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We are starting our next film skills and employment training course - FILM2LEARN2£ARN - for young Lambeth residents (funded by The Walcot Foundation) on 8th March 2018. There will be between 15 to 20 free places on each course for young unemployed adults ages 16 – 24+ with a passion and ambition for working in the film and media industry. Recruitment will start on Thursday 15th February, Thursday 22nd February and Thursday 1st March at a series of informal Information and Enrolment events from 4.30pm to 6.30pm. If interested, please email or sign up on our EVENTS page. You can text or call Sylvia on 07890987586.

Brighten up Spring 2018 by joining our new free creative community project “ANY TIME YOU’RE LAMBETH WAY” beginning in March for 12 weeks, from 11am to 3pm with a healthy lunch provided. You will learn new craft skills such as pottery, mosaics, screen-printing and make new friends, then display your works at an exhibition event. You will also be sign-posted to other free local activities. 

Our second pottery project for local Lambeth residents, 'POTTER ABOUT' will also begin in March as a drop-in programme. Look out for details on local flyers and on social media.

We’ll also be running bespoke ceramic evening classes, every Wednesday, including throwing on the wheel. A fresh 6-week course began on 31st Jan 2018; hosted by Anna Kinga. These are fee paying sessions.



VOICE4HEALTH funded by The Maudsley Charity 'Health in Mind' is our current ongoing film skills and employment training course which started in November 2017. It's been a busy few months with lots of practical experience on offer; Cardboard Citizens homeless charity in Whitechapel invited our trainees to film their annual music, poetry and drama performance 'Shriek', with an audience of over 50. The film is now in edit so watch this space! In addition,'Shamha Vibrations' invited our trainees to film a promo video of their fantastic all female drumming group based in Brixton. We were treated to a dynamic performance in The Workshop at the Old Lambeth Fire Station; the edit will shortly be released.  The student’s short narrative film ‘Sleep Walking’ is in production.


The new Museum of Migration located in The Workshop at the Old Lambeth Fire Station, invited Creative Sparkworks trainees and tutors to film their inaugural event hosted by Lord Alf Dubbs and attended by over 400 guests.

The Museum of Imagination, also located in The Workshop at the Old Lambeth Fire Station, invited Creative Sparkworks film team of trainee camera operators, make-up artist and tutors, to facilitate their Lab:Live event themed on ‘Reality’ and sponsored by Rolls Royce. A dramatic tableau was put in place as a background to 400 children and parents filming it on industry equipment to explore the reality of the actual situation and that of the press ‘angle’.

More experimental children’s film projects followed – Godzillaz on the Green Screen, Robot Rock, Attack of the Killabots, Danrobot Wars, attended by a wide range of children ages 4 to 13. Complete films were produced and screened in the 3-day Imagination Summer Camp!
A series of films were made by Lambeth Young Carers this spring and summer, two of which have been chosen for screenings in primary schools to raise awareness of what it means to be a young carer – People Like Me, and Emotions, made by young people aged 13 to 16. Younger children wrote and filmed in one day The Chicken Pizza Incident, and The Thrilling Affair of the Necklance, both of which were screened to a full house of families and friends at the BFI Southbank, with the support of the BFI Family Education Department.

Opening the screening of Robotropolis


Intitute of Imagination film course with Robot takeover!

‘MESSAGE MAN’ was written, directed, acted and produced by Stefan Mohess this summer; funded by Lambeth Getting Involved Grant for local children who acted in it with the cast of extras including tutors!


Message Man youth film on location

From 2013 to the present time line 61 young adults have completed the “Learn2Film2£arn” projects for skills and employment training course funded by the Big Lottery, BFI Creative Skillset and the Walcot foundation. Between them they have made a series of films and gained 150 accreditations with AQA. They have been in paid work as floor runners, marshals, art department and assistant camera operators with local and London wide film productions. We are very proud of their achievements. We are very proud of their achievement and invite you to enjoy some of these of our news page from 'Broken Kin' onwards.

Creative Sparkworks Yputh Film Production Unit September 2014




'Make Your Own Ceramic Christmas Ornaments', saw participants creating pretty handing tree ornaments, candle lanterns and christmas decorations.

FashioniSTARZ upcycling fashion and film project with the Lambeth Young Coop took place in summer 2017 in our exciting new shared venue at The Workshop, Lambeth Old Fire Station. Inspired by a trip to see Balenciaga at the V&A, students devised amazing and original garments from random materials and displayed them on the catwalk.

Buzzy Beez craft activities were often full to capacity with local children and their parents learning how to make clay pots, masks, jewellery, screen printed shopper bags



Family Mosaic Garden Art Project;

Another garden renovation, this time in Greenwich, was created with their young volunteers led by our team of artists: an enchanting fairy tale mosaics garden to be enjoyed by single mothers and toddlers in their supported living residence.

Mosaics for children's play area in Greenwich
Mosaics for children's play area in Greenwich



'FitShopFit' for Lambeth Youth Offending Service funded by Lambeth Council gave Creative Sparkworks exterior shop front a much-needed face lift!


The “Four Seasons” ceramic and mosaic panels for the Vauxhall Gardens estate have become talking points in what was previously an unused and neglected urban space. The mosaics took over a year to create with the help of local residents and are now installed in the transformed community garden space Hayverley Point Garden.

4 Seasons ceramics and mosaics VGERTA with Lambeth Living project for The Pit regeneration in Vauxhall Walk
VGERTA the 4 seadons ceramics and mosaics panel workshop at the Carmelita Centre
Mosaic garden is growing!
urban bunnies
Learn2Make2£arn pics3

The Lambeth Walk history murals were refreshed and redesigned and brought up-to-date with the help of Creative Sparkworks local artists and volunteers. Kindly funded by the Ethelred Tenants and Management Organization. The subject of the paintings builds upon the community history of the area and depicts portraits of current local residents which liven up the street.

Sylvia touching up the veg!
China Walk history mural
Watch this Space!  Lambeth Walk Mural restoration happening soon..

Our established design craft and business enterprise skills youth employment training course “Learn2Make2£arn" was run for its 6th year with trainees selling their handmade products on markets in South and East London and trainees moving into further education and employment running stalls in Covent Garden and Spitalfields

M2M @ BrixtonNightMarket

The exotic mosaic sign created by our artists and local residents for the Vauxhall Gardens Estate community centre in 2014 to commemorate Carmelita Tulloch

the Carmelita centre mosaic sign

Parkside community gardens in Finsbury Park for Family Mosaic Housing Association – an enchanting garden path created by our artists and 40 local children during the summer holidays in 2015



Large handmade coil pots for the Arts Council funded "My Old China" local history STORYPOTS project made by local disabled residents and children with the Creative Sparkworks potters

Large handmade coil pots
Big Lottery terracotta crowd legacy for 25yrs celebration events
KAPG Clay totems

kid's pottery on the wheel

Aesop's fable of The Hare and the Tortoise Mosaic made by 80 primary school children at The Wix School, Clapham

Wix Primary School Clapham

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