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“It’s A Cavendish Thing”

Apart from being premiered in a casino, this project exemplifies all that Community TV Trust has to offer: media training & filmmaking, engaging young people in open-ended creative work, linking Community to Education. Cavendish School is a special needs school in Southwark, south London,  for 11-16 year olds referred from London’s boroughs. It was founded … Continue reading ““It’s A Cavendish Thing””

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Southwark.TV Report available for download

“An open-minded, fun and accessible community ‘TV’ service, run as a forum for debate, the supply of information and promotion of local initiatives, talent and needs, has a vital role to play in multi-cultural, multi-faith C21st century Britain. Digital/cable TV and new media will be playing their part in urban regeneration and social cohesion.” Community … Continue reading “Southwark.TV Report available for download”

Chris Hogg is witty, musical and pro-active. He lives in Cheam and travels to Leatherhead to attend workshops with Freewheelers Theatre & Media Company. Or at least that’s the idea. In reality, staff at Cheam disappear at midday leaving no-one to manage Chris’s travel. He uses a power wheelchair and without staff is left stranded. … Continue reading “”

ACE funding for Mandela play means 2018 project flies

Chris Haydon’s two-act play “AMANDLA!” about the life of Nelson Mandela has been funded for another large performance next year. It falls on the centenary of Mandela’s birth and the performance will be at the Harlequin Theatre in Redhill on 18th July 2018. Rehearsals begin in January when the one-act touring production will still be … Continue reading “ACE funding for Mandela play means 2018 project flies”

“BELT, BRACES & DISABILITY 2”

A strong documentary telling the stories of three disabled adults and following on from their first film in 2010, “BELT, BRACES & DISABILITY 2” updates the lives of Dan, Rachel and Troy. Time has not been friendly to all of them but their resilience and character shines through. Especially pleasing about this production was that … Continue reading ““BELT, BRACES & DISABILITY 2””

MENders in Peckham

CTVT is producing short videos for Peckham Settlement, funders of community focused initiatives and organisations in Peckham SE15. Here is a look at the ‘shed’ world of older men and their creativity, based in Peckham’s old library building. Meet “MENders”: The venture is full of characters and character. Meet Francis, Dennis, Nico and others who … Continue reading “MENders in Peckham”

Breaking Bonnie

Here is a crime drama, a single 52 minute film, produced with Freewheelers media group via the services of Chris Haydon who has worked as their media tutor since 2006. This complex story of drugs, corruption and redemption was produced in eighteen months. As is the custom, dialogue is improvised after lengthy discussions and planning … Continue reading “Breaking Bonnie”