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Great Escapes Summer Shoots With Sparks Olney

For those aged between 9 and 15 ...

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Posted by David Pibworth on 21/06/2022 @ 8:00AM

Are you aged between 9 and 15 and looking for something exciting to do during the summer holidays? Then look no further, The Sparks Olney Summer Shoots filmmaking course is just what you need ...

Come along and check out Sparks Olney, and then perhaps sign yourself up for the term-time session or our summer holiday camp!

Come along and check out Sparks Olney, and then perhaps sign yourself up for the term-time session or our summer holiday camp!

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We are Sparks Olney, part of Sparks Film and Media Arts, which is the UK's leading provider of film and media activities for children and young people. In addition to our term-time filmmaking sessions, we also host week-long film workshops during school holidays.

Our next one is our Summer Shoot, which will run from Monday the 22nd to Friday the 26th of August 2022 at East Street Community Centre, Olney!

The theme for our Summer Shoots is 'Great Escapes'! Our filmmaking crew will create their own unique escapist films full of action-packed chase sequences, unlikely prison breaks and breaks of the most difficult kind - the fourth wall.

Students will delve into every stage of the filmmaking process, learning both the creative and technical aspects, including pitching, storyboarding, scriptwriting, directing shots, camera operation, film editing and so much more.

"By the end of the week, our young film crew will have written, filmed, starred in and edited their very own movie!"

It is very much a hands-on learning experience that gives young people a chance to try something new, boost their confidence, gain new skills and meet other young people with similar interests. Find out more and book your place today by clicking here to visit our website.

Alternatively, you could join us at one of our term-time sessions to see how you like it. We are at East Street Community Centre every Sunday from 10am until 12pm. The film crew are currently working on their latest film, so they are busy writing and storyboarding. It would be great to get some more crew members on board!

Come along and see if you like it, and then perhaps sign yourself up for the term-time session or our summer holiday camp! If you have any questions, please do get in touch.

We'd love to have you join us at Sparks Olney.

Until next time ...



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About David Pibworth ...


David is the owner of David Pibworth Productions who provides entertainment for theatre and corporate events. This ties in very well with The Arches Theatre, an outside venue that David owns underneath a disused railway line, equidistant from Bedford, Northampton and Milton Keynes. This was one of the few venues that could operate with social distancing in place during the summer of 2020 and where they ran everything from Shakespeare to Richard Digance through the summer months.

David has been involved in light entertainment for many years, even going back as far as working on a production with Norman Wisdom in London. He has a knack of keeping in touch with everyone he's worked with and would bring such people as Chas and Dave, Kenny Ball and Acker Bilk round to play locally when the chance arose.

His company also represent the stage rights for Ray Galton and Alan Simpson, the writers of Steptoe and Son and Hancock's Half Hour. He has recently negotiated permission with Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais to produce Porridge on stage although this is all hampered by the current situation and the availability of theatres.

Next year, at the Arches Theatre, he will produce Ripping Yarns, written by Michael Palin and Terry Jones. This will be an interesting production as not only does one episode involve playing a football match, but also with the agreement of Michael Palin and the wife of the late Terry Jones, it has been decided that all the profits on this production will go to a dementia charity as Terry Jones died as a result of dementia, as did David's father and uncle.