Wednesday, 9 November 2011

EWAV Works young people on Strictly Come Dancing special edition on 12th November


We are delighted to announce that we have been invited to BBC Television Centre for a special edition of Strictly Come Dancing being filmed on Saturday 12th November for BBC Children in Need. This is an extra special edition of Strictly Come Dancing - it will be a different format consisting of dances performed by celebrities and dance partners. 

Some lucky young people from Hackney would be jetted off to BBC Television Centre for this exciting event.

Monday, 17 October 2011



Our Animation and Film-making holiday club is back with a bang. Come and learn with our BAFTA Award winning team Animation techniques such as PIXILLATION, FLIPBOOKS, CARTOON DRAWING, 2D ANIMATION, GRAPHIC DESIGN. In our filmmaking course you get to learn the art and craft behind the making of films.
                                   Location - HACKNEY MARSHES CENTRE,
Off Hackney Marshes Football Ground
Homerton Road
E9 5PF
Cost - £20 PER DAY
AGES: 7 - 16 YEARS
START DATE: 24th OCT 2011
END DATE: 28th OCT 2011
TIMES: 10am - 2.30pm
                                                    (m) 0788 303 1115

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

EWAV secures free spaces at inspirational CLR Consultansy business seminar

CLR Consultancy are holding a series of special events to help private businesses and community organisations in these difficult economic times.
We would like to invite you to attend as the event will help move you forward if you want to:
  • Raise finance or funding
  • Set targets and plan activities
  • Write a business plan
  • Develop your skills so you can achieve more
  • Explore ways to generate more income
  • Access coaching or mentoring to move your ideas forward and get better results
The good news is that because we  are already a client they have agreed to let you attend for free.
About the events
The international director of the company will be returning to London to host the events so please let me know which of the dates you would like to attend as they will probably get booked very quickly:
  • Wednesday 26th October 2011  10.30am – 12.30pm or
  • Thursday 27th October 2011       6.30pm – 8.30pm or
  • Saturday 29th October 2011      10.30am – 12.30pm or
  • Monday 31st October 2011       10.30am – 12.30pm
The event will include:
  • Master class presentations covering planning, raising finance, marketing and generating more income
  • Free resources for you to take away
  • Opportunity to network with other like minded people
  • Drinks and light buffet
I strongly recommend you attend one of these 2 hour events in Bow, Tower Hamlets as I am confident you will leave with some practical strategies that will move your organisation forward and it’s all free.
Let me know which date you would like to attend so I can get you on the limited guest list.  
Sign up to this ASAP

Thursday, 6 October 2011


Award- winning EWAV delivers The One-Week Digital Filmmaking Workshop is the most intensive, instructional one-week program in filmmaking that can be found at any film school. In one short week, students are instructed in the basics of writing, directing, camera and digital editing, and each student writes, directs, shoots and edits a short film project. Led by renowned Filmmaker and Theatre Director Paul Sullivan.

The pace of this one-week course is feverish, and students must be prepared to live and breathe filmmaking for the length of their stay. So are you considering a new career, like a change or just want to try something different?

The workshop is offered at the (THE NEW) HACKNEY MARSHES CENTRE, Hackney Marshes Football field,  off Homerton Road, Hackney, London, E9 5PF.

OPEN TO AGES 25years and upwards.

Cost - £150

TO REGISTER - or 0788 303 1115
Deadline 29th Oct 2011

Classes covered :- 
Director’s Craft, Writing, Editing, Hands-on Camera & Lighting, Production Workshop

You Graduate With: Diploma/Certificate in Creative iMEDIA awarded by OCR, DVD Film Reel


The program begins with two days of intensive study in camera, writing and directing. On day three, students begin shooting their individual exercises. Day five and six are comprised of editing class, post-production and the final screening.

In the one-week workshop, each student writes, produces, directs, and digitally edits his or her own film on digital video, and rotates among crew positions when his or her classmates shoot.

Equipment and Facilities

Students use digital cameras, portable Lowel lighting packages, and Final Cut Pro digital editing systems. Classrooms are equipped with a television, DVD player and video cameras for demonstration and screening of clips.

Workshop Goal

The one-week workshop was designed to serve the needs of different types of students, yet through hands-on classes and exercises, all students gain an understanding of the requirements and rigors of filmmaking, as well as experience the exhilaration of seeing a completed project.

For some, the One-Week course is an escape vacation – an opportunity to have fun doing something completely different. For others, it’s an opportunity to see if filmmaking is the appropriate craft for them.

All students enrolling in the One-Week Filmmaking Workshop should be aware that this is an introductory course. The limitations of a one-week course should be apparent, given that many people spend years studying film and perfecting their craft. Nonetheless, many students in the One-Week Digital Filmmaking Workshop have made excellent projects and decided to pursue movie making in the future.

Monday, 26 September 2011

The London Peace Awards 2011

Last week on Tuesday 20th September, our team was invited to The London Peace Awards 2011 where we were among many nominees nominated for an award. The annual prestigious London Peace Awards 2011 was hosted by The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson at City Hall. Londoners of all ages who have made a significant contribution in the capital had the opportunity to be a recipient of the 10 award categories.

The Diversity Award category we were in was won by CLINKS Restaurant, they do remarkable work in the rehabilitation process for prisoners. We were extremely humbled and excited to receive the Certificate of Achievement which recognises the great work all nominees do within our community. It was an absolute honour to be amongst many outstanding people and organisations who were nominated. It showed that London is a phenomenal city with many individuals who are doing their bit no matter how big or small , we are all doing something.

We still have a long way to go on our journey and would not stop our work until our goal is achieved.

We would like to thank those who believed in our vision and also nominated us.

Monday, 19 September 2011



'The Peace Awards Ceremony 2011'

The prestigious awards are a celebration and recognition of individuals and organisations who through various initiatives and projects have positively contributed to the peace and safety of London and we are once again looking forward to a memorable and inspiring evening.

The evening will be hosted by Reverend Nims Obunge MBE DL with the Mayor Boris Johnson as the guest of honour.

Date: Tuesday 20th September 2011
Time     Doors: 5.30pm for  Reception   Ceremony: 6pm - 8pm
Address: The Chamber, City Hall,The Queen’s Walk, More London, SE1 2AA.

Sunday, 4 September 2011



Cost - FREE
Hackney Marshes
off Homerton Road
E9 5PF

AGES: 14 - 18 YEARS

START DATE: 19th SEPT 2011
END DATE: 24th OCT 2011
(On Mon/Tues only)
TIMES: 10am - 3pm

(m) 0788 303 1115


The Film/TV/Animation industry is huge and employs vast numbers of people in diverse roles, but finding a way to break in can often be daunting. The aim of this course is deciding the right path for you.

During the course we examine all areas of the film/animation business: from start to scratch. We will explore opportunities in education, training and employment. You will gain a knowledge not only of production but also of post-production, including Editing, Sound, Lighting, Art design, Script writing, Storytelling, Video filming for promos, adverts, animated videos, and music videos.

With practical advice from an industry professional you will also learn about all areas of the industry: from development through to production and broadcast, examining opportunities in education, training and employment. You will explore various industry structures, organisations and companies, gaining knowledge of the employment opportunities on offer. Most importantly you will develop your own personal strategies on how to break into the industry, from writing the ideal CV to cold calling techniques and interviews.


Wednesday, 1 June 2011

NOMS Information Event - Can Social Enterprise work with the Prison and Probation Service?

The report ‘Reducing Re-offending Through Social Enterprise’ identifies that there are considerable opportunities for more social enterprises to work with prisons and probation services.  However, it also identifies some barriers including the fact that few people working in prisons and probation services have a clear idea of how to make contact with social enterprises in their area.

Lola Atkins from EWAV Works would be delivering a presentation to the National Offender Management Service (NOMS) on the services we have delivered at HMP YOIs on 2nd June 2011 at Somerset House, Strand, London.

Monday, 4 April 2011

100 Stories of What Makes an Entrepreneur

What makes an entrepreneur? Don't miss the 100 amazing stories business owners shared, including from EWAV Work's founder/director Lola Atkins.

Check out number 80.

Sunday, 20 March 2011

EWAV Works awarded by BBC Children in Need

EWAV Works in London are delighted to announce that BBC Children in Need have awarded them a grant over three years. This grant will help EWAV Works continue to help change the lives of disadvantaged children and young people across the UK.

This spring allocation is the second of four rounds of grants which are made possible thanks to the amazing 2009 Appeal total of over £20.3 million – which has risen since November to a record breaking £39 Million.  Following the Appeal night last November, BBC Children in Need has received additional donations from fundraisers, schools and businesses from all across the UK who all got together and showed their love for The Bear!

With the support of BBC Children in Need, EWAV Works will be able to continue reaching out to the youth through delivery of training in Animation, Digital graphics, modern film making techniques, and digital media in particular. EWAV aims to empower young people to cope with today's social challenges by creating opportunities that develop them as individuals and prepare them for the future. EWAV gives participants the opportunity to learn about the various aspects of Animation, Motion images production, Film and Cinematic activities. Our programmes provide the opportunity for participants to meet others who face similar challenges and to socialise, learn and participate in activities that will assist them in making career choices

Lola Atkins, the Project Director at EWAV Works said “We could not reach out to the children without the support of BBC Children in Need. Our experience of working with children from disadvantaged backgrounds stems from previous youth focused projects such as the delivery of activities in youth offender institutions which has enabled us to build a creditable knowledge and experience resource database that we use to help develop initiatives that make a positive impact with and for young people. This grant will go on to change the lives of so many children and give them the support they need.”

David Ramsden, Chief Executive of BBC Children in Need, said; “Our grants are made possible by the amazing generosity of the public and our donors. Without them, we wouldn’t be able to help such great projects as EWAV Works continue to help change young lives for the better.”

Since November, the BBC charity has received thousands of applications for funding.  These are rigorously assessed and considered in the months leading up to the grant allocation by eight committees who pass on their recommendations to the Trustees of the charity.

All grants go to projects working with children and young people who may be affected by homelessness, neglect, abuse or poverty, or those who have encountered serious illness, disabilities and psychological disorders.


Thursday, 17 March 2011

BBC supports us.

Great news here - BBC Children in need have successfully awarded our 3 years project which will work to positively change the lives of disadvantaged children and young people under 18 in London.

Friday, 11 March 2011

Journey so far......

2011 has been a bit nerve-wracking here at EWAV. The government cuts in every area you can think of  slowly swept into our affairs which caused a lot of dismay. The fear of loss of contracts and partners was high on our lists, sadly majority did materialise. However due to the fact we was given the heads up last summer we was kind of prepared but not fully prepared.

People always say that when a company, organisation experience an event or calamity that brings it literally to its knees, normally bounce back stronger and better.To be honest, doubts did sink in. Would EWAV have to roll up her sleeves and shut the doors like so many others businesses across the country? Or would we radicalise the way we do things and try out a new strategy which may be uncomfortable at first but bring the best out of us. We chose the latter.

The new website would be coming soon showcasing the new services we deliver and hopefully this would be the making of us and propel us to higher heights :)

Success always comes out of calamity, so let the show begin.