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Projects

CURRENT PROJECTS


We are starting the first of our next 2 film skills and employment training courses - VOICE4HEALTH funded by The Maudsley Charity ‘Health In Mind’, which begins on November 2nd 2017. FILM2LEARN2£ARN for young Lambeth residents (funded by The Walcot Foundation) will start in January 2018. There will be between 15 to 20 free places on each course for young unemployed adults ages 16 – 26+ with a passion for working in the film and media industry. Recruitment will start in October and there will be Information and Enrolment events for VOICE4HEALTH from 4.30pm to 6.30pm starting Friday 20th October, and Thursday 26th October. If interested, please email info@creative-sparkworks.org or sign up on our EVENTS page. You can text or call Sylvia on 07890987586.


Brighten up January 2018 by joining our new free creative community project “ANY TIME YOU’RE LAMBETH WAY” beginning on January 26th for 12 weeks, from 11am to 3pm with a healthy lunch provided. You will learn new craft skills such as pottery, mosaics, screen-printing, then display your works at an exhibition event. You will also be sign-posted to other free local activities.
We anticipate beginning the China Walk Heritage and Local History Pottery project “TILES AND TOBIES” Easter 2018.
RECENT PROJECTS


FILMS


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, 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 screening for raising awareness in primary schools 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.


‘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 -tutors!


DESIGN CRAFT


‘FashioniSTARZ’ upcycling fashion and film project with the Lambeth Young Coop took place this summer 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.

 

Intitute of Imagination film course with Robot takeover!

Message Man film sponsored by The China Walk TRA funded by Lambeth Getting Involved grant

Another garden renovation this time in Greenwich for Family Mosaic Housing Association 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

A craft design project 'Fit ShopFit' for Lambeth Youth Offending Service funded by Lambeth Council gave Creative Sparkworks exterior shop front a much needed face lift!

Mask making with local children sponsored by The China Walk TRA

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Robotropolis
Robotropolis camera crew
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17 young adults have completed the “Learn2Film2£arn” skills and employment training course funded by BFI Creative Skillset and the Walcot foundation. Between them they have gained 33 accreditations with AQA and 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.

 

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.

AUTUMNfrom the 4 seasons mosaics and ceramics panels
SUMMER from the 4 seasons mosaics and ceramics panels

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. This 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.

 

China Walk history mural

Researc photo for the China Walk history mural of Royal Doulton Pottery

PAST PROJECTS

Training

Our initial pilot for youth skills and employment training course in film and media: “Learn2Film2£arn” was funded by the Big Lottery Awards4All and resulted in the documentary “Vauxhall Voices Community Bridges” and trainees all moving into further education, training, paid work and volunteering.

Creative Sparkworks Yputh Film Production Unit September 2014

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.

Makers2Market stall @Brixton night market

DESIGN CRAFTS

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

carmelita centre sign unveiling 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

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POTTERY

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

Making a slabware vase

 

kid's pottery on the wheel

SCHOOLS

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

Wix Primary School Clapham

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