The people



Brookfield Spaceplace is the charity that runs the building, ensuring that policies & procedures are followed within the operation of activities and services. It’s legal status is as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation and we have been in operation since 1999. Trustees that voluntarily give their time on the board include local residents Debbie, Lynne, Dave & Tyrone and members of the creative team.


There are a number of local volunteers that enable our self-help groups, regular activities and events. Many of them start their connection with the building as participants and as the develop their confidence they start to take charge of things and develop their own ideas. 

The creative team

Each of the 3 people below are self employed. For the sustainability of our work they have creative use of spaces in Soundskills from which they can generate income through projects and commissions – this income then enables them to pay rent to the charity, which in turn helps to pay bills and keeps the Soundskills doors open for all of the voluntary activities to happen. Activities which they in turn help to support creatively.

Jamie O’Connor and Liam Blake operating from the Soundskills Studio specialising in music production, guitar tuition, beat-making, lyric & songwriting support and developing more & more opportunities for people to play live locally including Bsnug events..

Chris Davis runs the visual side of things from the photo studio upstairs, he specialises in painting, film, graphics & photography.

Together the team aims to increase local people’s self-confidence through the use of creative processes. Parallel to this they offer professional creative services & support to enable a range of artists to produce ‘quality’ content.

Overall there is a wealth of creative knowledge & experience at your disposal from our warm & welcoming team at the centre. Whether you’re a creative person at the start of your journey, a seasoned pro or someone that doesn’t even know if they are creative or not – we’d be happy to chat about future opportunities.

4 Replies to “The people”

  1. Hi everyone. My name is Enid and I loved coming along to Soundskills listening and learning the guitar and singing. I hope you are able to return soon as I find the atmosphere and indeed everyone involved with this wonderful project absolutely amazing. I would love to be a volunteer when you return.

    1. Hi I think I may have missed something out of the details needed. Please reply as I have some experience and love being involved in Ll things creative.

      Many thanks
      Enid Harrison.

      1. Will get back to you Enid cheers, will be sometime in April but not sure when yet – take care, Chris

  2. Thankyou to all the .people involved in Sound skills. Besides the art of learnjng their is a wonderful aura of friendship between learn ers and their students.
    This enriches confidence and trust in vulnerable students.i truly love being part of this fun filled atmosphere and look forward to each and every mkment.

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