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Sparks Olney: Give The Gift Of Film This Christmas!

A fantastic opportunity ...

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Posted by David Pibworth on 30/11/2021 @ 8:00AM

If you have a child aged between 8 and 14 who has an interest in filmmaking or would like to try something new, then give them the gift of Sparks Olney this Christmas ...

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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 sessions help to inspire young people by giving them opportunities to experience all aspects of creating a film and allowing them to step into the roles you'll find on a real film set.

From scriptwriting and directing shots to camera work and editing, and everything in between, our students try it all as well as starring on screen. A fantastic opportunity for those with a passion for film!

Our action-packed and hands-on workshops get children and teenagers working on their own productions and exploring new themes and techniques. We work in small groups, so everyone gets a chance to have their say and develop ideas.

Our current theme for this term is The Art of Perception. We're excited about this theme, as it has really challenged our students visually, technically, and creatively. They have worked tremendously together and I, along with our expert teaching team, are extremely proud of how far they have come in such a short space of time. We are still in the filming stages and will be moving to editing very soon. We can't wait to share our students' masterpiece with you all.

If you are interested in signing a young person up to our workshops, you can either register for our January term, which starts from Sunday 9th January 2022 or for our week-long Easter workshop, which runs from Monday 8th to Friday 12th April.

The theme for our January is 'Snapshot Story Telling' and our Easter workshop theme is Superhero and Mutants. Which one will you choose? Why not both? Our weekly workshops take place at The Olney Centre, Olney every Sunday at 10am - 12pm.

You can register your child's place via 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 about Sparks Olney, 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.