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


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.

Daniel Thomas – Photography

10-79 is the creative hub of Daniel Alfonzo Thomas, a multidisciplinary practitioner working across the media of photography, web and graphic 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.

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.

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.

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

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 communication 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 film making 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


Nazima Kadir is an anthropologist with a PhD in Anthropology from Yale. She grew up in New York City and has lived for extensive periods in Latin America, the Middle East, South Asia, and Northwest Europe.  She speaks English, Spanish, and Dutch.

Nazima’s practice is comprised of three elements. First, she works as an anthropologist for innovation, design, and marketing consultancies. In addition to insight and strategy work, she also teaches workshops on ethnography, semiotics, and other anthropological methods. Secondly, she engages in collaborative projects with artists. Thirdly, she continues to be active in academic life by presenting at conferences  and publishing her doctoral research.  She has a book contract with Bloomsbury.

For information about Nazima’s work as a commercial anthropologist, see about.me/kadir.nazima . She also blogs at nazimakadir@wordpress.com

Paint Jam London

Paint Jam London is a unique arts events company that brings pop­up art workshops, art exhibitions, art parties and urban street­art walks to communities across the capital. We believe in art for everyone, and our innovative events are specifically designed to be as inclusive as possible for people of all ages, experience and abilities.

Our aim is to encourage empowerment through creativity and our acclaimed Paint Jam nights have become popular fixtures at South Kilburn Studios, Cargo in Shoreditch and Westbourne Studios, Notting Hill. We also organise alternative private events (including hen and birthday parties) and tailor team­building exercises and evening entertainment for corporations and community groups.

In line with our ethos of art for everyone, our community workshops are funded through our corporate work.

We love to pop up in unusual spaces; both in and outdoor. In summer 2014 we turned heads by live­painting a 4m­canvas at Kings Cross Station. We’ve also set up art studios in secret restaurants, upmarket Soho clubs and hotels, workaday offices, and even disused swimming pools. In 2013, Paint Jam headlined the Transcend Arts Festival outside the Google building at St Giles’s Square.

Our latest innovation is to offer bespoke creative elements for other people’s events, including ‘Paint Jam stations’, live statues, live artists, DJs and face­painters.

Paint Jam London’s roster of clients includes educational establishments including London College of Fashion; major companies like TK Maxx, Lazard & Co, ADP UK, Fleishman Hillard, Harris & Hoole, Le Meridien Hotel Piccadilly, Radley Yeldar; and charities such as Kids Company, St Mungo’s and After Adoption.

To get involved or to learn more about Paint Jam London’s events, ticketing and membership, contact Dalia on info@paintjamlondon.co.uk 07956 889 634, or visit our website http://www.paintjamlondon.co.uk

Juliet Brown

julietbJuliet Brown is a self-shooting Director/Producer of individual documentary films. Growing up in multi-cultural Singapore shaped her interest in ethnographic film. During her Media Studies BA she had her first filmmaking experience as a production assistant in Cambodia, giving a poetic voice to conflict resolution films about the Khmer Rouge genocide.

Her interest in traditional skills later took her to Maine to apprentice as a wooden boat builder and collect oral histories from characters along the coast for her DVD, Peapods of the Maine Coast. There she built wooden boats and worked as a carpenter. She lived on an engineless 26ft wooden boat and sailed and worked in Bermuda and the Caribbean.

She then worked as an Associate Producer, Researcher and Assistant Editor for Discovery Channel and as a Shooting AP and Editor making shorts about iconic characters in Midcoast Maine.

Her documentary Keepers of the Trail was about traditional winter travel on snowshoes in Labrador, Canada.

In 2011 she completed The National Film & Television School’s Documentary Direction MA. Her graduation film, Noah’s Canoe was short-listed for the Royal Television Society’s Post-Graduate Factual Awards in 2011.

ECOCIDE – VOICES FROM PARADISE is her first feature. The residents of Grand Isle, the last inhabited barrier island off the coast of Louisiana, thought they were living in paradise until the 2010 BP oil spill hit their shores. Testimony from this island community reveals the unsettling repercussions that continue to plague them.A Bertha Foundation/NFTS Docs for Change grant is supporting this project.

Musa Jebak

musa4Musa Jebak is a young promising artist who insists there is beauty in all things and it is from these things that he creates his artworks. Fine Art & Photography are his main passions, to which he has had a background in for as far as he can remember with his first mentor being his beloved Father.

Over a number of years, he has since developed his own unique and vibrant style that he uses to present his imagination to you through his work. ‘Cultural Identity’ and ‘Belonging’ are main themes that have always been close to him, along with the use of colour and juxtapostion. His reason for this is to show the art in an imperfection as he often found his mistakes were his best work. As a perfectionist he found the concept hard to grasp but now he has chosen to embrace it as he has come to realise it is these same imperfections in all of us that make us what we are.


Past Tenants

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 7 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. He signed a record deal with a prominent UK independent record label and released his debut album Sleep of Reason in 2013.


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, its 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


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.

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’.



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.


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