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comments from Southwark.TV partners

November's Southwark.TV Screening ... something special was happening

I felt that something special was happening down at the Southwark TV Screening event at the Blue Elephant on Monday night. So much seems to be done to TRY and bring the community together - there is always some scheme or other trying its hardest to galvanise the community but it cannot happen from the outside. What I felt on Monday was that we had all come together very naturally, certainly I came because I wanted to be there - not because I felt I should be there. My Ghanaian next door neighbour also decided to come along on a whim. Many different sectors of the community seemed to be represented but without someone having taken a poll and sent out a search party to 'bring the community together'. It was wonderful to be a part of something that felt genuinely impassioned and motivated. The discussions that were sparked and the diversity of opinons represented seemed to suggest that this is the start of an important local event.

Emma Jane Richards
(Filmmaker, SE15)
  18/11/2004           

SOUTHWARK COLLEGE

SOUTHWARK COLLEGE
Toby Waldron

This year's teaching at Southwark College has been radically different. Thanks to our partnership with "Southwark TV" we have been able to offer students a much more dynamic and inspiring experience of media production to our students. They (year 1 & year 2 students) have run their own community TV page producing news, documentary and drama programmes for and about a small community in Peckham. It has been a real buzz for them and has broadened and deepened their learning. We have been very pleased with the result.

Next year we are planning to run another large scale community TV project with "Southwark. TV". We want to maximise the unique potential of this exciting local resource to enhance our students’ enthusiam and broaden their learning even further.

None of this would be possible without "Southwark.TV" – we couldn’t run this amount of video work on the web – without the context of a Southwark wide community TV project there would not be the same impressive effect on students’ learning – communities would not devote the large amount of time necessary to run a project like ours if there wasn’t a credible output for them and others to access this material.

We look forward to making the most of Southwark.TV's impressive list of Industry contacts. Their visits have been a great inspiration to our students in the past. At times they have been able to add directly to the teaching too.
  29/6/2004           

CASTLE ARTS

CASTLE ARTS
Sharon Roye, Voluntary Administrator

Since becoming a partner in autumn 2003 several of our members have been able to:

* promote mental health and art on the website by exhibiting members poetry, photographic work, and art information
* through training learned how to put written and visual information on to a website
* work with a video artist in creating and, currently, editing a video
* have access to working with an Apple Mac and video facilities

Throughout we have been supported by regular training sessions with Chris Booth, which have been invaluable. The website would not have happened without “Southwark.TV”.

Castle Arts has a diverse membership of forty five people with mental health problems, from Blackfriars Work Centre and Castle Day Centre. Our partnership with “Southwark.TV” has enabled 12 members to access training in website and video work and we look forward to continuing our work in this area.
  26/6/2004           

CHARTERHOUSE

Alex Cerny

Southwark.TV has enabled Charterhouse to offer young people new opportunities around video and media. The workers from Southwark.TV have provided a vibrant aspect to the overall programme of projects within the youth club.
  23/6/2004           

EAST DULWICH COMMUNITY CENTRE

EAST DULWICH COMMUNITY CENTRE
Tracey Price-Tupper

The website provided by Southwark.TV has been valuable in many ways. Without the promotion of the Nursery it may very well have been closed and the playgroup has had replies and interest, consequently helping to reach the targets of children attending.
East Dulwich Community Centre and all the user groups which cater for a whole variety of the community are truly grateful for the support and availability of Southwark.TV.
  10/6/2004           

STORYMAKERS SYNDICATE

STORYMAKERS SYNDICATE
Antonio Ribeiro, Project Manager

Why Southwark.TV is of great importance
to the development of community initiatives


From our perspective, as a local community group setting up a film project, Southwark.TV has been instrumental on a number of different levels:

1. The provision of training, empowering our members to be in a position to pass on valuable skills in editing and film to the participants and volunteers our company aims to reach;
2. The provision of mentoring packed with useful advice on how to move ahead in a more strategic way and in accordance with our needs;
3. A website easy to understand and user friendly, accessible to those with limited IT skills. In our case, the site has provided our organisation with immediate exposure, making contacts and sharing information with other partners of Southwark.TV.

To be able to provide our members with free training in both managing web content and editing skills (which in normal circumstances would cost a considerable amount) and a small grant to purchase needed equipment, has given our organisation a head start in our approach to projects.

I believe the long-term impact of Southwark.TV’s support will be visible for many years to come, as those we train develop further and we as an organisation, continue developing. It should be noted that for small organisations or groups who are about to embark on the challenges of setting up and run a particular project, it is invaluable to have Southwark.TV’s uncompromising help in getting started, in taking that first step.

STORYMAKERS SYNDICATE
  12/6/2004           

BELLENDEN RESIDENTS GROUP

I didn't realise there was so much support as part of the package. It certainly is what we need !

Eileen

  23/2/2004           

SOUTHWARK PENSIONERS ACTION GROUP

Tony Lynes
SPAG

We had talked about having a website for months but, without Southwark.TV, we would never have done it. They helped in so many ways.
First, by providing a simple framework, which people of a pre-web generation could use without being scared off at the outset by the technicalities. Secondly, by easing us into the more sophisticated tasks by patient teaching sessions (we needed to be taught everything at least three times!). And thirdly, by enabling us to acquire equipment which we could not have afforded oftherwise.
Southwark.TV is a magnificent community enterprise and we are proud to be one of its partners.
  9/2/2004           

ARCHBISHOP MICHAEL RAMSEY TC

Helen Webb, project coordinator,
Archbishop Michael Ramsey TC:

"This was something I really wanted to jump at. We had all the enthusiasm and drive from members of staff. – our technology manager, the media resources officer, a learning support assistant who is an expert in camera and editing, one of our staff has English as a second language and is an expert on Macintosh."
Q: And the pupils ?
"I think they are very excited. Soon we will have a body of experts …"
  5/2/2004           

GOODRICH PRIMARY SCHOOL

Nick Alexander, IT Teacher,
Goodrich Primary School:

"Children are so bombarded with media, it is their preferred means of communication … Editing is so time-consuming and that was my biggest worry, the time constraints. But I am supported in it. … I would like to get more adults involved. We are looking at the possibility of being open on a Saturday or Sunday. It would be nice if it were open every afternoon for the community. … I would like to start a film club in the school. …and to play one of our films in assembly to point up what we are doing."
  5/2/2004           

SOUTHWARK COLLEGE

Toby Waldron,
tutor & project coordinator,
Southwark College:

"We were very excited. Partly because I am interested in developing for students an awareness of community media, but also because it gave the opportunity for students to look to a wider local audience, difficult to find for students. We were keen that it should work as an impetus, to make students more aware that their work had a purpose, and what its eventual purpose might be. It also gives the idea that a deadline is a set deadline. It did add motivation that their news pieces would be seen on a website, they could tell their mates, their folks could see it ..."
  5/2/2004           

EAST DULWICH COMMUNITY CENTRE

Trevor Precious,
East Dulwich Community Centre Association:

We could easily have been disheartened by the technical difficulty of setting up our web site without the encouragement and support of the Community TV Trust.

There must be hundreds of small organisations denied access to the internet because they lack the technical assistance given to us by the Trust.
  5/2/2004           

SOUTHWARK CITY LEARNING CENTRE

Martin D’Rozario, Director,
Southwark City Learning Centre:

" We are looking at the use of multimedia in teaching, learning and education … We are also looking at video and broadcasting. "Southwark.TV" can cover all those things. They encourage community groups to produce their own multimedia … provide a medium for broadcast, a website … one of the things we hope to get involved with "Southwark.TV" is to progress that and to broadcast live on the internet."
  5/2/2004