to have got to know the work that Creative Sparkworks do and hope to devote some of my own time to get stuck in in the future!”
Henry Napier-Brown – Producer (Rooted Productions)
Production Guild company affiliate FILMFIXER director Andrew Pavord
He says “Knitting professional support together with charities on the ground is essential to making sure Londoners benefit fully from local filming. The right infrastructure is essential. There’s a great deal of good will on the part of big budget filmmakers. A lot of people in the industry welcome the opportunity to give young people a hand up the ladder. But there has to be support on the ground, connecting young people in to these opportunities. Creative Sparkworks is a brilliant example, working with young people every step of the way, often from homelessness, into skills training and crucially, paid work.”
HeadStart Assistant Programme Manager, The Challenge 2015, Becky Jones
“The opportunities you have helped to provide young people throughout the borough have been fantastic, and it’s been brilliant seeing how the volunteers have grown as a result of the experiences you’ve offered the! I sincerely hope that you’ve found them helpful and enjoyable to have around.”
Trainee from Film skills course 2014
“I have thoroughly enjoyed the film and media course. I have learnt a lot about the film industry as well as gained some experience filming local events. All through the course the tutors and Sylvia have been very helpful and taught us about the ins and outs of the industry. This has included learning how to edit using Premiere Pro, meeting experienced and important people like independent directors, assistant directors and film production companies.”