organised by Community TV Trust with Elevated Minds CIC & Michelle Baharier FRSA
12-16 February 2024
for young + old alike … Southwark films & videos … celebrated 20 years of local people speaking out
YOUTH | MENTAL HEALTH | COMMUNITY | FILM & LOCAL MEDIA
Monday 12 Feb: 6-8pm LAUNCH Film “from Local to Social” [cert 12A, 2023] Q+A to follow VENUE: Peckhamplex cinema, 95A Rye Lane SE15 4ST. This is a free event.
Tuesday 13 Feb: 11-2pm ASPIRATION: 3 x 60mins* [recorded for podcast] Three approaches to stimulating purpose and self belief in life, with Stephen Akinsanya, Rachel Duncan and others. These events were aimed especially at young people. Presented by Festival partner Elevated Minds CIC.
Tuesday 13 Feb: 12.30-2.30pm LARGACTYL SHUFFLE was led by Festival partner, Michelle Baharier FRSA. It came in a long tradition of Southwark Walks that for mental health sufferers symbolised their journey towards wellbeing and were social too. VENUE for the start: Theatre Peckham
Tuesday 13 Feb: 3-5pm Two sessions on Taking Control with presentations on life skills: first was Peer Mediation with Mel Bruce of Calm Mediation, followed by entrepreneur George Osei-Oppong Junior with a presentation on Financial Education. These represent two creative interventions in young lives.
Wed 14 Feb: 11.30-12.30pm “Why the change, be the change!” Bias comes in many forms: how do we deal with it? This was another Elevated Minds event.
Wed 14 Feb: 2pm-3.30pm Community & f/Faith* [event recorded for podcast] “In a multicultural society does belief have a role?” A round table discussion with some of Southwark’s leading thinkers was recorded for podcasting. Guests included former Mayor Althea Smith, current local top cop DCS Adjei-Addoh, legendary community activist Eileen Conn (Peckham Vision), two young people from Elevated Minds, retired judge Marcia Levy, former director of Bede House Nick Dunne, and long serving local police officer Nsikan Etuk from Southwark’s Faith & Engagement team.
Thurs 15 Feb: 10-11.30am Short films for Year 4-6 A mixed bag of funny and challenging films made by young people over the years from 2003.
Thurs 15 Feb: 2-4pm Mental Health Forum* Organised by long time campaigner for Mental Health rights, Michelle Baharier FRSA with guests Dolly Sen and Kym Winstanley.
Thurs 15 Feb: 4-6pm Violence & Mental Health* With special guest Jonathan Asser about whose therapeutic theory of Shame linking to Violence a film was made in 2013. Asser worked with inmates for 10 years at HMP Wandsworth with positive results but the work was stopped. With Asser on the Q+A panel after a screening of the film were former SVI group member Tola Gisanrin, co-founder and Head of Authenticity at Black Elephant, a social network based on vulnerability, and Andrew Nielsen of Howard League for Penal Reform.
Friday 16 Feb: 6-9pm SOUTHWARK’S GOT TALENT 2024 Closing the Festival week with style and decibels was a talent show for local people with serious aspirations in the performing arts. Event organised by Elevated Minds CIC.
All events were free.
Community TV Trust in partnership with
ELEVATED MINDS CIC
and Michelle Baharier FRSA