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Sparks Olney Film-Making Holiday Camp Returns This Summer

And free taster sessions too ...

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Posted by David Pibworth on 31/05/2022 @ 8:00AM

I am very excited to let you know that our popular Sparks Olney filmmaking holiday camp returns this August. The Sparks team and I are giving young people between the ages of 9 and 15, the opportunity to join us for a full week of film-making masterclasses during the summer holidays ...

Find out more about the Sparks Olney Film-Making Holiday Camp and book your place today!

Find out more about the Sparks Olney Film-Making Holiday Camp and book your place today!

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Sparks Olney is part of Sparks Film and Media Arts, the UK's leading provider of film and media activities for children and young people. Our holiday camp will run from Monday the 22nd to Friday the 26th of August 2022 at East Street Community Centre.

"The weeklong course will be jampacked with hands-on
learning with our expert team!"

Students will delve into every stage of the film-making 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.

They will even be shooting on location at The Arches Theatre, an outdoor theatre in Clifton Reynes. 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.

"Free Taster sessions!"

Sparks Olney runs weekly Sunday sessions at East Street Community Centre. We will be back after half-term from the 12th of June, so why not join us for a free taster session? Come along and see if you like it (we're sure you will) and then perhaps sign yourself up for the term-time session or our film-making holiday camp.

Find out more and book your place today by visiting our website or by contacting me directly.

Until next time ...



Would you like to know more?

If anything I've written in this blog post resonates with you and you'd like to discover more about Sparks Olney, our film-making holiday camp, or our free taster sessions, it may be a great idea to give me a call on 01234 241357 and let's see how I can help.

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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.