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Sparks Olney: Fun Movie Making Workshops Coming To Your School!

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Posted by David Pibworth on 28/12/2021 @ 8:00AM

We are Sparks Olney, the UK's leading provider of film and media activities for children aged from 8 to 14, and we are bringing our exciting filmmaking workshops to schools in and around Olney ...

Your students will grow in confidence and creativity thanks to Sparks Arts!

Your students will grow in confidence and creativity thanks to Sparks Arts!

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Our workshops can be tailored to your needs. Perhaps you are looking to add something new to your extra-curricular sessions, have a fun activity for students to unleash their creativity, use our skills and knowledge as part of a larger project, or maybe an assembly to find out more about what we do.

Whatever your requirements, we can adapt our training for your students so they can get the best out of their time with us. We would love to give as many young people as possible the opportunity to try the inspiring art of filmmaking.

"What does a workshop involve?"

Our workshops are held by our trained teachers and cover all elements of the creative and technical filmmaking process. Students explore all the different crew roles you find on a real film set, including directing, camera operation, video editing, acting, scriptwriting and much more. They will explore and develop their own creative ideas and potentially work on real-life filmmaking projects to boost their skills.

Students won't only learn inspiring new skills and techniques, but they will also grow in confidence and creativity, meet other great young people from within your school and have a lot of fun.

In addition to school filmmaking workshops, we also hold weekly Sunday sessions and half-term workshops, currently at The Olney Centre, High Street, Olney. If you would like to book one of our school filmmaking workshops or you would like further information on Sparks Olney, please take a look at our website.

Until next time ...



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If anything I've written in this blog post resonates with you and you'd like to discover more, it may be a great idea to give me a call on 01234 241357 and let's see how I can help you.

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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.