CTVT has been reflecting on our future activities: over the years we have engaged with mental health service users, special needs education for 11-16 year olds, and the adult disability sector with which we busily continue. Ex-offenders too have come our way for both documentary and drama work, all of which was very rewarding. We have explored international dimensions too.
CTVT’s documentary work producing formal fifty minute and half hour films includes productions for Bede House, for the Shame/Violence Intervention practice with ex-offenders, for Freewheelers Theatre Company members whom we have supported, as well as at Cavendish School where we have made formal documentary alongside students’ film drama projects – all of which encourages us as we move forward.
Local broadcast TV is now relatively established and across the UK assumes vastly different character and personality. Here at Community TV Trust we had high hopes for the London channel (Freeview channel 8) but they have focused on ‘entertainment’ rather than tapping down into true local voices raising true local issues, whether celebratory or other.
CTVT raised funds in early 2014 for a filmmaking project at Southwark’s special Cavendish School which works with young people from all over London. Students usually come from very difficult backgrounds and have found formal education problematic. Over the course of ten weeks, a film drama was created of which all were proud. Chris Haydon led the project with Siren Turner as writing coach.
We have run an extended project from January 2015 at Cavendish School, combining workshops for student films with a long term documentary production which is now due for completion in October 2015.
CTVT can announce it has won a grant from Awards For All to run a second, larger project with Cavendish School in Southwark, south London. In addition, a second hyper local fund, Bermondsey Square Community Fund, has granted additional monies to augment this work and produce six short promotional films for a new development, Bermondsey Square.
We wish to acknowledge the passing of Tony Lynes aged 85, Southwark resident and stalwart of the community, who died today after being hit by a car on Herne Hill.
We wish to acknowledge the passing of Tony Lynes aged 85, Southwark resident and stalwart of the community, who died today after being hit by a car on Herne Hill. We first met Tony over a decade ago when he was running Southwark Pensioners Action Group [SPAG]. It immediately became clear that the word ‘Action’ meant what it said. Tony was a willing learner, if not entirely free of trepidation! It was an honour to aid this big-hearted member of the community to embrace aspects of modern technology. SPAG went on to produce one of the most developed sections of our Southwark.TV website, carrying much campaigning material, reports, minutes, and so forth.
Over the years Tony’s commitment to life appeared to remain undiminished. He was a gently, charming, intelligent man and also a no-nonsense campaigner. A lovely combination. He will be much missed.
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This week sees the launching of “STARRED UP”, a feature film addressing violent prisoners and their possible treatment.
This week sees the launching of “STARRED UP”, a feature film addressing violent prisoners and their possible treatment. The screenplay by Jonathan Asser reflects his work in this field which we have captured in a documentary. It can be viewed on our Southwark TV YouTube channel – https://www.youtube.com/user/SouthwarkTV