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Students launch pop-up creative studio for Southwark and Lambeth communities

Written by Sarah McLean
Published date 12 December 2018

This week, students from Camberwell College of Arts and London College of Communication are running a pop-up creative studio in Oval offering free creative work to clients making a difference in Southwark and Lambeth. Talent Works is a programme offering paid work to students with local charities and social enterprises. It opened on Friday 7 December and will run for 10 days in Oval, in a venue provided by Workspace Group.

The 33 Camberwell and LCC students working on the project come from 20 different undergraduate courses including BA Fine Art Paining, BA Fine Art Photography, BA Fine Art Drawing, BA Graphic Design, BA Illustration and FdA Graphic Design. They will work on briefs from 13 local charities and social enterprises that cover filmmaking, print and digital design, motion graphics, animation, UX and social media strategy.

Christopher Nguyen, a BA Graphic Design student and Ghafar Tajmohammad, a BA Fine Art Painting student collaborate with Timotej Baca, an LCC student on BA Film and Television in the Talent Works studio.

Christopher Nguyen, a BA Graphic Design student and Ghafar Tajmohammad, a BA Fine Art Painting student collaborate with Timotej Baca, an LCC student on BA Film and Television in the Talent Works studio.

Charities and social enterprises the students are working with include:
• Draper Together, the tenants and residents association for the Draper Estate, Elephant and Castle.
• Edible Rotherhithe, a social enterprise showing children how to grow their own food
• Southwark Pensioners Centre, a charity supporting older people in Southwark.
• Rapport Festival, a Brixton based festival celebrating art from the African diaspora.
• Waterloo Community Theatre, who create theatre with and for young people aged 8 – 18 in North Lambeth and Southwark.

To support the students, volunteers from the creative industry will be dropping in to offer their expertise. Volunteers are joining us from Collider, Impact London, IDEO, St Lukes, Wolf and Player, for people, Pulse Films, Trunk, Weber Shandwick, MullenLowe London and Blenheim Films.

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All photos by Errin Yesilkaya