Our Tenants

Would you benefit from space to work, meet clients, run events and be part of a creative business community?

Kindly download the application form Application Form – Tenants and email it to southkilburnstudios@gmail.com

In exchange for not paying rent our tenants commit to:

  • train a local person over a three to six month period
  • offer an industry focused series of events or workshops
  • take part in and promote a monthly open studio events
  • support the profile raising and value of the SK Studios project
  • contribute to the legacy, place-making and regeneration of South Kilburn

Benjamin Stefanski – Composer

Benjamin Stefanski works as a freelance music composer and producer. Under his own name he composes a variety of styles including various kinds of ensemble, more experimental and avant-garde electro-acoustic music, and sound design. Alongside this he also composes works for media and adverts based around briefs for clients across many different industries.

Benjamin is also active in the professional recording industry and the UK underground dance music scene. To date his primary output has been under the pseudonym Raffertie. Benjamin has been active as Raffertie for nearly 4 years, in which time he has released many original productions and remixes that have received support across the music world including national publications, club and radio DJs. Having just signed a record deal with a prominent UK independent record label Benjamin’s focus for the rest of 2011 is to complete the first Raffertie album with a potential release date in early 2012.


Caren Owen – Can Can Productions (Event & Project Management)

Can Can Productions is an exciting events and project management creative social enterprise.  Its work focuses on community building and regeneration, producing large scale festivals, curating spaces and pioneering social initiatives.

Can Can is passionate about community-building, well being, creativity and having a positive social impact. Can Can also project manages South Kilburn Studios and the team lives locally.


Work And Play Ltd – (Design Consultancy)

Work + Play Ltd are a multi-disciplinary design consultancy founded in 2010 by Jacob Tomkins and Dan Rolfe Johnson. They are from the Kilburn area, both have backgrounds in the arts worlds and have been friends since single digits. Individually, Dan and Jacob have had extensive experience working in a range of media industries. They started this business together based on a desire to have transparent, honest and fun relationships with clients, whilst producing appropriate and interesting work.

Work + Play specialise in visual communication, digital design, brand identity and brand strategy. They believe everyone deserved good design and that good design is all about understanding a business, it’s people and their needs. Dan and Jacob see themselves as visual and creative problem solvers who listen to clients’ problems, play with the process and work out the solutions. @danrolfejohnson @jacobtomkins @workagency


Daniel Thomas – Photography

10-79 is the creative hub of Daniel Alfonzo Thomas, a multidisciplinary practitioner working across the media of photography, web and grpahic design.  Daniel is both a creative director and consultant for digital and printed media.

10-79 works with individuals and businesses to produce visuals for marketing, branding, entertainment and advertisements. This broad range of skills gives the studio an insight into how different media and approaches work and complement each other.  The style of Daniel’s work is bold, contemporary, youthful and decadent.  It draws inspiration from surrounding shapes, colours, landscaped and architectures.


Emily Evans – Illustration and Graphic Design

Emily Evans is an illustrator and designer.  She graduated in illustration from the London College of Communications, and works with collage, paint, screen-printing as well as other media.  Emily enjoys working with others and approaches illustration as the perfect tool to facilitate the communication of complex issues.  Undertaking work and collaboration with other people on projects is very much part of Emily’s approach.


Jack and Josh – Music Production

Incredible Audio is an audio fulfilment company started with an aim to provide sounds for use in any project that might need it. Between them, Jack Patterson and Josh Anio Grigg have worked on everything from large-scale corporate projects to small indie releases.

Josh Grigg started producing music around the age of 16. After becoming involved in London’s underground pop remixing scene he started to play at club nights around the capital to hone his skills as a DJ. Taking aspects of multiple genres of club music Josh became one half of the production duo Pirate Soundsystem, who have gone on to remix many artists and DJ in various countries. Josh also runs the record label Heavy Warper, as well as being involved in a variety of media projects.

Jack Patterson currently produces and performs in the band Clean Bandit from Cambridge. Using his years of experience in synthesizer programming and orchestral scoring Jack consistently drives the band into new interesting combinations of sound. As well as playing a key role in Clean Bandit, Jack also works as an independent film-maker, with a large show reel is productions. Through Incredible Industies, Jack and Josh can combine their expertise to tackle any musical problem or project. Check out some of their previous work here.


Jonathan Nyati – Film Maker

FN Productions is an artistic hub producing material such as short films, documentaries, interviews and musical events in the local area. Its aim is to represent people, feelings and issues resulting in empowering individuals, experiences and groups within the community. This company is headed by Jonathan Nyati, who is an Artist from South Kilburn London. FN productions first film was a short film documentary ‘Listen 2 My Thoughts’.


Double Negative – Photography + Videography

Mike has completed many and varied projects as freelance photographer such as architectural and documentary commissions, plus covering events. Alongside commercial commissions Mike is focusing on portraiture and promotional photography for music and developing his portfolio.

Kit is a photographer and part-time teacher at the University of Westminster, where he teaches studio lighting and industry practice. Whilst studying photography at Westminster, Kit co-founded Westphoto, a photo agency set up to help students find a way into the industry.

The studio is available to other photographers and residents of the SK Studios. Alongside their personal and commercial work they aim to devise a project based in and around SK Studios involving 3 methods of research: social documentary photography (images of people living in South Kilburn); architectural photography (photographs of the built environment); archival/research (collecting pertinent historical/cultural images from the community).


Jamie Akinola – Positive Slogans & Twiss

DSC_6870 (1) (1)Positive Slogans (UK) Ltd specialises in providing printed and embroidered garments. The company was founded in 2009 by Jamie Akinola from South Kilburn. They have been processing and decorating garments in London for several years now, supplying companies and individuals with custom garments with their company logos and designs.
Positive Slogans also believe in social involvement in the community and provide the following services:
· Inter generational Workshops – Embroidery in care homes
· Positive Experience Seminars – Motivational seminars/Embroidery workshops – In educational institutions, Youth Clubs, Churches etc
· Fun days & Festivals – Custom Embroidery/Printing for events (Perfect medium to promote), Children’s birthday parties
They are very versatile, in terms of the services we can provide.
@PScommunity_1


Victoria Grant – Milliner (Hat Maker)

London Milliner, Victoria Grant, brings a new edge to contemporary hat wearing. With fans including Dita Von Tees, Christina Aguilera, Penelope Cruz, Annie Lennox, Dolce (&Gabanna) & Jay Joplin, her distinctive designs are regularly featured in editorials such as Vogue, Harpers Bazaar & Style. Most recently the Busby from Victoria’s ROYAL ROCKS collection has been purchased to appear on Ugly Betty.

Drawing inspiration from both the past and future, Victoria ingeniously works with colour & form creating wearable statement pieces.


RadioActive Consulting Ltd. – Community Radio Projects

RadioActive radio workshop in South AfricaRadioActive was set up in 2005 by radio engineer and trainer Max Graef to provide equipment, training and technical support to help set up community radio stations. Since then the organisation has expanded to become a group of consultants, trainers and engineers who support the set up of community radio and TV stations and run radio production, radio drama and music recording projects in the UK and around the world.

Their first project involved setting up a radio training centre for the Ibdaa Cultural Centre in Deheisheh Refugee Camp, in Bethlehem in the West Bank. They have gone on to work on over 50 radio, TV and recording projects around the world including Awaaz Radio in High Wycombe, Avenues FM in West London, Loliondo FM in Tanzania, AfroReggaeDigital in Brazil, Millenium TV in Cameroon, Capital FM in The Gambia, Radio Bario in Malaysian Borneo, Radio Kapilvastu in Nepal, Waterberg Waves in South Africa and many others.

For more information about their work please see www.radioactive.org.uk


ExpandaUK – Educational and Training Programmes

60422_443340724207_6824563_nExpandaUK offers educational and training programmes within local schools and voluntary organisations. The individuals and groups we work with gain opportunities to develop skills through the arts, creative industries, business and community learning. Through our work we enable participants to develop skills and knowledge that will enable them to move into further educational initiatives, work within a professional working environment and or communicate effectively with their milieu.

As well as offering courses in web design, film and music production, photography and dance we also offer services to small businesses and individuals in all of these areas. To find out more about the work we do visit our website www.expandauk.com or contact Glenroy Ranger who manages all of its services.


My Interior Stylist Ltd – Interior Styling and Design

zoeonlineZoe Brewer runs “My Interior Stylist Ltd” a successful interior styling and design company. Zoe’s expertise and unique eye for design enables her to cover many artistic genres, from residential homes and businesses, to weddings and other events, to editorial styling and TV work. She is often called on as an industry expert to guest speak at events like “Grand Design Live” and writes for national publications. You can find out more about Zoe’s work on her website, as well as following her blog which will often contain behind the scenes info on her latest projects: www.myinteriorstylist.com


Oomk – Bi-annual publication around female artists, activists and thinkers

oomk_photo_1Sofia Niazi and Rose Nordin are the co-founders of One Of My Kind zine (Oomk.)  This bi-annual publication is a creative showcase of female artists, activists and thinkers.
The subjects pivot focuses on feminism, community, spirtiality and creativity.  OOMK is present in print, online and in creative events and workshops.

Sofia Niazi (letft) is the co founder and editor in chief of OOMK zine.  She is a member of DIY cultures collective and regularly exhibits zines and illustration work. She is currently studying MA Communication design and works in teaching creative practices to adults.

Rose Nordin is the co founder and art director for OOMK zine. Outside of OOMK projects she works as a commercial graphic designer and is an active member of Alternative Press collective. She is also studying MA communicatin design where she particularly focused on print making and illustration practice.


Rani Khanna – Filmmaker – You & Eye Films Ltd

IMG_0204Rani Khanna is a filmmaker with a background in Fine Arts and Photography and a BA (Hons) in Film & Video. She has produced a variety of community based video projects, as well as having broadcast credits with C4, Channel 5, Aljazeera UK, French TV, Current TV with some of her films distributed internationally and screened at international film festivals. She filmed and directed “Music by…Gabriel Yared” a 52 mins documentary released on DVD by Digital Classics.
She is specialised in making documentaries, but also makes podcasts, films for the web, community based videos, experimental shorts, and has been teaching freelance filmmaking in Higher and Further Education, youth arts organisations & colleges.
Authenticity, emotion, meaning, truth, playfulness and beauty are important factors in her work. Being in touch with what makes society so diverse and human is what drives her to make films, to give a voice to those who don’t have one, to explore today’s world through storytelling and to seek meaning through all the different cultures and perceptions of life.
She founded You & Eye Films Ltd in 2009 and lives locally.


Nazima Kadir

DSC_0304Nazima Kadir is an anthropologist based in London. Originally from New York City, she has a PhD in Anthropology from Yale and a BA in English Literature and Women’s Studies from Swarthmore College. She has been the recipient of numerous grants and fellowships, including the Fulbright scholarship. She’s lived and worked all over the world, including the U.S., Latin America, the Middle East, South Asia, and Northwest Europe.

Nazima conducts anthropological research for private and public sector clients, participates in academic life by publishing her doctoral research and presenting at conferences, and collaborates on artistic projects that lie at the intersection of anthropology and the artistic practices. Her doctoral dissertation, “The Autonomous Life?,” based on 3.5 years of living and working in a squatters community in Amsterdam, analyzed paradoxes of hierarchy and authority in the Dutch squatters movement. This research was the basis of a television sitcom, “Our Autonomous Life,” produced by Casco, a public art gallery in the Netherlands, that was broadcast on Dutch television. The sitcom is currently touring the world as part of the Grand Domestic Revolution exhibition, curated by Casco. Nazima will be presenting the sitcom and her research at the Athens Biennale in Autumn, 2013.

For more information about Nazima, see http://nazimakadir.wordpress.com . To view the sitcom and learn about its process and context, see : ourautonomouslife.info

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