About Us

Pete+Tori+Sonas crew

Community TV Trust [CTVT] specialises in local media, giving training to people of all ages and abilities, facilitating vision and production. It also produces films and educational DVDs. It campaigns and through its founder, Chris Haydon, gives talks and papers at conferences, seminars and educational events.
Media’s real power lies beyond the mainstream. When you link the media made with the life lived, media’s real potential is realized, its potential for serving the individual and society.
CTVT has no core funding and welcomes donations, volunteers and corporate enquiries regarding project sponsorship.
Much of its work is represented in its principle project, “Southwark.TV” [www.southwark.tv] which in turn has given rise to CTVT’s definition of local media in The Southwark Template. The formula WEB-EVENT-TV came directly from managing “Southwark.TV” (Click here to go the archived site).

Ryan Alfie and others in Bermondsey Square

Over the years we have worked intensively in Southwark in south London, and also spent many happy years linked to the disability community and mental health sector. We have led media training and filmmaking projects galore, both facilitated film drama projects with young people typically and from time to time our own commissioned documentary productions.

Key clients from a long list have been Freewheelers Theatre & Media Company – an inclusive disability arts company …

Andrea+RM 4 at trial scene YM+WM hug

… Mental Fight Club – an innovative organisation founded by the late and very special Sarah Wheeler, and Southwark Council – for whom we have produced films, promotional videos and several large educational DVD projects on subjects such as Knife Crime, Islam in Southwark and Healthy Eating.