A very proud moment for the Olli Team this month when Ronnie Wood from The Rolling Stones opened our latest creation.
We have worked with Canning Town charity Community Links and award winning architects Civic to extensively refurbish this disused Victorian Morgue into a state of the art music studio to give local kids a boost.
The space will host workshops, recording sessions and courses leading to qualifications in music technology and sound engineering.
The Rolling Stones named ‘Community Links’ as their designated charity for their London Olympic Stadium gig in 2018. Since then Olli Group been collaborating with Community Links to put the money to good use and the new ‘Links Studio’ is the fantastic result.
Ronnie said: “It means so much to help these young kids and to see the expression on their faces when they get a bit of encouragement. I love to help them out.
“I started with nothing so I can really appreciate what these young stars are going through.
“They are going to be duly inspired, I hope, by the building and all the things that the studio has to offer and the opportunities they can get in the arts.”
Chi Kavindele, director of Community Links, said the studio will give “vulnerable” youngsters an opportunity to get excited about the future again.
“Young people have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic, from disruption to school life to curtailed employment.
“We want this to be a gateway for future artists, producers, and engineers.”
““We can give people the chance to believe in themselves – their eyes light up as they step out of the recording booth”
Studio manager, Joelle Reefer, said: “I’ve been blown away by what we’ve got to offer.”