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We are a recognised film, media and design arts charity based since 2008 in the heart of our community in north Lambeth. Our studio workshop is in the famous Lambeth Walk SE11 6EE at Number 157. Practicing film and design professionals tutor young talented unemployed adults in free workshops for skills and employment training courses relating to their specialisms of film and media, and design craft. Courses are nationally accredited with the unique selling point of work placements paid at the London Living Wage, mentoring from inspirational young practitioners and industry representatives. We offer formal volunteering opportunities to adults, young people and organisations in the wider community including corporate social responsibility events.

Below is what some clients and associates and participants have had to say about us so far:


2016   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£arn” 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)


2015   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.”


2017   Vocational Support Worker for the LEO Team,South London & Maudsley NHS – Jide Ashimi 

He writes ''I would like to say that I have worked in partnership with Creative Sparkworks in establishing a vocational pathway for clients using Lambeth Early Onset Services. Creative Sparkworks have proved invaluable in supporting the creative and artistic development of clients who have attended their programmes and benefited from the activities that they offer. They work in a way that is person centred and socially inclusive. People attending the courses are from diverse backgrounds and all age ranges, which provides a strong sense of community and connection. The focus is on the activity and the process is one of normalisation, whereby the person’s mental health condition is not the focus of the session but the person’s interest in the creative activity. The staff at Creative Sparkworks are committed and highly experienced in their own specialist areas and offer industry leading training, support and mentoring. Creative Sparkworks have a successful and proven track record in delivering high quality and impactful ‘Film, Media and Employment Skills Courses’.


2016   Family mosaic housing Association Branch Community Connector Melissa Vidal 

‘This project has been a wonderfully creative collaboration between our young volunteers and the talented artists at Creative Sparkworks who are helping us turn what was an underused outdoor space, into a bright, fun and educational environment for our customers to enjoy for years to come. This project has been a joy from start to finish and I would like to extend my thanks to all at Creative Sparkworks and the Family Mosaic Community Foundation for helping us to make this happen.’  


2016   Design craft trainee on Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Golda-Lee Bullock

‘At Creative Sparkworks I learnt how to do mosaics (cutting tiles, grouting etc) and it was really fun. I also learnt how to bring out or make the colours come out more whilst painting. Also they are all friendly and caring for everyone. I would actually love to come and do more mosaics and also I can use the experience of DIY for my own lifestyle.’ Golda-lee Bullock, 18 years (Lambeth)


2015   HeadStart - The Challenge Network Assistant Programme Manager Becky Jones 2015

“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 them! I sincerely hope that you’ve found them helpful and enjoyable to have around.” (HeadStart charity gets young people volunteering in their local community so that they mix and volunteer locally and get involved with the great work of local charities)


2014   Trainee from ‘Learn2Film2£arn’ skills and employment course 

“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.

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